Whether you're a big fan or don't follow it at all, baseball is one of the best sports to make money, as it is one of the easiest to handicap.
Many sportsbooks (both online and in Nevada) will tell you that during baseball they are happy to simply break even. It's surprising that more people are not betting baseball since there is such great value and money-making opportunities available. The main reason that people don't get involved is that many don't have the time to study the teams, pitchers and all the information needed to make profitable baseball predictions.
Baseball is a very statistics driven game. To be successful making winning baseball predictions one has to take a more professional, scientific approach. Many of the more random circumstances that are typical in sports like football (such as fumbles, unexpected late game injuries) that make the outcomes more unpredictable are not as big of a factor in baseball.
Successful Baseball handicapping takes a lot of time and effort. It's a sport played 7 days a week so the most successful handicappers follow it 7 days a week and must study all the important components such as pitchers, the bull pen, hitting, slugging percentages, on base percentage, umpire tendencies and weather. Air Pressure, temperature and humidity can all be a factor in making the air less or more dense which can be an influence in ball travel. Wind of course is another factor. A 400 foot hit in calm conditions could be the same as a 450ft shot in higher winds. Weather can be a very important factor especially when betting totals.
Another important item is value. In baseball we bet moneylines so win percentage is not as important as football or basketball. If fact, in baseball you can have an even or losing record and still make money. At Doc's Sports we always focus on value. When betting an underdog at +180 you risk $100 to win $180. Did you know at +180 you only have to win a little under 36% of the time to break even? On the opposite side if you bet a favorite at -300 you must risk $300 to win $100 and win 75% of the time just to break even. The sharp baseball handicapper knows that moneylines offer some big advantages. You don't have to worry about covering any point spread and finding solid underdogs with great value based on several of the factors stated above will result in a nice profit over time.
If you don't have a few hours each day to study all the factors involved - help is available.
Ron Endres has joined our team as Doc’s Sports chief baseball handicapper. Ron has been associated with Doc’s for over 35-years. Due to a lifetime of involvement in the game of baseball, he has acquired quite a knack for handicapping the game. He also just finished a 30-year tour of duty in Las Vegas with a 7-year stint behind a sportsbook betting counter. Ron, as well as our entire advisory board, believes in the motto: The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get!
You can expect two to four games each day that will include slight favorites or solid underdogs, as we have found this to be the best way to make money betting baseball over the years. Along with being able to access the plays from our website with your username and password we will also give you access to a toll free line and PIN number so that you can access them by phone.