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The Cost of a Bullpen vs Legalized Sports Betting: Supreme Court Declares Sports Betting Ban Lifted

While David Price is moved to the bullpen, many Red Sox supporters are concerned whether or not the team will pay a hefty price for

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Red Sox Should Include Lowrie in the Line-Up

Jed Lowrie may have been thought of or seen as an average newcomer when he joined the team at first. But, he’s a pretty solid

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Top Tips for Online Baseball Betting

If you know anything about baseball betting or even MLB betting, you’ll know that you have to follow fluctuations within teams and team dynamics. This

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The Cost of a Bullpen vs Legalized Sports Betting: Supreme Court Declares Sports Betting Ban Lifted

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While David Price is moved to the bullpen, many Red Sox supporters are concerned whether or not the team will pay a hefty price for the shift. However, we believe that this move is for the best. Price is predominantly a fastball or cutter pitcher, making the move ideal.

With fans keeping an eye on team shifts, teams are up in arms about the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the sports betting ban. How will this affect the sport? In this post we’ll take a look at what team managers and athletes are saying about this.

Are we Losing the Fight Against Fixes?

This is probably the biggest concern of all. If the sports betting ban is lifted in all states, and sports betting is legal, what would prevent fixing certain matches or big sporting events? While it can be a very lucrative opportunity for sports, it can also create opportunity for bookmakers to have their way by buying off players or teams.

There are of course those who believe that the opposite would be the case and that the law would now be able to pick up on any illegal behavior easily.

Vegas as Case Study

While a lot of affected parties are questioning the viability of the legalization of sports betting, Vegas has been offering legal sports betting since as early as 1930. There are multiple cases where the authorities were notified about suspect betting behavior by bookmakers, uncovering serious transgressions.

There should be regulators who run legal sports betting sites with a board of members who can investigate such instances. They should then work with other officials and government officials in uncovering such cases.

Online Betting Landscape Elsewhere

There are multiple locations worldwide where sports betting is offered legally, and all of these institutions are audited on a regular basis. Bookmakers have to be above board to run their sites, and won’t risk losing their income on fraudulent behavior.

While there are dozens of these sites out there, and all legal ones run their shops above board, there will always be cases beyond their control. Recently match-fixing rings have been busted in Greece, Eastern Europe and Spain to name a few.

What the MLB is Saying

In April of this year, the MLB (amongst a few other sporting institutions) players union said that they are supporting the legalization of sports betting. They do however have their own set of requirements and stated that those who lobby for the legalization of sports betting should not be in control.

Both the MLB and the NBA have stepped up and said that leagues should get an integrity fee of 1% garnered from the total pool of bets. This is said to cover costs from compliance efforts and to avoid any opportunity of betting scandals.

Even though some are of the opinion that such a fee may encourage illegal gambling activities, the New York State Senate has introduced legislation that would provide leagues with a 0.25 percent fee.

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Red Sox Should Include Lowrie in the Line-Up

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Jed Lowrie may have been thought of or seen as an average newcomer when he joined the team at first. But, he’s a pretty solid player and should be included in this season’s line up. In this post we’ll share some key considerations why we believe Lowrie is a great player.

We’ll also take a quick look at some of the best MBL betting sites out there. Let’s get started.

Background

Lowrie completed his Bachelor’s degree in political science at Stanford shortly after joining the Red Sox. This is a man with a bit more substance than what any Red Sox supporters might expect. Even though he’s had a couple of rough seasons and a very bad wrist injury, his career in MBL is looking very bright.

Notable Setbacks

Even though Lowrie has been impressing crowds and Red Sox supporters, he’s had a bit of a rough bout with serious wrist injuries which left him incapacitated to perform satisfactorily. If that hadn’t been enough, the poor kid also had mononucleosis which also impaired his skills.

Why Lowrie Needs to Play

Not only does he have an above average hitter (especially when it comes to lefties), but he is also a very versatile player. He’s grown accustomed to playing in all four infield positions, meaning he’ll be the man to have around if there is a serious injury. Not to mention his .324 career average in hitting lefties!

The Best MBL Betting Sites

Next, we take a look at our favorite MBL betting sites.

Bet365

If you are looking for some live action, then Bet365 is the place to be! The site offers tons of betting opportunities with in-play betting and live matches. Have fun placing bets while watching live matches while your bankroll grows.

William Hill

Probably the most highly regarded of all sports betting sites, William Hill offers baseball bettors fantastic odds. You’ll also be able to make a whole range of different types of bets, while standing a chance of reaping amazing rewards.

Betway

If it’s the best odds you are after, then Betway is your best option. The sportsbook and established online betting site offer the most competitive odds especially for baseball betting. Besides, with an impressive range of in-play betting options, what more could you ask for?

And that’s a wrap! Do you agree that Lowrie should play next season? Let us know if you disagree with any of our findings and if you found our favorite betting sites to be as good as we’ve made them out to be.

Top Tips for Online Baseball Betting

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If you know anything about baseball betting or even MLB betting, you’ll know that you have to follow fluctuations within teams and team dynamics. This was the case back in 2010 when Dice-K was a bit out of shape for the season.

If you don’t know the ins and outs, you’re in luck. In this post we’ll give you some handy pointers and tips on how to get started betting on baseball.

1. Know Where to Bet

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Firstly, you’ll need to know the best spots to start betting. Be sure to keep an eye on user reviews and welcome bonuses or other rewards. The site should also offer a wide range of banking options combined with great customer service. We’ve found the following two to be our favorite sites especially for getting started:

2. Know Team Dynamics

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Should Dice-K relieve? If he relieves what would the outcome be? What is happening in the team currently and were there any serious injuries that could affect the line-up? These are but a few things you should be aware of. As a pro bettor, you’ll need to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in baseball, at all times.

3. Know Types of Betting

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Next, you’ll need to know everything about the different types of bets on offer. The basic types of betting include:

  • Moneyline
  • Over/under (totals)
  • Runline

A moneyline bet is based on betting on the winning team or predicting the winner. This is also the most popular type of bet.

A Totals bet allows you to bet on whether the total runs scored during the match will be over or under the oddsmaker’s prediction.

Finally, ina runline bet, the oddsmaker will even the odds a bit and adjust it in such a way that the underdog may receive an advantage in the matchup.

4. Never Rely on a Winning Streak

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While it can be great to bet on the winning team that’s been winning almost the entire season, be wary of only betting on them because they’ve been experiencing a winning streak. The odds are great for the underdogs are more motivated to get a win in the final match.

And of course, last but not least, remember to have fun. That’s what it’s all about, right? And if you get to win a couple of bucks, that’s great too.

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