The negative value -1.5 shows a team favored by 1.5 runs. The positive value +1.5 indicates that team is the underdog by 1.5 runs. Picking the fave means the team must win by at least two runs to...
The betting lines for baseball games are typically different than football or basketball. You’ll see point spreads for those sports, but the most common bet in baseball is the moneyline.
Baseball will list Favorites and Underdogs for that day’s games. The Money Line Odds will show the favorite listed with a (-), and the underdogs will be indicated by a (+) symbol. Most betting sites online, as well as all betting apps, will do the math for you. But it’s a rather simple equation based upon $100 wager.
MLB Total or OVER/UNDER Odds. Known as OVER/UNDER betting odds, this form of baseball wagering involves deciding if the total number of runs scored in the game by both teams combined will be more or less than a certain number. That certain number is an MLB total. Baseball totals usually range from a low of 6.5 to 11.5 or 12.
The moneyline is the most popular way to bet on baseball, but Over/Unders and the point spread (called the run line in baseball) are also very common. Moneyline
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The Dodgers are the clear favorites to do so, with shortest betting odds (+350) and the highest win total over/under (102.5). The New York Yankees (+550) and the San Diego Padres (+800) are the top contenders to begin the year, as the MLB returns to its 162-game schedule after the teams played just 60 games last season.
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