Betting On MLB Online

Sure, Major League Baseball games take a while to complete but what an incredible betting platorm it offers. It’s also the main live event to get dedicated bettors from the end of NCAA’s March Madness to the start of the NFL and NCAA football seasons. No other sport is more dependent on one person when it comes to determining the line – that’s the starting pitcher. Know his tendencies, and more often than not you will have a nice bankroll come October.

What Are The Current MLB Standings

Scan the standings below to help form your long-term betting strategy. Dissect the analytics and form your betting strategy well in advance. [+]

Look for mismatches, like a team playing a day game following a night extra-inning game, or perhaps an afternoon game following a day-night doubleheader.

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# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 New York Yankees New York Yankees 127 83 44 749 604 0.654
2 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 128 74 54 597 503 0.578
3 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 128 67 61 735 657 0.523
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 128 52 76 580 646 0.406
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 127 41 86 555 807 0.323
AL - Central
1 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 127 77 50 740 592 0.606
2 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 127 74 53 600 510 0.583
3 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 126 57 69 532 654 0.452
4 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 127 45 82 538 660 0.354
5 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 124 38 86 446 686 0.306
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 128 81 47 697 516 0.633
2 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 125 72 53 630 532 0.576
3 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 128 63 65 653 685 0.492
4 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 130 63 67 658 686 0.485
5 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 128 54 74 629 725 0.422
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 128 76 52 688 617 0.594
2 New York Mets New York Mets 126 66 60 615 591 0.524
3 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 126 66 60 600 614 0.524
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 125 45 80 454 609 0.360
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 126 68 58 627 554 0.540
2 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 125 67 58 561 527 0.536
3 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 127 65 62 610 645 0.512
4 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 126 60 66 570 546 0.476
5 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 126 52 74 577 696 0.413
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 127 83 44 709 486 0.654
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 128 64 64 665 601 0.500
3 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 127 63 64 562 617 0.496
4 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 126 59 67 564 604 0.468
5 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 127 58 69 678 737 0.457

Where Can I Bet On MLB Online

Hardcore MLB handicappers, along with casual fans of the America’s pastime (MLB still calls itself that but we all know it has been surpassed by football), have plenty of wagering options available to them. The best of the best sportsbooks make up the OSB Top 5 list presented below. 

MLB Moneyline Betting

There is no spread in baseball as there is in the NHL, since so many games are determined by just one run. Thus, you are left with picking a side via a moneyline bet. You will almost never see a team reach -300 as a moneyline favorite. There are simply too many variables, even as good as the starting pitcher – say Clayton Kershaw – might be. Even the worst teams will win more than 60 games.

MLB Total Betting

The totals in MLB games will almost always run from 5.5-10.5. The 5.5 is somewhat rare and is rarely only when two National League aces face off. We say NL aces because American League totals are slightly inflated due to the presence of the DH. You will see 10.5 between two struggling starting pitchers or often at Colorado’s Coors Field, where the altitude makes a big difference in the flight path of the baseball.

MLB Runline Betting

One version of the spread in MLB betting is the runline. At its basic, one team will be a 1.5 run favorite over the other. Most often, the underdog on the moneyline will be the favorite on the runline and vice versa.