MLB Specials can be somewhat unique regarding the MLB odds that you can find on them. Some offer an excellent opportunity for gamblers when they bet on MLB Specials. The renaming of the Cleveland Indians gave many gamblers that were knowledgeable of the city of Cleveland a chance to cash in on this MLB Special.
The Guardians were always the underdog as the next name for the baseball team out of Cleveland. However, those that knew about the history of the guardians of traffic in Cleveland knew this would be the next name of their beloved baseball team.
An early MLB bet on the Guardians name netted gamblers around $1,000 for every $100 they wagered.
While not every bet on MLB Specials will end up like that one, a knowledge of the history of what the special is on does help give the edge to the gambler. A great example of doing research for an MLB Special would be a special on if there will be a first-time winner of the World Series.
Analyzing World Series History: Chances of a First-Time Champion
A search into the history of teams in the World Series would be the first place to look.
For this example, you can find that a YES for a first-time World Series winner is at +325 while a NO for a first-time champion is at -450. Looking at the history of teams that have won a World Series out of the 30 teams in MLB, only six teams have never won the World Series.
The San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies, and Tampa Bay Rays are the teams that have yet to win a World Series.
Of those six teams that don’t have a World Series title, only one has never been to the World Series. That one team is the Seattle Mariners. So with this in mind, only 20% of the league has never won a World Series title, meaning the chances of a first-time winner is low.
However, the Rays stand the best chance of making one more World Series appearance, as they have done this in recent history.
While odds can be tempting for gamblers to take, it requires a deep study of the chances of the bet on MLB Specials to be successful. Other specials might have better luck when you look at the teams and leagues involved. Remember that MLB odds on specials will move as the season progresses.
So if a team that hasn’t won a World Series has the best record in baseball during the season, MLB odds for the first-time World Series winner might start to shift.
Early Betting on MLB Specials: Assessing Risks and Analyzing Team Histories
Early betting on MLB Specials can give gamblers the best MLB odds but a higher risk of losing the wager. When doing any early betting on these specials, look at the history of previous MLB seasons and rosters of the teams.
Any trades, retirements, call-ups, or signings can affect how a team plays during the season.
It will be vital that you examine these things beforehand and look at the statistical history of the chances of the special paying off at the end of things. A team winning back-to-back World Series titles is somewhat rare but has happened before in MLB.
The New York Yankees are the only team in MLB history to have won the World Series five years in a row. When you look at who the Yankees had on their roster for those five years, you will see why they could accomplish that feat.
That is why it will be vital to look at every team’s roster and what their stats have been over the years. Look to see if the player is regressing over the years or improving. Doing these specific things can help you with your chances of a bet on MLB Specials.