With over 2,000 regular season games to bet on each year, baseball is a great way to win. This guide will help you navigate through the ins and out of baseball betting with DraftKings Sportsbook.


On the moneyline, baseball betting is focused on who will win the game. For instance, if the moneyline has Cincinnati as the favorite, then you would need to bet $170 to win $100.

It’s important to pay attention to the various factors that affect a team’s chances of winning, such as their starting pitcher. A good example of this is how many innings a player has pitched in a given game.

Run Lines

A run line is a type of point spread that uses a 1.5 point spread. For instance, if the game is tied at -1.5 runs, then a bet on Chicago would require a win of -1.5 or more runs to cover the spread.

Run lines can have different odds than moneyline ones, as they usually require a 1.5 point threshold to win.


On the other hand, totals are based on the number of runs scored in a game. If the game is over or under 8 runs, then the total should be over or under 7 runs.

The total runs for a given game are often set at a number. This means that the total runs need to be at least 8 or less to cover the under or 9 or more to win the over.


A parlay is a type of baseball bet that involves placing a bet on multiple outcomes. In order to win, the player must make the correct picks. Although it’s a risky type of sports betting, parlays are usually more rewarding.


If the Boston Red Sox are going to win the World Series, then you can place a futures bet on them! With current odds of +500, a $100 bet would give you a $500 win.

Prop Bets

A prop bet is a type of bet that’s related to a specific outcome in a game. For instance, if you think that the Atlanta Braves will hit a home run against Pittsburgh, then you can place a bet on that.

Live/In-Game Betting

The ability to bet on a game as it happens is very important when it comes to sports betting. For instance, if you think that the San Diego Padres will score four runs in the third inning, then you can place a bet on them.

Not knowing the players playing

The lineups of different teams can have a big impact on the outcome of a game. For instance, if the Toronto Blue Jays have a 10-5 record, but their starting pitcher is not starting, then you should consider placing a bet on them.

Betting on Favorites Too Often

In baseball, the best teams tend to lose more than a third of the games they play in a season. This is because they are more vulnerable to being upset by the underdogs.

Mismanaging your bankroll

One of the easiest ways to lose money in baseball is by over-betting. It’s also a good idea to set aside a set amount of money to be used as a bankroll.