Top 9: Teoscar Hernandez called out on strikes. | Top 9: Kevin Pillar doubles to deep left center field. Kendrys Morales to third. Devon Travis scores. | Top 9: Justin Smoak strikes out swinging.
Bottom 9: Nick Williams grounds out to first base to Wilmer Flores. | Bottom 9: Wilson Ramos grounds out to shortstop. Carlos Santana out at second. | Bottom 9: Carlos Santana singles to center field.
Bottom 9: José Ramírez grounds out to shortstop, Tim Beckham to Chris Davis. | Bottom 9: Michael Brantley grounds out to first base, Chris Davis to Alex Cobb. | Bottom 9: Francisco Lindor grounds out to second base, Jonathan Villar to Chris Davis.
Top 9: Alex Bregman flies out to right field to Stephen Piscotty. | Top 9: Kyle Tucker pops out to Matt Chapman. | Top 9: Tony Kemp homers to right field.
Bottom 10: Ryan Zimmerman grounds out to second base, Brett Graves to Starlin Castro to J.T. Realmuto. | Bottom 10: Bryce Harper grounds out to first base to J.T. Realmuto. | Bottom 10: Anthony Rendón grounds out to shortstop, J.T. Riddle to J.T. Realmuto.
Top 9: Willson Contreras flies out to right field to Grégory Polanco. | Top 9: Kyle Schwarber strikes out swinging. | Top 9: Javier Báez strikes out swinging.
Top 9: Nick Hundley grounds out to shortstop. Alen Hanson out at second. | Top 9: Gorkys Hernández flies out to right field to Mason Williams. | Top 9: Alen Hanson singles to right field.
Bottom 10: Ozzie Albies flies out to deep right field to Carlos González. | Bottom 10: Ronald Acuna grounds out to shallow infield, Nolan Arenado to Ian Desmond. | Bottom 10: Charlie Culberson grounds out to third base, Nolan Arenado to Ian Desmond.
Top 9: Kevin Kiermaier flies out to left field to Andrew Benintendi. | Top 9: Willy Adames strikes out swinging. | Top 9: Joey Wendle grounds out to shortstop, Xander Bogaerts to Mitch Moreland.
Bottom 9: Omar Narváez strikes out swinging. | Bottom 9: Leury García flies out to left field to Alex Gordon. | Bottom 9: Tim Anderson flies out to center field to Brett Phillips.
Bottom 9: Logan Forsythe grounds out to shallow infield, Jeimer Candelario to Jim Adduci. | Bottom 9: Miguel Sano flies out to left center field to Victor Reyes. | Bottom 9: Jorge Polanco called out on strikes.
Top 9: Erik Kratz flies out to left field to Marcell Ozuna. | Top 9: Eric Thames strikes out swinging. | Top 9: Travis Shaw flies out to deep center field to Harrison Bader.
Bottom 9: Robinson Chirinos flies out to left center field to Justin Upton. | Bottom 9: Joey Gallo flies out to right field to Kole Calhoun. | Bottom 9: Jurickson Profar singles to shallow infield. Nomar Mazara to second.
Bottom 9: Christian Villanueva singles to left field. Hunter Renfroe to second. Travis Jankowski scores. | Bottom 9: Hunter Renfroe is intentionally walked. | Bottom 9: Eric Hosmer grounds out to shallow infield to Paul Goldschmidt. Travis Jankowski to second.
Bottom 10: Nelson Cruz walks. Robinson Canó to second. Cameron Maybin to third. | Bottom 10: Robinson Canó singles to second base. Cameron Maybin to second.
Betting on MLB
Whether you’re new to the sports betting world or a seasoned veteran, it never hurts to refresh your knowledge. The beauty of baseball is there are a number of different ways to attack games and beat the books. Make sure you check out Sportsbook Review for more information on all of the different types of wagers you can place in the MLB.
Let’s start with the most obvious.
The most popular type of action in baseball would come on moneylines, in which you are just picking the final outcome of a particular matchup. For example, if the New York Yankees were hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers and were listed at -125 to win, that would mean they are the favorites. The “-“ denotes the favorite in a match, while a “+” represents the underdog. In this instance, the Dodgers would be listed at +125, as an example.
What do the numbers represent? If a Yankees victory was priced at -125, that would you mean you’d need to wager $125 to get back $100. Flipping the script, if a Dodgers win was listed at +125, you’d wager $100 to win $125.
Another popular type of bet would be a total wager. Here, you are picking whether you think the final total of runs will fall OVER or UNDER the posted total on the MLB odds board.
In the Yankees/Dodgers example, if the total was at 7.5 runs and the final score was 4-3, you would cash. If the final score was 5-3, you’d be on the losing side. If the total was at 7 runs and the final score was 4-3, it’d be a push, meaning you’d get your original wager back.
If you’re feeling more confident than usual in a team’s chances of winning, you can opt to take on more risk (for a better reward) by focusing your attention on run lines.
What’s different from moneylines? Well, to start, the listing on the MLB betting lines board. In a typical run line, you’ll see “-1.5” and “+1.5” available as options next to the respective teams. As you may be able to guess, if you pick the Yankees -1.5 against the Dodgers, you’d be hoping they’d win by at least two runs. If you selected the Dodgers +1.5, you’d be wanting them to lose by less than two runs or even win straight up.
Short for proposition bets, prop bets are a fun way to wager on baseball, because they’re different in that they aren’t related to the final outcome of a game. Most of the top sportsbooks will release numerous MLB props early in the day before first pitch.
Think Giancarlo Stanton is going to homer against the Phillies? You can see if you like the available betting odds on that coming to fruition and see if you want to take the plunge. That’s just one of many different ways to get your MLB handicapping fix on.
Many sportsbooks also offer futures, in which you are banking on a team winning the division, a player hitting a certain milestone or winning an award, or something else “in the future”. There are so many available offerings that there’s bound to be something that stands out and attracts your action.
If you’re a strong believer in the The New York Yankees’ chances of winning the World Series, you can place a wager early in the season at what could turn out to be a very valuable MLB odds valuation. If you grab them at +800 odds to win it all and they come through, you’ll be smiling.
Predicting the future certainly isn’t easy, but you can reap the benefits in a big way if your timing and inclinations are right. Hopefully this MLB refresher will help you on your journey.