MLB Betting Strategy
Major League Baseball has a long season – 162 games played by each of the 30 teams. That means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get down on some prop betting action.
Tip #1: Home run prop betting is the ticket
The sportsbooks always offer a preseason futures prop bet on which player will lead the league (American and National) in home runs. You’ll see dozens of players listed with odds to win by their names. So, you can make money betting on a few and if one of your players wins, you will still turn a nice profit.
For example, if you get Mike Trout at 10/1, Aaron Judge at 7/1, and Giancarlo Stanton at 10/1, and you put $500 down on each and, say, Trout wins the home run crown, you’ll turn a $4,000 profit. How’d we come up with answer? You bet $1,500 ($500 on each player) and lost two of the bets (Stanton and Judge) but got a 10/1 payout on Mike Trout ($500 x 10 = $5,000).
Tip #2: Bet on individual game player performances
Major League Baseball is a tough game to predict in the short-term but an easy sport to predict long-term. Going into the season, any expert can project most of the teams that will be in contention. But when it comes to projecting the outcome of one individual game, it’s pretty much a crapshoot.
With that said, you can make a killing by betting on individual game performances. Just remember that you’re going to have some runs of bad luck where you can’t win a bet to save your life. But it will even out over the course of the season, much like how certain good teams struggle in April but then take over the division lead by June or July.
Bets on individual player performances include predicting how many strikeouts the starting pitcher will throw and how many times a certain player will reach base, among others.