There are three basic bet types available for baseball betting; Money Line, Run Line and Total. Money Line baseball betting simply refers to which of the two teams will win the game. Run Line betting is baseball’s equivalent to NFL’s Point Spread, while Totals betting in baseball relates to the total number of runs scored in a game.
When wagering on Major League Baseball, you can bet on the moneyline (who will win), the runline (point spread), totals (combined score), futures, player and team props (strikeouts, RBIs and home runs), parlays, and you can bet live (in-play). You can even bet on the top half of a baseball game (first five innings).
If you are serious about betting baseball, you must have a sportsbook that provides dime lines. MLB Run Lines The run line is basically a -1.5 or +1.5-point spread given to each team in a particular game.
Baseball is one of the most fun sports to bet on, but there is also a lot that bettors need to learn before knowing how to bet on baseball. Unlike some of the other sports, you’ll only find a point-spread at 1.5 runs, and it’s mostly moneyline betting that most people wager on.
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Find a Betting Site for MLB. In baseball betting, most sportsbooks will offer you a 20 cent line — +105 on the underdog, -125 on the favorite. Caesars Sportsbook will often have 10 cent lines, meaning if the favorite is -125, the underdog is +115. This can make a huge difference over the course of the season.
The run line in baseball betting is the equivalent to a point spread in other sports wagering. The run line is always set at –1.5 or +1.5. Example: A’s +1.5 (-130)
Bet to win means you are betting either a higher or lower amount based on the price of the bet. For example, say you want to bet the Cubs as a -125 favorite. Betting to risk means that if you bet $100 on the Cubs and they win, you win your $100 back plus you win $80 based on the -125 price.