MLB Odds & Betting Picks
MLB is the preeminent professional baseball league in the world and features 31 teams from the USA and one from Canada. They play in two conferences and typically play a 162 game season throughout the summer months with the winner of each facing off in the World Series in the Fall.
All the latest odds will appear below when available...
Popular MLB Betting Markets
Moneyline: This is the easiest bet to understand. You are betting on who will win the game.
Total Runs (Over/Under): For this bet, the Sportsbook will put up a number for the total amount of runs scored in a game and you have to bet whether the game will end up with over or that number for total runs. This is one for those who think they have a good read on the pitching match-up.
Handicap: This is a standard bet for NBA and NFL but less so for MLB although offered for all games. A Sportsbook will handicap a game and then you bet it like the Moneyline but with that handicap included. So for example if the Sportsbook has the Yankees -1.5 then you will win a bet on the Yankees only if they win *and* win by more than two runs.
Teaser Bets: This is basically a version of the handicap bet but you can move the line for shorter/longer odds if you have a strong feeling the Sportsbook have the line wrong. Using the example above, if you think the Yankees will win a lot more comfortably then you can move the line to Yankees -3.5 and you’ll get a better price for your bet.
Parlay Bets: This is a great one for those looking to win big across a slate of games. You'll only win if you get every leg of your ticket however and you can bet up to 15 games in one bet. This is often a very smaller wager but can pay out big should you hit it.
Future Bets: This bet is where you are betting on an outright winner of either the World Series, Conferences or Divisions.
What happened in the 2020 MLB season?
The 2019-2020 season was - like many other sporting events worldwide - interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. MLB announced a much shortened season to be played in front of empty stadiums across the country. The season started on July 23 and teams played 60 games.
Like in the NBA, it was a Los Angeles team that ended up lifting the World Series Trophy. They defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in six games Corey Seager was announced as the MVP having hit .400 with two HR and 5RBI with a .556 OBP during the six games.