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Everyone can benefit from having a great coach, and bettors are no different. Enjoying online betting comes from having all the possible tools at your disposal, and knowing the best betting sites and sportsbooks that suit you, so that by the time game day comes round we’re all in it together – hyped and raring to go.

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Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout. © Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

MLB

MLB (Major League Baseball) is the highest level of professional baseball in the world and is made up of 30 teams split up into two leagues, the American League (AL) and National League (NL), with 15 in each. Each league is subsequently divided into three divisions, with five teams in each.

It is the oldest professional sports league in the United States and Canada – and has long been dubbed “America’s Pastime”. From a bettor’s perspective, with 30 teams playing 162 regular season games (that’s a huge 2,430 games in total if you were wondering), there is never a shortage of opportunities for baseball betting online, which makes it popular among experienced and novice gamblers alike.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. © Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

NFL

The NFL (National Football League) is the best football league in the world. It’s 32 teams, playing out a gruelling 17-week regular-season schedule, with a post-season if you're good enough. The Super Bowl – its championship game – is the most bet-on annual sporting event in the world.

The NFL and sports betting have a very close relationship. NFL betting is a multi-billion dollar industry, with the Super Bowl alone seeing nearly $10 billion in bets last year in America, making it the most profitable league in the world for sportsbooks.

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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar celebrates with the Stanley Cup. © Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NHL

The NHL (National Hockey League) was officially formed in 1917 in Montreal, but the sport’s rich history goes back even further. It’s especially popular all over the world in countries that regularly experience colder weather, with Canada, Russia and South Korea all having huge NHL fan bases.

With 82 games a season for each team – 41 home and 41 away – totaling an impressive 1,271 games (not including the postseason), there are literally hundreds of opportunities for bettors to take part in NHL hockey betting online. The league began with six franchises, known as the “Original Six,” but today there are 31 NHL teams split into two conferences.

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Golden State Warriors's Stephen Curry drives past Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NBA

The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the pinnacle of basketball played throughout the world. While it may not be as popular to bet on as the NFL football in terms of money wagered, its season runs for a lot longer and offers plenty more games and opportunities to wager on.

In an NBA regular season, each team plays 82 games with the season starting at the end of October and ending in mid-June, with the play-offs following immediately afterwards. With a total of 1,230 games in a regular season there is almost always action nightly, adding to the appeal of basketball betting online.

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MLB Odds

Moneyline
Run Line
Total
Odds Settings
Game
Aug 11, 22 @ 5:05 PM UTC
Miami
Miami @
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Aug 11, 22 @ 5:10 PM UTC
Cleveland
Cleveland @
Detroit
Detroit
Aug 11, 22 @ 6:10 PM UTC
Chi. White Sox
Chi. White Sox @
Kansas City
Kansas City
Aug 11, 22 @ 6:10 PM UTC
Texas
Texas @
Houston
Houston

Odds updated: Aug 11, 1:32 PM UTC

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