Betting on MLB Baseball 2016 Guide

As a sports bettor who is just getting started, you may have some questions concerning the best way to go about betting on Baseball and be fruitful at it. This article should be read as a brief guide to help you improve your chances of profiting while betting on MLB games.

Placing good bets on MLB Baseball is not a complicated task, but it is very dissimilar to betting on NFL Football or NBA basketball. If you're not familiar with money line, betting can be extremely intimidating, but the good news is that with time, you will eventually familiarized yourself with it and everything will look simple to you.

Money Line

As you may already know, the money line is based on $100 bets. A team will be favored on every single contest and be represented with a minus sign(eg. Cubs -125) next to the money line. and the underdog will have a plus sign(eg. +115 Mets) next to the money-line.

In the example above, if you wanted to win $100, you will need to bet $125 on the Cubs because they are the favorite and need to risk more money to bet on the stronger team. On the other hands, betting on the Mets which are the underdogs, you will get better odds and more money if they were to beat the favorite team. So to win $100, you need to bet $115 on the Mets. This is what the (Mets +115) means.

The meaning of Dime lines.

what's the "Dimes Lines"? It is simply the difference between the moneyline on the favorite while the underdog is only about 10, (or to be exact, -10).

Here's an example, a Dime line would look like this: (Cubs-140/Mets +130). It should be noted that most Bookies a 20 cents line and would prefer offering odds like (Cubs-140/ Mets+120) on the same game. In case you want to get serious about your Baseball betting, you should seek a bookie that serve dime lines.

Run Lines

The run line is essentially a -1.5 or +1.5 point spread that is given by each team in a specific game. To Repeat it again, the minus sign always represent the team that is being favorite while the plus sign represent the underdog team, So with the team that is favorite on the run line, you will be betting that this team wins by 2 or more runs. But if this team were to only win by just 1 run, your bet would be considered a loser.

Now, because the risk is higher when you are betting that a specific team will win by 2 runs instead of winning outright, that will mean you will get much better odds and more money. You should also be reminded by about 30% of MLB games are decided by 1 runs.

If you bet on the underdog with the run line, you are basically predicting that this team will win the game straight up or lose by only 1 run. And since you will be increasing your chance of winning, using the run line to bet on the underdog will eventually cost you more than betting on the same team with the money line.


Similarly to Football and Basketball, the bookmakers sets totals for Baseball games. Wha this means is that you will be simply betting on the combined number of runs scored by each team in a specific game. he Oddsmakers will set the total that makes sense to them and you decide whether you think the total of runs scored by both team will eventually be more or less than the set actually numbers.
In the world of betting, this is known as "Over/Under" betting for very obvious reason.


Just like Football and Baseball, Baseball parley requires you to win all of your wages in a specific parlay to eventually cash in a good winning bet. The obvious difference in MLB baseball is that, because of the well-known money line, you will have adjusted payouts in compare to other sports.


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