MLB is one of America’s favorite past time. But it is trailing behind NBA and NFL when it comes to popularity. I bet you say of course, NBA and NFL is much exciting to watch and especially to bet on. But I’m telling you, there are hidden gems in MLB betting, aside from the fact that it is the easiest sports to bet, it is also the sports with the most number of games to bet too! So I’m here to tell you why you should give MLB Betting a chance. Here are the reasongs to love MLB betting.

1. Details – Each game is full of nuances. I know it may take a lot of energy to look at the details of something but, thankfully, expending that extra energy pays high dividends. In order to truly appreciate something, you gotta dig the small stuff, and the small stuff is what baseball is all about. The pitcher/batter chess games, the calls from the coaches, the substitutions, the mind games, the shifts in the defense, the varying techniques, the differences in the parks. Look for the details, analyze & interpret, make your own predictions, and enjoy! Lastly, pay close attention to the intensity of the game. Although the game might seem nonchalant at first, if you really pay attention, you’ll find that the game is super intense.

2. Series – Unlike virtually every other sport, throughout the regular season, baseball teams play in mini-series instead of the usual one game – usually three games and occasionally four. Again, this may seem boring at first, but in reality, it makes the game much more exciting. Since baseball is a game where anyone can win on any given day, three games gives you a better idea of who the better team is.

3. Season Length and Playoffs – Initially, a 162 game season may seem like overkill, to say the least. But, the beauty is that only four teams from each league make the playoffs. This means that the regular season ACTUALLY MATTERS

4. Minor Leagues and Skill Level – The skill level in baseball is outstanding. Baseball is truly one of the toughest sports to compete in, and the level of skill between the big leagues and college/high school is incalculable. Because of this, we have the minor leagues! Within the minor leagues, there are several different levels.

5. Trade Deadline and 40-Man Roster – The trade deadline in baseball is more exciting than any other, as teams are making moves for now and for the future. Big names are dealt, prospects are dealt – it’s always interesting to watch. What’s even better than the trade deadline itself is what happens immediately after. After the trade deadline, MLB rosters expand to 40 people instead of the usual 25. This allows teams to, once again, strategize to the max. Also, when the playoffs begin, all the rosters shrink back to 25, and teams cannot call up or demote anyone during the postseason, meaning that coaches are ultimately choosing a single roster for the playoffs. This makes things interesting, as not only are teams battling for the playoffs, but players are competing for a spot on the beloved playoff roster.

6. Dynasties and Salary Cap – Most people hate baseball for this reason. Personally, I love it! Baseball is full of tradition, and dynasties are one of those traditions. The teams with huge markets, like New York and Boston, have huge payrolls, while other teams, well, don’t.

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