Major League Baseball will always be considered a team sport, but perhaps in no other 'team' event will the outcome rely so heavily on one player – the pitcher. It's for this reason that MLB mobile betting is arguably the best athletic event to take advantage of wagering from your Smart phone. You're out watching the game, you see a pitcher start to tire and waver, you reach for your phone and before the opposing batter can crank out his grand slam you're locked in for incredible profit.
The best thing about MLB mobile betting in the USA is that it's the best sport to gain a wagering advantage as long as you know the sport. A team like the Kansas City Royals who have a dominant 7th, 8th, and 9th inning pitcher essentially limit the opposing teams to 6 innings to score. This is great for totals and taking advantage of dynamic lines as the game progresses.
Intro to MLB Mobile Betting
MLB baseball is the only sport where lineups change on a daily basis. The season is 162 games long which means players, even stars like Mike Trout or Bryce Harper, need days off. With MLB Android and iPhone betting you can wait until the lineups are released and then make your wagers accordingly from your Smart phone or tablet. You no longer need to be in front of a computer waiting until Joe Maddon or Bruce Bochy set their starters for the day.
Bet Types You Can Make on an iPhone
iPhone MLB mobile betting is great for a number of reasons. First, because baseball is such a fickle sport where weather or lineup changes can swing totals and odds in a completely different direction. It's nice to be able to monitor the odds movements from your smartphone while you're at work, in the doctor's waiting room, on lunch break, etc.
Another reason for the popularity of MLB betting on Android is growing so is because of dynamic lines, or odds that change in the middle of a game. You don't need to be a baseball expert to see when a pitcher doesn't have his A-game for the day. He may survive a few innings, but you know the wheels are eventually going to come off the bus which is when you reach for your iPhone or iPad. Even the weather changes in the middle of a game. Specifically shifts in the wind (blowing out or blowing in) could make either an over or an under total bet look golden.
Of course the main MLB mobile bet types that are placed are on moneyline winners. You basically take one pitcher against the other laying different amount of odds (-110, -175, -250, etc.) depending on whether he is an Ace like Madison Bumgarner or a tomato can like any pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. Over/unders (totals) are a staple of mobile MLB wagering just like they are other sports. Two studs on the mound will generally lead to a lower scoring game whereas teams that have to use the bullpen early are usually doing so because their starting pitcher is getting rocked.
The real money to be had in mobile MLB betting is through run line bets. You take the Chicago Cubs -1.5 runs for example at +200 odds (compared to -170 for the moneyline). If the Cubs win by two or more runs, you're making a nice return on investment - but if they only win by one run (which many MLB games are decided by) you're a loser. It's what makes MLB mobile baseball betting so fun...and so agonizing at the same time.
Tips for MLB Android Sports Betting Success
The long baseball schedule means there's a lot of 'Any Given Sunday' (or Tuesday, or Thursday, or Friday afternoon) parity. Teams go on long road trips to the opposite coast and basically only get one day off a week for six months of the year. The strategies involve finding teams (especially pitchers) that are well-rested and riding them on hot streaks. Baseball is also the most stat-driven sport of them all so it's important to know the matchups. Batter v. Pitcher stats are your Holy Grail but don't forget to check the days weather and if a team is playing in a hitters park or a pitchers park. Some resources to use include:
About the MLB
The MLB is a 30-team league separated by the American League and the National League. There are 3 divisions within each league, the East, Central, and West. Winners of each division go on to the playoffs as do two wild card teams in each league. Teams play a best of 5 playoff series with the winners squaring off in a best of 7 series known as the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and National League Championship Series (NLCS). The winners of those two meet in the World Series, the culmination of a long, grinding year.
Major League Baseball is the longest American sport with a 162-game regular season compared to 16 games in the NFL or 82 in the NBA and NHL. The season lasts six months and there are multiple games played every single day of the week for that time. It's what makes MLB mobile betting so worthwhile – plenty of chances to win and plenty of chances to get back your losses the next day!