Why bet on MLB?
The biggest advantage of betting on MLB is that MLB offers a large volume of games to make picks on. The regular-season MLB schedule consists of over 160 games (plus the playoffs), which means sports bettors usually have more than a dozen games per day to bet on during baseball season. Unlike football and basketball, where the majority of bets are based on the point spread, baseball's most popular bet is on the moneyline. Betting on the moneyline means that bettors need to pick only who wins the game.
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There are over 2,400 games in total for the MLB regular season, which can be overwhelming for sports bettors. If you are new to sports betting or not sure who to bet on, you can easily track the top MLB experts on the bankroll game leaderboards. At Sportsjaw, you can team up with a community of MLB experts that have demonstrated they can consistently beat the bookies. To tail the top performers in the community, simply track the leaderboards and follow the top performers. Last 30 and Last 365 MLB leaders are “Certified” and require tips to view their picks. Tips will only be paid out if the tipped prediction wins. This is how we reward top community contributors. Whether you choose to tip for premium picks or use the free insight and analysis from the community, SportsJaw will provide the best MLB betting data online.
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At SportsJaw, the MLB consensus picks are the picks in which the public is leaning on any given game - we call this a “Tilt”. For example, if 68% of the community picks are on the Texas Rangers money line, over the Detroit Tigers, then the consensus money line pick is the Texas Rangers. The consensus picks are crowd sourced picks from thousands of astute sports bettors just like you. Use the free consensus picks to identify pubic tilts and identify daily best consensus bets.
Money Line MLB Picks
The most popular method to bet on MLB is with the Money line. A money line wager is straight forward - you are placing a bet on who you think will win the game. MLB odds are displayed with the away team listed first (or on top) and the home team listed second (or on the bottom). The side with the (+) plus sign indicates which team is the underdog, while the (-) minus sign indicates the favorite. If you bet on the underdog the number behind the plus sign is what you will win if you bet $100. +110 odds means you will wager $100 to win $110. -110 odds mean you will wager $110 to win $100.
It's also important to note that with baseball money lines you should almost always make sure the starting pitchers are required to validate the bet. In MLB, the pitcher matchup should validate roughly 60-80% of our bet so it is very important to make your sure your bet is based on the starting pitchers. If you list a pitcher and he doesn't start, the bet is a push and you will get your money back. Learn more about MLB Moneyline Betting.
MLB Picks Against The Spread (Run Line MLB Picks)
The spread in baseball is known as 'the run line'. Many bettors feel there isn't as much value laying -250 on the Yankees with their ace on the mound against the bottom dweller Baltimore Orioles with a rookie on the mound. Therefore betting on the run line (-1.5 or +1.5) is a great way to find better value in MLB prices compared to the money line.
Taking a runline bet such as Yankees -1.5 (-135) means that the Yankees have to win by at least 2 points for your bet to win. However, you only have to risk $135 to win $100 compared to the moneyline bet mentioned above where you would have to risk $250 to win $100.
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