How Do You Bet on Baseball?

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To bet on baseball legally in the US, you can use licensed sportsbooks at the racetrack, off-track betting locations, or online. You can place a variety of bets, including moneyline bets, run line bets, totals bets, futures bets, and prop bets.

Moneyline bets are the simplest type of baseball bet, where you pick which team will win the game outright. Run line bets are similar to point spread bets in basketball, where a team has to win by a certain number of runs. Totals bets involve betting on whether the total number of runs scored by both teams in a game will be over or under a predetermined number.

Futures bets involve betting on the outcome of a future event, such as the winner of the World Series or league MVP. Prop bets, or proposition bets, involve betting on a specific event within a game, such as the number of strikeouts by a particular pitcher or the number of home runs by a specific player.

To find legal sportsbooks to bet on baseball, you can check out Betting Hero’s sportsbook page here: It’s important to remember to gamble responsibly and never bet more than you can afford to lose.

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Eamonn Keenan, with a Digital Arts Degree from the University of Tampa, brings over a decade of sports betting experience to his role as Creative Director at Starting with Betting Hero in the Fall of 2020, Eamonn has been deeply involved in the industry, assisting customers with major sportsbook and casino operators like BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, and others. A self-proclaimed sports fanatic, he has a keen interest in professional hockey, MMA, NFL, NCAAB, NCAAF, and MLB. Eamonn enjoys researching teams and players to predict game outcomes, highlighting his passion for sports betting.