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Carlos Correa Team in Game 1 of 2022 Season

New York Yankees

+150

Detroit Tigers

+200

Houston Astros

+300

Los Angeles Dodgers

+500

Philadelphia Phillies

+600

Seattle Mariners

+800

Minnesota Twins

+1000

New York Mets

+1500

Clayton Kershaw Team in Game 1 of 2022 Seas

Los Angeles Dodgers

+100

Texas Rangers

+125

No Team (retired)

+250

Corey Seager Team in Game 1 of 2022 Season

New York Yankees

+150

Los Angeles Dodgers

+200

Los Angeles Angels

+300

Seattle Mariners

+400

Detroit Tiger

+500

Philadelphia Phillies

+600

New York Mets

+1000

St. Louis Cardinals

+1200

Max Scherzer Team in Game 1 of 2022 Season

Los Angeles Dodgers

+200

Los Angeles Angels

+200

New York Mets

+300

Houston Astros

+500

San Francisco Giants

+600

New York Yankees

+700

St. Louis Cardinals

+1000

Nick Castellanos Team in Game 1 of 2022 Sea

Chicago White Sox

+200

Cincinnati Reds

+300

Miami Marlins

+400

San Diego Padres

+600

New York Mets

+700

Cleveland Guardians

+800

Detroit Tigers

+1000

Robbie Ray Team in Game 1 of 2022 Season

Los Angeles Angels

+200

Toronto Blue Jays

+250

Texas Rangers

+300

Boston Red Sox

+500

San Francisco Giants

+500

New York Yankees

+800

New York Mets

+800

Trevor Story Team in Game 1 of 2022 Season

Detroit Tigers

+200

Seattle Mariners

+250

Colorado Rockies

+300

Los Angeles Dodgers

+500

New York Mets

+700

New York Yankees

+800

Houston Astros

+1000

Javier Baez Team in Game 1 of 2022 Season

New York Mets

+100

Detroit Tigers

+150

Boston Red Sox

+250

Chicago Cubs

+350

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MLB Prop Bets

Sports betting enthusiasts looking for unique and exciting ways to bet on the best MLB odds may be interested in prop bets.

Even daily fantasy sports (DFS) fans who may not be into sports betting may eventually turn to prop betting because of the unique bets props offer.

While some experienced bettors may have heard of or tried prop betting, some beginners and casual bettors may not be as well-versed with this betting method.

How do you read and place MLB prop bets? What types of bets can you stake? MaximBet.com answers these questions and provides a list of strategies to help you become a better MLB prop bettor.

What Is an MLB Prop Bet?

MLB props are bets that do not impact the results of a baseball match. You can place prop bets like a pitcher’s total strikeouts to a hitter’s total hits to stolen bases or home runs.

Some examples of MLB prop bets include:

  • Will the Boston Red Sox score more than 70 home runs next season?
  • How many strikeouts will Drew Hutchison throw?
  • How many total bases will Ozzie Albies make?
  • Will the St. Louis Cardinals achieve more than 250 total runs next season?
  • Will the Atlanta Braves be the first to score in a match?
  • Will Pete Alonso hit a home run?
  • Will the Cleveland Indians go over or under 6.5 total home runs?

How to Read MLB Prop Betting Odds

Most prop bets are based on YES/NO odds or OVER/UNDER odds and may look like the following example:

How many total bases will Chicago Cubs’ David Bote make against the Kansas City Royals?

Over 1.5 +165

Under 1.5 -165

Suppose you think “over” is your best bet and place a $100 stake on Bote at +165 odds. If Bote lands two bases or more, your total payout will be $265 ($165 profit plus your $100 bet back).

If you place $165 to bet “under” 1.5 at -165 odds and Bote lands only one base, you will win $100.

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MLB Player Prop Bets

MLB player props are bets based on individual player stats for a given match.

Prop betting markets usually deal with stakes such as:

  • Total hits
  • Total strikeouts
  • Over/under on strikeouts
  • Over/under to hit a home run
  • Over/under on runs batted in (RBI)

MLB Team Prop Bets

In contrast to player props, MLB team props are based on a team’s match performance. These bets are not dependent on the match’s final outcome.

Some examples of MLB team props include:

  • Team to hit the most home runs
  • First to score three or five runs
  • First team to score
  • A team’s run total
  • Over/under on total hits
  • Over/under on total runs

Advanced MLB Betting Strategies

Public Fading

Fading the public involves betting on the team opposing the crowd favorite.

In MLB betting, favorites may receive the majority of the bets. Because of this situation, there is a possibility that the favorite’s odds will become overvalued.

When this happens, oddsmakers may lower the favorite’s odds and encourage bettors to back the underdog instead.

Factor in the Weather

The weather may influence any outdoor sport, including baseball. Consider listening to weather reports on the next MLB game you plan to bet on, as the weather may impact the game’s circumstances.

For example, if there are heavy winds or rain, the players’ ability to hit or catch the ball may be influenced. Such circumstances may affect the odds.

Research Parks or Stadiums 

Venue conditions may also influence the odds. For example, some ballparks may have shorter outfield fences that are conducive to hitting home runs.

Consider evaluating the park factor statistic before placing bets on games held in those venues.

How to Bet on Baseball

Moneyline

A moneyline bet is based on which team wins the match. Beginners and casual bettors may go for moneyline bets because of their simple win condition.

This is an example of an MLB odds moneyline:

Los Angeles Dodgers (LAD) -140

Cincinnati Reds (CIN) +120

In the example, the Dodgers are the favorites with -140 odds, while the Reds are the underdogs at +120.

On a Dodgers bet, you need to stake $140 to earn $100 if they win. If you bet $100 on the Reds and they win, you gain $120.

Runline

Point spreads in baseball are called runlines. For favorites, a runline is the number of points they have to win over the opposing team. For underdogs, a runline is the number of points the team can lose against the other team.

An example of an MLB runline may look like this:

New York Yankees (NYY) -1.5 (+145)

Arizona Diamondbacks (ARI) +1.5 (-170)

If you bet $100 on the Yankees at a -1.5 runline, the team must win by two points or more for you to win the bet with a $145 profit.

Over/Under

An over/under bet is a prediction on whether the teams’ combined game score will go "over" or "under" the total points set by oddsmakers.

This is an example of an MLB O/U line:

Phillies (PHI) - Blue Jays (TOR) Over 8.5 (-115)

Phillies (PHI) - Blue Jays (TOR) Under 8.5 (-105)

If you bet on “over” in this matchup, the game must end with nine or more combined runs for you to win the bet. At -115, you have to bet $115 to win a $100 profit.

If you bet $105 on “under,” you can win $100 if the total is eight runs or lower.

Futures

Futures are bets on events occurring in the distant future. These bets are usually placed before or during the regular MLB season.

Some futures bets examples include:

  • Which team will win the World Series?
  • Will the Houston Astros win the next AL pennant?
  • Will the Chicago White Sox win in the AL Central division?
  • Will Bryce Harper become the next MVP?
  • Who will win the next Cy Young award?
  • Will the San Francisco Giants score more than 70 total wins?
  • Will the Pittsburgh Pirates make it to the playoffs?

Live Betting

Live betting is placing bets on live or ongoing events. You may bet on live MLB matches from the game start until the last inning.

Suppose the Detroit Tigers are -120 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are at +130. If Pirates gain a 3-0 lead early in the game, the Tigers’ odds may change to +180 while the Pirates’ odds may go up to -165.

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