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MLB Over Under Betting Explained
Betting the total for a MLB game is a bet on how many total runs will be scored in a game. MLB game totals are typically between 6 and 13 runs. There can be a “push” if the total amount of points scored in the game exactly equals the total. Betting the total score for a baseball game may also be referred to as betting a MLB over-under.
When betting MLB run totals, many sport books will allow you to “buy runs”, which will change what the total at adjusted odds. For example the Rockies-Padres matchup has a run total that is 11.5 runs. While you think that there will be plenty of runs scored, you don’t feel confident on the total going over 11.5 so you “buy” half of a run to push the total down to 11 runs at adjusted odds. This provides you will a little more safety if the amount of runs hits exactly 11 runs, thus giving you a push. Buying the run gives you extra security in your over under bet, but it comes back in the form of lower odds and you will win less money if your bet hits.
Although MLB over-under bets are the combined runs scored between both of the teams playing in a selected game there are also options to bet on how many runs only one of the teams will score. This is type of bet is referred to as MLB team total betting. You can also bet on the total number of runs scored in the first five innings, otherwise known as MLB first five innings totals.
MLB over-under betting can be tricky and you must find value in MLB spreads in order to remain profitable over the long term. To do this, BetQL has created value models to help you find which MLB games have the most value. The BetQL tool also allows you to create custom betting dashboards that can specifically help find winners when it comes to MLB over unders. You can add and remove stats and save a custom dashboard to help identify value plays. For example you can add in the run line movement to see if the public or sharps have influenced the run line to change. BetQL is here to give you the data to make informed bets!