The negative value -1.5 shows a team favored by 1.5 runs. The positive value +1.5 indicates that team is the underdog by 1.5 runs. Picking the fave means the team must win by at least two runs to...
Baseball will list Favorites and Underdogs for that day’s games. The Money Line Odds will show the favorite listed with a (-), and the underdogs will be indicated by a (+) symbol. Most betting sites online, as well as all betting apps, will do the math for you. But it’s a rather simple equation based upon $100 wager.
The betting lines for baseball games are typically different than football or basketball. You’ll see point spreads for those sports, but the most common bet in baseball is the moneyline.
The moneyline is the most popular way to bet on baseball, but Over/Unders and the point spread (called the run line in baseball) are also very common. Moneyline
If an MLB moneyline is a positive number (+200), then that number is the amount of money you would win if you were to wager $100 on a bet, and be correct. So a moneyline of +200 means that you would win $200 on a successfully predicted wager of $100. In other words, you win $200 if you bet $100 and are right.
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Using Major League Baseball Odds to Your Advantage The great part about the ML is that when you bet on underdogs, you can decrease the percentage of games you need to pick correctly to show a profit. For example, if you wager on 100 games with an average line of (-130), you would need to score on 58% (58 of 100) of your bets just to turn a profit, betting $100 per game.
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