Best MLB Odds: Run Lines, Totals, Futures For Major League Baseball

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Below, you’ll find MLB odds for every game as the 2023 playoffs continue. You can also check out more World Series and postseason odds, as well as find betting odds for the upcoming games in the ALCS and NLCS. Use the table below to compare multiple MLB sportsbooks to see which one has the best odds for any bets you’d like to place.

MLB odds for today

The table below has odds for upcoming MLB action. The best-priced lines are highlighted in yellow.

MLB team and player prop bets

Our team and player prop tables will let you compare odds for various bets. Additionally, you can find game-specific props, including pitcher strikeouts, hits, and home runs. Take a look at what legal online sportsbooks are offering for these props.

Types of MLB bets

Moneyline: This is a straightforward bet on which team will win the game. The margin of victory doesn’t matter as long as you correctly pick the winning team, with the odds and the size of your wager determining your payout.

Spread/run line: The team that’s the favorite will almost always have a run line of -1.5. This means that a run line bet on that team will be successful if and only if the team wins by two runs or more. The underdog will typically have a +1.5 run line, meaning that a bet on that team will win if the team either loses by a single run or wins by any score.

Over/under (total): This allows you to bet on the total number of runs the two competing teams will combine to score in the game. Sportsbooks set the total, and you can choose whether to bet the over or the under. If the total is 10.5, for example, an over bet would win as long as the teams combine to score 11 runs or more by the end of the game.

No run first inning: This bet is exactly what it sounds like, which is a wager on whether there will be any runs in the first inning of a game. Part of the appeal of this type of bet is that it gets a quick result. One way or another, by the time the game reaches the top of the second inning, you’ll know if you’ve won.

Player prop (total bases, for example): This is a bet on an individual player’s accomplishments. In this example, it’s a bet on how many bases a hitter will gain through the course of the game with his batting alone. For instance, if that player collected two singles and one double in a game, his total bases would be four. Walks, steals and other advancements that don’t come as a result of his own hitting do not count toward his total bases.

How to read MLB odds

The simple way to understand odds is that a plus sign indicates an underdog, while a minus sign indicates a favorite. The higher the number next to the plus or the minus, the bigger an underdog or favorite the sportsbook considers that bet to be. For instance, a $100 bet on a +250 underdog would win you $250 (in addition to the return of your original stake) if that bet won. But if you were betting on a -250 favorite, a bet of $250 would stand to win $100 (plus the return of your stake).


Can I bet on Major League Baseball?

In every state where sports betting is legal, yes, sportsbooks typically offer odds and multiple types of bets for every MLB game throughout the regular season and the playoffs.

What are some popular MLB bets?

One of the most popular MLB bets is the moneyline bet, which means simply picking one team to win the game by any margin. Another popular option is betting the over/under on the total number of runs that the two teams will combine to score by the end of the game.

What is a run line?

Run line bets operate similarly to point spreads in other sports. In the case of baseball, however, the favorite almost always has a run line of -1.5, meaning that a bet on that team only hits if the team wins by two runs or more. A bet on a team with a +1.5 run line means that the bet hits if the team wins, or loses by only one run.

How do MLB futures work?

Futures allow you to bet on certain outcomes — which team will win the World Series, which will win the AL/NL pennant, division winners, etc. — well in advance of those things actually happening. The advantage is that the odds are typically better at the start of the season, when the field is still wide open and there are many games still to play. As the season winds down and the picture becomes clearer, odds on the teams still in contention will get narrower.

How does in-game betting work?

Live betting, aka in-game betting, is often especially popular in sports like baseball. Sportsbooks will sometimes offer changing, dynamic odds as the game goes on. As one team gains a lead or changes pitchers, those odds can see big shifts, and your risk and payout will depend on what the odds are at the time you place your bet.

What are some of the major factors that influence MLB odds?

Perhaps the biggest factor in any MLB game is the starting pitcher. Depending on who is on the mound to start the game that day, odds between the same two teams can vary greatly. That’s why it’s a good idea to look up the most recent information available on that day’s starting pitchers, as well as other information about which players are in the lineup for each game.