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Here on OLBG, we cover the Major League Baseball, better known as simply the MLB as well as the leagues in Japan (NPB) and the league in South Korea (KBO).
This is the oldest of the four major sports in the US and consists of both National and American leagues. With each team playing around 160 games during the regular you can expect MLB Picks on most days during the season.
Additionally, once the season is over, we will then have MLB predictions for the Wild Card games and the playoff games.
Finally, finishing the season off with the World Series predictions from our baseball tipsters. You can see who our tipsters are picking to win this year's World Series above.
For all of the latest news on the MLB, upcoming fixtures and past results, head over to the Official MLB website.
There are three markets for the MLB Picks which are as follows:
Money Line: Which team will win! As simple as that, the majority of bookmakers include any extra innings but be sure to check.
Run Line: The Asian Handicap of baseball, one team is given a head-start, the other a deficit. A -1.5 line would need to win by 2+ runs, a +1.5 line would need to better a 2 run defeat.
You may have seen the term 'against the spread' for MLB picks, this means betting on the underdog on Run Line, the team who has a deficit to make up.
Game Total: How many runs will there be in the game. You will have the option of over that total or under the total. Again extra innings are included by most sportsbooks.
You can find each scheduled game on this page, with each game the best bet for the game is highlighted. This is the outcome over the three markets which has received the most predictions.
You can see how many predictions the outcome has compared to the total number on the market. This results in a confidence rating which is the percentage of picks for the outcome.
This percentage is then used along with the current odds to give you a 'Value Rating'. This is displayed by a five-star rating, the more stars, the more value.
Use our 'Best MLB Tipsters' page to see what our very best tipsters on the MLB are picking for today's games.
These are tipsters who have made a profit over the past twelve months on the MLB. You can also head over to our 'Baseball Tipster Competition Table' for an array of statistics.
Using the sorting options, you can see our best MLB tipsters by LSP, ROI, Strike Rate or profitable months.
This can be done for the current month, for the past six months or for the past twelve months to find consistent tipsters who offer MLB best bets.
Some bookies will state the starting pitcher of each team at the time you place the bet and will offer the 3 markets above as either action or listed.
If you take the action bet, then regardless of who starts the game (It is not uncommon for starting pitchers to be changed) your bet will remain in play.
However, the bookmaker will likely recalculate the odds to account for the change of pitcher.
An alternative option is to take the listed bet. If you take the listed bet and either of the starting pitchers change then your bet becomes void and stakes are returned.
This is a nice bit of protection to have, especially if you have backed an ace and then he is withdrawn for a spot starter.
Naturally, to win a game of baseball you need to be able to score runs and often the top run-scorers are the divisional winners.
The most common pitching stat you will see is ERA. This is Earned Run Average and is the number of earned runs a pitcher gives up over 9 innings. Anything under 4.00 is considered to be good with anything under 3.00 excellent.
Another useful stat is WHIP (Walks and hits per inning pitched). This gives you an indication of how many times a pitcher puts a runner on base each inning. A good WHIP would be around 1.20 which equates to almost 11 base runners per game.
Another state to look at is quality starts. A quality start in baseball is when a starting pitcher pitches at least 6 innings and allows no more than 3 earned runs. A pitcher with a high percentage of quality starts is likely to give you a good run for your money.
The On Base Percentage is the number of times that a team reaches base, either with a hit, walk or hit by pitch. A good team OBP would be around .325 as this equates to approximately 13 runners on base per game.
As you can see in the table below which looks at the last five seasons, there is not a great difference depending on whether the home side of the road team is favourites, the home team has a win percentage of .594 whilst the road team when favourite has a .574 which means roughly 6 in 10 MLB favourites win.
The most successful home favourite is the New York Yankees who have a .669 record (202-302) when favourites at home, the next best are the LA Dodgers with .662 (229-346) whilst on the road as favourites, it's the White Sox who lead the way with .667 (36-54) with the Braves next best with .653 (62-95). The Orioles are the only team who have a sub .400 record when favourites on the road with their .390 (23-59).
|Season||Home Favs||Away Favs|
|2016||.586 (921-1573)||.574 (488-850)|
|2017||.581 (927-1595)||.545 (444-814)|
|2018||.590 (903-1530)||.578 (506-875)|
|2019||.605 (922-1523)||.599 (535-893)|
|2020||.630 (334-530)||.569 (203-357)|
|Overal||.594 (4007-6751)||.574 (2176-3789)|
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