Early MLB odds offer the most value. There are various reasons for this. The main reason is because oddsmakers don’t have a good enough feel for what teams can accomplish just yet. Not only do oddsmakers not have a good feel, but neither do baseball managers. Check out more info on those two reasons along with other reasons why you should consider wagering on early season MLB games.
Why Early 2019 MLB Betting Offers Value
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Odds are Always Based on Last Season
Spring training games are great for teams to get an idea of where they’re at, but they aren’t great for oddsmakers. Oddsmakers must set betting lines according to what happened in Major League Baseball last year. That hands the advantage to bettors. For example, odds on the Washington Nationals might be lower than they should be because starting pitchers Max Scherzer, Patrick Corbin, and Stephen Strasburg performed well last season.
Odds Can Also Be Based on Offseason MLB Changes
On the flip side, odds can also be based on changes a team went through during the offseason. Take the Phillies as an example. Philadelphia signed Andrew McCutchen, Bryce Harper, and Jean Segura. Those are three excellent players.
Once that happened, the Phillies’ odds dropped dramatically to +1000. Philadelphia is a solid second choice among National League teams to win the World Series. Oddsmakers figure to set underlay moneyline odds on the Phillies to win their early season games.World Series Odds Might Never Be Better
Right now, MyBookie World Series odds favor the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Houston Astros. If the Red Sox, Yankees, or Astros, start the season hot, odds will change dramatically.
MLB future bettors should consider wagering on the World Series within the first two weeks of the season. Let’s not forget that last year Boston started hot, remained hot, and won the Fall Classic.
Managers Are Figuring Out Their Rotations and Batting Lineups
Managers are discovering the best way to set up their starting rotations and batting lineups. They’re also deciding on how they’ll use their bullpens. That should lead to more dogs winning earlier in the season than later in the season.
Pitchers Haven’t Yet Gotten Into a Groove
Some pitchers take time to get into a groove. Boston’s David Price is a great example of this. Price was terrible early last season. By the end of the regular season, Price had become one of the top starters in Major League Baseball. He was really great in the playoffs where he dominated the L.A. Dodgers.
Neither Have Hitters
Just like pitchers, it takes time for hitters to get going as well. Some hitters start off hot and cool off later in the season. Other hitters start cold and get hot as the season goes on. Pay attention for the first 3 or 4 days in the regular season to get an idea of which hitters are scorching. Then, use that information to find value plays in MLB betting lines.