MLB Best Bets From Professional Sports Bettors
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How to Bet on MLB
Baseball might not be the most popular sport in the world, but MLB fans love the game. Baseball is still considered America’s pastime and remains popular. MLB is also popular in Canada, Mexico, Japan and multiple countries in the Caribbean. The long regular season is one reason bettors enjoy MLB.
Learning how to bet on MLB is simple, but mastering the sport requires experience. Our goal is to help all bettors win more MLB best bets. One way we try to accomplish that goal is with MLB betting guides. We have guides explaining the different types of MLB betting markets, with tips and strategies for winning.
The first step to learning how to bet on MLB is understanding how to read baseball odds.
MLB Odds Explained
We’ll explain how to understand MLB moneyline, run line and game total odds.
- MLB Moneyline Odds: Houston Astros (+120) vs. Texas Rangers (-130)
The biggest thing to learn about MLB odds is the difference between negative (-) and positive (+) odds. If the odds are negative, the number equals how much you need to bet to win $100. If the odds are positive, the number equals how much you’ll win on a $100 bet. In our example, you’d need to bet $130 on Texas to win $100. A $100 bet on Houston would pay $120. The team with negative odds is the favorite.
- MLB Run Line Odds: Houston Astros +1.5 (-190) vs. Texas Rangers -1.5 (+160)
In MLB, the run line is always -1.5/+1.5, with the favored team listed at -1.5. With a run line bet, the team with a negative run line (Texas -1.5) needs to win the game by 2+ runs for the bet to win. If you bet on the Astros at +1.5 runs, the wager will win if Houston either wins the game or loses by one run.
- MLB Game Total Odds: Over 9.5 Runs (-110) vs. Under 9.5 Runs (-110)
With game totals, you’re not trying to predict a winner, but how many runs the two teams will combine to score in the game. A bet on over 9.5 runs will win if both teams combine for 10+ runs, while a bet on the under will win if both teams combine for nine runs or less. Typically, the odds are -110/-110 on both sides.
You can learn more about how MLB odds work with more examples in our baseball betting guides.
MLB Betting Tips and Strategies for Beginners
Follow these simple MLB betting tips and strategies for beginners to start winning more:
- Understanding Implied Probability: The public love betting on big MLB favorites (-150 odds or greater), but since 2005 you’d be down hundreds of units flat betting them. If the average odds of your MLB best bets are -150, you need to win 60% of your MLB picks to break even. If you focus on underdogs and your average odds are +150, you only need to win 40% to break even.
- MLB Betting Trends: With each MLB team playing a 162-game regular season, it doesn’t take long for MLB betting trends to emerge. MLB teams are often streaky, meaning they’ll go on runs of wins or losses throughout the season and targeting MLB betting trends is profitable.
- MLB Statistics: Expert MLB handicappers utilize advanced MLB statistics (sabermetrics) and a growing number of metrics to analyze games and identify +EV MLB picks. Some of the popular MLB stats you need to learn are WAR, FIP, BABIP, wRC+, UZR, OPS+, WPA and wOBA.
We discuss MLB betting strategies in-depth in our numerous baseball betting guides.
MLB Best Bets at ScoresAndStats All Season
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When it comes to MLB, alternate betting markets will often present the best value. Consistently winning on moneyline bts alone is tough, as the market is efficient and there’s often little value to extract. With alternate markets, such as the first inning or props, there are more exploitable markets to target.
We publish MLB best bets all season long. From MLB Opening Day until a new World Series Champion is crowned, we provide winning MLB picks. During the offseason, we also analyze the MLB draft and futures betting markets, such as World Series winner, win totals, player futures and more.
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MLB Betting FAQ
How does MLB betting work?
The easiest way to start betting on MLB is with moneyline bets, which require the bettor to predict which team will win a game. However, you’ll learn how to bet on all baseball betting markets at SAS. We’ll even teach you how to bet on MLB games live, which allows you to bet on every single pitch of a game.
How do total bases props work in MLB?
A popular MLB player prop is betting on total bases. In MLB, batters accumulate total bases based off of the hits they have in a game. A single is worth one, a double is worth two, a triple is worth three and a home run is worth four total bases. If you bet on a player to have over 3.5 total bases and they hit two doubles in the game (four total bases), you’ll win, but if they hit three singles (three total bases), you lose.
What is the best MLB betting strategy?
There are lots of profitable MLB betting strategies. The best MLB betting strategy is understanding how value works. For example, a -200 favorite needs to win 66.7% of the time to break even. When analyzing the matchup, you should estimate the probability that each team will win. If your analysis leads you to believe the favorite will win 75% of the time, there’s value betting on them at -200 odds.
What does action mean when betting on MLB games?
If you see the term “action” when placing a bet, it means that the bet will remain live even if the projected starting pitchers change before the first pitch. If the bet shows “listed pitchers” and one of the starting pitchers doesn’t end up starting the game, the bet will be void and your stake will be refunded.
Can I bet at multiple MLB betting sites?
Yes, you can open accounts with as many MLB betting sites as you’d like. In fact, we encourage all of our members to open multiple sportsbook accounts, so that you get the best odds on your MLB best bets.