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Baseball betting is becoming more popular each year. This is one of those sports were a smart bettor can make big profits. Once the bettor starts understanding the betting lines set out by the sportsbooks, MLB bets can generate some serious money. Baseball betting uses mostly a money line, something a bit different from the point spreads used on football or basketball betting. Run line bets are not so popular for baseball betting, but they are also used with some frecuency. Another popular bet in baseball is the total, betting on the amount of runs scored by both teams on any given match.
MLB betting odds for this year's American and National League champs have been posted and sports bettors everywhere have already started making their picks on which teams have the best shot at the World Series.
Baseball is one of the most watched and bet on sports in the US and millions of people have been to abaseball game or bet on a baseball game. On a whole, gamblers are always wanting to make a quick buck,but most people won't put in any time for research.
Baseball betting is different than betting on football. Since many games are decided by a run or two it is not practical to have a spread as they do in football. Instead the sportsbooks use a money line for betting baseball. The money line is also used for other sporting events as well.
The money line determines the amount of money laid and the amount of money won when betting on either the favorite or the underdog. The most common case is the favorite with a negative line and the underdog with a positive one. The money line is listed based on $100 bet.
In baseball, the pitchers are the key to the game. The money line in baseball is made based on the starting pitchers for the games. In the event of a pitching change before the game, the money line may be adjusted. You can bet a baseball game several ways depending on the pitching.
You can bet the game as "action" which means that the bet is live no matter if the pitchers are changed before the game or not. If there is an unscheduled pitching change the payout may be different than the odds posted for the starting money line but the bet is still active.
You can bet a baseball game based on both of the starting pitchers listed when you make your bet. In the event that one of the pitchers does not start the game your bet will be voided and your original wager will be returned.
You can also bet a baseball game based on a pitcher for one team. If for example you wanted to bet on the Yankees with Johnson pitching and you did not care who the other team were starting then your bet would be active as long as Johnson started for the Yankees.
The run line is used in baseball when one team is a big favorite. A number of runs such as 1½ or 2 is subtracted from the score of the favorite team. This is similar to the point spread in Football.
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