Betting on MLB Spring Training in Michigan

With sports betting made legal at the tail end of 2019, Michigan became the 20th US. state to offer up both retail and online sports betting to the patrons of its fine state. Soon after, the three commercial casinos located in the city of Detroit began taking sports wagers in March 2020. Along with 24 tribal casinos located throughout the state, there’s plenty of options for Michigan residents to place wagers on spring training games once the Detroit Tigers fire up the engines for the following season.

For the big club to get ready for the laborious regular season, it must first work the kinks out down in Florida where it will partake in Grapefruit League action at TigerTown in Lakeland beginning in late February. While Michigan sports bettors will be most concerned with the growth of the team early on, they can also wager on the outcomes of their exhibition matchups as the weeks go by leading up to Opening Day. These are exciting times for the sports betting industry, and Michigan is already entrenched as one of the frontrunners to offer up its residents numerous wagering options throughout every calendar year.

How to bet on MLB spring training games in Michigan

You have one of two ways to wager on spring training games this upcoming season. The first option would be to pay a visit to any of the three retail sportsbooks or any of the tribal casinos that offer land-based wagering. From there, all you would need to do is prove your age and then relay to the tellers what teams you’d like to bet on. Easy as pie!

Should you rather wager on the games from the comforts of your couch or on the go within the state’s borders, you’re going to need to establish an account at one of the many Michigan sports betting apps. Once you establish the account by giving your personal information, you’re going to need to fund the account. There are many ways to do so. They include debit and credit cards, prepaid cards, bank transfers, third-party payment processors, and of course, cash – because it’s king! As easy as it is to deposit the money, it will be just as easy to withdraw your winnings should your spring training bets cash in!

Top Michigan sportsbooks for betting on spring training

There are seven options for Michigan bettors to place sports wagers with several others set to either open their doors or be available online soon. Here’s a look at five you can start betting on spring training games immediately, and the great bonuses they offer.

  • FanDuel Sportsbook: Backed by one of the more impressive apps and a retail location to go along with it, FanDuel Sportsbook in the MotorCity Casino has quickly become a popular destination for those looking to place wagers in the state of Michigan. With its single-game parlay options and odds boosts across all sports, FanDuel Sportsbook is a must-have if planning on betting spring training games this upcoming season. Establishing an account is a breeze, and the bonus bet up to $1,000 for new customers is a bonus that helps streamline the experience even more!
  • BetMGM Sportsbook: Though its online app isn’t nearly as flashy as its competitors, BetMGM plans on being a major player in the Michigan sports betting landscape because of its competitive betting odds and lines. The app is expected to launch in November 2020. Until it goes live, head on over to the MGM Grand Detroit and check out the BetMGM Sports Lounge where you’ll be inundated with a plethora of HDTV’s to take the games in live and a full-service bar ready to take all your drink orders. Receive a 100% deposit bonus up to $500 when establishing an account.
  • DraftKings Sportsbook: Though a retail location is yet to be established, DraftKings recently struck a deal with Bay Mills Resort and Casino that should have the book bearing its name up and running at the tail end of 2020. It’s just one of many outs Michigan sports bettors should have in its arsenal with its attractive deposit bonus up to $500, bonus bet up to $500, and $25 bonus bet just for opening up an account; no deposit required. On top of that, it’s one of the fastest books in the country to get props and futures betting options on the board which allows for astute players to get ahead of the game.
  • BetRivers Sportsbook: Under the Rush Street Gaming umbrella, BetRivers is an Illinois-based company that’s already taking sports bets in five other US states. Though not as well-known as the establishments up above, it’s infiltrated the market with rave reviews due to its top-notch customer service and customer loyalty program that offers up free stuff the more you bet. While its app launch date is yet to be determined, BetRivers does have a retail location that can be frequented in the River Rock Sportsbook and Grill located within the Little River Casino Resort. Upon establishing an account, Michigan sports bettors will receive a 100% deposit bonus up to $250.
  • FOX Bet Sportsbook: The synergy of FOX Sports and Flutter Entertainment – previously the Stars Group – spawned FOXBET; the premiere destination for those looking for constant promotional offerings. Examples include the FOXBET SUPER 6 which offers contestants up to $100K in prize money should they be lucky enough to win a contest. The retail sportsbook is located within the Odawa Casino Resort after a deal was struck with the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, while the betting app is expected to launch in late 2020. Get a bonus bet up to $500 to wager with after establishing an account.

Tips for handicapping spring training baseball games

Spring training should never be treated the same as betting on regular-season baseball. Should you instill that train of thought into how you attack the slate daily, you just might end up making a few bucks to pad the roll before the games start to count. Don’t get hung up on starting pitchers. They mean absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things. Remember, they’re more or less just trying to work the kinks out and experiment with new pitches to possibly add to their respective repertoires.

The ability to wager at some sportsbooks is a must since they all offer up different values in their betting lines. Always be in search of the most bang for your buck!

Pay attention to the daily rosters. One team might march all its veterans onto the field for a game while the other could be going with its youngsters instead. That right there is an edge that must be taken advantage of!

Also, make it a point to check injury reports and see which teams are splitting their squads; fading the latter is a money-making trend that’s fattened up bankrolls for years.

Last but not least, don’t throw huge sums of money on any spring training games. Information is much tougher to acquire than it is in the regular season. Stick to this advice and pick your spots. Protect the bankroll at all costs, but fire away when a spring training betting line or scenario offers up value.