The MLB visited the UK recently with two games between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. The Yankees won both games in dramatic style, with record-breaking wins over the weekend of 17-13 and 12-8. It was a game that the pitchers will want to forget in a hurry, but one that gave the fans plenty of talking points and certainly a lot of runs to cheer as they came thick as fast over the two days of action.
Over 130,000 fans found their way into the Olympic Stadium over the two games and amongst those will have been many fans who are either new to the sport or ones that only have a small interest in it. The MLB attracting these numbers looks good for the future, and it will be interesting to see if they return in the near future to build on what has happened during their first visit to the country.
Just like with any sport in the UK, as the number of people interested in the sport rises, so does betting on the sport and this is certainly the case for baseball. There will be many more people looking to bet on baseball because of the UK weekend of action, and the great news for those people is that baseball betting is very accessible, and there are many different markets to choose from.
Thank You, London!
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— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 30, 2019
Those in the UK who want to concentrate on the biggest event in baseball, betting is available right away on the World Series as well as the two leagues, the American League and the National League. One of the teams we saw in the UK – New York Yankees – are fancied for both the American League and the World Series, and as a team that impressed the UK market so much, they are expected to be popular in terms of betting.
Elsewhere, just like with any other sports, you will find betting on individual games very popular. You have two main options when looking at individual games and these are to bet on the money line or bet on the handicap line. The money line is where you are simply deciding who will win the game, and for those who are new to betting on the sport, this is a great place to start.
The handicap line adds a different element, which is the fictional handicap that is created by the bookmakers, and when you back a team here they need to overcome the handicap deficit or keep things close enough to win using the advantage they are given.
Another popular line is the total run line, which allows you to bet over or under on the total number of runs in a game. However, those who witnessed the UK games should note that not all games are as free-scoring as those, that was a very rare weekend of scoring, don’t expect to see many more games like that during the remainder of this season.