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How to Place MLB Wagers
MLB baseball offers a variety of betting options. The most popular baseball bets would be MLB run line, money line and over/under wagers. MLB prop bets are gaining popularity as well and MLB futures bets, especially World Series bets are always an option. Each of these MLB betting choices are explained below to help you better understand how to bet on the MLB.
MLB Run Line Betting
Run line betting is the most popular form of baseball betting because it makes it more likely that bets on the underdogs will win and provides more value when wagering on favourites. In MLB run line betting a set number of runs is given as a handicap to the underdog team. In order for a wager on the favourite to win they must cover the run line, which means they must win by more runs than the handicap given. The reverse is true for the underdogs. They must either win, or lose by less than the run line in order for a wager on the underdog to payout. Here is an example:
Los Angeles Dodgers +1.5 (-220)
Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (+180)
In this example, the Phillies must win by 2 or more runs for a Phillies run line bet to payout, while the Dodgers must either win, or lose by 1 run for a Dodgers run line bet to payout. If you are still confused our MLB run line explained page goes into further detail.
MLB Money Line Betting
MLB money line betting is very simple and easy to understand, you simply place a wager on which team will win the game outright. The amount each wager wins depends on the odds associated with each outcome. The favourite will obviously payout less than the underdog. Check out our sports betting odds section if you are unsure how to read betting odds.
MLB Over Under Betting
Over/under betting involves wagering on how many runs will be scored by both teams combined in an MLB baseball game. The bookie will set a total run amount and then you can wager on whether you think more or fewer runs will be scored in the game than that set amount. For example, if the MLB over/under total for a game was set at 8 then if 9 or more runs score ‘over’ bets would payout, if 7 or fewer runs score ‘under’ bets would payout and if 8 runs score all over/under bets for that game would push (be cancelled).
MLB Prop Betting
MLB prop bets include any wagers that are not directly affected by the outcome of the game. MLB prop betting is alive and well with many prop bets to choose from for every game throughout the season. The prop bet lines multiply in the playoffs when every game is scrutinized down to the last detail. For more information on prop betting and to check out some prop betting line examples visit the MLB prop betting page.
MLB Futures Betting
MLB futures bets include any wagers where the outcome is decided in the future from multiple events. Some examples of MLB futures bets include which team will win each division, which team will win each league championship and of course which team will be crowned World Series Champions. World Series betting is by far the most popular form of MLB futures bet, similar to how Stanley Cup betting is the most popular NHL futures wager.