Major League Baseball is one of the most popular betting sports in our country. More and more offshore sportsbooks are beginning to offer baseball betiing odds or run lines, on Major League Baseball games. The baseball odds, or run lines, are typically listed as the favorite -1.5 runs or the underdog +1.5 runs. In other words, the favorite has to win the game by at least 2 runs rather than just winning straight up. These baseball betting odds significantly alter the money line of the game.
Baseball Betting Rules
Baseball Betting Rules 1:
When wagering on total runs (over/under) the game must go 9 innings (8.5 if the home team is ahead) to have action. If a game is called or suspended in extra innings, the score will be determined 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 score is determined at the time the game is called.
Baseball Betting Rules 2: Wagers on total runs will be refunded if a pitcher change occurs prior to both listed pitchers throwing at least one pitch.
Baseball Betting Rules 3: Rules for Run Line wagers are the same as those for baseball totals.
Baseball Betting Rules 4: The result of a game is official after 5 innings of play unless the home team is leading after 4.5 innings. If a game is called or suspended, 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. Monies will be refunded if the home team ties the game and it is then suspended. Events will not carry over to the following day unless otherwise specified.
Baseball Betting Rules 5: Blue Grass Sports does not recognize postponed games, protests or overturned decisions for wagering purposes. All baseball betting wagers must go the day written, otherwise there is no action and all monies are refunded.
Baseball Betting Rules 6: Money-line wagers on baseball betting will be accepted in the following manner:
. Action – team against team, regardless of the starting pitchers.
. Listed Pitchers -if both starting pitchers are not exactly as specified at the time of the bet, the wager will be deemed “no action”.
. One Listed Pitcher -this is a wager on or against one specified pitcher, regardless of the other starting pitcher. If the specified pitcher does not start, the wager is deemed “no action”. (Examples: “the Red Sox versus Wells” indicates a wager against Wells. “Wells against the Red Sox” indicates a wager on Wells).
Baseball Betting Rules 7: In the event there is a pitching change prior to the game, the money-line will be re-adjusted and “action” wagers will be graded using the opening price for the new pitcher.
Baseball Betting Rules 8: A pitcher is deemed a starter after throwing the first pitch to the opponent’s first batter.
Baseball Betting Rules 9: Wagers on totals and run-lines must always specify both pitchers listed.
Baseball Betting Rules 10: Double Headers: Double header games are denoted as Game1 or Game2. Members may list pitchers in a double header; however, wagers are taken on games, not pitchers. If a scheduled pitcher does not go in his scheduled game of a double header but in the other game, wagers are graded based on the Game, not on the pitcher.