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MLB season is one of the most popular in the United States. This page will explain where to find the best MLB odds and how to take advantage of them.

However, bettors should take MLB predictions with a grain of salt. Preseason futures odds to win the World Series predict winners no better than chance. The Dodgers won in 2020 with +385 preseason odds. But the Royals had +3,300 preseason futures odds and won the World Series in 2015.

Sportsbook futures reflect public opinion about the upcoming World Series. So, sharp bettors will form their own opinions with fresh information about MLB teams rather than relying on public opinion.    

MLB Betting Odds

When the next MLB season begins on March 31, game odds will appear in the table below.

Bet TypeMoneyline
Open
Wed (5/4) @ 12:41pm ET ARI Diamondbacks +125 +140 +148
MIA Marlins -143 -161 -175
Wed (5/4) @ 12:41pm ET ARI Diamondbacks +120 -2000 -1667 -1667 0
MIA Marlins -145 +900 +775 +960 0
Wed (5/4) @ 1:11pm ET STL Cardinals -139 -141 -143
KC Royals +120 +120 +123
Wed (5/4) @ 1:11pm ET ATL Braves +115 +115 +115
NY Mets -133 -135 -133
Wed (5/4) @ 1:11pm ET STL Cardinals -145 -10000 -10000 -10000 -2500
KC Royals +120 +3000 +3300 +3200 +1020
Wed (5/4) @ 1:13pm ET ATL Braves +115 -5000 -10000 -233 0
NY Mets -141 +1400 +3300 +176 0
Wed (5/4) @ 2:10pm ET SEA Mariners +165 +2000 +3300 +4000 +1750
HOU Astros -200 -10000 -10000 -10000 -10000
Wed (5/4) @ 2:11pm ET SEA Mariners +165 +185 +185
HOU Astros -196 -213 -222
Wed (5/4) @ 3:38pm ET TB Rays -122 -130 -128
OAK Athletics +105 +110 +110
Wed (5/4) @ 3:38pm ET TB Rays -120 -141 -135 -156 -120
OAK Athletics +100 +110 +105 +122 +100
Wed (5/4) @ 4:33pm ET PIT Pirates +125 -345 -345 +114 -400 -294
DET Tigers -149 +250 +240 -133 +280 +230
Wed (5/4) @ 4:40pm ET SD Padres -154 -714 -667 -145 -147 -769 -625
CLE Guardians +130 +450 +400 +125 +125 +460 +435
Wed (5/4) @ 4:40pm ET PIT Pirates +130 +115
DET Tigers -149 -135
Wed (5/4) @ 6:45pm ET TEX Rangers +165 +150
PHI Phillies -185 -169
Wed (5/4) @ 6:46pm ET TEX Rangers +155 +160 +150 +160 +160 +160
PHI Phillies -189 -189 -185 -185 -189 -196
Wed (5/4) @ 7:05pm ET MIN Twins -141 -135 -145 -145 -139 -133 -141
BAL Orioles +115 +115 +120 +125 +120 +114 +120
Wed (5/4) @ 7:08pm ET NY Yankees -135 -154 -149 -145 -143 -154 -154
TOR Blue Jays +110 +135 +125 +125 +125 +130 +130
Wed (5/4) @ 7:10pm ET LA Angels +105 +115 +120 +115 +114 +118 +115
BOS Red Sox -125 -135 -145 -135 -132 -139 -135
Wed (5/4) @ 7:40pm ET CIN Reds +210 +240 +240
MIL Brewers -250 -278 -294
Wed (5/4) @ 7:41pm ET CHI White Sox -145 -145 -149 -149 -143 -145 -145
CHI Cubs +120 +125 +125 +130 +125 +122 +125
Wed (5/4) @ 7:41pm ET CIN Reds +200 +230 +230 +245 +240
MIL Brewers -250 -294 -303 -303 -303
Wed (5/4) @ 8:40pm ET WAS Nationals +120 +125 +125 +125 +132 +124 +130
COL Rockies -145 -145 -149 -145 -154 -147 -154
Wed (5/4) @ 10:11pm ET SF Giants +130 +145 +135 +143 +136 +140
LA Dodgers -154 -164 -161 -167 -161 -164
Thu (5/5) @ 9:41pm ET MIA Marlins +120 +120 +108 +120
SD Padres -141 -141 -127 -141
Thu (5/5) @ 9:41pm ET TB Rays -110 -110 -120 -115
SEA Mariners -110 -110 +102 -105
Wed (5/4) @ 12:41pm ET ARI Diamondbacks +1.5 -189 +1.5 -161 +1.5 -161
MIA Marlins -1.5 +150 -1.5 +140 -1.5 +130
Wed (5/4) @ 12:41pm ET ARI Diamondbacks +1.5 -175 -1.5 +325 -1.5 +400 +1.5 -769 -1.5 +190
MIA Marlins -1.5 +145 +1.5 -476 +1.5 -667 -1.5 +470 +1.5 -238
Wed (5/4) @ 1:11pm ET STL Cardinals -1.5 +116 -1.5 +125 -1.5 +118
KC Royals +1.5 -143 +1.5 -145 +1.5 -147
Wed (5/4) @ 1:11pm ET ATL Braves +1.5 -200 +1.5 -179 +1.5 -208
NY Mets -1.5 +155 -1.5 +155 -1.5 +165
Wed (5/4) @ 1:11pm ET STL Cardinals -1.5 +120 -7.5 -400 -7.5 -556 -9.5 +102 -9.5 0
KC Royals +1.5 -145 +7.5 +280 +7.5 +375 +9.5 -130 +9.5 0
Wed (5/4) @ 1:13pm ET ATL Braves +1.5 -185 -6.5 -1667 -7.5 -345 -7.5 -400 -7.5 0
NY Mets -1.5 +150 +6.5 +800 +7.5 +240 +7.5 +285 +7.5 0
Wed (5/4) @ 2:10pm ET SEA Mariners +1.5 -125 +5.5 -385 +4.5 +1350 +5.5 -385 +5.5 0
HOU Astros -1.5 +105 -5.5 +270 -4.5 -10000 -5.5 +280 -5.5 0
Wed (5/4) @ 2:11pm ET SEA Mariners +1.5 -137 +1.5 -120 +1.5 -120
HOU Astros -1.5 +110 -1.5 +100 -1.5 -103
Wed (5/4) @ 3:38pm ET TB Rays -1.5 +140 -1.5 +140 -1.5 +135
OAK Athletics +1.5 -179 +1.5 -161 +1.5 -167
Wed (5/4) @ 3:38pm ET TB Rays -1.5 +145 -1.5 +170 -1.5 +210 -1.5 +215 -1.5 +180
OAK Athletics +1.5 -175 +1.5 -222 +1.5 -278 +1.5 -294 +1.5 -222
Wed (5/4) @ 4:33pm ET PIT Pirates +1.5 -164 -1.5 +130 -2.0 -110 +1.5 -208 -1.5 -161 -1.5 -154
DET Tigers -1.5 +135 +1.5 -161 +2.0 -115 -1.5 +163 +1.5 +126 +1.5 +130
Wed (5/4) @ 4:40pm ET SD Padres -1.5 +115 -3.5 +100 -3.0 -130 -1.5 +125 -1.5 +116 -2.5 -179 -3.5 +100
CLE Guardians +1.5 -141 +3.5 -130 +3.0 +100 +1.5 -145 +1.5 -143 +2.5 +138 +3.5 -120
Wed (5/4) @ 4:40pm ET PIT Pirates +1.5 -145 +1.5 -175
DET Tigers -1.5 +125 -1.5 +150
Wed (5/4) @ 6:45pm ET TEX Rangers +1.5 -135 +1.5 -135
PHI Phillies -1.5 +115 -1.5 +115
Wed (5/4) @ 6:46pm ET TEX Rangers +1.5 -135 +1.5 -125 +1.5 -135 +1.5 -137 +1.5 -122 +1.5 -125
PHI Phillies -1.5 +110 -1.5 +105 -1.5 +110 -1.5 +110 -1.5 +102 -1.5 +105
Wed (5/4) @ 7:05pm ET MIN Twins -1.5 +125 -1.5 +125 -1.5 +115 -1.5 +120 -1.5 +125 -1.5 +126 -1.5 +120
BAL Orioles +1.5 -149 +1.5 -145 +1.5 -141 +1.5 -141 +1.5 -154 +1.5 -152 +1.5 -141
Wed (5/4) @ 7:08pm ET NY Yankees -1.5 +125 -1.5 +110 -1.5 +110 -1.5 +120 -1.5 +118 -1.5 +106 -1.5 +115
TOR Blue Jays +1.5 -154 +1.5 -130 +1.5 -135 +1.5 -141 +1.5 -147 +1.5 -128 +1.5 -135
Wed (5/4) @ 7:10pm ET LA Angels +1.5 -189 +1.5 -179 +1.5 -164 +1.5 -169 +1.5 -200 +1.5 -175 +1.5 -179
BOS Red Sox -1.5 +155 -1.5 +155 -1.5 +140 -1.5 +145 -1.5 +155 -1.5 +146 -1.5 +150
Wed (5/4) @ 7:40pm ET CIN Reds +1.5 -106 +1.5 +110 +1.5 +104
MIL Brewers -1.5 -118 -1.5 -130 -1.5 -128
Wed (5/4) @ 7:41pm ET CHI White Sox -1.5 +120 -1.5 +130 -1.5 +120 -1.5 +130 -1.5 +125 -1.5 +125 -1.5 +130
CHI Cubs +1.5 -145 +1.5 -149 +1.5 -145 +1.5 -149 +1.5 -156 +1.5 -149 +1.5 -154
Wed (5/4) @ 7:41pm ET CIN Reds +1.5 +100 +1.5 +110 +2.5 -135 +1.5 +114 +1.5 +115
MIL Brewers -1.5 -120 -1.5 -130 -2.5 +110 -1.5 -137 -1.5 -135
Wed (5/4) @ 8:40pm ET WAS Nationals +1.5 -154 +1.5 -145 +1.5 -149 +1.5 -149 +1.5 -164 +1.5 -161 +1.5 -145
COL Rockies -1.5 +125 -1.5 +125 -1.5 +125 -1.5 +130 -1.5 +132 -1.5 +130 -1.5 +125
Wed (5/4) @ 10:11pm ET SF Giants +1.5 -161 +1.5 -149 +1.5 -161 +1.5 -159 +1.5 -154 +1.5 -161
LA Dodgers -1.5 +135 -1.5 +130 -1.5 +135 -1.5 +130 -1.5 +128 -1.5 +135
Thu (5/5) @ 9:41pm ET MIA Marlins +1.5 -169 +1.5 -169 +1.5 -192
SD Padres -1.5 +150 -1.5 +150 -1.5 +158
Thu (5/5) @ 9:41pm ET TB Rays -1.5 +150 -1.5 +150 -1.5 +150
SEA Mariners +1.5 -169 +1.5 -169 +1.5 -182
Wed (5/4) @ 12:41pm ET ARI Diamondbacks o7.5 +100 o7.5 -120 o7.5 -108
MIA Marlins u7.5 -120 u7.5 +100 u7.5 -110
Wed (5/4) @ 12:41pm ET ARI Diamondbacks o7.5 +100 o12.5 -135 o12.5 -145 o15.5 +600 o12.5 -125
MIA Marlins u7.5 -120 u12.5 +105 u12.5 +110 u15.5 -1111 u12.5 +105
Wed (5/4) @ 1:11pm ET STL Cardinals u7.5 +100 u7.5 -105 u7.5 -105
KC Royals o7.5 -120 o7.5 -115 o7.5 -114
Wed (5/4) @ 1:11pm ET ATL Braves o7.0 -120 o7 -105 o7.0 -105
NY Mets u7.0 +100 u7 -115 u7.0 -114
Wed (5/4) @ 1:11pm ET STL Cardinals u7.5 +100 u9.5 -154 u8.5 -149 u8.5 -169 u9.5 0
KC Royals o7.5 -120 o9.5 +125 o8.5 +115 o8.5 +132 o9.5 0
Wed (5/4) @ 1:13pm ET ATL Braves o7 -120 o10.5 +130 o9 -125 o11 +120 o9.5 +120
NY Mets u7 +100 u10.5 -161 u9 +100 u11 -154 u9.5 -141
Wed (5/4) @ 2:10pm ET SEA Mariners u7.5 -105 u9.5 +130 u10 -135 u9.5 +116 u9.5 0
HOU Astros o7.5 -115 o9.5 -161 o10 +105 o9.5 -147 o9.5 0
Wed (5/4) @ 2:11pm ET SEA Mariners u7.5 -106 u7.5 +100 u7.5 -104
HOU Astros o7.5 -114 o7.5 -120 o7.5 -115
Wed (5/4) @ 3:38pm ET TB Rays u7.0 -114 u7 -125 u6.5 +102
OAK Athletics o7.0 -105 o7 +105 o6.5 -122
Wed (5/4) @ 3:38pm ET TB Rays u7 -115 u2.5 -130 u2.5 -149 u2 -108 u1.5 0
OAK Athletics o7 -105 o2.5 +100 o2.5 +115 o2 -120 o1.5 0
Wed (5/4) @ 4:33pm ET PIT Pirates u7.5 -110 u6.5 -120 u6.5 -120 u7.5 -105 u6 +100 u6.5 -110
DET Tigers o7.5 -110 o6.5 -110 o6.5 -105 o7.5 -114 o6 -128 o6.5 -110
Wed (5/4) @ 4:40pm ET SD Padres u7 -105 u8.5 +100 u8.5 -110 u7 +100 u7.0 -106 u8 +100 u8.5 +100
CLE Guardians o7 -115 o8.5 -130 o8.5 -115 o7 -120 o7.0 -112 o8 -128 o8.5 -120
Wed (5/4) @ 4:40pm ET PIT Pirates u7.5 -110 u7.5 -105
DET Tigers o7.5 -110 o7.5 -115
Wed (5/4) @ 6:45pm ET TEX Rangers u8 -105 u8 -105
PHI Phillies o8 -115 o8 -115
Wed (5/4) @ 6:46pm ET TEX Rangers u8 -105 u8.5 -120 u8 -105 u8.5 -114 u8 -104 u8 +100
PHI Phillies o8 -115 o8.5 +100 o8 -115 o8.5 -105 o8 -118 o8 -120
Wed (5/4) @ 7:05pm ET MIN Twins u7.5 -115 u7.5 -120 u7.5 -115 u7.5 -110 u7.0 +105 u7.5 -115 u7.5 -115
BAL Orioles o7.5 -105 o7.5 +100 o7.5 -105 o7.5 -110 o7.0 -125 o7.5 -105 o7.5 -105
Wed (5/4) @ 7:08pm ET NY Yankees o8 -110 o8 -115 o8.5 -105 o8 -125 o8.0 -118 o8.5 -104 o8 -120
TOR Blue Jays u8 -110 u8 -105 u8.5 -115 u8 +105 u8.0 +100 u8.5 -115 u8 +100
Wed (5/4) @ 7:10pm ET LA Angels u9 -110 u8.5 -115 u8.5 -115 u8.5 -120 u8.5 -118 u8 -106 u8 -105
BOS Red Sox o9 -110 o8.5 -105 o8.5 -105 o8.5 +100 o8.5 +100 o8 -114 o8 -115
Wed (5/4) @ 7:40pm ET CIN Reds o7.5 -108 o7.5 -120 o7.5 -109
MIL Brewers u7.5 -112 u7.5 +100 u7.5 -109
Wed (5/4) @ 7:41pm ET CHI White Sox u7 -120 u7 -120 u7 -120 u7 -120 u7.0 -123 u7 -122 u7 -120
CHI Cubs o7 +100 o7 +100 o7 +100 o7 +100 o7.0 +104 o7 +100 o7 +100
Wed (5/4) @ 7:41pm ET CIN Reds o7.5 -105 o7.5 -115 o7.5 -120 o7.5 -120 o8 +100
MIL Brewers u7.5 -115 u7.5 -105 u7.5 +100 u7.5 -102 u8 -120
Wed (5/4) @ 8:40pm ET WAS Nationals u10.5 -110 u10.5 -115 u10.5 -110 u10.5 -120 u10.0 -105 u10.5 -114 u10.5 -115
COL Rockies o10.5 -110 o10.5 -105 o10.5 -110 o10.5 +100 o10.0 -114 o10.5 -106 o10.5 -105
Wed (5/4) @ 10:11pm ET SF Giants u7.5 -105 u7.5 -110 u7.5 -115 u7.5 -110 u7.5 -105 u7.5 -115
LA Dodgers o7.5 -115 o7.5 -110 o7.5 -105 o7.5 -108 o7.5 -115 o7.5 -105
Thu (5/5) @ 9:41pm ET MIA Marlins o7 -105 o7 -105 o7 -118 o7 -105
SD Padres u7 -115 u7 -115 u7 -104 u7 -115
Thu (5/5) @ 9:41pm ET TB Rays u7 -125 u7 -125 u7 -120 u7 -125
SEA Mariners o7 +105 o7 +105 o7 -102 o7 +105

Current MLB World Series Odds

The MLB World Series futures still resemble standings from the previous World Series. However, as MLB teams compete, their odds will shift as oddsmakers follow public and sharp opinion.

View the latest World Series Odds.

Here is a little bit about each of the top 5 MLB teams favored to win the 2022 World Series.

The Dodgers and the Astros went to the World Series three times in the last five years and won once. So, their odds of winning the World Series are unsurprisingly favorable. The Yankees have the most World Series appearances and the highest win rate across the league’s history. So they’re unsurprisingly favored, too. 

The Toronto Blue Jays narrowly missed qualifying for the 2021 post-season as a wild card team. They were from matching the Yankees and Red Sox’ records that season. Since the New York Yankees made it as a wild card team in 2021, it’s unsurprising to see them favored before the 2022 season.  

But MLB betting odds only reflect current public opinion. These preseason odds will likely be unrecognizable at the end of the season. 

MLB Odds - News And Updates

Sportsbooks With The Best Baseball Odds

If bettors just got sports betting in their states, they may be surprised to discover familiar names. Fantasy sports operators like DraftKings and FanDuel also run sportsbooks. Big casino brands like BetMGM or WynnBet, also have sportsbooks. Then there are sports media companies, like FOX Bet and Barstool Sportsbook, whose sportsbooks complement their sports content.

Virtually every sportsbook offers MLB lines. However, we’ve listed a few highlights below. 

BetRivers Sportsbook

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BetRivers has many game lines and futures bets available for MLB bettors. But it also has profit boosts on MLB lines. It offers boosts on many different sports, like a 20% profit boost on baseball lines available every Monday. Expect similar promotions when baseball season starts. 

Caesars Sportsbook

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Caesars Sportsbook acquired William Hill in 2021, and took over its Liberty betting platform. William Hill odds aside, bettors can browse many MLB boosts at Caesars. The app offers boosted parlays and props. For example, it offered +1,400 odds on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to record a triple double at the end of January 2021. Bettors who like specials and risks should check Caesars Sportsbook for baseball odds. 

BetMGM Sportsbook

Visit: BetMGM >> Claim up to $1000 in risk free bets

BetMGM offers a unique easy parlay builder as one of its first betting categories. Baseball fans will have many ways to bring their wildest betting ideas to life with this feature. If baseball wagers are anything like BetMGM’s basketball wagers, BetMGM will have the most diverse set of available wagers. 

FanDuel Sportsbook

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For bettors who like betting on the underdog, FanDuel is a promising MLB sportsbook choice. Its underdog odds tend to be better than most of the market. It’s not true every time, so bettors still have to check. But this is a good sportsbook for bettors who think the Pirates will be competitive. 

DraftKings Sportsbook

Visit: DraftKings >> Claim a 20% deposit match bonus up to $1,000

One of the best-known sportsbooks on the market, DraftKings offers great MLB sports betting options. DraftKings odds tend to be most competitive on the favorite to win. This could be a good sportsbook for Dodgers fans! 

States With Legal Baseball Betting

These states offer legal sports betting, either at retail sportsbook locations or at retail sportsbooks and online:

ArizonaArkansasColorado
ConnecticutDelaware
IllinoisIndianaIowa
MichiganMississippiMontana
NevadaNew HampshireNew Jersey
New YorkNorth CarolinaOregon
PennsylvaniaRhode IslandTennessee
VirginiaWashingtonWest Virginia

MLB betting is available at every licensed sportsbook. However, MLB lines don’t look the same at each of them. Some sportsbook odds follow patterns that affect the value bettors get from their wagers.

For example, DraftKings tends to have some of the best odds on the favorite to win. FanDuel tends to favor the underdog. BetRivers has similar odds as DraftKings, but has an impressive rewards system that sets it apart from DraftKings. BetMGM doesn’t follow a specific pattern, so it’s a must-check for odds-hunters.

Bettors will also find different bonuses at their sportsbooks. Deposit bonuses reward bettors for making large deposits and playing through them. Risk-free bets refund lost wagers. Usually, it’s only valid for the first bet, so pay attention. 

Bettors seeking a sportsbook to commit to should keep its odds trends and bonus offers in mind. These are the most important features for long-term bettors. 

World Series Betting Odds

The two main types of World Series bets are: 

  • Game lines, including prop bets
  • Futures bets

Futures bettors have a chance to make large gains if they bet at the beginning of the season. Futures bets placed early in the season will be larger than the World Series’ game line.

For example, let’s say the White Sox win the World Series this year. If you placed a futures bet on them with +1,000 odds, then you’d get $1,000 for every $100 you wagered. But if you bet on the Dodgers game line on the day of the World Series, you wouldn’t enjoy that same reward. A bettor who wagered $100 on a game line with -200 would only win $50. Obviously, anyone who wagered on the losing team would lose their stake. 

But don’t confuse futures and game lines. Take our bet from above: 

StakeOddsReward
$100+1,000$1,000
$100-200$50

Futures odds, like the first bet, are set months in advance based on predictions from the previous season and any off-season trades, injuries, or developments. Game lines, like the second, are set only days in advance. The odds change with each game and significant team development. Sportsbook oddsmakers will change the odds after feedback from each game, important team developments, and sportsbooks’ cash distributions.

MLB Playoff Betting Odds

By the time the playoffs come around, MLB series odds will have closed on the most promising teams. If bettors’ futures bets look bleak at this point, that’s a bad sign. If a futures bet goes from promising to a long-shot, it’s time to focus on game lines.

Sportsbooks also offer doubledowncasino ongoing promotions throughout the playoffs. Bettors may find odds boosts, parlays, and other small promotions that reward bettors for runs their chosen player makes. 

Watch MLB playoff series odds to learn when to pivot from futures bets to game lines.

MLB Game Odds

Game lines are sportsbooks’ bread and butter. Bettors will find MLB moneylines, point spreads, and over/unders (totals). Moneylines are bets on who will win. Point spreads are bets on the difference between the teams’ scores. Finally, over/unders are bets on whether the teams’ combined scores will be higher or lower than the score displayed. Each of these wagers depends on the game’s outcome. 

While MLB futures are set months in advance, MLB game lines are set days before the game. Oddsmakers determine game lines by monitoring team performance. Injuries, trades, and other events that affect team performance can change the odds leading up to a game. Oddsmakers can also tweak odds to balance the amount of money wagered on both sides of the line. That way, no matter who wins, sportsbooks can come out ahead. 

MLB Live Odds

Every major sportsbook brand and most smaller brands offer live in-game betting. They begin with the odds set before the game. Then, oddsmakers watch the game to adjust odds based on the expected outcome. If the Cubs were expected to lose at the beginning of the game, an unexpected comeback would flip the odds. But if the Cubs lost a player to an injury mid-game, that could change the odds, too.

As always, oddsmakers are making sure the odds don’t lose the sportsbook too much money. Pay attention to odds changes to get the best odds before they change. 

Placing MLB Prop Bets

Bettors have many choices for MLB prop bets. MLB player props are among the most common. However, awards are common props, too. MLB Rookie of the Year odds will be some of the easiest to find in the prop bets section. MLB MVP odds will dominate many prop bet sections, too. Like game lines, these odds are set by oddsmakers with intimate knowledge of their sport. 

However, there are weird prop bets, too. There was a prop bet floating around with odds on the Cleaveland Indians’ doubledowncasino name. These special props are worth watching for, too. 

What To Look For On An MLB Betting Site 

What bettors want in an MLB sportsbook depends on bettors’ MLB betting strategies. If bettors wager on specials, then they’ll need to find sportsbooks that offer creative parlays and many bet types. BetMGM would cater to this type of bettor well.

But if bettors rely on analysts’ MLB game picks, then a standard selection of MLB game lines will be enough. At that point, bettors will have to adjust their sportsbook picks to their trusted analysts’ picks. DraftKings is good for favorites, and FanDuel is great for underdogs. But always check the odds! These are trends, not rules. 

MLB Gambling Bonus Offers

Most sportsbooks offer welcome bonuses, like deposit bonuses or risk-free bets. However, they come with strict conditions. DraftKings’ $1,000 deposit bonus actually requires bettors to deposit funds, then gamble that money before receiving bonus credits. 

However, smaller ongoing promotions offer odds boosts, parlays, and other special deals. Boosts like DraftKings’ +400 offer on Giannis and Zion to record six or more combined dunks was boosted from +250. MLB fans will have to watch for these boosts’ equivalents. (Don’t blow too much money on these boosts. They can often be parlay bets in disguise, and they’re for the sportsbook’s benefit, not the bettor’s.) 

How To Sign Up For An MLB Betting App 

Most MLB betting tips describe how to bet. But understanding how to register for MLB betting apps is an undervalued area of expertise. 

Finding the best app for bettors is its own strategy. Some bettors create accounts at every available sportsbook. But most people don’t want to shop the entire market for the best odds. Instead, bettors should decide what’s most important to them. Then, they can pick a sportsbook that fits their highest priorities most of the time. Bettors who want the biggest selection of MLB wagers should register at BetMGM. Underdog bettors should wager at FanDuel and favorite bettors at DraftKings. 

Once bettors have picked a sportsbook, registration is usually easy. Registration gets broken into three steps that collect personal information and create a log-in. If bettors have a promo code, they’ll enter it during signup. After that, bettors deposit funds, click a set of odds to wager on, and start betting. 

Types Of MLB Bets That Can Be Placed 

There are many different kinds of MLB bets for bettors to choose from. They can be infinitely narrow in scope, but there are only a few main types of wagers bettors need to understand. If they get these, bettors will be able to understand any wager. 

MLB Moneyline

This is a basic win/lose bet. If a bettor picks the Dodgers to win, then that bettor has placed a moneyline bet. 

Easy. 

MLB Betting Over/Under 

Over/Unders are bets on a game’s combined point total. If bettors believe both teams will end the game over a combined score of six, bettors can place an over bet. Betting a team would score under six runs would be an under bet. 

It’s often confused with point spreads, but this is a more basic wager than a point spread. 

MLB Point Spread 

The point spread is a bet on the point difference between the winner and loser. If bettors think their team will lose by less than three points, they can place that wager. Points are also displayed with half points to avoid ties. These bets also give bettors who want to wager on bad teams a shot at winning. 

MLB Parlay

If bettors make one bet on one outcome, that’s a straight bet. If bettors combine two or more bets into one bet, that’s a parlay bet. Parlays are high-risk, high-reward wagers, and there’s no partial credit. All the bets must come through for the parlay to win. 

MLB Futures 

MLB futures betting is the riskiest way to bet. These are long-term bets on the outcomes of the entire season. Predicting these in advance is challenging, but rewarding for bettors who can pull it off. 

MLB Prop Bets

Prop bets are fun bets that don’t have anything to do with a game’s outcome. MLB player props are some of the most common props throughout every part of the MLB season. Bettors will find MLB bets like . But they’ll have to pay attention to how many games the prop bet covers. It might cover instead of all 162. 

this type of wager in 2020. The odds were -125 for any pitcher to get nine wins. (It was listed 8.5  wins to make sure a pitcher got at least nine to eliminate pushes.)

 


FAQs – MLB Odds And Picks

Is MLB Betting Legal In The US? 

Yes. It’s a mainstream sport with a massive audience. It’s universally approved in state sports betting catalogs, too. Bettors will be hard-pressed to find a sportsbook that doesn’t have professional baseball lines. Some big brands may still have international baseball lines after the pandemic. 

Who Sets The Odds To Win The World Series?

Oddsmakers. These are professionals who set odds for sportsbooks. They understand baseball well and know how to predict winners. However, they also know how to balance risk on either side of the line to make sure sportsbooks remain profitable. It’s a complex tightwire act that creates the odds bettors wager on. 

How Far In Advance Can I Place MLB Future Bets On The World Series?

Before the season begins. Futures odds are based on whatever data is available at the time. At the beginning of the season, that includes information about the previous season’s strongest teams. They can also take trades, injuries, and player information into account. Futures odds can be set early, so they often are to get early money in for next season. 

Where Can I Find The Best MLB Playoff Odds? 

Bettors have to compare sportsbook odds at the time they’re made available. Game lines follow predictable patterns, but futures don’t have those same easily identifiable trends. Bettors can compare sportsbooks themselves or google sites that do the comparisons for them. It takes a little leg work, but it only takes a few minutes. 

Does DraftKings Offer MLB Odds?

Yes. DraftKings offers MLB odds for its American bettors. However, adventurous bettors can also find international baseball leagues to bet on. As of this writing, DraftKings offers baseball lines on the Caribbean baseball league, too. During the pandemic, Korean baseball was a sportsbook staple. Bettors will find MLB odds and so much more at DraftKings. 

Does FanDuel Offer Live MLB Odds During A Game? 

Yes. FanDuel offers live betting during MLB games. It’s a common offering, especially among big sportsbook brands. Live betting has its own section in FanDuel’s sportsbook. Bettors can switch between leagues in the live section, too. So bettors can start with live MLB betting, then move to different sports in the meantime.

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Christopher Gerlacher

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