Our Guide to the Best Summertime Wagering Opportunities

Are you an avid sports bettor looking for the best summertime wagering opportunities? There are plenty of chances to maximize profits during the summer months. Bettors just have to know where to look. Numerous sporting events take place throughout the summer leaving bettors with ample opportunities to score some big wins. Keep reading to find out how you can take advantage of betting in the summer.

The Popularity of Outdoor Sports

As summertime rolls around, many people start to think about how they can make the most out of the warm weather. For many, this means hitting the great outdoors and enjoying some outdoor sports. From hiking and biking to water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding, there are countless activities to get the blood pumping and the heart racing. 

The great thing about many of these outdoor activities is that betting opportunities are available. Think about it. There’s baseball, golf, tennis, auto racing, and many more. With the rise of sports betting around the world, more bettors – and would-be bettors – are now learning they can bet on their favorite outdoor sports.

Before you begin, it’s important that you understand where to find the best summertime wagering opportunities. As with any sport, it’s all about value.

How to Find the Best Odds on Summertime Wagering Opportunities

Summertime sports gambling

Summertime sports gambling can be a fun and potentially lucrative pastime, but how can you ensure you’re getting the best odds on your bets? 

The key is to do your research. Look for reputable sportsbooks that offer competitive odds and compare them to find the best value. Don’t be afraid to shop around and consider different bookmakers. 

Bettors can often find a better price on a team or player they like. Say you are betting on the winner of a golf tournament. One sportsbook has the golfer you like listed at +450 to win, but another book has the same golfer at +500. You can earn another $50 on the same $100 bet at the second sportsbook.

Additionally, stay up to date on the latest news and trends in your choice of sport or sports. Injuries, for example, are a big part of sports. Staying on top of injury information can help you make better betting decisions.

Finally, always bet responsibly and never risk more than you can afford to lose. Have a money management plan in place and stick to it. Never chase losses and you will be on your way to taking advantage of summertime wagering opportunities.

Betting On Baseball

the big sport to bet on in the summer is baseball

Of course, the big sport to bet on in the summer is baseball. MLB betting rules the summer. There are 2,430 games throughout the course of a MLB season with many of those being played in the summer. On any given summer day/night, there are typically seven to 15 MLB games. 

With so many choices on betting boards, sports bettors have thousands of betting options on a daily basis. MLB player props like To Hit a Home Run or the Over/Under on a pitcher’s strikeout total are common wagers these days.

The sheer number of choices can make betting on baseball somewhat overwhelming. That’s where Sports Hub can provide assistance. Anyone can join and become a member of Sports Hub. It’s as simple as clicking the JOIN NOW button above and following the prompts.

The great thing is that members gain access to thousands and thousands of daily sports picks. There are free picks, premium picks, and computer-generated AI picks available every day for Sports Hub members. Don’t know your best bets in MLB tonight? Sports Hub has you covered.

Baseball isn’t the only sport where bettors can find assistance. Sports Hub has the world’s best handicappers across all sports, including those played in the summer.

Taking Advantage of Summer Horse Racing

Summer Horse Racing

The Triple Crown of horse racing – the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes – kick off the summer season. After the Belmont Stakes is run in mid-to-late June, there are hundreds of horse races held throughout the US and around the world every week.

Bettors can find online bookmakers that have a state-of-the-art racebook as part of their offering. Anyone can get in on the ponies from the comfort of their own home instead of having to be at the track to place a bet.

And just like with baseball, Sports Hub has handicappers that can help bettors wager on the horses. Horse racing offers bettors some big payouts on smaller investments. Plus, it’s just plain fun to place your wager and then watch the races.

Tennis Betting Basics – Understanding Volatility and Movement Odds

tennis betting opportunities in summertime

If you have never bet on tennis, now is the time. Along with golf, tennis is a summer sleeper full of betting opportunities. Tennis major tournaments like the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open all take place during summer months. 

Smart bettors, who will utilize what Sports Hub has to offer, will often bet on Grand Slam tournament winners. These markets have great odds that can pay off huge winnings. 

There are also ways to bet on the spread and totals in tennis. Bettors can also bet on tennis props. In addition to the Grand Slam events, there is a professional tournament almost every weekend of the summer. Check Sports Hub frequently for the best tennis picks in the industry as well as for tennis betting tips, strategy, and more.

Plenty of Summertime Wagering Opportunities in Golf

Golf - a Summertime Wagering Opportunity

Golf is alive and well during the summer months. Some of the biggest tournaments in the sport occur during the summer. Two of golf’s major tournaments – the U.S. Open and the Open Championship – are held in the summer.

The U.S. Open is held in late June and the Open (also known as the British Open), is played late in July. Both tournaments offer numerous summertime wagering opportunities. Bettors can wager on golfers to win the outright title. The market offers great odds even on favorites. 

Bettors can wager on players to finish in the top-5, top-10, or even top-20. There are head-to-head wagers where bettors choose a golfer to beat another. Plus, there are now a number of golf proposition bets.

Sportsbooks are not always in tune with all of their golf bets and oftentimes bettors can find value wagers on the links. It’s a sport where there are less bettors and sportsbooks don’t spend the same amount of time in the making of and adjusting of odds. That leads to opportunity.

Bettors can also count on Sports Hub for help when betting on golf. We have numerous golf handicappers as well as plenty of tips, how-to’s, and more in our voluminous sports betting library. 

Auto Racing – NASCAR & More

NASCAR - Summer Betting

The NASCAR racing season starts in February and runs all the way to November each year. Like tennis and golf, there is a NASCAR race every weekend during the summer. It’s also another sport where the lines are not as tight as the NFL and the NBA. 

For the most part, the bets you can make on golf are the same bets you can make on NASCAR races. Race winner, top-5, top-10, top-20, head-to-head, and more wagers are on the weekly NASCAR betting card. 

In addition to NASCAR, don’t forget about Formula 1 and IndyCar racing. They are a niche inside the niche of auto racing betting and offer outstanding summertime wagering opportunities.

Love the thrill of auto racing? You’ll love watching races even more when you have bets on a race. You’ll find several racing experts right here at Sports Hub. They offer bettors betting tips, how-to information, and auto racing picks. 

Don’t forget to check here every day for the Sports Hub Software Daily. It’s a look at how our handicappers fared in the previous day’s picks. There is also a review of the latest sports trends and a look ahead to the following day. It’s just another way Sports Hub helps handicappers and bettors take advantage of the best summertime wagering opportunities.

There Is Summer Football

Summer Football wagering

If you love football, you can still place football bets during the summer. The USFL is back, but its season ends at the end of June. What starts at the beginning of June is the Canadian Football League (CFL). 

The CFL season stretches across the entire summer and ends with the Grey Cup championship around the Thanksgiving holiday. CFL bettors won’t find the variety of bets that are available during the NFL or college football seasons, but what they will find is the opportunity 

Yes, Virginia, you can place a football bet in the summer. The USFL is back, but its season ends near the end of June. The Canadian Football, or CFL, begins play at the beginning of June. The season stretches across the summer and ends around Thanksgiving.

Bettors won’t find the wide variety of wagers on the CFL, but it is a chance to bet on football before the NFL and college football seasons start back up in August. With only nine teams in the league, it’s much easier for bettors to become acquainted with teams’ best players, trends, and more. 

When your bankroll longs for a football bet, the CFL offers weekly summertime betting opportunities. 

PLL – Professional Lacrosse League

Professional Lacrosse League betting opportunities

Major League Lacrosse and the National Lacrosse League have nothing on the PLL. The Professional Lacrosse League is unlike most North American professional sports leagues. For one thing, the league’s teams are not tied to a specific city.

The league’s eight teams travel to 12 different major city markets during the PLL’s 14-week season. The season runs from the beginning of June into September when it culminates with the PLL championship.

The PLL is “field lacrosse” which is played outside as opposed to “box lacrosse” which is played indoors. The NLL is a box league and it pays to know the differences between the two. First-time PLL bettors can do themselves a favor and learn more about the sport right here at Sports Hub.

Betting on Cricket

Betting on Cricket in summertime

Believe it or not, there is a huge worldwide betting market for cricket. It’s actually one of the most popular sports in the world with roughly 2.5 billion participants. 

The top leagues to bet on include the Indian Premier League and Australia’s Big Bash League. Bettors can also find futures bets on the 2023 Cricket World Cup. 

Betting on cricket is similar to wagering on baseball. You can make a simple moneyline bet on a match winner. There are also double chance bets just like soccer where bettors can wager on a team to win or draw. 

There are totals bets, props, and even live cricket betting. It’s a whole niche in the betting world that is featured here at Sports Hub. Visit our cricket experts all season long for the best in news, odds, picks, and more.

Exploring Other Summertime Wagering Opportunities 

As the heat of summer approaches, many people flock to casinos and gambling hot spots to relax and win big. For those who are looking for a different kind of gambling experience, it’s worth exploring what’s out there. 

Don’t forget the UFC. Every Friday or Saturday during the summer, there is a full card of fights with the feature event at the end. Like all of these summer bets, UFC fights come with a wide range of betting options. 

Table tennis? Check. There is the Czech Liga Pro that bettors can wager on all summer long. Moneyline bets, spread bets, and even wagers on totals are available.

Is it Soccer or Futbol?

While most of the biggest soccer leagues don’t get started until the end of summer, Major League Soccer plays throughout the summer. Bettors can choose from a wide variety of soccer betting markets. There are also summer friendlies and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Summertime wagering opportunities also include a couple shots at the annual July 4th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. It’s just one of the many events that bettors can get in on during the dog days of the year. 

The summer is full of great weather and there is no better time to take advantage of the many seasonal sports available. Whether it’s baseball, horse racing, soccer, golf, or any of the other sports discussed here. 

Expand your horizons with these summertime wagering opportunities. Whatever you sport or sports you choose, remember that Sports Hub is always here to help. Everything you need for betting success this summer – and the rest of the year – is right here at your disposal.

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Joe takes care of the bits and pieces that sometimes slip through the cracks of the sports world. Efficiency and consistency is what makes SportsHub.com different. JB helps keep Sports Hub’s content fresh and exciting, managing its many authors. From the New York area, Joe knew he had a knack for sports betting when his uncle was always asking him which side he was on as a young boy. His meticulous approach to the numbers formed his career path as a professional handicapper. Joe is sometimes called Jimmy Bagpipes, JB or Mr. B.