Online Sportsbook Baseball Bets

December 1, 2010 Sportsbook

Money line sides are the most popular form of baseball betting at a sportsbook but certainly not the only way to play. Let’s take a look at the many other ways to participate in baseball betting at an online sportsbook.

Online sportsbook baseball bets include totals, run lines and futures. For gamblers that don’t like laying large amounts of money on big favorites on the baseball betting money line, the run line is a solid alternative at the online sportsbook.

With the baseball betting run line, gamblers can lay 1.5-runs on the favorite, at a reduced money line rate, or take 1.5-runs on the dog but lay more money at the sportsbook. The baseball money line, in recent years, has become highly inflationary with favorites and the run line allows gamblers the chance to bet chalks without laying a ton of money at the sportsbook. The run line is also popular at a sportsbook in games in which a potential rout is expected, such as when a team is going up against a weak pitcher or a pitcher that they seem to own.

Totals wagering is another form of baseball betting in which instead of picking the winner of a game, gamblers simply wager on whether or not the combined score between two teams will go over or under a set number posted by the online sportsbook oddsmakers. Most totals are based on a ten cent line and near close to even money and rarely at a point where a gambler has to lay over a dollar-forty at an online sportsbook.

Futures are another great way to participate in baseball betting at an online sportsbook for the entire season on just one wager. Gamblers simply take odds on teams to win the World Series, or league championship series. You can also bet on a team to go over or under a set number of wins for the regular season at an online sportsbook. Futures baseball betting is ideal for gamblers that don’t want to deal with the day-to-day grind of betting during the season at an online sportsbook and yet who would enjoy having daily action on a single seasonal wager. Baseball betting on futures is offered all season, not just in March at the online sportsbook.

Take a look at the run lines, totals, and futures and consider them as part of your baseball betting at an online sportsbook this season.