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When it comes to betting, there really is no sport quite like the MLB. There are just so many nuances and intricacies to the game that make it so appealing to sports betting fans. Of course, in a sport where player and match statistics are so integral to the typical fan’s experience, this should come as no real surprise.
However, it’s those nuances to the game that also make baseball picks one of the most difficult to nail down. Everything from the use of relief pitchers to the typical weather conditions in a specific ballpark could have a significant impact on the success of your picks.
Today’s pick is provided by Robert Coles:
So finding the best MLB free picks to guide your betting is absolutely essential — luckily for you, that’s where MLB free picks can help.
Why use MLB free picks?
Making MLB picks is simple enough, but making the right MLB picks, now that’s another thing entirely.
But the great thing about MLB betting experts is that they often live and breathe the sport. A pitcher can’t so much as break a fingernail without handicap experts factoring that into their MLB free picks.
And those are exactly the kind of people you want helping you make your free picks, right?
Will I always see the best odds for my MLB free picks?
With baseball being such a nuanced sport with a huge number of factors that could affect the outcome of a game, odds can and often do change at the drop of a hat.
That’s why we provide you with live odds from several of the most trusted sportsbooks in the United States alongside our picks. This gives you a chance to compare moneyline, over/under, and run line odds to get yourself the best value for your bet.
Better yet, all of our odds are live and linked directly to each sportsbook so as soon as there’s any change in odds at the sportsbook, it’s instantly reflected here. This means that you’ll have all the latest and best odds for your chosen MLB team or player right here in one place.
Can I trust your picks or should I do some research?
Yes, you can certainly trust our MLB free picks, after all, we only recommend picks and bets that we would make ourselves. That said, you should always take a little time to look at the stats and keep abreast of the latest news with regards to injuries, form, and so on.
Once you’re clued-in as to what’s going on with your team or the MLB in general, you’ll feel much more confident in trusting our betting advice. That’s because you’ll see that we really have gone the extra mile to find the best picks in baseball.
You’ll also discover that our MLB betting experts have been doing this for a very long time and they’ve made a habit of translating their knowledge of the game into winning bets for fans.
Tips for making your MLB picks
There are so many factors to take into account when betting on baseball that there really is no such thing as a sure thing. But with the way the odds work in the MLB betting market, making a profit over the course of the season isn’t all that difficult, even if you lose half of your bets.
Sounds good, right? And it’s this profitability factor that makes baseball so appealing to bettors who may not even follow the sport.
But before you jump in at the deep end, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Backing the underdog can be profitable in the long-term
It might feel like it goes against plain common sense, but backing the favorite isn’t always the best strategy particularly in baseball.
Generally speaking, underdogs in the MLB win in and around 45% of games. Now, that may not sound all that great, but in the long run, it can actually see you make some good profit. This is because the stake required for an underdog bet is less than that required for a favorite. So if you lose, your bankroll takes a smaller hit.
So what happens if you back favorites all the way? If, in a five-year period, favorites won 57.5% of games with an average line of -142.6, and you backed every favorite at $100 — you’d be down by over $7,000. Ouch!
That doesn’t mean that you should back underdogs all the time, but it does mean that you should move away from the ‘back the favorite’ method that may work in other sports.
Always check the weather
Believe it or not, the weather affects baseball almost as much as it does golf and far more than any of the other major league sports in the US. Cold weather can slow the ball down while the wind direction can have a huge impact on a pitcher’s performance. So take the weather into account when making your picks.
Ballparks play a key role
Did you know that different ballparks favour different players? What we mean is that some will favor hitters while other favor pitchers. This is something that can play havoc with your picks if you’re going on season form alone.
So do umpires
Of course, umpires will try to be as fair as possible, but some are tougher than others and so players will sometimes adapt their game once they know who the umps are. If the players are paying attention to this, then so too should you.
Don’t follow the crowd
History has shown that the most popular bets in MLB aren’t always the right ones. This is why our experts ignore the general consensus and do their own research to make their own picks.
What about live bets?
Now, you’re talking like a pro. Live betting and the MLB are perfect for each other. With the unpredictable nature of the game, it’s good fun to throw in some bets relating to the next inning or even the next player to bat — if you’re fast enough.
Luckily for you, live in-play bets are a straightforward affair at the sportsbooks we link to in our MLB Free Picks odds feeds.