Online MLB Betting

No North American sport offers more opportunity to place bets than major league baseball. Each of its 30 teams will play an astounding 162 game regular season, which is nearly as many games as any given NBA basketball and NHL hockey team combined. Basically, that means the Toronto Blue Jays will play almost as many games as The Maple Leafs and The Raptors combined in standard regular season play. And that’s just the regular season. [+]

Any given team will play as many as 30 or so Spring Training or exhibition games. At the same time, a team that goes to the World Series may play up to 19 more games. If you know any Yankees or Red Sox fans, chances are you realize how big and dramatic MLB Baseball can get. The sport of walk-off homers, missed catches, Mr. October’s and “goats” revolves around two teams, 9 innings and one guy trying to bring home the runners with one crack of the bat. Fortune can change with every pitch, so it’s little wonder then that online sportsbook betting is the perfect complement to MLB Baseball.

Wagering options for MLB baseball are too many to list. Every day presents numerous games and numerous matchups, so baseball bettors love to ride the parlays and point buying strategies. Backing a hot team can pay off, but so can figuring out who will end a hot streak. With so many factors, MLB baseball betting is fun and stressful at the same time, but more than anything, it can make sports bettors a lot of money.

MLB Betting Lines

Bookmark this site to get your daily online betting odds on MLB. As you can see, any given day can give you a dozen or so games to choose from, because of such a long and deep regular season. Odds will update automatically to factor in things like team streaks, starting pitchers and injuries.

MLB
MLB
playoff - week-2
Match day
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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 09 October
FT Houston Astros 5 - 4 Boston Red Sox -119 +114 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 1 - 2 Chicago Cubs -106 +102 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 3 - 7 New York Yankees +148 -152 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 3 - 1 Diamondbacks -112 +105 Odds
Tuesday 10 October
Montreal Expos 13:30 Chicago Cubs +141 -145 Odds
Wednesday 11 October
New York Yankees 16:00 Cleveland Indians +172 -182 Odds
Thursday 12 October
Chicago Cubs 13:30 Montreal Expos

MLB Standings

It’s a long season and the standings across Major League Baseball can change nightly. Bettors can keep up to date with all the divisional and wild card races right here.

MLB
MLB
# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 162 93 69 785 668 0.574
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 163 92 71 866 664 0.564
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 162 80 82 694 704 0.494
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 162 76 86 693 784 0.469
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 162 75 87 743 841 0.463
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 162 102 60 818 564 0.630
2 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 163 85 78 819 796 0.521
3 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 162 80 82 702 791 0.494
4 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 162 67 95 706 820 0.414
5 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 162 64 98 735 894 0.395
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 162 101 61 896 700 0.623
2 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 162 80 82 710 709 0.494
3 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 162 78 84 799 816 0.481
4 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 162 78 84 750 772 0.481
5 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 162 75 87 739 826 0.463
NL - East
1 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 162 77 85 778 822 0.475
2 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 162 72 90 732 821 0.444
3 New York Mets New York Mets 162 70 92 735 863 0.432
4 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 162 66 96 690 782 0.407
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 162 92 70 822 695 0.568
2 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 162 86 76 732 697 0.531
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 162 83 79 761 705 0.512
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 162 75 87 668 731 0.463
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 162 68 94 753 869 0.420
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 162 104 58 770 580 0.642
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 163 94 69 823 667 0.577
3 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 163 87 76 832 768 0.534
4 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 162 71 91 604 816 0.438
5 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 162 64 98 639 776 0.395

How To Bet On MLB

If you’ve never wagered on baseball online before, you may find yourself quickly falling in love. Every summer and fall night gives you a new opportunity to choose from a ton of games. Baseball games are low scoring, compared to NBA or NHL games. So there is definitely an element of high drama added to every hit, run or out. Many of the games are decided in the 9th inning, particularly come playoff and World Series time.

When betting on baseball, keep in mind that home field advantage is not nearly as valuable as you may think. In any given year, the home team in baseball will win about 56% of their games. Compare this to the NBA, where the home team wins upwards of 60% of their games, and even higher in the playoffs.

Your best place to start is the pitching match-up. This carries the most weight in determining the line for the game. Take a look at both team’s starting pitcher, their stats, and their current streak. Remember, each team’s “Ace” pitcher is more than capable of winning on the road at any time. 

Over the course of a 162 game season the cream will usually rise to the top, but there are always isolated scenarios that can change certain odds from day to day. Whether it’s a matchup between divisional rivals, a dominant pitcher whose performances have outshone the rest of his last place club, or a dominant slugger who finds himself in a slump at the plate are all factors to think about when making your wagering research. 

Sportsbooks will usually use money lines when providing odds the betting MLB fan. For example if the Boston Red Sox are favourites against the Oakland Athletics, the Sox will have a negative line and the A’s will have a positive one. If Boston is at -175 and Oakland is at +175, you would have to put $175 down on the Red Sox to win $100 and $100 on the A’s to win $175. It’s all a case of higher the risk, higher the reward. 

Major League Baseball is a game of statistics as much as a game of wins and loses with a plethora of numbers and percentages to explain every game situation. These averages and totals help provide a variety of prop bets for those bettors who look for more than just the final result. What inning will the starting pitcher will be pulled, will somebody will steal a base or will someone will hit for the cycle are just some of the opportunities to get in on the action during  the MLB Season.