2021 MLB Season Betting Preview Hub

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Major League Baseball is back!

After an abbreviated 2020 season followed by a long, cold winter, the 2021 season is ready for its first pitch, with 15 games set for Thursday, beginning as early as 1 p.m. ET and as late as 10 p.m. ET. Rest assured, there will be plenty of opportunities for betting both now and over the next seven months.

So, where do you start? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to prepare yourself to bet on the 2021 MLB season.

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How to Bet on Baseball

New to betting on baseball? Here are 10 easy, profitable tips to help you as you get started.

Futures

The futures market in MLB is robust, and there’s plenty of opportunities to bet on everything from World Series and postseason odds to individual awards and win totals.

30 Bets for 30 Teams: So maybe you were caught up with March Madness and haven’t had time to prepare yourself for the new season. We’ve got you covered. Whether you follow the Yankees, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Pirates or someone else, we have future odds, plus one best bet, for every single MLB club ahead of the start of the season.

Updated World Series Odds

Updated MLB Win Totals

Rookie of the Year Draft: Every new season brings with it a plethora of youngsters ready to prove themselves at the major-league level. Who should you have your eye on to take home the postseason awards? Our staff of experts drafted their favorite Rookie of the Year future odds.

Updated Rookie of the Year Odds

Cy Young Draft: You know the top pitchers in baseball, but whose odds provide the most value to bring home the prizes of the top aces in the individual leagues? Our staff of experts can help you decide in their future props draft.

Updated Cy Young Odds

MVP Draft: The most coveted individual award in the sport, the Most Valuable Player is always one to keep your eye on. The favorites are favorites for a reason, but are there longshots worth grabbing before the rest of the market catches on? Our staff of experts drafted their favorite futures on the MVP market.

Updated MVP Odds

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Individual Predictions

Sean Zerillo synthesizes advanced metrics with traditional scouting techniques to help gain an edge on the MLB betting market. Ahead of the start of the new season, Zerillo breaks down every future bet he has his eyes on, from teams to individuals and beyond. Read about it here.

Staff writer Brad Cunningham shares his five favorite bets ahead of the start of the 2021 season. Read them here.

Staff editor Collin Whitchurch shares his five favorite bets ahead of the start of the 2021 season. Read them here.


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Utility

Statistical Glossary: Perhaps more than any other sport, baseball is driven by statistics, and we don’t blame you if it can feel a little bit overwhelming at times. But we’re here to help with our handy guide to several key statistics you should familiarize yourself with as you prepare to start betting on baseball.

What is wRC+?

What is wOBA?

What is BABIP?

What are FIP and xFIP?

What is BaseRuns?

What is DRC+?

What are DRA and DRA-?

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