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CentSports is now providing free daily expert MLB picks for each day of the 2021-2022 season. CentSports always puts their customers first, and this new service is just another example of how we go beyond to provide the best customer service. CentSports has put together a top team of sports betting MLB experts, and they will deliver their best winning MLB baseball picks and predictions to you each and every day. Forget about doing the homework yourself, and have the CentSports rock solid cronies do all of the heavy lifting for you.

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Oct 27, 2020
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2021/22 MLB Baseball Picks & Predictions

Major League Baseball is not one of the most popular sports to bet on in the United States, but the league still provides some unique betting opportunities. Sports betting continues to grow in the United States, and MLB has seen some more betting action in recent years.

CentSports.com is your number one source for Major League Baseball betting, but we are excited to announce a new service as well. CentSports.com will be offering free expert MLB baseball picks to our customers in hopes that it helps you win some money 2020 - 2021.

There are plenty of sites on the internet that offer MLB picks, but there aren’t a large number of them that will provide this service for free. CentSports will not only always provide free MLB picks, but all of the picks will be delivered from an expert as well.

There are no gimmicks or fine print included with this offer, and all of our picks will always remain free. Betting on MLB is a little bit different from other sports, but our baseball picks will help you become a winner 2020 - 2021. 

What part do the pitchers play in your MLB picks?

There are nine players on the baseball field for each team, but there is one position that matters more than the rest. The pitcher for each team is the most important aspect when betting on baseball, and it’s important to study the pitching matchup closely before making any baseball picks today. 

Other factors will play a role in the outcome of each game as well, but your research should start and end with the pitching matchup. Here are a few things to remember when looking at the pitching matchup and deciding what bets to make. 

Aces Can Dominate Games

The term “ace” is a loosely defined term, but there are only some pitchers that truly belong to this select club. Every team technically has an “ace” of their pitching staff, but some of these aces are much better than others. 

When trying to make MLB predictions, it’s important to always check and see if the game will be featuring any aces. An ace has the ability to dominate a game regardless of where the two teams are in the standings.

Sportsbooks will take the pitching matchup into account when setting the betting lines for a game, but it’s sometimes hard to predict just how much an ace will take over a game. 

Look For Dominant Bullpens

Another important aspect when looking at the pitching staff for each team is how dominant the bullpens are. The game of baseball has changed dramatically over the last few years, and bullpens tend to play a much larger role now than they did 10 years ago.

Teams have started to build up their bullpens, and some teams can turn the game into six- or seven-inning games. A dominant bullpen can close the door on opponents, and they can have a huge effect on betting on Major League Baseball games.

Even the best bullpens in the league will sometimes blow a lead, but it’s hard to bet against a team with a trio of shut-down relievers in the back end of their bullpen.

Beware of Pitchers Being Scratched

Even though Major League Baseball does not see as many injuries as some other sports, injuries can still play a role. Major League Baseball pitchers are sometimes scratched right before a start, and this can significantly impact the way a game is played out.

With this in mind, it’s wise to wait until right before the first pitch to place a bet so that you have all of the information available to you. CentSports.com will try to monitor pitcher injuries, but most of our free MLB predictions against the spread will be delivered hours before any player is set to be scratched. 

What key statistics are valuable when making MLB predictions?

Statistics play a huge role when making MLB predictions, but the numbers can be overwhelming at times. Instead of wearing yourself out by looking at stats, try to focus on the two important stats listed below:

Pitcher vs. Expected Lineup

One of the most important stats to look at is the starting pitcher against the expected lineup for the opposing team. These daily stats are extremely valuable at times, especially if there is a veteran starting pitcher on the mound.

It’s relatively easy to find this information, and most of the top sports websites will include this information. CentSports will do this research for you, and we will include these stats when delivering our free picks to our customers. 

MLB Baseball Picks Predictions

Home/Road Splits

Baseball is an extremely funny game at times, and most teams and players perform much better at home than they do on the road. This isn’t true for every player or team, and that’s why it’s extremely valuable to look at home and road splits. 

The Colorado Rockies are the best example of this because they always play much better at home than on the road. On the flip side of that, opponents tend to hit much better at Coors Field than they do in other places around the league. 

Is it smart to bet big moneylines in baseball?

Moneyline betting is one of the most popular ways to bet on the sport, but that doesn’t always mean it’s the best betting option. CentSports will provide a large number of free moneyline picks each day, but you won’t see a ton of big money line bets on the list. 

Only After Great Research

If you are planning on placing a big moneyline bet, then you had better put in a ton of research before submitting the bet. Even though it might seem like placing a moneyline bet is the easiest option, that doesn’t mean it’s the best.

Doing research is not a fun thing to do, but it can be easier if you allow CentSports to do all of the work for you. Take a look at the breakdown for all of our free MLB picks and decide for yourself if placing a bet is worth it or not. 

Never Smart to Bet on Big Favorites

Since money line odds are sometimes extremely far apart, it’s never wise to place a huge bet on the team that is listed as the favorite. Sportsbooks know what they are doing, and they set money line odds accordingly.

The reason it’s not wise to place a huge bet on a big favorite is that there is no such thing as a guaranteed winner. Baseball is a tricky sport to bet, and even the best teams in baseball will lose to last-place teams at times. 

Placing a huge bet on an underdog is the right way to go if you insist on making a large money line bet. This can score you a huge return on your bet, but this isn’t a sound betting strategy to use throughout the MLB season. 

Are totals good bets when it comes to MLB picks?

Total betting, or over/under bets, are extremely popular in football and basketball, but they are a solid option when betting on MLB as well. Even though there are some things to consider when placing a total bet, this is likely the best way to become a successful MLB bettor. 

Better than Against the Spread

MLB Picks against the spread work a little bit differently than they do in other sports. Most spread betting lines are set at 1.5 runs for each game, and there isn’t a ton of value in making these bets. 

CentSports will deliver MLB spread picks each day when sending out our free MLB picks, but there could be better options out there. Baseball games tend to be close, and there are many one-run games each week of the MLB season. 

If you are trying to decide between making a total bet or a spread bet, then betting on the total amount of runs is usually a better option. 

Check Weather Conditions

Since baseball is played outdoors at most stadiums, the weather conditions can play a huge role in totals betting. If this is the type of betting option that you plan to utilize, then it’s wise to do plenty of research on weather conditions before actually making a bet.

Games in colder temperatures tend to produce fewer runs than in warmer climates, and some stadiums can affect total bets as well. CentSports will, of course, take all of this into account before delivering free picks, but it’s important that you do your research as well. 

Dominant Pitcher Plays a Role

We already talked about the role that a pitching staff has on baseball betting, and it comes back into play when looking at totals betting. It’s important to check out the pitching matchup before making a totals bet because an “ace” can keep the opposing team to a low score. 

If you think that a totals betting line is too low, there is probably a good chance that a dominant pitcher will be featured in that game. Aces can always have bad games as well, and this could be a great chance to take the over and hope for one of these bad outings. 

Beware of Big Innings

The problem with totals betting when it comes to baseball is that your bet could be ruined in just one inning. Even though it’s impossible to look out for big innings after making a bet, one big inning could ruin your chances to win your bet.

MLB Playoffs and World Series Picks

Betting on Major League Baseball really picks up when the MLB Playoffs and World Series take place. Most of the betting options are still the same, but things play out a little bit differently. 

Each Game Betting

The most popular way to bet on the MLB Playoffs is to place a bet on each game of a series. Sportsbooks will offer many betting options for each game, but some options are better than others. We also offer MLB scores on each game for today.

Just like with other sports, it’s important to show some restraint and sit some games out. Not every game presents a great betting opportunity, and it’s best to wait for the next game before placing any bets. 

Playoff Games are Different

If you are planning on betting on the MLB Playoffs or World Series, then it’s important to remember that things are a little different in the postseason. Games tend to play out much differently, and the games are usually more low-scoring.

MLB Playoffs and World Series betting odds usually offer much lower spreads than during the regular season, and the run totals are lower as well. Keep this in mind when placing any bets on the MLB Playoffs. 

Future Betting

One of the best ways to bet on the MLB Playoffs or World Series is to place a Futures bet. This type of bet can be placed well in advance of the playoffs or World Series taking place, and there is a chance to win some real money. 

The most common future bet is a bet that is placed on the team to win the upcoming World Series. Odds are released a few months before the season even begins, and the odds will change several times throughout the season. 

World Series MVP

Another popular bet to make is on which player will win the MVP Award of the World Series. Odds for this bet open up when the World Series field is set, and almost every player from each team will be listed. 

Even though CentSports specializes in delivering free MLB predictions for games throughout the season, we will also deliver World Series MVP picks. 

Props Available

Since the MLB Playoffs and the World Series are such big sporting events, prop betting options will also be available. There will be many prop betting options available, and it’s hard to predict what the sportsbooks will offer.

If you are looking for a fun and unique way to bet on Major League Baseball, then look no further than prop betting.