MLB Best Bets for Today
BetQL's MLB Moneyline Pick of the Day:
The MLB season is in full swing and now is the best time to start to profit on betting baseball. Enough games have been played for our MLB moneyline model to gather the data and start to provide accurate moneyline picks. Every day you will see our moneyline pick of the day, so if you are someone who likes to bet the moneyline come back to get a sneak peak how BetQL works. If you like bet run lines you can check out our MLB picks against the spread, but if you are new to betting baseball we recommend you stick to the moneyline.
MLB Moneyline Pick: Rays (-160)
What Happened in the MLB Last Night?
Baltimore Orioles 13 - 1 Boston Red Sox
The Orioles will end the 2020 MLB season with a losing record, but they’re trying to end the 2020 MLB season on a strong note and scored 13 runs against a Red Sox team that has won just 22 games to date. The Orioles raced out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning and never looked back, scoring at least one run in six of the nine innings they played. Baltimore recorded 18 hits and, among that group, four players registered three-hit performances -- Austin Hays, Pat Valaika, Rio Ruiz, and Ramón Urías. Hansel Alberto chipped in with three RBI, and the Orioles launched three homers as well. Boston’s lone run came in the fifth inning with an RBI groundout from Christian Arroyo that scored Jackie Bradley Jr. Alex Cobb earned the win for Baltimore after tossing seven innings of one-run ball, while Martin Perez was tagged with the loss for the Red Sox after he allowed six runs on nine hits and one walk across four innings of work.
Houston Astros 12 - 4 Texas Rangers
The Astros have reduced their magic number to one, meaning they’re quite close to secure a spot in the 2020 MLB Playoffs following Thursday’s 12-4 win over the Texas Rangers. The Astros’ offense seems to be clicking at the perfect time and this game was the perfect example, as Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve and George Springer all went yard for an Astros club that clubbed four homers -- all three ended with three hits. Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 and Josh Reddick, who also went yard, went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer. Willie Calhoun registered three of the Rangers’ four runs and blasted a two-run shot, but Texas never had a chance against an Astros team that grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Cristian Javier earned the win for the Astros after allowing just three runs across 5.2 innings, while Lance Lynn was tagged with the loss following a woeful outing -- he gave up 10 runs (nine earned) and 12 hits across 5.2 innings of work.
Chicago White Sox 4 - 5 Cleveland Indians
The Indians had to come from behind to defeat the White Sox, and they did it in impressive fashion. Despite being down 4-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Chicago responded with four runs to make it a 5-4 game, and then the bullpen closed things out. Brad Hand earned his 15th save of the season with a scoreless ninth. Cesar Hernandez (3-for-4, three RBI) and Jose Ramirez (2-for-3, two RBI) were responsible for the Indians offense, while the White Sox had big performances from Nomar Mazara, who plated two runs, and Yolmer Sanchez who blasted his first home run of the 2020 MLB season. Cam Hill earned the win in relief for the Indians after Zach Plesac (four runs allowed on 6.2 innings) settled for a no-decision, while Carlos Rodon was tagged with the loss for the White Sox. Dallas Keuchel didn’t factor into the decision despite tossing six innings of one-run ball.
MLB Betting Lines Explained
If you are betting on baseball for the first time it can be a bit daunting. There are so many different bet types, you can bet a game against the spread, money line, total runs over under, first five innings and more. Even once you know what type of MLB bet you want to take it can be confusing to know what exactly you are betting and how much you stand to win. With MLB betting there are three major components the line, the odds, and the spread. Below we will explain all three so you can better understand how betting on baseball works.
MLB Odds Explained
MLB odds are no different than any other statistical odds, they show how likely the bet is to win. There are different formats of odds such as American odds, fractional odds, and decimal odds and although they are different formats they all show how statistically likely the outcome will be. BetQL's MLB odds default to show as American and with that type of format you must know that any team with a positive number next to them is the underdog and the team with negative odds is the favorite. For example if your team is (+120) to win that means if you bet $100 on that team you would stand to win $120. If you team is (-200) you would need to bet $200 to win $100. If you are here to check the latest MLB odds then BetQL has you covered because our odds are the latest odds from the sportsbook. If the MLB odds updated at the sportsbook you can be sure they are updated on BetQL. If you are new to betting the MLB then you have to figure out the best balance between the risk, the value, and the MLB odds. Luckily BetQL is here to help since we analyze every game and every bet type to show you which side you should take to maximize your profit.
MLB Lines Explained
MLB lines can actually refer to two different things as most bettors will use the phrase interchangeably, but more often than not the line refers to the MLB spread or how many runs a team must win by or the total amount of runs a team can lose by in any given baseball bet. The line is something you only need to worry about if you are betting baseball against the spread. This page focuses mostly on MLB money lines so if you are looking to bet baseball games against the spread you should head over to the page. Sometimes when a bettor refers to an MLB line they are actually referring to the odds, so read the above to learn more about MLB odds.
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