Bets in this sport are divided into Moneyline, Totals and Run Line categories. Moneyline stakes are the simplest and most popular, and simply require you to predict the winner. Totals, also called Over/Under wagers, are also very common.
You need to say whether the total score, or the sum of both teams’ final tallies, will be greater or less than a pre-set amount. Totals are great options for novices, because they are easier than Moneylines and Run Lines.
Run Lines are similar to the spread betting that is seen in Football and Basketball. A handicap is placed on the favourite team to win, with a negative starting point total that they need to overcome. The underdogs, on the other hand, are given extra points so that they have a starting advantage.
With a more even playing field, detailed knowledge of the athletes is required if you want to place a successful Run Line stake. Live wagers are becoming more popular in Baseball, because the outcome of a game can change in a moment.