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Major League Baseball betting guide

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the pinnacle of America’s oldest and, arguably, most beloved sport. MLB betting online is a great way to feel connected to the game and become more invested in each contest. There are many ways in which you can do so, and we can help you cover your bases.

MLB
5/28/2022, 4:05 PM
Colorado
Colorado @
Washington
Washington
MLB
5/28/2022, 4:10 PM
Baltimore
Baltimore @
Boston
Boston
MLB
5/28/2022, 6:10 PM
Kansas City
Kansas City @
Minnesota
Minnesota
MLB
5/28/2022, 6:15 PM
Milwaukee
Milwaukee @
St. Louis
St. Louis
MLB
5/28/2022, 8:07 PM
Texas
Texas @
Oakland
Oakland
MLB
5/28/2022, 8:10 PM
Cleveland
Cleveland @
Detroit
Detroit
MLB
5/28/2022, 8:10 PM
NY Yankees
NY Yankees @
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay
MLB
5/28/2022, 8:10 PM
San Francisco
San Francisco @
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
MLB
5/28/2022, 8:10 PM
Miami
Miami @
Atlanta
Atlanta
MLB
5/28/2022, 10:05 PM
Colorado
Colorado @
Washington
Washington
MLB
5/28/2022, 10:10 PM
Baltimore
Baltimore @
Boston
Boston
MLB
5/28/2022, 11:15 PM
Chi. Cubs
Chi. Cubs @
Chi. White Sox
Chi. White Sox
MLB
5/28/2022, 11:15 PM
LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers @
Arizona
Arizona
MLB
5/28/2022, 11:15 PM
Philadelphia
Philadelphia @
NY Mets
NY Mets
MLB
5/29/2022, 2:07 AM
Toronto
Toronto @
LA Angels
LA Angels
MLB
5/29/2022, 2:10 AM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh @
San Diego
San Diego
MLB
5/29/2022, 2:10 AM
Houston
Houston @
Seattle
Seattle
MLB
5/29/2022, 3:35 PM
San Francisco
San Francisco @
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
MLB
5/29/2022, 5:35 PM
Miami
Miami @
Atlanta
Atlanta
MLB
5/29/2022, 5:35 PM
Baltimore
Baltimore @
Boston
Boston
MLB
5/29/2022, 5:35 PM
Colorado
Colorado @
Washington
Washington
MLB
5/29/2022, 5:40 PM
NY Yankees
NY Yankees @
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay
MLB
5/29/2022, 5:40 PM
Cleveland
Cleveland @
Detroit
Detroit
MLB
5/29/2022, 6:10 PM
Chi. Cubs
Chi. Cubs @
Chi. White Sox
Chi. White Sox
MLB
5/29/2022, 6:10 PM
Kansas City
Kansas City @
Minnesota
Minnesota
MLB
5/29/2022, 6:15 PM
Milwaukee
Milwaukee @
St. Louis
St. Louis
MLB
5/29/2022, 8:07 PM
Toronto
Toronto @
LA Angels
LA Angels
MLB
5/29/2022, 8:07 PM
Texas
Texas @
Oakland
Oakland
MLB
5/29/2022, 8:10 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh @
San Diego
San Diego
MLB
5/29/2022, 8:10 PM
LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers @
Arizona
Arizona
MLB
5/29/2022, 8:10 PM
Houston
Houston @
Seattle
Seattle
MLB
5/29/2022, 11:08 PM
Philadelphia
Philadelphia @
NY Mets
NY Mets
MLB
5/30/2022, 5:05 PM
Milwaukee
Milwaukee @
Chi. Cubs
Chi. Cubs
MLB
5/30/2022, 5:10 PM
Minnesota
Minnesota @
Detroit
Detroit
MLB
5/30/2022, 6:15 PM
San Diego
San Diego @
St. Louis
St. Louis
MLB
5/30/2022, 8:05 PM
San Francisco
San Francisco @
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
MLB
5/30/2022, 8:07 PM
Houston
Houston @
Oakland
Oakland
MLB
5/30/2022, 8:10 PM
Miami
Miami @
Colorado
Colorado
MLB
5/30/2022, 10:10 PM
Kansas City
Kansas City @
Cleveland
Cleveland
MLB
5/30/2022, 11:10 PM
Baltimore
Baltimore @
Boston
Boston
MLB
5/30/2022, 11:10 PM
Washington
Washington @
NY Mets
NY Mets
MLB
5/30/2022, 11:40 PM
Milwaukee
Milwaukee @
Chi. Cubs
Chi. Cubs
MLB
5/31/2022, 12:05 AM
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay @
Texas
Texas
MLB
5/31/2022, 12:10 AM
Atlanta
Atlanta @
Arizona
Arizona
MLB
5/31/2022, 2:10 AM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh @
LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers
MLB
5/31/2022, 5:10 PM
Minnesota
Minnesota @
Detroit
Detroit
MLB
5/31/2022, 10:10 PM
Kansas City
Kansas City @
Cleveland
Cleveland
MLB
5/31/2022, 10:45 PM
San Francisco
San Francisco @
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
MLB
5/31/2022, 11:05 PM
Seattle
Seattle @
Baltimore
Baltimore
MLB
5/31/2022, 11:05 PM
LA Angels
LA Angels @
NY Yankees
NY Yankees
MLB
5/31/2022, 11:07 PM
Chi. White Sox
Chi. White Sox @
Toronto
Toronto
MLB
5/31/2022, 11:10 PM
Minnesota
Minnesota @
Detroit
Detroit
MLB
5/31/2022, 11:10 PM
Cincinnati
Cincinnati @
Boston
Boston
MLB
5/31/2022, 11:10 PM
Washington
Washington @
NY Mets
NY Mets
MLB
5/31/2022, 11:45 PM
San Diego
San Diego @
St. Louis
St. Louis
MLB
6/1/2022, 12:05 AM
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay @
Texas
Texas
MLB
6/1/2022, 12:05 AM
Milwaukee
Milwaukee @
Chi. Cubs
Chi. Cubs
MLB
6/1/2022, 12:40 AM
Miami
Miami @
Colorado
Colorado
MLB
6/1/2022, 1:40 AM
Atlanta
Atlanta @
Arizona
Arizona
MLB
6/1/2022, 1:40 AM
Houston
Houston @
Oakland
Oakland
MLB
6/1/2022, 2:10 AM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh @
LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers
MLB
6/1/2022, 5:10 PM
Kansas City
Kansas City @
Cleveland
Cleveland
MLB
6/1/2022, 5:10 PM
Washington
Washington @
NY Mets
NY Mets
MLB
6/1/2022, 5:15 PM
San Diego
San Diego @
St. Louis
St. Louis
MLB
6/1/2022, 7:10 PM
Miami
Miami @
Colorado
Colorado
MLB
6/1/2022, 7:37 PM
Houston
Houston @
Oakland
Oakland
MLB
6/1/2022, 7:40 PM
Atlanta
Atlanta @
Arizona
Arizona
MLB
6/1/2022, 10:05 PM
San Francisco
San Francisco @
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
MLB
6/1/2022, 11:05 PM
Seattle
Seattle @
Baltimore
Baltimore
MLB
6/1/2022, 11:05 PM
LA Angels
LA Angels @
NY Yankees
NY Yankees
MLB
6/1/2022, 11:07 PM
Chi. White Sox
Chi. White Sox @
Toronto
Toronto
MLB
6/1/2022, 11:10 PM
Cincinnati
Cincinnati @
Boston
Boston
MLB
6/1/2022, 11:10 PM
Minnesota
Minnesota @
Detroit
Detroit
MLB
6/2/2022, 12:05 AM
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay @
Texas
Texas
MLB
6/2/2022, 12:05 AM
Milwaukee
Milwaukee @
Chi. Cubs
Chi. Cubs
MLB
6/2/2022, 12:10 AM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh @
LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers
MLB
6/2/2022, 5:10 PM
Minnesota
Minnesota @
Detroit
Detroit
MLB
6/2/2022, 6:05 PM
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay @
Texas
Texas
MLB
6/2/2022, 7:07 PM
Chi. White Sox
Chi. White Sox @
Toronto
Toronto
MLB
6/2/2022, 10:40 PM
Washington
Washington @
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
MLB
6/2/2022, 10:40 PM
San Francisco
San Francisco @
Miami
Miami
MLB
6/2/2022, 11:05 PM
Seattle
Seattle @
Baltimore
Baltimore
MLB
6/2/2022, 11:05 PM
LA Angels
LA Angels @
NY Yankees
NY Yankees
MLB
6/2/2022, 11:40 PM
San Diego
San Diego @
Milwaukee
Milwaukee
MLB
6/3/2022, 12:05 AM
St. Louis
St. Louis @
Chi. Cubs
Chi. Cubs
MLB
6/3/2022, 12:40 AM
Atlanta
Atlanta @
Colorado
Colorado
MLB
6/3/2022, 2:10 AM
NY Mets
NY Mets @
LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers

Last updated: May 28, 12:53 AM UTC

MLB Picks

The best MLB betting sites will always offer a wide selection of betting options along with up-to-date MLB betting lines and MLB odds.

You should also look for what the sportsbook will offer you to open an account with them. Many will offer sign-up bonuses where they match your first deposit to a given amount. Most will also offer a variety of rewards and promotions as well. It is also a good idea to see what options they offer for making deposits and withdrawals.

Keep an eye out for referral bonuses also – these are great if you have a lot of friends interested in betting on baseball.

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What is the World Series?

The World Series is the culmination of the MLB season where the winner gets the biggest prize in baseball – the title of World Series champion. With the length of the MLB regular season (a huge 2,430 games in total) and structure of the playoffs, it is often viewed as the hardest title to win among the four major North American sports.

The duration of the regular season makes it possible for several teams to appear to be favorites during the season. This helps make betting on the World Series one of the most popular and exciting sports betting opportunities.

MLB Odds

Moneyline
Run Line
Total
Odds Settings
Game
May 28, 22 @ 4:05 PM UTC
Colorado
Colorado @
Washington
Washington
May 28, 22 @ 4:10 PM UTC
Baltimore
Baltimore @
Boston
Boston
May 28, 22 @ 6:10 PM UTC
Kansas City
Kansas City @
Minnesota
Minnesota
May 28, 22 @ 6:15 PM UTC
Milwaukee
Milwaukee @
St. Louis
St. Louis

Odds updated: May 28, 12:59 AM UTC

Reigning champions

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2021 World
Series winner

Atlanta Braves

The reigning World Series champions are the Atlanta Braves, who beat the American League champions, the Houston Astros, 4-2 in the best of seven series to win their first World Series since 1995.

After the COVID-19 pandemic had seen the 2020 season played entirely at neutral venues, baseball fans were once again able to welcome their heroes’ home – resulting in a thrilling seven months of baseball action.

Previous Winner Baseball Conference Winner

2021 World
Series MVP

Jorge Soler

The Braves slugger hit three home runs and six RBIs in the Atlanta Braves’ 4-2 World Series win over the Houston Astros.

Soler arrived from the Kansas City Royals at the trade deadline in exchange for pitcher Kasey Kalich with Atlanta’s record a mediocre 51-54 at the time, but the Braves eventually finished the season 88-73 to clinch the NL East.

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2021 American
League winner

Houston Astros

The American League (AL) is one of two leagues that make up MLB. The Houston Astros are in the AL West division and have been one of the more dominant teams in baseball in recent years.

In 2021, the Astros won the American League West title for the fourth time in five seasons while winning 95 games. Then, in the 2021 American League Championship Series, they beat the Boston Red Sox in six games to go to their third World Series in five years.

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2021 National
League winner

Atlanta Braves

The National League (NL) is one of two leagues that make up MLB. The Atlanta Braves won the National League East with a record of 88-73 on their way to clinching their first World Series since 1995.

They defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the Divisional Series and faced the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Championship Series for the second straight year – who they beat in six games to reach the World Series for the first time since 1999.

Previous Winner Baseball Conference Winner

2020 National
League MVP

Freddie Freeman

Many MLB predictions focused on Mookie Betts to win the NL MVP after he was traded to the Dodgers; Freeman was in the conversation but had much longer odds. While Betts had a good year, Freeman had an even better one for the Braves, hitting .341 on the season (second best in the NL), recording an OPS of 1.102, and leading the stats in extra-base hits.

Previous Winner Baseball Conference Winner

2020 American
League MVP

José Abreu

When the season began, Jose Abreu wasn’t a contender for AL MVP, but after finishing second in homeruns (19), fourth in batting average (.317), and first in RBI (60) he ended the regular season looking a very worthy winner.

MLB: Most popular markets

The World Series is the end goal for every MLB team, making it a popular betting market among fans every year.

Heading into a new season: MLB predictions and sites offering MLB free picks will often focus on the top contenders from the previous season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, who won the World Series in 2020, opened the 2021 season as favorites to win the championship, although their odds before Opening Day were +350, compared to their +500 opening line for 2022.

Eventual champions, the Atlanta Braves, were +1000 to win the 2021 World Series before the season got underway, while the Astros were +2500 longshots – eventually losing to Atlanta in Game 6.

Can the Braves repeat? Will the Dodgers make it two championships in three years? Or will a team like the New York Yankees (+1000) or San Francisco Giants (+1600) make it to the Fall Classic as big-priced underdogs?

MLB standings

AL
NL
  • Division
  • American League Central
  • American League East
  • American League West
  • All Divisions
American League Central W L Pct GB Home Away Conf Div NL Money OU
1 Minnesota Minnesota 27 18 .600 0.0 15-10 12-8 27-16 14-5 0-2 357 18-23-4
2 Chi. White Sox Chi. White Sox 22 22 .500 4.5 10-12 12-10 20-22 7-12 2-0 -203 17-25-2
3 Cleveland Cleveland 18 23 .439 7.0 8-8 10-15 15-17 8-7 3-6 -266 21-19-1
4 Detroit Detroit 16 28 .364 10.5 9-13 7-15 13-23 6-9 3-5 -806 13-29-2
5 Kansas City Kansas City 15 28 .349 11.0 8-15 7-13 12-22 10-12 3-6 -1077 22-20-1

Last updated: May 28, 12:19 AM UTC

Baseball bets explained

Moneyline

The moneyline is a bet on picking a team to win straight up (with no point spread). Baseball betting sites will display it as a three-digit number which both teams will have. The favorite will have a negative number, while the underdog’s will be positive.

Live betting on the MLB

Most MLB sportsbooks offer in-play or live betting with great MLB odds.

Live betting offers you the chance to bet on the action as the game is in progress. Just because the game has started, that doesn’t mean you cannot still bet.

Sportsbooks are constantly adjusting their odds depending on how the game is playing out. Live betting is a popular way to bet on the MLB because it allows you to see how momentum is swinging in a game before locking in a wager.

One common in-game betting option is the correct score after a particular inning:

3rd Inning Correct Score
Houston Astros, 1-0+600Tie, 0-0-200Oakland Athletics, 1-0+550
Houston Astros, 2-0+1500Tie, 1-1+4000Oakland Athletics, 2-0+1600
Houston Astros, 2-1+4900Tie, 2-2+12000Oakland Athletics, 2-1+5200

Based on the above, a $100 live bet on the game to be scoreless after the third inning will win you $50 (plus your $100 stake). Use our bet calculator to see how much a different bet total will win you.

MLB betting promotions

Parlay insurance

Love the chance to win big with parlays but hate how easy they are to lose? Meet certain criteria, depending on the MLB betting site, and that is a risk you can reduce with parlay insurance as you can get your stake back if one leg of your bet loses.

Reload bonus

Many of the best MLB betting sites love to offer bonuses when you sign up to get you to deposit. To get you to deposit more, or to reload your account, some will also offer to match a percentage of your second deposit.

Free bets

A free bet is just what it sounds like – a certain amount of money a sportsbook will deposit into your account for you to bet. You will need to place a bet with it before you can withdraw your winnings, and the stake is normally not included in the return.

Scoring special

Scoring specials are designed to encourage you to bet a minimum amount by making it easier for you to win money.

For example, if you bet $25 on MLB betting lines for a given day, a sportsbook may award you $5 for every home run your team hits.

Deposit match

One of the most widely available sign-up offers; many sportsbooks will offer to match 100 percent of your first deposit up to a certain amount, while others will match a percentage.

Bet $1, win $100

To encourage you to bet on a certain game, sportsbooks will sometimes offer a ‘bet a $1, win $100’ promotion. For example, bet at least $1 on the MLB line for that game, and if anyone hits a home run, you win $100 in free bets.

Risk-free bets

Risk-free bets minimize a bettors risk. If your bet loses, you do not necessarily get your money back, but sportsbooks will credit your account with an equal amount in free bets.

Odds boosters

Odds booster promotions offer users elevated odds on the MLB betting lines for certain games and/or events. For example, if the Dodgers are favored to win a game by -125, a sportsbook may offer +100 odds for that game giving you a chance to win more money.

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