Below are the current available odds to bet on baseball today. Betting MLB is a little different than the other major sports. Where leagues like the NBA and NFL use a point spread, the most common way to bet on baseball is with the money line, which is what is listed below. Baseball bettors commonly use the money line because the margin of victory is typically small, so simply picking the outright winner makes more sense. This doesn't come without a cost, however. Some teams are still favored over others, meaning you will need to risk more on them. For a more in-depth explanation of how money lines work, check our beginners guide to betting.
Run lines are like a point spread for baseball. The difference is that the spread is always -1.5/+1.5. This is quite different than other sports in that books drastically adjust the price/juice. For example, a team might be favored on the money line, then have a run line of -1.5 +140. The reason for this is because so many games are decided by exactly one run. Below are today's run line odds.
Today's MLB total odds are listed below. With totals you are simply betting either over or under on the total number of runs scored by both teams combined.
Each season sports books post the odds to win the World Series for each team. Those are listed below. You can bet these at any time during the season, meaning you can lock in your odds even if they end up changing. This can be a great way to make money on undervalued teams, however, keep in mind that it ties up your money for an entire season and your team must end up actually winning the World Series for your bet to pay out.
Our live MLB odds page provides everything you need for comparing across sports books so you can get the best number. Here you can see the latest money lines, run lines and totals for all the upcoming action on the bases.
Each of the three different betting options are listed in their own section. You can easily view the baseball lines for both sides of the action.
You can also check our World Series odds page to view what the latest futures were and how they have changed recently. Our MLB win totals show what Vegas expected each team’s record to be before the season started.
All games will include the “Time” (scheduled start time) and “#” (rotation number). This makes it easy for you note your plays before heading up to the betting window.
How to Use Our Baseball Odds for Handicapping
Knowing how to use the MLB lines to your advantage is a big step in the right direction for winning more money.
Our best features for handicapping are “Bet %” and “Opener.”
Bet % factors in the number of bets placed on each side and is not a direct reflection of the amount of money wagered. Opener shows you where the betting line started. With these tools, you can get a good idea of which side is receiving the big action. Just watch which direction the line has moved from the opener.
When a team is receiving a high majority of the Bet %, you would expect the line to move in that direction. That’s not always the case. Many times the line will move in the opposite direction. This often indicates that more bets are going on one side, but larger bets are going on the other. This is known as a reverse line movement in the betting industry.
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