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 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 18 14 4 90 43 0.778
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 17 8 9 86 66 0.471
3 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 19 7 12 68 78 0.368
4 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 19 7 12 82 118 0.368
5 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 19 6 13 77 119 0.316
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 18 11 7 63 61 0.611
2 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 15 9 6 77 65 0.600
3 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 17 8 9 45 57 0.471
4 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 17 7 10 77 98 0.412
5 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 18 6 12 83 96 0.333
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 17 12 5 76 54 0.706
2 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 21 13 8 132 102 0.619
3 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 17 10 7 94 86 0.588
4 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 20 10 10 102 95 0.500
5 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 18 8 10 70 79 0.444
NL - East
1 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 17 11 6 102 85 0.647
2 New York Mets New York Mets 18 10 8 103 113 0.556
3 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 17 9 8 90 79 0.529
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 19 4 15 48 97 0.211
NL - Central
1 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 19 12 7 99 101 0.632
2 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 16 10 6 59 54 0.625
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 18 10 8 95 83 0.556
4 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 17 8 9 103 85 0.471
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 17 5 12 58 59 0.294
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 20 12 8 122 93 0.600
2 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 19 11 8 68 80 0.579
3 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 18 9 9 99 102 0.500
4 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 19 8 11 60 67 0.421
5 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 18 6 12 59 82 0.333

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.