Spring and summer are baseball’s time to shine. With no football action to get in the way, MLB betting essentially gets to dominate the summer sports schedule.
Indiana might not have an MLB team of its own, but there are still plenty of baseball fans throughout the state. And a full 162-game baseball season provides plenty of MLB betting opportunities for Hoosiers.
Indiana’s online betting apps are ready, and you can see the latest odds and MLB betting lines posted at sportsbooks across the state below.
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The Cubs are certainly one of the most popular franchises in-state thanks to Chicago’s proximity to Indiana. The team’s 2016 World Series win only pushed the team’s popularity even further.
The Cubs aren’t one of the best MLB teams this season, but fans in Indiana will still bet on Cubs games liberally. Check the best available World Series odds for the Cubs below.
Indiana’s love for the Cincinnati Reds dates all the way back to the days of the Big Red Machine. A lot of Hoosiers live closer to Cincinnati than they do to the Chicago area, so the large following in the state makes sense.
Betting on the Reds is one of the more popular options in Indiana, so jump in if the team’s odds stand out to you. Below find the best available Reds World Series odds.
The White Sox have been one of the better teams in the MLB over the last few seasons. That will help generate some extra betting interest for the team, which features reigning AL MVP Jose Abreu.
Chicago’s south side team doesn’t quite have the Indiana following that their Wrigley Field counterpart does, but the White Sox are still one of the World Series favorites at Indiana’s sportsbooks. See below for the best odds available.
It’s important to understand the different types of gambling options if you’re new to baseball betting. If you’ve bet on another sport before like basketball or football, then you’re in luck. The same basic types of bets work the same way for baseball as they do for other sports. Here are the most common baseball betting odds and wager types found at MLB sportsbooks:
Betting on a game’s spread is betting on the margin of victory. In baseball, this is called the run line. Unlike other sports, the run line in baseball is almost always at 1.5. Here’s how the spread for a Reds game might look:
The symbol in front of the numbers makes a big difference. The “-” indicates that the White Sox are the favorites for this game, while the “+” tells you that the Reds are the underdogs.
In this case, if you bet on Chicago’s spread, then you’re betting that the team will win by at least two runs. Conversely, if you take Cincinnati’s spread, then you’re betting on the Reds to lose by less than one and a half runs.
In other words, you’ll win your bet if the Reds lose by one run or if they end up winning the game.
Moneyline betting is probably the most straightforward way to gamble on baseball. You’re just betting on which team you think will win the game, regardless of the margin of victory. The moneylines for an MLB game could look something like this:
The numbers tell you how much money you’d have to bet to win $100. Since the Reds are the favorites for this game, you’d have to wager $200 in order to win a $100 return on your bet, plus your original bet back. Since the Cubs are the underdogs, you’d only have to wager $100 to win $100 plus your bet back.
Of course, you can bet in lower amounts than hundreds. Indiana’s online sportsbooks will do the math for you, so just click on the game you want to bet on and type in how much you’d like to wager. The sportsbook’s odds calculator will tell you what your payout will be before you place your bet.
Totals betting is wagering on the total number of points scored throughout the game. Sportsbooks make a prediction for the combined amount of scoring between each team.
You can bet the over if you think the game will be more high-scoring than the sportsbook is expecting, or the under if you think it overestimated the number of runs that will be scored.
If you take the over and there ends up being 16 combined runs scored, then congrats! You’ve won your bet. However, if you take the under on this game and there are 16 runs scored, then you’d have lost your wager.
The above types of bets are the most common types of sports betting wagers. If you’re new to baseball betting, then then spreads, moneylines and totals are a great place to start.
However, this isn’t the full list of gambling options out there. Futures betting will let you wager on the long-term outcomes for a team.
Prop bettors can gamble on more specific aspects of a game, such as how many strikeouts Lucas Giolito will throw in a certain matchup.
There’s a huge list of betting options out there for every game, whether you’re looking for regular season or MLB playoff odds. So shop around a bit at Indiana’s online sportsbooks for the full list of options.