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 99 69 30 531 367 0.697
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 96 62 34 498 369 0.646
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 97 49 48 406 387 0.505
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 96 44 52 431 474 0.458
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 98 28 70 352 512 0.286
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 96 53 43 496 413 0.552
2 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 95 44 51 429 453 0.463
3 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 99 41 58 386 457 0.414
4 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 96 33 63 385 513 0.344
5 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 96 28 68 343 535 0.292
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 100 65 35 503 313 0.650
2 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 98 59 39 415 415 0.602
3 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 98 55 43 450 430 0.561
4 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 98 49 49 426 404 0.500
5 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 98 41 57 432 496 0.418
NL - East
1 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 96 54 42 422 398 0.563
2 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 95 53 42 464 393 0.558
3 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 99 42 57 382 496 0.424
4 New York Mets New York Mets 95 40 55 370 436 0.421
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 95 56 39 490 386 0.589
2 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 99 55 44 430 383 0.556
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 96 49 47 437 416 0.510
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 98 49 49 437 451 0.500
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 97 43 54 462 505 0.443
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 97 54 43 459 375 0.557
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 98 53 45 431 389 0.541
3 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 97 52 45 478 478 0.536
4 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 99 51 48 404 426 0.515
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 100 40 60 370 476 0.400

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.