Let’s take a look at each of these options so you have an idea of what each one involves on the baseball betting odds board.
Baseball betting odds involve money lines which means you are choosing a team to win, regardless of the score. There is no pointspread involved. When betting on the money line in baseball betting odds, you will need to decide if you want to list pitchers or go with the action option. An action bet means you have the team, regardless of the starting pitcher.
When you list pitchers it means that both pitchers must throw at least one pitch for you to have a bet. You can also just select the pitcher for the team which you choose and you will have action regardless of who pitches for the opposing team. If the selected pitcher does not throw at least one pitch in the game, the bet will be ruled no action in baseball odds. The action option for selecting a game in baseball betting odds is what many gamblers choose. If one of the listed pitchers does not start the game, the baseball betting odds will be adjusted to the opening baseball odds with the new pitcher and you still have action. A pitcher is deemed the starting pitcher after throwing the first pitch of the game for his team. Baseball games are declared official after 5 innings of play or 4 1/2 innings if the home team is winning.
Your next baseball betting odds option is the over/under bet. This is simply a bet on the amount of runs scored in the game. The game must complete nine innings (8 1/2 if the home team is winning) to have action in baseball odds. All total bets automatically have both pitchers listed and if either one of the pitchers does not start then the bet is no action in baseball betting odds.
Your other option in baseball betting odds is the run line. This is where you lay or take 1.5 runs on the baseball odds board. These wagers automatically have pitchers listed. If one of the pitchers does not start then it is no action in baseball betting odds.
Those are the three basic baseball betting odds choices. You have side, total and run line.