Looking to bet on Spring Training baseball? This primer will set you up perfectly for success.
Betting on the equivalent of “preseason” baseball can be tricky. Starters don’t throw anywhere near as many pitches as they would in a regular season game, stolen base attempts don’t typically happen as often, and runners may not be running 100% around the bases on a ball in the gap. Add in the fact that new rules have been implemented, and it’s anyone’s guess as to who has the edge in these games.
Betting on Spring Training baseball is possible, though. Certain teams don’t deal with as many injuries. Some clubs have better prospects, who will get more opportunities against lesser quality opponents. Since starting pitchers don’t go deep into most games, there’s no need to pay attention to the starter for the day. At the start of Spring Training, starters will only throw an inning or two. Focus on who has the better overall lineup and bench that day. Those are the guys who will impact the game the most. Teams that are younger will also likely want to play their young kids more, compared to older teams not wanting to tax their veteran players. Lastly, try not going too crazy betting on these games. It’s not just a long season for the teams, it’s a long season for bettors, too! Be ready to fire once the games begin. There’s a total of 2,430 games during the MLB regular season! That’s what we’re preparing for.
We’re all excited for the return of baseball, but just remember it’s a marathon and not a sprint!