In our estimation, betting on baseball totals is one of the most underrated wagers in all of gambling. If you think about it, there is a reason why most sportsbooks limit these wagers to $500 or $1000 while letting you bet virtually whatever you want on sides (moneyline bets.) We'll get into the reasons a bit later in this article. First let's further explain what totals are so you have a good understanding of the topic.
Totals give you the opportunity to bet whether you think both teams combined scores (runs) will go over or under the posted total established by the oddsmakers. These bets are easier than picking sides and much more enjoyable as well as your not rooting for one team or another, your rooting for both!
The first thing you should look at is the starting pitchers. (We go more in depth in our Baseball Handicapping Section)
Then examine the weather.
Check out how hot or cold the hitters are over the past few games for each team and determine which way all the information points then determine if the posted total looks like it's worth a play.
It's not brain science and it's one of the few forms of sports handicapping where the stats hold some good weight. That's one of a few reasons the books limit the amount you can wager on this type of bet. Their simply not that hard to beat.
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Moneylines - The most common of baseball bets. Beautiful too, as they create a situation where you can win less than 50% of your bets and profit by betting underdogs!
Totals - The easiest wager to beat in all of sports betting. There's a reason why sportsbooks have lower limits on over/under bets!
Runlines - A wager that creates a point spread where a team is either -1.5 runs or +1.5 runs. Underdog run lines are a great bet for game in which you predict a slim margin. Favorite moneylines pay well and are great bets for potential blowouts.
Alternative Runlines - Turn a favorite into a +2.5 underdog! Turn an underdog into a -2.5 run favorite. You better know what you're doing before betting these lines or your bankroll will resemble the action of a craps table.
Parlays - This type of bet is the reason many bookies drive cadillacs. Big risk; big payouts!
Prop Bets - Similar to totals, these are easy to beat if you do your homework. Avoid the ones that look easy though as they're surely sucker bets.
Futures - A great bet for recreational bettors who only want to spend a few bucks and have something to root for all season. There's a big payout if you're right!
Season Wins - Bet on teams to go over or under the posted total. Fading public opinion can make you money with this type of wager. Especially with public teams.
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