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 162 103 59 943 739 0.636
2 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 162 96 66 769 656 0.593
3 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 162 84 78 901 828 0.519
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 162 67 95 726 828 0.414
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 162 54 108 729 981 0.333
AL - Central
1 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 162 101 61 939 754 0.623
2 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 162 93 69 769 657 0.574
3 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 161 72 89 708 832 0.447
4 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 162 59 103 691 869 0.364
5 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 161 47 114 582 915 0.292
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 162 107 55 920 640 0.660
2 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 162 97 65 845 680 0.599
3 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 162 78 84 810 878 0.481
4 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 162 72 90 769 868 0.444
5 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 162 68 94 758 893 0.420
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 162 97 65 855 743 0.599
2 New York Mets New York Mets 162 86 76 791 737 0.531
3 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 162 81 81 774 794 0.500
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 162 57 105 615 808 0.352
NL - Central
1 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 162 91 71 764 662 0.562
2 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 162 89 73 769 766 0.549
3 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 162 84 78 814 717 0.519
4 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 162 75 87 701 711 0.463
5 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 162 69 93 758 911 0.426
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 162 106 56 886 613 0.654
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 162 85 77 813 743 0.525
3 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 162 77 85 678 773 0.475
4 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 162 71 91 835 958 0.438
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 162 70 92 682 789 0.432

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.