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.

MLB
MLB
# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 132 90 42 706 500 0.682
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 131 83 48 681 527 0.634
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 131 70 61 551 514 0.534
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 131 60 71 584 669 0.458
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 132 38 94 507 720 0.288
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 130 74 56 660 531 0.569
2 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 130 61 69 578 615 0.469
3 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 131 53 78 501 619 0.405
4 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 131 52 79 549 686 0.397
5 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 131 40 91 483 708 0.305
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 131 81 50 656 435 0.618
2 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 132 79 53 630 545 0.598
3 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 131 74 57 544 586 0.565
4 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 132 64 68 603 579 0.485
5 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 132 58 74 626 697 0.439
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 130 73 57 615 517 0.562
2 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 131 70 61 566 564 0.534
3 New York Mets New York Mets 131 58 73 545 598 0.443
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 132 53 79 487 661 0.402
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 130 77 53 633 516 0.592
2 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 131 73 58 602 536 0.557
3 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 132 73 59 581 558 0.553
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 131 64 67 576 577 0.489
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 131 56 75 584 671 0.427
NL - West
1 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 131 72 59 587 504 0.550
2 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 131 71 60 619 633 0.542
3 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 131 70 61 623 502 0.534
4 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 133 66 67 525 570 0.496
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 133 50 83 504 643 0.376

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.