MLB Baseball Betting Tips  

All games must start on the scheduled date (local time) for bets to have action. If a game has been postponed or cancelled before its due start time, all bets are deemed no action.

All moneyline Wagers must be specified 'Action', 'One Specified Pitcher', or 'Both Specified Pitchers'. Each team's starting pitcher is defined for wagering purposes as the pitcher that throws the initial pitch.

For wagering purposes, winners and losers of games on the money line are official after 5 innings of play or 4.5 innings if the home team is leading. All Baseball wagers do include all extra inning scoring Games are graded as soon as the game goes final and is deemed official. Futures, such as Divisional winners, will be graded as soon as the season or tournament is over.

Baseball wagers are accepted in the following manner:
For game money/total/run-line betting there are three options to choose from:
1. 'Action' - team against team, regardless of the starting pitcher.
2. 'One specified pitcher' - a wager on or against one specific starting pitcher, regardless of the other starting pitcher. Specified pitcher must start or wager is deemed no action.
'Listed pitchers must start' - a wager that specifies both starting pitchers. Any variation constitutes no action.

Note: Each team's starting pitcher is defined for wagering purposes as the pitcher that throws the first pitch. Pitchers can be specified when placing wagers.

In the event of a change in one or both starting pitchers prior to the start of a baseball game, the side/total/run-line betting may be adjusted. If one scheduled starting pitcher starts against an unscheduled starting pitcher, or both starting pitchers were unscheduled, all 'action' and live 'one specified' pitcher wagers will be computed at the closing price/line established with the new starting pitcher(s).

It is the clients responsibility to ensure they are aware of any relevant pitcher changes

Money Line

Both teams are priced to win the game with no handicaps applied. When wagering on the money line your team must win the game on the field in order for you to win your bet. For grading purposes extra-innings count.

If a game is 'called', or suspended, winners and losers for betting are official after at least 5 full innings of play unless the home team is leading after 4½ innings. If a game is 'called', or suspended etc, the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning (unless the home team scores to tie, or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the winner is determined by the score at the time the game is called). Please note that suspended games do not carry over for wagering purposes.

In the event of a pitcher(s) change prior to the start of a baseball game, money line odds may be adjust on action wagers which may affect payout but never affects risk.

Total & run-line betting

Wagers on Total Runs or Run Lines are based on listed pitchers. If a non-listed pitcher starts for either team, the game is scored as no action.

When betting on total runs (over/under) or run-lines, the game must go at least 9 innings (8½ if the home team is ahead) to have action, otherwise the game is scored as no action. If the game does go 9 innings (or 8.5 if the home team is ahead) and the game is called or suspended, the final score will be determined as the score after the last completed inning unless the home team scores to tie or take the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the final score is determined as the score at the time the game is called.

A run line wager is a bet on a team to win the game with handicaps applied. To even the match for betting purposes the favorite gives the underdog a points start, usually 1.5 points. A favorite is indicated by a minus points handicap and the underdog by plus points. At the end of the game the relevant handicap is added to, or subtracted from the selected teams' score to determine the run line result

A total line is offered on the predicted total number of runs scored in the game. Prices are offered for the actual score to be over or under this quote. The game total result is the combined total runs for both teams at the end of the match, including extra innings

Push result - When the combined scores of both teams equals the totals line exactly, a 'push' results. 'Push' results - Wagers on 2-way line straights resulting in a tie will have all monies refunded. Please see wager types to see how pushes affect parlays, teasers, and other exotics.

5 innings betting

When wagering on 5 Inning lines, the game must complete 5 full innings (4.5 innings if the home team is winning) in order to have a valid wager. Just like a regulation game, you may specify pitchers as listed and/or action. Likewise, listed pitchers must always start to have valid wagers on the total.

When wagering on the game's total runs + hits + errors, the game must go at least 9 full innings (8.5 if the home team is winning) to have a valid wager. Listed pitchers must always start in order to have a valid wager. All games that go at least the full 9 innings and finish tied as a result of a suspension of play shall be graded as a push on all money line wagers. However, all run line and total wagers will have action.

General Prop Rules

Any special game proposition bets offered are accepted single bets only, unless specified otherwise.

All props are valid only if the pitchers listed at the time of the wager start the game. Otherwise, the prop is deemed no action and monies are refunded. Listed Pitchers are defined as: The two pitchers listed for the game by BetUS at the time a wager is made.

Team/Game Props

Propositions or 'props' are additional betting opportunities offered on the game. They can cover a wide range of results and occurrences within the game e.g. team to score first, most hits, game saves, total team runs etc.

For quantitative props (i.e., most strikeouts, over/unders for rbi, total bases, most total bases, etc), the game must be official.

For specific result props (i.e. team to score first, first homerun, first score of the game, etc) the wager is official once the said event has transpired.

For player specific props (Players must be in the official starting lineup for action and the game must be official for action unless it's a player to achieve a specific result first; in which case the game need not be official)

'Team to score first' ( official once a team has scored. Extra Innings Count)
'Team to score last' (game must be official. Extra Innings count)
'Team scoring first wins the game'(game must be official. Extra Innings count)
'Team with the highest scoring inning'(game must be official. Extra Innings count)
'Total team runs'.(game must be official. Extra Innings count)
'Most total bases'. (game must be official and players must be in the starting lineup. Extra Innings count )
'Game saves' (must be a save recorded for action. Extra Innings count)
Race to x amount of runs (official once a team has reached said amount of runs. Extra Innings count)
Score in 1st inning yes/no ( 1 inning must be complete to have action)

Futures

'Regular season wins/match-ups' - team must complete at least 160 regular season games for bets to have action.
'To win Pennant' -the team that progresses to the World Series will be deemed the winner of the pennant

Outright betting

Prices are offered on teams or players to be the outright winners of a given tournament or competition. For example the World Series is the outright tournament in MLB. Prices are offered for each team participating

League Betting

Teams participating in an outright tournament may be grouped in conferences or leagues. For example MLB is grouped into 2 leagues (American League and National League). Prices are offered for each participating team to win their respective League

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