With just over one-third of the MLB betting season now in the bag the competition in the pennant races is starting to heat up and online wager opportunities for America’s pastime grow more interesting by the day.
It’s difficult to get too excited about baseball betting or engage in online wagering on a baseball game in April or May, but once he calendar pages turn to June, July and beyond every single game takes on more importance and making an online wagering on baseball games becomes a much more appealing prospect.
Baseball betting has seemed to lost favor with the sports betting community in recent years as football betting, NBA wagering and non-traditional sports like soccer betting seem to become more and more popular. But there is still a sizeable group of fans that make online wagers that like nothing more than to watch their favorite baseball team compete and make an online wager on a baseball game or two.
MLB odds action is unique in the fact that the regular season is long and the post season is relatively short. In other sports betting leagues you generally see a brief regular season and relatively long playoff season (NFL betting) or you see a very long regular season and a very long playoff season (NBA and NHL betting). But baseball is different and most people that make online wagers can appreciate that.
The online wager season for baseball is the longest among all professional sports at 162 games. And that may seem like a long time but it’s balanced out by the briefest playoff system in online wagering as well. Until recently, when the wild card system was introduced, the MLB playoff betting action was just two rounds in length.
No it’s somewhat longer but within a month the entire MLB playoff betting action is over with. And so it makes the regular season baseball betting that much more important. Sure, it’s a long season, but it serves a purpose. After 162 games the best teams in the respective conference should be decided and so there’s no real need for a lengthy post season.
So as the summer grows on, and the MLB odds season gets deeper into the action the online wagering opportunities will only get better from here on out.