Being a die-hard Red Sox fan can pay off in all sorts of ways, even when they’re not nothing yet another victory versus the dreaded Yankees. More and more Red Sox fans (and fans of all sports) are turning to the Internet to not only expand their sports knowledge but to also put a little extra money in their pockets. It’s easier than ever to tap into a wealth of stats and data to help you predict the outcome of games and millions of fans from around the world make online sports wagers every year, as well as using their accounts to play casino games including blackjack, poker, and roulette.
The Internet has become an invaluable tool to sports fans around the world, letting people keep tabs on scores and live streams of their favorite teams as well as making researching historical stats a breeze; no more pouring through old books or magazines with stats and results instead right at your fingertips. As sportsbetting has grown worldwide the tools to access and filter data have evolved as well, so now it’s a simple matter to see how teams and players fare in a wide range of circumstances, such as home versus away games, day and night games, and how effective pitchers are historically against certain teams and batters.
All that means that Red Sox fans can now have the best of both world, betting on their team to win online and having a better shot than the average fan at turning a profit from the next Red Sox/Yankees series. One of the few advantages of being a rabid fan is that you already start with a ton of knowledge about teams and matchups, so in many cases most of your work is shopping around for the best wagering lines and the online sportsbooks that offer the best deals and promotions.
Another plus of online sportsbetting is that it’s one of the few games offered where players can profitably beat the house over the long run and there’s no complicated casino strategy to learn such as counting cards at blackjack or memorizing perfect video poker strategy. You’ll also be able to access different types of wagers, including picking the Red Sox to win straight up as well as over/under bets on runs scored and other bets. Since you’re not limited to winning your bet only when the Red Sox win — you might win a bet on the under of total runs scored in a 1-0 Red Sox loss — so you’ll have a chance to bet on every game and still walk away a winner if — horror of horros — the Red Sox lose.
Tom is the owner of RedSoxAholics and an avid Boston Sports Fan. Tom grew up as an avid baseball card collector with favorite players including Dwight Evans, Mo Vaughn, Pedro Martinez, Dustin Pedroia, and Mike Greenwell.