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 130 84 46 766 617 0.646
2 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 130 76 54 609 506 0.585
3 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 130 69 61 751 661 0.531
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 131 52 79 587 658 0.397
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 129 41 88 558 819 0.318
AL - Central
1 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 128 77 51 746 601 0.602
2 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 129 75 54 604 513 0.581
3 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 128 59 69 546 658 0.461
4 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 129 45 84 543 669 0.349
5 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 126 39 87 458 698 0.310
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 130 83 47 708 523 0.638
2 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 127 74 53 641 539 0.583
3 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 130 63 67 657 699 0.485
4 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 131 63 68 662 691 0.481
5 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 129 55 74 636 729 0.426
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 130 78 52 693 620 0.600
2 New York Mets New York Mets 128 67 61 618 593 0.523
3 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 127 66 61 611 633 0.520
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 127 46 81 475 623 0.362
NL - Central
1 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 127 69 58 575 535 0.543
2 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 128 69 59 631 563 0.539
3 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 128 66 62 616 646 0.516
4 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 127 60 67 572 549 0.472
5 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 128 53 75 581 705 0.414
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 130 85 45 716 499 0.654
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 129 64 65 666 607 0.496
3 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 128 63 65 562 618 0.492
4 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 127 59 68 564 615 0.465
5 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 129 58 71 686 751 0.450

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.