There are many reasons to suspect that home field advantage is important in Major League Baseball. For one, baseball is one of the only sports where a team’s home stadium actually has a direct impact on play. Teams can build their stadiums with unique dimensions, giving that team an advantage during the course of a season. Teams are more familiar with the ins and outs of their ballpark than their opponents might be. Likewise, hitters get more familiar with the backdrop that they are hitting against.
So why isn’t home field advantage more of a factor in MLB betting picks . It probably comes down to fan impact. Baseball is not a game that is driven by as much momentum as basketball or football. Likewise, fans just are not as into regular season baseball as they are football and basketball. This leads to a situation where the crowd does not impact the game as much as they probably could. In the playoffs, MLB betting is large influenced by home field. During the regular season, though, home field just doesn’t matter as much.
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