The best baseball odds for the 2023 season are here.
We reveal the best MLB betting odds, spreads, and runlines available at top legal sportsbooks for every single game throughout the regular season, playoffs, and World Series.
Keep this page on your radar throughout the 2023 MLB season to ensure you’re getting the best odds for each of your baseball wagers.
MLB Betting Odds
Game odds for the 2023 MLB season will appear in the table as they become available. You can scroll between options to discover the best moneyline, spread, and totals odds available for your favorite baseball bets all season long.
The first two months have brought some seriously surprising results. The Tampa Bay Rays are 42-19, while the Baltimore Orioles (37-22), Texas Rangers (38-20), and Atlanta Braves (35-24) were among the other top standouts across the league near the 60-game mark.
|Fri (6/9) @ 6:40pm ET||ARI Diamondbacks||-145||–||-145||-145||-147||-147||-145|
|Fri (6/9) @ 6:40pm ET||TEX Rangers||+145||–||+140||+143||+148||+146||+145|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||KC Royals||+145||+150||+145||+158||+165||+142||+150|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||BOS Red Sox||+140||–||+125||+130||+133||+130||+125|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||LA Dodgers||-105||–||-115||-115||-110||-112||-115|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||NY Mets||-125||–||-105||+100||-104||-102||+100|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:07pm ET||MIN Twins||-105||+105||+105||+105||+110||+106||+110|
|TOR Blue Jays||-115||-125||-125||-125||-125||-123||-130|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:10pm ET||HOU Astros||-125||–||-110||-110||-114||-110||-110|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:20pm ET||WAS Nationals||+165||–||+165||+175||+175||+172||+175|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:10pm ET||MIA Marlins||+120||–||+105||+110||+114||+110||+110|
|CHI White Sox||-145||–||-125||-130||-132||-130||-130|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:10pm ET||OAK Athletics||+190||–||+190||+205||+180||+200||+200|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:15pm ET||CIN Reds||+155||–||+145||+143||+160||+142||+150|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:40pm ET||SD Padres||-185||–||-189||-189||-196||-196||-200|
|Fri (6/9) @ 9:38pm ET||SEA Mariners||+110||–||-105||+100||-109||+102||+100|
|Fri (6/9) @ 10:15pm ET||CHI Cubs||+100||-105||-110||+100||+105||+100||+100|
|Sat (6/10) @ 1:10pm ET||ARI Diamondbacks||-130||-130||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 2:10pm ET||MIA Marlins||+125||-120||–||–||–||–||–|
|CHI White Sox||-145||+100||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 2:15pm ET||CIN Reds||+185||+135||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 3:10pm ET||SD Padres||-189||-189||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:05pm ET||LA Dodgers||+100||-105||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:05pm ET||NY Mets||-145||-145||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:10pm ET||WAS Nationals||+155||+145||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:10pm ET||OAK Athletics||+160||+135||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:10pm ET||TEX Rangers||+135||+105||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 6:10pm ET||HOU Astros||-149||+115||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 7:35pm ET||BOS Red Sox||+115||-115||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 10:07pm ET||SEA Mariners||-110||+120||–||–||–||–||–|
|Fri (6/9) @ 6:40pm ET||ARI Diamondbacks||-1.5 +115||–||-1.5 +115||-1.5 +110||-1.5 +112||-1.5 +112||-1.5 +105|
|DET Tigers||+1.5 -141||–||+1.5 -141||+1.5 -130||+1.5 -137||+1.5 -133||+1.5 -125|
|Fri (6/9) @ 6:40pm ET||TEX Rangers||+1.5 -145||–||+1.5 -145||+1.5 -141||+1.5 -147||+1.5 -143||+1.5 -141|
|TB Rays||-1.5 +120||–||-1.5 +120||-1.5 +118||-1.5 +120||-1.5 +118||-1.5 +115|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||KC Royals||+1.5 -141||+1.5 -130||+1.5 -141||+1.5 -125||+1.5 -132||+1.5 -141||+1.5 -130|
|BAL Orioles||-1.5 +115||-1.5 +110||-1.5 +115||-1.5 +105||-1.5 +110||-1.5 +116||-1.5 +110|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||BOS Red Sox||+1.5 -145||–||+1.5 -161||+1.5 -154||+1.5 -175||+1.5 -164||+1.5 -161|
|NY Yankees||-1.5 +120||–||-1.5 +135||-1.5 +130||-1.5 +140||-1.5 +136||-1.5 +130|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||LA Dodgers||-1.5 +150||–||-1.5 +145||+1.5 -208||-1.5 +143||-1.5 +142||-1.5 +140|
|PHI Phillies||+1.5 -185||–||+1.5 -175||-1.5 +175||+1.5 -179||+1.5 -172||+1.5 -169|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||NY Mets||-1.5 +135||–||-1.5 +150||-1.5 +150||-1.5 +148||-1.5 +150||+1.5 -200|
|PIT Pirates||+1.5 -161||–||+1.5 -185||+1.5 -179||+1.5 -182||+1.5 -185||-1.5 +165|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:07pm ET||MIN Twins||-1.5 +155||+1.5 -189||+1.5 -185||+1.5 -189||+1.5 -208||+1.5 -192||+1.5 -189|
|TOR Blue Jays||+1.5 -189||-1.5 +160||-1.5 +150||-1.5 +158||-1.5 +165||-1.5 +160||-1.5 +160|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:10pm ET||HOU Astros||-1.5 +135||–||-1.5 +155||-1.5 +148||-1.5 +143||-1.5 +146||-1.5 +145|
|CLE Guardians||+1.5 -164||–||+1.5 -189||+1.5 -175||+1.5 -179||+1.5 -175||+1.5 -175|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:20pm ET||WAS Nationals||+1.5 -120||–||+1.5 -110||+1.5 -115||+1.5 -120||+1.5 -118||+1.5 -110|
|ATL Braves||-1.5 +100||–||-1.5 -110||-1.5 -105||-1.5 +100||-1.5 -102||-1.5 -110|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:10pm ET||MIA Marlins||+1.5 -164||–||+1.5 -200||+1.5 -189||+1.5 -189||+1.5 -179||+1.5 -179|
|CHI White Sox||-1.5 +140||–||-1.5 +165||-1.5 +158||-1.5 +155||-1.5 +146||-1.5 +150|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:10pm ET||OAK Athletics||+1.5 -105||–||+1.5 +105||+1.5 +105||+1.5 -114||+1.5 +105||+1.5 +100|
|MIL Brewers||-1.5 -115||–||-1.5 -125||-1.5 -125||-1.5 -108||-1.5 -127||-1.5 -120|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:15pm ET||CIN Reds||+1.5 -120||–||+1.5 -141||+1.5 -135||+1.5 -133||+1.5 -139||+1.5 -130|
|STL Cardinals||-1.5 +100||–||-1.5 +115||-1.5 +115||-1.5 +112||-1.5 +115||-1.5 +110|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:40pm ET||SD Padres||-1.5 -120||–||-1.5 -125||-1.5 -130||-1.5 -133||-1.5 -130||-1.5 -130|
|COL Rockies||+1.5 +100||–||+1.5 +105||+1.5 +110||+1.5 +110||+1.5 +108||+1.5 +110|
|Fri (6/9) @ 9:38pm ET||SEA Mariners||+1.5 -189||–||-1.5 +165||+1.5 -208||-1.5 +165||+1.5 -196||+1.5 -200|
|LA Angels||-1.5 +155||–||+1.5 -200||-1.5 +175||+1.5 -208||-1.5 +162||-1.5 +165|
|Fri (6/9) @ 10:15pm ET||CHI Cubs||+1.5 -208||-1.5 +165||-1.5 +155||+1.5 -222||-1.5 +170||-1.5 +168||+1.5 -208|
|SF Giants||-1.5 +170||+1.5 -196||+1.5 -189||-1.5 +180||+1.5 -227||+1.5 -204||-1.5 +175|
|Sat (6/10) @ 1:10pm ET||ARI Diamondbacks||-1.5 +115||-1.5 +130||–||–||–||–||–|
|DET Tigers||+1.5 -135||+1.5 -149||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 2:10pm ET||MIA Marlins||+1.5 -164||-1.5 +145||–||–||–||–||–|
|CHI White Sox||-1.5 +140||+1.5 -169||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 2:15pm ET||CIN Reds||+1.5 -145||+1.5 -141||–||–||–||–||–|
|STL Cardinals||-1.5 +125||-1.5 +120||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 3:10pm ET||SD Padres||-1.5 -141||-1.5 -130||–||–||–||–||–|
|COL Rockies||+1.5 +120||+1.5 +110||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:05pm ET||LA Dodgers||-1.5 +150||-1.5 +155||–||–||–||–||–|
|PHI Phillies||+1.5 -175||+1.5 -179||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:05pm ET||NY Mets||-1.5 +135||-1.5 +110||–||–||–||–||–|
|PIT Pirates||+1.5 -154||+1.5 -130||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:10pm ET||WAS Nationals||+1.5 -115||+1.5 -135||–||–||–||–||–|
|ATL Braves||-1.5 -105||-1.5 +115||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:10pm ET||OAK Athletics||+1.5 -120||+1.5 -145||–||–||–||–||–|
|MIL Brewers||-1.5 +100||-1.5 +125||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:10pm ET||TEX Rangers||+1.5 -135||+1.5 -208||–||–||–||–||–|
|TB Rays||-1.5 +115||-1.5 +180||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 6:10pm ET||HOU Astros||-1.5 +125||+1.5 -175||–||–||–||–||–|
|CLE Guardians||+1.5 -145||-1.5 +150||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 7:35pm ET||BOS Red Sox||+1.5 -154||-1.5 +140||–||–||–||–||–|
|NY Yankees||-1.5 +135||+1.5 -164||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 10:07pm ET||SEA Mariners||-1.5 +165||+1.5 -164||–||–||–||–||–|
|LA Angels||+1.5 -196||-1.5 +140||–||–||–||–||–|
|Fri (6/9) @ 6:40pm ET||ARI Diamondbacks||o8.5 -110||–||o8 -115||o8 -115||o8.0 -118||o8 -114||o8 -115|
|DET Tigers||u8.5 -110||–||u8 -105||u8 -105||u8.0 +100||u8 -106||u8 -105|
|Fri (6/9) @ 6:40pm ET||TEX Rangers||u8 -110||–||u8.5 -115||u8 +115||u8.5 -118||u8.5 -118||u8 +100|
|TB Rays||o8 -110||–||o8.5 -105||o8 -135||o8.5 -103||o8.5 -104||o8 -120|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||KC Royals||u8.5 -115||u8.5 -120||u8.5 -115||u8.5 -115||u8.0 -105||u8.5 -122||u8.5 -120|
|BAL Orioles||o8.5 -105||o8.5 +100||o8.5 -105||o8.5 -105||o8.0 -114||o8.5 +100||o8.5 +100|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||BOS Red Sox||o8 -110||–||o8 -110||o8 -110||o8.0 -114||o8 -114||o8 -110|
|NY Yankees||u8 -110||–||u8 -110||u8 -110||u8.0 -106||u8 -106||u8 -110|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||LA Dodgers||o9.5 -110||–||o9.5 -105||o9.5 -110||o9.5 -108||o9.5 -104||o9.5 -105|
|PHI Phillies||u9.5 -110||–||u9.5 -115||u9.5 -110||u9.5 -112||u9.5 -118||u9.5 -115|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:05pm ET||NY Mets||o9 -110||–||o9.5 -105||o9.5 -105||o9.5 +100||o9.5 +100||o9.5 -105|
|PIT Pirates||u9 -110||–||u9.5 -115||u9.5 -115||u9.5 -120||u9.5 -122||u9.5 -115|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:07pm ET||MIN Twins||o8.5 -110||o8.5 -115||o8.5 -120||o8.5 -125||o8.5 -110||o8.5 -118||o8.5 -120|
|TOR Blue Jays||u8.5 -110||u8.5 -105||u8.5 +100||u8.5 +105||u8.5 -108||u8.5 -104||u8.5 +100|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:10pm ET||HOU Astros||u8 -115||–||u8 -110||u8 -110||u8.0 -108||u8 -122||u8 -110|
|CLE Guardians||o8 -105||–||o8 -110||o8 -110||o8.0 -112||o8 +100||o8 -110|
|Fri (6/9) @ 7:20pm ET||WAS Nationals||u10 -115||–||u10 -105||u10 -105||u10.5 -118||u10 -104||u10 -105|
|ATL Braves||o10 -105||–||o10 -115||o10 -115||o10.5 -103||o10 -118||o10 -115|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:10pm ET||MIA Marlins||u8.5 -115||–||u8 -110||u8 -115||u8.0 -108||u8 -105||u8 -105|
|CHI White Sox||o8.5 -105||–||o8 -110||o8 -105||o8.0 -110||o8 -115||o8 -115|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:10pm ET||OAK Athletics||u9.5 -120||–||u9.5 -120||u9.5 -110||u9.5 -118||u9.5 -115||u9.5 -115|
|MIL Brewers||o9.5 +100||–||o9.5 +100||o9.5 -110||o9.5 +100||o9.5 -105||o9.5 -105|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:15pm ET||CIN Reds||o8.5 -120||–||o8 -115||o8 -115||o8.5 -103||o8 -120||o8 -115|
|STL Cardinals||u8.5 +100||–||u8 -105||u8 -105||u8.5 -118||u8 -102||u8 -105|
|Fri (6/9) @ 8:40pm ET||SD Padres||u11 +100||–||u11 +100||u11.5 -115||u11.0 -103||u11.5 -115||u11.5 -115|
|COL Rockies||o11 -120||–||o11 -120||o11.5 -105||o11.0 -118||o11.5 -105||o11.5 -105|
|Fri (6/9) @ 9:38pm ET||SEA Mariners||u7 +100||–||u7.5 -110||u7.5 -115||u7.5 -115||u7.5 -104||u7.5 -105|
|LA Angels||o7 -120||–||o7.5 -110||o7.5 -105||o7.5 -103||o7.5 -118||o7.5 -115|
|Fri (6/9) @ 10:15pm ET||CHI Cubs||o7 -120||o8 -105||o8 -105||o7.5 -125||o8.0 -108||o8 -112||o8 -110|
|SF Giants||u7 +100||u8 -115||u8 -115||u7.5 +105||u8.0 -110||u8 -108||u8 -110|
|Sat (6/10) @ 1:10pm ET||ARI Diamondbacks||o8.5 -120||o9 +100||–||–||–||–||–|
|DET Tigers||u8.5 +100||u9 -120||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 2:10pm ET||MIA Marlins||u8.5 -105||u8.5 -110||–||–||–||–||–|
|CHI White Sox||o8.5 -115||o8.5 -110||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 2:15pm ET||CIN Reds||o8 -120||o8.5 -115||–||–||–||–||–|
|STL Cardinals||u8 +100||u8.5 -105||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 3:10pm ET||SD Padres||u11 -110||u12.5 -105||–||–||–||–||–|
|COL Rockies||o11 -110||o12.5 -115||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:05pm ET||LA Dodgers||o9 -115||o9 -120||–||–||–||–||–|
|PHI Phillies||u9 -105||u9 +100||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:05pm ET||NY Mets||o9 -115||o9 +100||–||–||–||–||–|
|PIT Pirates||u9 -105||u9 -120||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:10pm ET||WAS Nationals||u9.5 -110||u9.5 -120||–||–||–||–||–|
|ATL Braves||o9.5 -110||o9.5 +100||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:10pm ET||OAK Athletics||u9.5 -115||u9.5 -110||–||–||–||–||–|
|MIL Brewers||o9.5 -105||o9.5 -110||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 4:10pm ET||TEX Rangers||u8 -110||u7.5 -115||–||–||–||–||–|
|TB Rays||o8 -110||o7.5 -105||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 6:10pm ET||HOU Astros||u8 -110||u8 -105||–||–||–||–||–|
|CLE Guardians||o8 -110||o8 -115||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 7:35pm ET||BOS Red Sox||o8 +100||o8.5 -115||–||–||–||–||–|
|NY Yankees||u8 -120||u8.5 -105||–||–||–||–||–|
|Sat (6/10) @ 10:07pm ET||SEA Mariners||u7 -110||u9 -105||–||–||–||–||–|
|LA Angels||o7 -110||o9 -115||–||–||–||–||–|
**Odds updated daily
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How MLB Odds Work
When it comes to MLB betting odds, there are dozens of options to choose from for your 2023 baseball bets.
MLB Game Odds
Game lines are sportsbooks’ bread and butter. Bettors will find MLB moneylines, point spreads, and totals (Over/Under). Moneylines are bets on who will win a game straight-up (SU). Point spreads are wagers on the difference between the teams’ scores. Finally, Over/Unders are bets on whether the teams’ combined scores will be higher or lower than the score listed by oddsmakers at a sportsbook. Each of these wagers depends on the game’s outcome.
While MLB futures are set months in advance, MLB game lines are set in the day(s) leading up to a game. Oddsmakers determine game lines by monitoring team performance. Injuries, trades, and other events that affect team performance can change the odds leading up to a game. The announcement of starting pitchers will also impact the betting odds for any given matchup. Oddsmakers can also tweak odds to balance the amount of money wagered on both sides of the line. That way, no matter who wins, sportsbooks can come out ahead.
MLB Live Odds (In-Game)
Every major sportsbook brand and most smaller brands offer live in-game betting. They begin with the odds set before the game. Then, oddsmakers watch the game to adjust the odds based on the expected outcome. If the Cubs were expected to lose at the beginning of the game, an unexpected comeback would flip the odds. But if the Cubs lost a player to an injury mid-game, that could change the odds, too.
As always, oddsmakers are making sure the odds don’t lose the sportsbook too much money. Pay attention to odds changes to get the best odds before they change.
MLB Prop Bets
Bettors have hundreds of options available when it comes to baseball props. MLB player props are among the most common and focus primarily on a player’s performance throughout one game. Will they get more (Over) or less than (Under) a set number of hits or home runs? Will a pitcher notch Over or Under a set number of strikeouts? With MLB props, you can bet on the individual performance of players to add excitement to any given game.
MLB Futures Odds
World Series odds, MLB MVP odds, and Rookie of the Year odds are some of the easiest to find when it comes to MLB futures markets. Like futures bets for other sports, MLB futures focus on long-term betting markets that won’t be decided in the next day or two. Baseball futures bets can be placed anytime throughout the year, but you’ll typically need to wait to see if your wager cashes in.
Like game lines, futures odds are set by oddsmakers with intimate knowledge of their sport.
The two main types of World Series bets are:
- Game lines, including prop bets
- Futures bets
Futures bettors have a chance to make large gains if they bet at the beginning of the season. Futures bets placed early in the season will be larger than the World Series’ game line.
For example, let’s say the White Sox win the World Series this year. If you placed a futures bet on them with +1,000 odds, then you’d get $1,000 for every $100 you wagered. But if you bet on the Dodgers game line on the day of the World Series, you wouldn’t enjoy that same reward. A bettor who wagered $100 on a game line with -200 would only win $50. Obviously, anyone who wagered on the losing team would lose their stake.
But don’t confuse futures and game lines. Take our bet from above:
Futures odds, like the first bet, are set months in advance based on predictions from the previous season and any off-season trades, injuries, or developments. Game lines, like the second, are set only days in advance. The odds change with each game and significant team development. Sportsbook oddsmakers will change the odds after feedback from each game, important team developments, and sportsbooks’ cash distributions.
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MLB Playoff Odds
By the time the playoffs come around, MLB series odds will have closed on the most promising teams. If bettors’ futures bets look bleak at this point, that’s a bad sign. If a futures bet goes from promising to a long shot, it’s time to focus on game lines.
Sportsbooks also offer new ongoing promotions throughout the playoffs. Bettors may find odds boosts, parlays, and other small promotions that reward bettors for runs their chosen player makes.
Watch MLB playoff series odds to learn when to pivot from futures bets to game lines.
Sportsbooks With Best Baseball Odds
If bettors have recently received access to legal sports wagering within their state, they may be surprised to discover familiar names. Fantasy sports operators like DraftKings and FanDuel also run some of the largest sportsbooks in the United States. Big casino brands, like BetMGM and WynnBet, also have sportsbooks. Then there are sports media companies, like FOX Bet and Barstool Sportsbook, whose sportsbooks complement their sports content.
Virtually every sportsbook offers MLB lines. However, we’ve listed a few highlights below.
Visit DraftKings: Claim a $50 bonus bet and a 20% deposit match bonus (up to $1,000)
One of the best-known sportsbooks on the market, DraftKings offers great MLB sports betting options. DraftKings’ odds tend to be among the most competitive when it comes to betting on the favorites. This should be a great sportsbook for Dodgers, Padres, and Mets fans in 2023!
Visit BetMGM: Get up to $1,000 paid back in bonus bets if you don’t win your first bet. Use bonus code TODAY (not available in NY)
BetMGM offers a unique easy parlay builder as one of its first betting categories. Baseball fans will have many ways to bring their wildest betting ideas to life with this feature. If baseball wagers are anything like BetMGM’s basketball wagers, BetMGM will have the most diverse set of available wagers.
Visit Caesars: Claim up to $1,250 on Caesars + 1,000 Tier Credits + 1,000 Reward Credits® using promo code TODAYFULL
Caesars Sportsbook acquired William Hill in 2021, and took over its Liberty betting platform. William Hill odds aside, bettors can browse many MLB boosts at Caesars. The app offers boosted parlays and props. Bettors who like specials and risks should check Caesars Sportsbook for baseball odds.
Visit BetRivers: Claim a second chance bet up to $500 using bonus code TODAYRIV
BetRivers has many game lines and futures bets available for MLB bettors. But it also has profit boosts on MLB lines. It offers boosts on many different sports, like a 20% profit boost on baseball lines available every Monday. Expect similar promotions when baseball season starts.
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For bettors who like betting on the underdog, FanDuel is a promising MLB sportsbook choice. Its underdog odds tend to be better than most of the market. It’s not true every time, so bettors still have to check. But this is a good sportsbook for bettors who think the Pirates will be competitive.
States With Legal Baseball Betting
These states offer legal sports betting, either at retail sportsbook locations or at retail sportsbooks and online:
|Nevada||New Hampshire||New Jersey|
|New York||North Carolina||Oregon|
MLB betting is available at every licensed sportsbook. However, MLB lines don’t look the same at each of them. Some sportsbook odds follow patterns that affect the value bettors get from their wagers.
For example, DraftKings tends to have some of the best odds on the favorite to win. FanDuel tends to favor the underdog. BetRivers has similar odds as DraftKings, but has an impressive rewards system that sets it apart from DraftKings. BetMGM doesn’t follow a specific pattern, so it’s a must-check for odds-hunters.
Bettors will also find different bonuses at their sportsbooks. Deposit bonuses reward bettors for making large deposits and playing through them. Bonus bets refund lost wagers. Usually, it’s only valid for the first bet, so pay attention.
Bettors seeking a sportsbook to commit to should keep its odds trends and welcome bonus offer in mind. These are the most important features for long-term bettors.
What to Look For at a MLB Betting Site
What bettors want in an MLB sportsbook depends on bettors’ MLB betting strategies. If bettors wager on specials, then they’ll need to find sportsbooks that offer creative parlays and many bet types. BetMGM would cater to this type of bettor well.
But if bettors rely on analysts’ MLB game picks, then a standard selection of MLB game lines will be enough. At that point, bettors will have to adjust their sportsbook picks to their trusted analysts’ picks. DraftKings is good for favorites, and FanDuel is great for underdogs. But always check the odds! These are trends, not rules.
MLB Gambling Bonus Offers
Most sportsbooks offer welcome bonuses, like deposit bonuses or bonus bets. However, they come with strict conditions. DraftKings’ $1,000 deposit bonus actually requires bettors to deposit funds, then gamble that money before receiving bonus credits.
However, smaller ongoing promotions offer odds boosts, parlays, and other special deals. Boosts like DraftKings’ +400 offer on Giannis and Zion to record six or more combined dunks was boosted from +250. MLB fans will have to watch for these boosts’ equivalents. (Don’t blow too much money on these boosts. They can often be parlay bets in disguise, and they’re for the sportsbook’s benefit, not the bettor’s.)
How To Sign Up With a MLB Betting App
Most MLB betting tips describe how to bet. But understanding how to register for MLB betting apps is an undervalued area of expertise.
Finding the best app for bettors is its own strategy. Some bettors create accounts at every available sportsbook. But most people don’t want to shop the entire market for the best odds. Instead, bettors should decide what’s most important to them. Then, they can pick a sportsbook that fits their highest priorities most of the time. Bettors who want the biggest selection of MLB wagers should register at BetMGM. Underdog bettors should wager at FanDuel and favorite bettors at DraftKings.
Once bettors have picked a sportsbook, registration is usually easy. Registration gets broken into three steps that collect personal information and create an account. If bettors have a promo code, they’ll enter it during the sign-up process. After that, bettors deposit funds, click a set of odds to wager on and start betting.
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MLB Live Odds & In-Game Betting
There are many different kinds of in-game MLB bets available for bettors to choose from during the game. They can be infinitely narrow in scope, but there are only a few main types of wagers that bettors need to understand. If they get these, bettors will be able to understand any wager and place bets throughout the game.
MLB Moneyline Wagers
This is a basic win/lose bet. If a bettor picks the Dodgers to win a game, then a moneyline bet has been placed.
MLB Totals (Over/Under)
Over/Unders are bets on a game’s combined point total. If bettors believe both teams will end the game over a combined score of six, bettors can place an Over bet. Betting a team would score under six runs would be an Under bet.
It’s often confused with point spreads, but this is a more basic wager than a point spread.
MLB Point Spread (Runline)
The point spread is a bet on the point difference between the winner and loser. If bettors think their team will lose by less than three points, they can place that wager (+3). Spreads are also displayed with half points to avoid ties. These bets also give bettors who want to wager on bad teams a shot at winning.
If bettors make a bet on one outcome, that’s a straight bet. If bettors combine two or more bets into one bet slip, that’s a parlay bet. Parlays are high-risk, high-reward wagers, and there’s no partial credit. All the bets must come through for the parlay to win, but the odds are compounded so you can get much larger payouts when all legs of your MLB parlay hit.
MLB Prop Bets
In-game MLB prop bets are fun wagers that don’t have anything to do with a game’s outcome. MLB player props are some of the most common props to bet during a game, but you can bet on game props, exotic props, and season-long props, too.
MLB Odds FAQ
Yes. It’s a mainstream sport with a massive audience. It’s universally approved in state sports betting catalogs, too. Bettors will be hard-pressed to find a sportsbook that doesn’t have professional baseball lines. Some big brands may still have international baseball lines after the pandemic.
Oddsmakers. These are professionals who set odds for sportsbooks. They understand baseball well and know how to predict winners. However, they also know how to balance risk on either side of the line to make sure sportsbooks remain profitable. It’s a complex tightwire act that creates the odds bettors wager on.
Before the season begins. Futures odds are based on whatever data is available at the time. At the beginning of the season, that includes information about the previous season’s strongest teams. They can also take trades, injuries, and player information into account. Futures odds can be set early, so they often are to get early money in for next season.
Bettors have to compare sportsbook odds at the time they’re made available. Game lines follow predictable patterns, but futures don’t have those same easily identifiable trends. Bettors can compare sportsbooks themselves or google sites that do the comparisons for them. It takes a little leg work, but it only takes a few minutes.
Yes. DraftKings offers MLB odds for its American bettors. However, adventurous bettors can also find international baseball leagues to bet on. As of this writing, DraftKings offers baseball lines on the Caribbean baseball league, too. During the pandemic, Korean baseball was a sportsbook staple. Bettors will find MLB odds and so much more at DraftKings.
Yes. FanDuel offers live betting during MLB games. It’s a common offering, especially among big sportsbook brands. Live betting has its own section in FanDuel’s sportsbook. Bettors can switch between leagues in the live section, too. So bettors can start with live MLB betting, then move to different sports in the meantime.