Whether you’re looking for moneylines, run lines, totals or parlays, FOX Bet is the place to be for online MLB betting all season long. You can also make futures wagers on what teams will make the playoffs, who will win the World Series and which players will ultimately lead the league in a variety of categories or be honored with end-of-year awards.
There is a full slate of Major League Baseball betting available throughout the MLB season, starting with Opening Day in March and continuing through playoffs all the way to the World Series in late October.
A run line represents a number set by oddsmakers to provide a numerical advantage or disadvantage based on the margin of victory or defeat for a given team. The team that is considered the “favorite” (noted with a “-” sign preceding the number) would need to win the game by a certain number of runs while the team that is considered the “underdog” (noted with a “+” sign preceding the number) is given a margin by which the team can lose the game but still “cover” the run line.
To use an example, if the line is Red Sox (-1.5) vs. Dodgers (+1.5): a winning against-the-spread wager on the Red Sox would require Boston to win by 2 or more runs. The Dodgers are the winning wager in this scenario if the team either wins outright or loses the game by 1 run.
If you don’t get a bet in before first pitch, don’t worry. You’ll still have a chance to get in on the action. Live betting, which is sometimes referred to as in-game betting, refers to the ability to wager on many of the same types of wagers summarized above after a game has already begun. All of the same fundamentals apply, but with odds, lines and spreads constantly being updated in response to how a game is unfolding.
Future bets are offered for bettors wishing to take a longer view. Odds are updated and available throughout a season in a wide range of categories. Examples of future bets include (but are not limited to):