MLB Schedules

 

Understanding the MLB Schedule and Scores

The entire Major League Baseball season takes place within one year: it usually starts in April and ends in October. Traditionally, there are 162 regular-season games played by each of the 30 MLB teams in the American League and National League. MLB odds are thus offered throughout the year, and before and after the regular season.

Main Events for the 2022 Season 

MLB prides itself in being the most traditional of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues. This means we won’t see too many changes in the baseball’s season structure or rules, although we’ve had some happen recently. 

The MLB postseason has been expanded to 12 teams. Both leagues will now feature a designated hitter for the first time and there will be no more tie-breaker games at season’s end. Instead, statistics will be used as a tie-breaker, similar to the other major sports leagues.  

These new changes should affect folks betting on the MLB as the run lines –better known as MLB point spreads– could be visibly altered. 

3 Tips Before Betting MLB

As one of the oldest professional sports leagues in America, the MLB schedule and scores have a rich history, making it one of the most scrutinized leagues on the betting lines. Always keep in mind these three basic tips before betting the MLB:

  1. Check the weather and field conditions. Baseball is generally played outdoors and only a few teams have domes or retractable roofs. A warm, sunny day in Los Angeles can play out differently than a blustery evening in New York. 
  2. Be wary of the team on which you are betting. There is a bias towards popular big-market teams like the New York Yankees or Los Angeles Dodgers, so they may be overestimated on the betting lines. Alternatively, small-market teams like the Tampa Bay Rays may be underestimated. Check each team’s recent performances on the betting lines.
  3. Regarding the odds: Focus on the odds, not the team. Learn how to convert odds into probability. If you find that a team has a better probability than the odds, this is your “edge” and should be your guide to MLB betting.
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