Baseball Betting Explained

Rot # Team Run Line Moneyline Total Team Total
953 Atlanta Braves
Jair Jurrjens - R
+1½ -220 -105 8½ O -120 4 O -125
4 U -105
954 Philadelphia Phillies
Jamie Moyer - L
-1½ +180 - 115 8½ U Even 4 O-130
4 U Even


Baseball Moneyline Explained

Moneyline means you are betting who will win the baseball game Straight Up (SU) without a point spread. The team that wins the game wins the wager. The team with the negative sign (i.e. Philadelphia -115) is usually the favorite. In the example above the team with the larger negative amount is the favourite. In this case it is Philadelphia ML (Moneyline) -115 odds. This means that you have to pay $115 to win $100. The Moneyline is a payout ratio you can bet more or less and the payout will be adjusted to the payout odds.

Baseball Runline Explained

Run Line (RL) The Run Line in baseball is equivalent to the point spread in football and is always set at -1.5 or +1.5. You win the wager by covering the spread - or + the spread. Some online baseball sports books will carry alternative Run Lines where the spread is -2.5, +2.5 or larger.

In the example above the Philadelphia Phillies Run Line (RL) is - 11/2 +140 meaning that the Phillies need to win by two or more runs for you to win your wager. The +140 is the payout odds if you win meaning that for every $100 bet on the Phillies Runline payouts $140.

Baseball Totals Explained

Total The Total betting line is also referred to the Over/Under Total and in this example it is 8½ O -120. For you to win your wager the Total runs from both teams would have to be 9 runs or more. The payout odds of -120 odds means that for every $120 bet pays out $100.

Baseball Team Totals Explained

Team Total Team Totals you are just betting on the individual team and how many runs they are going to score. In the example above the Atlanta Braves have a Team Total of 4 Over -125. So if you bet on the Team Total Over for every $125 bet would payout $100. The Phillies Team Total Under is 4 U Even. Even odds are equivalent to +100 odds meaning that for every $100 bet will payout $100.

Baseball Parlays Explained

Baseball Parlays A baseball parlay combines two or more bets into a bigger payoff. All of the legs of the wagers must win for you to win your wager. Baseball Parlays are especially popular with bettors looking for big payday with little down. MLB has so many games each day that Baseball parlays can payout big odds.

Baseball Future Odds Explained

Baseball Future Odds Baseball and MLB Future odds are odds on a future event and not a specific game. For example, MLB Future odds are usually posted an updated once a week on who will win the World Series.

Baseball Proposition (Or Prop) Bets Explained

Baseball Proposition Bets MLB Prop bets are bets not related to the final score of the game. Baseball Prop bets are usually related to MLB players stats for the game.

For example, Which player will have the most runs, RBI and home runs in the Braves Vs Phillies game?
Chipper Jones (ATL) -110
Ryan Howard (PHI) -110

Prop bets are very popular with baseball fans as they can usually bet on the most popular players. MLB Prop bets can also be very profitable if you can handicap streaky MLB players.


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