When it comes to sports betting, baseball is a popular sport to bet on as it is a sport that allows sport bettors to make a tidy profit. It is also popular due to the fact that there are plenty of things to bet on, which helps to keep things entertaining. I have been betting on baseball for a long while now and below I am going to explain some of the common baseball bets that you will encounter.


Three Basic Wagers

If you are new to betting on baseball, then you should think about sticking to the three following bets.

Money Lines

Money lines are the simplest type of bet and you can find these when you are betting on any sport. With this type of bet you are just betting on which team you think is going to win. If you place your money on a team and they win the match, you win your bet. If the team you put your money on loses, you lose your bet. It really is as simple as that. This type of bet is popular, but it pays out less than other types of bets do. If you are looking to make a small profit, then you should concentrate on money lines.

Run Lines

When you are betting on a run line you are basically betting on how far apart you think the scores of both teams will end up being. To add to this, you are also betting on which team you think is going to do better. Gamblers that learn to predict both of these outcomes can often end up walking away with some tidy profits. However, the reason that you have a chance to win a decent profit is the fact that this type of bet is a lot harder than the one that I just mentioned above.

Total Bet

When you are placing a total bet, you are basically betting on the number of runs that will be scored in the game. This is trickier than a money line bet, but often easier than a run line bet. If you are able to get this type of bet right more often than you get them wrong, then you can make some tidy gains. When you are thinking of placing such a wager, you need to examine the offensive and defensive strengths of the two teams that are playing. If the two teams are defensive, then obviously fewer runs will be scored than if the two teams are offensive.


More Advanced Bets

Once you have become more experienced at betting on baseball, you can think about moving on to some more advanced types of bets. Below are some advanced bets that I recommend you take a look at.

Pleasers and Teasers

These types of wagers are often applied to total bets and run line bets. They make the aforementioned wager types harder or easier to win. Pleasers will make them harder, while increasing the amount that you could win. Teasers will make them easier to win, but your potential payout will be lowered.


These are bets that are just a group of wagers bunched together. At many of the best sportsbooks, baseball betting fans can usually combine any of their chosen wagers into one big bet. In order for the parlay to be a successful one, you need all of your selections to be correct. If you get five out of six right, you will still walk away with nothing. This can be a pain, but if you get all of your selections right, then you will make some huge profits.