Bottom 8th: Carlos Santana grounds out to second base, Martín Prado to Drew Steckenrider. | Bottom 8th: José Ramírez flies out to deep center field to Isaac Galloway. | Bottom 8th: Leonys Martin strikes out swinging.
Bottom 6th: Derek Dietrich singles to shallow infield. José Iglesias to second. | Bottom 6th: José Iglesias singles to left field. | Bottom 6th: Tucker Barnhart called out on strikes.
Top 6th: Eduardo Escobar doubles to left center field. Jarrod Dyson to third. | Top 6th: Jarrod Dyson walks. | Top 6th: Luke Weaver lines out to deep center field to Jason Martin.
Top 5th: Yolmer Sánchez at bat. | Top 5th: Ryan Cordell grounds out to first base to Chris Davis. | Bottom 4th: Chris Davis grounds out to shortstop, Yoán Moncada to José Abreu.
Bottom 5th: Billy McKinney grounds out to second base, Joe Panik to Brandon Belt. | Top 5th: Buster Posey called out on strikes. | Top 5th: Gerardo Parra grounds out to first base to Justin Smoak.
Top 5th: Roman Quinn strikes out swinging. | Top 5th: Mitch Walding strikes out swinging. | Top 5th: Phil Gosselin grounds out to shortstop, Luis Guillorme to Pete Alonso.
Bottom 4th: Tommy Pham flies out to deep center field to Billy Hamilton. | Bottom 4th: Brandon Lowe lines out to left center field to Billy Hamilton. | Bottom 4th: Willy Adames flies out to Jorge Soler.
Top 5th: John Hicks at bat. | Top 5th: Josh Harrison doubles to third base. | Bottom 4th: Jackie Bradley Jr. grounds out to second base, Ronny Rodríguez to Brandon Dixon.
Bottom 3rd: Matthew Carpenter at bat. | Bottom 3rd: Daniel Ponce de Leon grounds out to shortstop, Travis Shaw to Yasmani Grandal. | Top 3rd: Yasmani Grandal called out on strikes.
Bottom 1st: José Quintana grounds out to shortstop, Corey Seager to David Freese. | Bottom 1st: Jason Heyward is intentionally walked. | Bottom 1st: Daniel Descalso doubles to deep left field. Willson Contreras scores.
Top 2nd: Mitch Garver strikes out swinging. | Top 2nd: Byron Buxton flies out to center field to George Springer. | Top 2nd: Max Kepler called out on strikes.
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.