MLB Betting Tips
MLB is here and it’s one of my favorite time of the year, a pure profit run! Here are some great MLB betting tips from pinnacle:
1. There are three basic bet types available for baseball betting; Money Line, Run Line and Total. Money Line baseball betting simply refers to which of the two teams will win the game. Run Line betting is baseball’s equivalent to NFL’s Point Spread, while Totals betting in baseball relates to the total number of runs scored in a game.
Converting odds into probability:
(Risk / return) x 100 = probability percentage
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2. Betting on the Run Line can offer better value, but it also requires slightly more advanced baseball knowledge. At a basic level, for those who know the value of 3 points in NFL betting, 1.5 points is effectively the same thing in baseball betting – it is a 1.5 point handicap that either side must cover for a bet on them to win.
3. There are two main factors to consider that could inform your Money Line baseball betting:
a) Defense – The starting pitcher
b) Offense – The hitters
Just like Totals betting in any other sport, Totals in baseball betting refers to a bet on the total number of points (runs) scored in a game being over or under a figure set by the bookmaker – each team has 27 outs to score as many runs as they can, making it ideal for strategic betting.
Similarly to Money Line betting in baseball, analyzing the two teams in terms of offensive and defensive strengths can go a long way to informing your Totals betting. Additionally, there are several external factors that can lead to both high and low scoring games.