You can place Totals, Moneyline and Run Line wagers in this sport. Totals are the easiest option, and are the best place for new bettors to start. All you need to do is say whether the final combined score for both teams will be over or under a pre-set figure.
Moneylines are also called Straight Bets, and are simple predictions of whom the winner of a game will be. Run Lines are similar to Football, Basketball and other sports’ Points Spread. You’re still betting on who will win, but the favourites are handicapped with a negative starting score and the underdogs are given extra starting points as an advantage.
The idea here is that the playing field is more even, making for a closer result. Having insight into athletes and teams is even more important with Points Spreads. With MLB, you can also put money on who the overall World Series victors will be at any point, and specific propositions are possible in many Baseball events. Live wagers, where you place or adjust your stake during the games in response to what is happening on the field, are also becoming increasingly popular.