The Book on How to Bet Baseball Games

As the game of baseball is known as America’s National Past Time, baseball is a game that is enjoyed by millions of people in the USA, as well as around the world. Lots of baseball fans also enjoy gambling on baseball games, as it is a fun way to add an extra level of interest to a ball game, as well as a good way to try to make money on the game that you love. However, many people have no idea when it comes to baseball. This little instructional book will teach you the ins and outs.

Before betting on baseball games, you must find suitable place to place wagers on baseball. There are many great places to bet baseball on the Internet. When selecting an Internet betting site to place baseball bets, be certain to select an Internet sports betting site that is well known, credible, accepts action from bettors in your country, and takes the payment/payout method you plan to use.

Once you have narrowed down which Internet baseball-betting site you wish to use to bet on baseball, you have to establish an Internet betting account with the Internet sports book. To do so, simply fill in the information they request. Most sports betting sites need nothing more than your name and contact information so that they can track your action and ship your winnings to you. Upon establishing an Internet baseball betting account at a site, you need to make a deposit using an acceptable means of deposit. Most Internet sports books accept credit cards, bankcards, checks, wire transfers, and e-wallets as a way to fund your account.

After choosing a betting site, setting up a betting account, and depositing to it – it is time to check the baseball line to find the game you want to wager on. When betting baseball games, you can place bets on the money line or the run line. When betting the run line, one team (the favorite) typically spots runs to the other baseball team (the underdog). A run line would look like the following:

New York Mets -1.5


Atlanta Braves +1.5


In this sample line, the braves are the underdog, as they are getting 1.5 runs from the Mets. In order for the Mets to win the bet, they must beat Atlanta by a margin greater than 1.5 runs. If the Braves lose by less than 1.5 runs or win outright, then the Braves win the run line bet.

Alternatively, one can bet the money line. A money line bet in baseball reflects the odds and payout of the ball game. A sample money line looks as follows:

Chicago White Sox +128


Detroit Tigers -138


In this baseball money line, the Tigers are favored and the negative number tells how much money must be bet on the Tigers to win outright in order to win $100. The White Sox are the underdogs and thus the positive number reflects the amount of money that will be won on a $100 bet if the Sox win outright.

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