The online MLB betting season has officially kicked off. Over the coming weeks, teams will race to get a lead over one another. And while they’re busy going at one another’s throats, sportsbook players can flock to the best baseball betting sites to turn a profit on MLB teams’ misfortune. The start of the MLB season also brings other things with it, most notably the end of the NHL and NBA regular seasons, which will soon be entering their playoffs. So while Major League Baseball may just be commencing, fans can begin to wager wholeheartedly, knowing that soon we too will have to kiss our season goodbye.
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The MLB season is just starting but already there are more professional baseball matchups to choose from than one can fathom. Monday will offer bettors 12 different MLB contests to choose from, with each contest offering slightly different odds. Out of the lot, the matchup between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers has the potential for being the most lucrative, simply because those who bet on baseball are expecting the Padres to get blown out.
San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Monday, April 3rd
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
When: 4:10 pm ET
TV: ESPN (Out of market only)
Online MLB Betting Line:
San Diego Padres +1 ½ (+120) 6 ½ (EV) +300
Los Angeles Dodgers -1 ½ (-140) 6 ½ (-120) -330
San Diego Padres
The Padres are excited to begin another season, because it means the franchise has yet to be eliminated from postseason contention. And considering that San Diego has failed to make the postseason the last 10 years consecutively, the Padres will be enjoying the brief time that they are competitors. But making the playoffs isn’t the only goal the Padres will have for this season. Since the club has only posted two winning seasons since 2006 (the last time they made the playoffs), and none since 2011, the Padres would be happy with just taking a step in the right direction, and posting more wins than losses would certainly be that step.
The Padres still remember the abysmal start they had in last year’s opening series. They were facing the Rockies, and they became the first team in MLB history to be shut out in their first three games. So even if San Diego can’t come out on top against Los Angeles, even scoring a run in their opening game would be an improvement from last season.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Unlike the Padres, the Dodgers have made the playoffs for the last 4-years straight, which is one of the many reasons the online MLB betting odds came out in favor of Los Angeles. The Dodgers will be sending Clayton Kershaw to the mount later on this evening, who will have to contend with the likes of Jhoulys Chacin.