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Follow Robert Mims’ advice, and keep your eye on the ball like Bryce Harper, and you can have some fun and make some money during baseball season. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Follow Robert Mims’ advice, and keep your eye on the ball like Bryce Harper, and you can have some fun and make some money during baseball season. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)|Associated Press
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Robert Mims explains three smart ways to bet baseball

You can have some fun and make some money before the NFL starts up

Robert Mims

Robert Mims

When the NBA Finals end, the sporting world will turn its attention to baseball. There are three months that have a betting lull in sports. June, July and August are slow in most sports books because baseball is the least popular of the professional sports in the United States to wager on. The season is long and consists of so many games. Many sports betting participants simply wait for the NFL to start back up. The real diehard fans will make bets on pre-season games. I would not. My approach to the next three months will include some articles and posts about baseball. Here are 3 intelligent ways to wager on America’s pastime.

1) Start with a bankroll that is 50% of what you would open the NFL season with. Since this is not your forte, you want to tread lightly. If you limit the amount of the bankroll, you minimize your risk. Don’t look to make a play every day unless you see a trend that is hot. An example would be the Twins who have won 6 straight games and have the best record in the majors at 36-16.

2) Follow two to four teams devoutly. If you just randomly pick day to day and look at each match up, you will not have a positive win percentage. Look at what the teams you follow did the day before and if the match of the day is favorable. If they used the bullpen heavily the previous day, they will not be at full strength the next day.

3) Go with a team with a strong starting pitcher against a mediocre starter. I would make a play on the starter that is strong in a 1st 5 innings bet. If he is on his A game, He should be able to go through the opposing lineup twice before they solve him, or he starts to tire. If your team can produce runs early you can make money.

My next post will give my preview of the NBA Finals. Enjoy your holiday!