MLB Odds for Today’s Games

Josh H
by Josh H  |  Owner and Editor-in-Chief

Beat The Fish features up-to-date MLB betting odds for today’s upcoming games, including Moneyline, Run Line, and Totals.

You’ll find baseball odds from my recommended sportsbooks, which allows you to compare lines and get the best price for the bet you want to make.

Live odds for games in progress are shown at the top.

Jun 21, 2024 02:20 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
New York Mets+126
Bet NowChicago Cubs-137
New York Mets+124+1.5-1508-110
Bet NowChicago Cubs-148-1.5+1308-110
Jun 21, 2024 06:40 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Arizona Diamondbacks+125+1.5-1709.5-108
Bet NowPhiladelphia Phillies-136-1.5+1509.5-112
Arizona Diamondbacks+115+1.5-1709.5-105
Bet NowPhiladelphia Phillies-138-1.5+1459.5-115
Jun 21, 2024 06:40 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Chicago White Sox+157+1.5-1467.5-103
Bet NowDetroit Tigers-172-1.5+1267.5-117
Chicago White Sox+149+1.5-1457.5100
Bet NowDetroit Tigers-181-1.5+1257.5-120
Jun 21, 2024 07:05 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Atlanta Braves-107-1.5+1538-101
Bet NowNew York Yankees-103+1.5-1738-119
Atlanta Braves-116-1.5+1458.5-115
Bet NowNew York Yankees-104+1.5-1708.5-105
Jun 21, 2024 07:10 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Boston Red Sox+100+1.5-1959105
Bet NowCincinnati Reds-110-1.5+1709-125
Boston Red Sox-111-1.5+1459.5-115
Bet NowCincinnati Reds-109+1.5-1709.5-105
Jun 21, 2024 07:10 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Seattle Mariners-165-1.5+1067.5-110
Bet NowMiami Marlins+151+1.5-1267.5-110
Seattle Mariners-163-1.5+1057.5-105
Bet NowMiami Marlins+137+1.5-1257.5-115
Jun 21, 2024 08:05 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Kansas City Royals+135+1.5-1608-120
Bet NowTexas Rangers-147-1.5+1408100
Kansas City Royals+124+1.5-1707.5100
Bet NowTexas Rangers-148-1.5+1457.5-120
Jun 21, 2024 08:10 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Baltimore Orioles-156-1.5+1038.5-105
Bet NowHouston Astros+143+1.5-1238.5-115
Baltimore Orioles-154-1.5+1058.5-105
Bet NowHouston Astros+129+1.5-1258.5-115
Jun 21, 2024 08:40 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Washington Nationals-108-1.5+12911-105
Bet NowColorado Rockies-102+1.5-14911-115
Washington Nationals-110-1.5+13511-110
Bet NowColorado Rockies-110+1.5-16011-110
Jun 21, 2024 09:40 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Milwaukee Brewers+136+1.5-1617.5-105
Bet NowSan Diego Padres-148-1.5+1417.5-115
Milwaukee Brewers+131+1.5-1657.5100
Bet NowSan Diego Padres-157-1.5+1407.5-120
Jun 21, 2024 09:40 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Minnesota Twins-154-1.5-1028-105
Bet NowOakland Athletics+141+1.5-1188-115
Minnesota Twins-164-1.5+1108-110
Bet NowOakland Athletics+138+1.5-1308-110
Jun 21, 2024 10:10 PM ETTeamsWinSpreadTotal
Los Angeles Angels+174+1.5-1208.5-104
Bet NowLos Angeles Dodgers-190-1.5+1008.5-116
Los Angeles Angels+163+1.5-1208.5-105
Bet NowLos Angeles Dodgers-198-1.5+1008.5-115
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Unpacking MLB Betting Odds

When it comes to betting on MLB games, understanding the odds associated with each type of bet is essential. I’ll start with the most common betting types: moneyline, run line, and over/under.

Moneyline Betting

A moneyline bet is without a doubt the simplest and most common way to bet on baseball. It’s a straightforward wager on which team will win the game. Each team has odds associated with it and these odds reflect the potential payout if that team wins.

For instance, let’s say the New York Yankees have a moneyline of -150 and the Boston Red Sox have a moneyline of +130. In this case, betting $150 on the Yankees would win you $100, while betting $100 on the Red Sox would win you $130.

The negative number represents the amount you need to bet to win $100, while the positive number indicates the amount you can win if you bet $100.

Run Line Betting

The run line introduces a point spread of 1.5 runs, adjusting the betting odds to even out the discrepancy between teams.

This means that if you bet on the underdog with a run line of +1.5, they can still lose by one run and you’d win your bet. Similarly, if you bet on the favorite with a run line of -1.5, they must win by at least two runs for your bet to pay off.

For example, if the Chicago Cubs hold a run line of -1.5 against the New York Mets with a run line of +1.5, it means that the Cubs need to win by at least 2 runs or more if you bet on them, while if you bet on the Mets they can either win outright or lose by just one run.

Totals Betting

Lastly, over/under bets focus on the combined total runs scored by both teams in a game. Oddsmakers set a specific number and bettors can wager on whether they think the actual total score will be over that number (the “over”) or under it (the “under”).

For example, if the over/under for a game between the Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners is set at 9 runs and you bet the over, you’d win if both teams’ total score adds up to 10 runs or more.

Popular variations of baseball totals bets include:

  • Total runs by one team in a full game
  • Total runs by both teams in the first 5 innings
  • Whether or not there will be a run scored in the first inning

Smart MLB Betting: Tips and Tricks

While luck plays a role in baseball betting, there are certain strategies and insights that can help you make more informed betting choices and improve your chances of success.

One of the most important aspects of smart MLB betting is analyzing hitting and pitching data for each team. This means looking at how well each team has been hitting the ball and how well their pitchers have been performing. Drilling down further, you can compare how a projected lineup fares against the type of projected starting pitcher.

Timing is critical in baseball. Factors such as when hits occur or when specific pitches are thrown can significantly impact the expected runs scored by a team. Recognizing the influence of timing empowers bettors to make more calculated predictions and apply a strategic approach to their bets.

Beyond the MLB Lines

When it comes to betting on MLB games, simply knowing the odds isn’t enough. You need to understand how to leverage the betting market to your advantage. It’s not just about placing a bet; it’s about refining your approach and leveraging different strategies that can give you an edge.

One of the key strategies to consider is historical betting trends. By scrutinizing historical data, patterns and trends that can influence your betting decisions emerge. For instance, certain teams may consistently outperform or underperform during specific parts of the season or in certain matchups.

Understanding the impact of major events such as the World Series and playoffs on the betting landscape is also crucial. These events not only attract more bettors but also substantially affect odds and lines. For example, teams competing in the World Series or playoffs might experience changes in performance due to factors like increased pressure or fatigue.

There’s nothing quite like betting on baseball

I’ve been betting on baseball for decades. There’s nothing quite like the everyday grind of sifting through the lines for betting opportunities. I hope you can use these odds for today as a springboard to narrowing down your baseball bets for the day.

If you’d like to see what I’m betting on today, check out our completely free picks for today’s MLB games. Let us do the research for you and give you baseball plays that hit at an extremely high rate.

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