The Best Strategies for Betting on MLB

Major League Baseball offers sports bettors the opportunity to wager and profit on 2430 games in a season. That’s excluding the playoffs!

The MLB’s 30 teams will step on the mound 162 times each, allowing you to bet on or against your favorite teams as much as you can handle!

No matter whether it’s the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates or Philadelphia Phillies, Dimers.com is here to help you succeed at MLB betting.

After you’ve signed up with one of the best sportsbooks in your state and deposited money into your betting account, you’re likely raring to go. STOP, before you do anything read through the best MLB betting strategies for your chance to become the Mookie Betts of Major League betting — one can dream, right? 

Keep your options open

Yes, it’s true. Here at Dimers we showcase America’s best sportsbooks, but why have loyalty to just one? It makes as much sense as supporting the Pirates. Sorry, Pittsburgh.

Sportsbooks exist to make money off bettors like you. Dimers wants to help you flip the script and take home their money. We’ll show you the best odds for MLB and all major sports. All you need to do is select the best odds, use our exclusive promo codes, sign up and deposit. 

If you stick to one sportsbook, you’re playing by their rules. The best don’t follow, they make their own path. If they ain’t doing it for you, move on, win and keep winning, no matter who with!

Want the best sportsbooks in your states? Relax, you’re one click away.

Take advantage of the edge

Taking advantage of the edge is key to making money this MLB season. What is the edge, you ask? 

This is where the probability of an event occurring is more likely than a sportsbook’s odds. In other words, our data and analytics suggest a team/player has a much better chance of winning than the sportsbooks think!

Taking these bets gives you a better chance of being a successful gambler long-term. Of course, the higher the edge, the better. While you’re not guaranteed a W, taking picks with an edge gives you a greater chance of being profitable well into the future. This is super important when trying to be a successful baseball bettor.

You’ll find our best edge picks in the Best Bets section, or in Best Bets within any individual MLB matchup.

MORE: How to use Dimers Quick Picks

Bet Divisional Games

Like in the NFL, divisional games in baseball bring a sense of familiarity and extra spice. Teams play 24 divisional series a year, and with each series four to five games long, players and coaches become aware of how they match up against the opposition. 

Divisional dogs should be your first look to bet. Quite often they perform well against the favorite, whether that be down to comfort or simply rivalry juices flowing. Either way, they present real value. Before you place a divisional bet, make sure you have the best odds and use our exclusive promos with America’s most trusted sportsbooks. 

Consider Umpires — Yes, Really

I can’t believe I’m writing this either, but it’s absolutely true. In the MLB, umpires can have a dramatic impact on baseball betting — particularly the Over/Under. 

How strict an umpire is about the strike zone can greatly influence a baseball game. If an umpire is harsh with the zone, they may walk batters more often, resulting in more opportunities for baserunners, and of course runs. If they’re more lenient it may lead to more outs for the batting team, particularly if they swing at balls sitting on the corners. 

Bet Early

This is when to strike (pardon the pun!). 

Sportsbooks don’t always have the best read on teams in the first weeks of the MLB regular season. This is your golden chance to win early and often. As the season progresses, books get a greater handle and it is harder to find MLB diamonds in the rough. 

How to identify value early in the season:

  • How many starters are returning? 
  • Where are the team's weaknesses and did they address them?
  • Did they sign big free agents/what position do they play?
 

These questions will help you develop a greater understanding and opportunity to exploit the sportsbooks and gain easy profits.

Bet the Runline early 

A season-long tip is to also jump on the spread quickly. Say your team is currently playing Thursday and hits form, and the spread for their Saturday game comes out, it may be wise to bet the Runline early whilst the numbers are high. 

Alternatively, you could just head to our MLB Bet Hub and we’ll help you find the best odds and show you the most likely spread probabilities for every baseball game.

MORE: How to use Dimers Bet Hub

Remove Biases

This seems the most obvious of all strategies but we are human at the end of the day. We dream of our club pulling off a big rivalry win or the Yankees losing by double digits but it rarely happens this way. 

The best bettors remove biases to see the odds for what they are. They consider the factors above, giving them the best chance of winning. 

Now you have all the tools to succeed in MLB betting this regular season. Make sure you check Dimers before every baseball bet for the best odds and sportsbooks. Remember we have exclusive offers when signing up with the most trusted books in the United States

When it comes to MLB, Dimers has you covered.

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