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Betting 101

1. Point Spread
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
2. Favorites vs. Underdogs
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
3. Over/Under
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
4. Moneyline Odds
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
5. Public Bet % vs Money %
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
6. Open vs. Current Odds
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
7. What is a Parlay?
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
8. What is a Teaser?
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.
9. What is a Unit?
The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.

Point Spread

The number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. If the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites and you bet on them, NE needs to win by 8 or more for you to win.

Where can I bet on the MLB?

If you’re in a U.S. state with legal online sports betting, you have multiple options:

  • DraftKings offers a wide range of MLB player props. Because the MLB season offers so many games, there are many valuable proposition-betting opportunities which target the performance of an individual player, not the final result of a game.
  • FanDuel has the best prices on MLB futures bets, like wagering on which team will win the 2020 World Series.
  • PointsBet lets bettors try points betting, where payouts increase the more the bet wins by, and vice versa.

Read our sportsbook reviews for more information, including exclusive sign-up bonuses and valuable promo codes.

How Can I Win Betting on MLB?

Because the MLB season is so long, savvy baseball bettors can take a small edge and turn it into significant profits due to the large sample size of games. Bettors can find an edge with The Action Network’s MLB power ratings, historically-profitable betting systems and through our props tool.

How do Moneylines work in MLB odds?

A moneyline is simply betting on which team will win a game outright. Everything in American moneyline odds are based on winning $100. So if the Astros are -150 favorites against the Red Sox, bettors would earn a profit of $100 for every $150 risked should Houston win.

If the Red Sox close at +130 and ultimately win the game, then bettors would cash $130 for every $100 risked.

You can use our odds converter to calculate MLB moneyline winnings.

What is a run line or point spread in MLB betting?

Point spreads, also known as runlines in MLB betting, are bets on the final margin of victory. Let’s assume the Houston Astros are listed at -1.5 on the runline against the Boston Red Sox. If Houston wins by two runs or more, Astros backers win their bets.

On the other hand, if the Red Sox win the game outright or lose by exactly one run, Boston would cover the +1.5 runline and cash for bettors.

What is a Total bet in a MLB game?

A MLB total includes betting on how many total runs will be scored in a game. For example, if the total (also known as the over/under) for a game between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox is set at 9.5, that means the teams would have to combine for 10 runs for over bettors to win. If the final combined score is 9 runs or fewer, under bettors would win their wagers.