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 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 39 27 12 213 148 0.692
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 39 27 12 225 164 0.692
3 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 40 21 19 195 188 0.525
4 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 37 16 21 161 168 0.432
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 40 12 28 156 228 0.300
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 38 19 19 179 168 0.500
2 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 35 17 18 157 173 0.486
3 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 38 16 22 168 179 0.421
4 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 39 13 26 162 222 0.333
5 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 36 9 27 142 211 0.250
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 41 25 16 196 110 0.610
2 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 39 23 16 200 167 0.590
3 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 38 22 16 179 175 0.579
4 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 39 19 20 178 190 0.487
5 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 41 16 25 162 218 0.390
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 38 23 15 209 154 0.605
2 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 38 22 16 180 143 0.579
3 New York Mets New York Mets 36 19 17 151 163 0.528
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 39 14 25 135 212 0.359
NL - Central
1 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 37 22 15 160 137 0.595
2 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 39 23 16 201 173 0.590
3 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 36 21 15 197 141 0.583
4 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 40 23 17 153 156 0.575
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 40 13 27 163 201 0.325
NL - West
1 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 39 24 15 160 130 0.615
2 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 40 22 18 162 178 0.550
3 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 40 19 21 156 189 0.475
4 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 39 16 23 168 167 0.410
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 41 15 26 151 199 0.366

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.