Best MLB Betting Sites

From its outset, baseball has always been a game that lent itself to numerical analysis. It was the natural sport where sabermetrics would first begin to flourish, because even the casual fan of the sport isn’t averse to pulling out a pen while watching a baseball game and keeping score. While doing so, you get more into the flow of the game, and start trying to think along with the managers as the game progresses, wondering what moves they might make, pondering the way you’d approach the situation in your own fertile baseball mind. [+]

It’s this approach that also makes baseball the ideal game for the sports bettor. The analysis-based formula that the game so naturally lends itself to is the same sort of style those considering wagering on baseball should follow. By paying attention to detail, and learning the ins and outs of every team, patterns and tendencies will soon become evident and that’s when the smart money can capitalize.

MLB Betting Lines Today

The wonderful aspect to Major League Baseball is that there are always games, usually more than a dozen of them every day, so if it’s action you want, it is action you will get. [+]

There are a number of avenues that you can follow when looking for Major League Baseball betting lines. The straight moneyline is the simplest option. Based on what the return would be on a bet of $100, the favorite is indicated via a minus number and the underdog is assigned a plus total. 

Another possibility is the total, also known as the over/under. Sportsbooks set a number for the total runs that will be scored in any given game and you can then either wager that the actual number will either be lower or higher than that bar.

 

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Away Score Home Money Line
Friday 14 July
Chicago Cubs 19:05 Baltimore Orioles -104 -106 Odds
St. Louis Cardinals 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates +110 -120 Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers 19:10 Miami Marlins -125 +115 Odds
New York Yankees 19:10 Boston Red Sox +120 -130 Odds
Montreal Expos 19:10 Cincinnati Reds -127 +116 Odds
Toronto Blue Jays 19:10 Detroit Tigers +113 -123 Odds
Colorado Rockies 19:10 New York Mets +132 -143 Odds
Diamondbacks 19:35 Atlanta Braves -111 +101 Odds
Minnesota Twins 20:10 Houston Astros +152 -161 Odds
Seattle Mariners 20:10 Chicago White Sox -154 +148 Odds
Phillies 20:10 Milwaukee Brewers +148 -159 Odds
Texas Rangers 20:15 Kansas City Royals +108 -118 Odds
Cleveland Indians 22:05 Oakland Athletics -152 +142 Odds
Tampa Bay Rays 22:07 Los Angeles Angels -110 +100 Odds
Giants 22:10 San Diego Padres -118 +108 Odds
Saturday 15 July
New York Yankees 16:05 Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays 18:10 Detroit Tigers
St. Louis Cardinals 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs 19:05 Baltimore Orioles
Seattle Mariners 19:10 Chicago White Sox
Minnesota Twins 19:10 Houston Astros
Los Angeles Dodgers 19:10 Miami Marlins
Diamondbacks 19:10 Atlanta Braves
Colorado Rockies 19:10 New York Mets
Phillies 19:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Montreal Expos 19:10 Cincinnati Reds
Texas Rangers 19:15 Kansas City Royals
Giants 20:40 San Diego Padres
Cleveland Indians 21:05 Oakland Athletics
Tampa Bay Rays 21:07 Los Angeles Angels
Sunday 16 July
New York Yankees 13:05 Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers 13:10 Miami Marlins
Colorado Rockies 13:10 New York Mets
Toronto Blue Jays 13:10 Detroit Tigers
Montreal Expos 13:10 Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs 13:35 Baltimore Orioles
Diamondbacks 13:35 Atlanta Braves
St. Louis Cardinals 13:35 Pittsburgh Pirates
Minnesota Twins 14:10 Houston Astros
Phillies 14:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Seattle Mariners 14:10 Chicago White Sox
Texas Rangers 14:15 Kansas City Royals
Tampa Bay Rays 15:37 Los Angeles Angels
Cleveland Indians 16:05 Oakland Athletics
Giants 16:40 San Diego Padres
New York Yankees 20:05 Boston Red Sox

MLB Standings Right Now

The current Major League Baseball standings are listed below and if wagering on baseball is the objective, then the continuous persual of these tables should become second nature.

 

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# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 89 50 39 431 366 0.562
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 86 45 41 477 379 0.523
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 90 47 43 428 412 0.522
4 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 88 42 46 392 470 0.477
5 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 88 41 47 366 430 0.466
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 87 47 40 421 347 0.540
2 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 88 45 43 403 463 0.511
3 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 87 44 43 362 387 0.506
4 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 87 39 48 409 440 0.448
5 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 87 38 49 397 429 0.437
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 89 60 29 527 365 0.674
2 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 88 43 45 444 415 0.489
3 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 92 45 47 377 399 0.489
4 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 90 43 47 431 435 0.478
5 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 89 39 50 382 470 0.438
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 87 42 45 405 449 0.483
2 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 87 41 46 410 429 0.471
3 New York Mets New York Mets 86 39 47 406 455 0.453
4 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 87 29 58 332 424 0.333
NL - Central
1 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 91 50 41 451 406 0.549
2 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 88 43 45 402 389 0.489
3 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 88 43 45 399 399 0.489
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 89 42 47 378 403 0.472
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 88 39 49 424 463 0.443
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 90 61 29 463 300 0.678
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 89 53 36 446 344 0.596
3 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 91 52 39 461 419 0.571
4 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 88 38 50 312 440 0.432
5 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 90 34 56 354 453 0.378

How To Win At MLB Betting

With many games on tap every day and action everywhere you look, one effective method to bet on Major League Baseball is via a parlay, combining three or four games into one wager. Yes, counting on the results of that many games going your way is tougher than a straight single-game bet but on the flip side, the odds and payout for a successful parlay may prove worth the risk.

Another way to win at Major League Baseball betting is by playing the runline.;Generally listed at 1.5, you are wagering that a team won’t just win, but will win by at least two runs. A plus number means that team would be the underdog and a minus total assigned to a team makes them the favorite.

Because you are basically assigning a pointspreaad to the game, this bet will pay off at greater odds, but it’s advisable to remember than on average, some 30 per cent of Major League Baseball games are decided by one run.

Prop bets are also popular ways to wager on Major League Baseball. Maybe you want to bet on how many strikeouts Clayton Kershaw will record, either on the season, or in a specific game, how many home runs Bryce Harper will clout during the campaign, or how many hits Miguel Cabrera will collect. You might want to wager in a futures bet on the winners of the Cy Young and MVP Awards. Or pick out a team – perhaps your personal favorite – and bet the over/under on how many games they will win during the season.