Baseball Betting Tips

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MLB Betting Tips

If you are betting on a lot of different games then Major League Baseball is the sport for you with 2,430 Regular Season games, plus the MLB Playoffs, each team will play a minimum of 162 games per season. That is a lot of opportunities to get some big wins and have some fun when betting. 

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MLB Markets

There are countless ways in which you can bet on an MLB game, from the winner of the game to very specific player stats-based prop bets such as hits, home runs and strikeouts. 

In MLB betting, the primary ways to have a punt on a match are through the Money Line, Run Line and Totals markets. Unlike all other sports Lines, the Run Line doesn't change, but the odds may vary instead. 

Check out some of the most popular types of MLB betting markets below.


With their no option of a game ending in a tie (with extra innings played) in the MLB, then there are simply two different outcomes in an MLB Head-to-Head market, Team A to win or Team B to win.

Run Line Betting

The Run Line is similar to the NHL Puck Line, the favorite is given a -1.5 run line, while the underdog receives a +1.5 run line, with the odds remaining constant, unlike the NFL or NBA. When betting on MLB Lines, you wager on the favorite to win by 2 or more runs or on the underdog to win or lose by just 1 run.

The Run Lines may vary from game to game, with some set at +/- 0.5 runs and others at +/- 2.5 runs, depending on the level of favoritism between the teams.

Total Runs Over/Under

MLB Over/Under betting, also known as the MLB Totals markets, involves punting on the total number of runs scored by both teams in a game. The sportsbooks set the line, which can range from Over/Under 7 runs to as high as Over/Under 12 runs in most cases.

MLB Player Props

MLB player props are bets centered around individual player stats in a specific match. These props often involve player vs player scenarios or over/under predictions. 

The most popular MLB player prop markets focus on hitting and pitching stats, including categories like Most Strikeouts among starting pitchers, Over/Under a certain number of strikeouts, to hit a home run, or to record Over/Under a specific number of RBI's or hits.

MLB Multi Bets

In the United States MLB multi bets are a huge business due to so many games being played on the same day. That is also what makes it challenging to pick with consistency being a killer when a team plays 162 games a year. This does however open up the market for better value throwing an underdog into your daily or weekly multi.

MLB Future Betting

When it comes to future betting on baseball there is nothing more prestigious than picking the winner of the World Series before the season begins. Millions of dollars are laid down each year on who will be the World Champion of Baseball and the winner of the MLB.

MLB Live Streaming

In Australia, ESPN broadcasts around 6 regular-season MLB games per week, as well as the All-Star and postseason games, including the World Series live. To access ESPN's coverage, a subscription to Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, Kayo, or Fetch TV is required. Additionally, 2 regular-season games per week are available on Apple TV Plus. 

MLB.TV offers live streaming of MLB games.

Alternatively Bet 365 also offers live streaming on a considerable amount of MLB games.

MLB History

Major League Baseball (MLB) has a storied history dating back to the mid-19th century. Its origins can be traced to early variations of baseball played in the United States, with formal rules established in 1845. The establishment of the American League (AL) and National League (NL) in 1901 laid the foundation for the World Series, the annual championship series. 

Iconic players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jackie Robinson further popularized the sport, drawing in fans nationwide. MLB's evolution saw rule changes, breaking racial barriers, and expansion, including teams from Canada. 

Today, MLB remains one of America's favorite pastimes, boasting a rich legacy of memorable moments and legendary players.

Recent MLB Premiers


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  • 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers Tampa Bay Rays 4-2
  • 2019 Washington Nationals Houston Astros 4-3
  • 2018 Boston Red Sox Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1
  • 2017 Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3
  • 2016 Chicago Cubs Cleveland Indians 4-3
  • 2015 Kansas City Royals New York Mets 4-1
  • 2014 San Francisco Giants Kansas City Royals 4-3
  • 2013 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals 4-2
  • 2012 San Francisco Giants Detroit Tigers 4-0
  • 2011 St. Louis Cardinals Texas Rangers 4-3
  • 2010 San Francisco Giants Texas Rangers 4-1
  • 2009 New York Yankees Philadelphia Phillies 4-2
  • 2008 Philadelphia Phillies Tampa Bay Rays 4-1
  • 2007 Boston Red Sox Colorado Rockies 4-0
  • 2006 St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers 4-1
  • 2005 Chicago White Sox Houston Astros 4-0
  • 2004 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals 4-0
  • 2003 Florida Marlins New York Yankees 4-2