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World Series Braves vs Astros Game 6: Top Picks & Prop Bets To Jump On

World Series Braves vs Astros Game 6: Top Picks & Prop Bets To Jump On

There are a ton of available prop bets for Game 6 of the 2021 World Series between the Braves and the Astros. Here are our expert's best pick and top props.

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Dan Kilbridge
World Series 2021 Astros vs Braves Odds, Predictions & Betting Preview

World Series 2021 Astros vs Braves Odds, Predictions & Betting Preview

The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves face off for the 2021 World Series. For the Astros, it means a vindication of sorts after the cheating scandal marred previous trips to the Fall Classic.

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Adam Thompson
MLB Playoffs Picks & Props: Best Bets for Dodgers-Braves NLCS Game 6

MLB Playoffs Picks & Props: Best Bets for Dodgers-Braves NLCS Game 6

Check out complete MLB playoff odds for today's action as well as our best bet and best MLB playoff prop to back.

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Dan Kilbridge
NLCS Odds: Dodgers vs Braves Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview

NLCS Odds: Dodgers vs Braves Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview

Baseball’s two best teams met in the National League Division Series — far too early for our liking — and in the end, the reigning-champion Los Angeles Dodger advanced to meet the Atlanta Braves in a rematch of last year’s NLCS.

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Jordan Horrobin
ALCS Odds: Red Sox vs Astros Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview

ALCS Odds: Red Sox vs Astros Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview

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Jordan Horrobin
MLB Playoffs Odds & Picks: Complete ALDS & NLDS Predictions

MLB Playoffs Odds & Picks: Complete ALDS & NLDS Predictions

The grind of a six-month season has all built toward this: 10 of the best teams competing for a World Series title.

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Jordan Horrobin
NL Wild Card 2021 Cardinals at Dodgers Picks & Betting Preview

NL Wild Card 2021 Cardinals at Dodgers Picks & Betting Preview

In practically any other year, a 106-win team like the Dodgers wouldn’t be subjected to this single-game-elimination format. Their “reward” in this setting is a date with the Cardinals, who are only here because of a franchise-record winning streak.

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Jordan Horrobin
AL Wild Card 2021 Yankees at Red Sox Picks & Betting Preview

AL Wild Card 2021 Yankees at Red Sox Picks & Betting Preview

Two of baseball’s most storied franchises will play a one-game, do-or-die playoff to try and advance to the divisional series later this week.

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Jordan Horrobin
Today’s Top MLB Picks & MLB Prop Bets: BOS-WAS,  Escobar & More

Today’s Top MLB Picks & MLB Prop Bets: BOS-WAS, Escobar & More

Bookies.com MLB handicapper Adam Thompson has scoured the top online sportsbooks around the country to find the best MLB prop bets and MLB bets for today’s games.

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Adam Thompson
Yankees-Red Sox Odds: Series Preview & Best Bets To Back

Yankees-Red Sox Odds: Series Preview & Best Bets To Back

The Red Sox and Yankees meet for three games this weekend in a playoff-like series at Fenway Park. Here's a look at what bettors can expect.

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Bill Speros
Will Triple Crown Guarantee MVP For Vladimir Guerrero Jr.?

Will Triple Crown Guarantee MVP For Vladimir Guerrero Jr.?

Could an American League Triple Crown for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. be enough to stop the Shohei Ohtani MVP Express? We may find out this fall.

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Bill Speros
How To Make Money On Arizona Diamondbacks Down The Stretch

How To Make Money On Arizona Diamondbacks Down The Stretch

With Arizona sports betting expected to go live on Sept. 9, we take a look at how MLB bettors could make money betting on the Diamondbacks before the end of the season.

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Christopher Boan
NL MVP Award Odds Tracker & Top Contenders To Watch

NL MVP Award Odds Tracker & Top Contenders To Watch

Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres has emerged as the betting favorite to take NL MVP honors this season.

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Bill Speros
AL MVP Award Odds Tracker & Top Contenders To Watch

AL MVP Award Odds Tracker & Top Contenders To Watch

Angels' two-way star Shohei Ohtani is the betting favorite to win the AL MVP award as the 2021 MLB season rolls through the Dog Days of August.

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Bill Speros
NL Cy Young Award Odds Tracker & Top Contenders To Watch

NL Cy Young Award Odds Tracker & Top Contenders To Watch

Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler of the Phillies has emerged as the favorite in NL Cy Young Award betting markets following Jacob deGrom's injury.

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Bill Speros
NL Rookie Of The Year Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Picks

NL Rookie Of The Year Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Picks

The NL Rookie of the Year award looks like a two-horse race as we approach the final weeks of the season. Who will come out on top, and what are the best betting plays?

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Dan Kilbridge
AL Rookie Of The Year Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Picks

AL Rookie Of The Year Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Picks

The AL Rookie of the Year race is wide open as we approach the home stretch of the season. Here's your guide to the state of the market, and your best betting plays.

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Dan Kilbridge
Field Of Dreams Game 2021 Odds & Picks: Yankees Vs White Sox

Field Of Dreams Game 2021 Odds & Picks: Yankees Vs White Sox

The Yankees and White Sox are set to play in a game more than 30 years in the making Thursday in Dyersville, Iowa. Here's how to bet it.

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Dan Kilbridge
AL Cy Young Award Odds Tracker & Top Contenders To Watch

AL Cy Young Award Odds Tracker & Top Contenders To Watch

Lance Lynn of the White Sox has overtaken Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole in the 2021 AL Cy Young Award race. Here are the latest odds.

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Bill Speros
Cubs Vs White Sox Odds: How To Bet The Crosstown Classic

Cubs Vs White Sox Odds: How To Bet The Crosstown Classic

The White Sox and Cubs are set to meet for the first time this season at Wrigley Field. Here's your betting guide to the Crosstown Classic.

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Dan Kilbridge
Top World Series Matchups, Odds & Value Plays To Consider

Top World Series Matchups, Odds & Value Plays To Consider

Two months remain on the MLB schedule. But it’s not too early to seek value in some potential World Series matchups across baseball betting markets.

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Bill Speros
DraftKings, Red Sox Announce Daily Fantasy Sports Partnership

DraftKings, Red Sox Announce Daily Fantasy Sports Partnership

Ahead of sports betting being legalized in Massachusetts, Boston-based DraftKings and the Red Sox announce a daily fantasy sports partnership.

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Lou Monaco
Potential MLB Trade Deadline Moves & How They Would Impact Odds

Potential MLB Trade Deadline Moves & How They Would Impact Odds

The baseball trade deadline is Friday and there are several big-name stars being dangled as trait bait. Here's how the potential deals should shape MLB odds markets.

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Bill Speros
AL East Odds: Tips & Picks For Choosing A Winner This Season

AL East Odds: Tips & Picks For Choosing A Winner This Season

The American League East has evolved into a two-team race between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. But there are still several smart value plays to make in futures markets.

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Bill Speros
Blue Jays Playoff Odds: Worth Betting or Best To Avoid?

Blue Jays Playoff Odds: Worth Betting or Best To Avoid?

The Blue Jays return to the nest in Toronto on Friday for their first games in Canada since 2019, that date coincides with the MLB trading deadline. So, how should bettors approach the Blue Jays?

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Bill Speros
BetMGM Announces Partnership With MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates

BetMGM Announces Partnership With MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates hope to get on the winning track in the second half of the season.

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Lou Monaco
MLB All-Star Game Odds, Picks & Home Run Derby Props to Back

MLB All-Star Game Odds, Picks & Home Run Derby Props to Back

The MLB All-Star Break is packed full of potential betting action, starting with Monday night's Home Run Derby. Adam Thompson has examined the odds to offer up his top plays in Denver.

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Adam Thompson
5 Huge MLB Opening Day 2021 Value Bets Poised to Pay Off

5 Huge MLB Opening Day 2021 Value Bets Poised to Pay Off

The 2021 MLB season has reached its halfway point and the starters for the All-Star Game have been selected, but baseball’s so-called “return to normal” this year has been anything but routine. Here are the best futures value plays of the season.

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Bill Speros
15 Richest LGBTQ+ Athletes & Former Athletes in the US

15 Richest LGBTQ+ Athletes & Former Athletes in the US

To most they are athletes and former athletes. But to others, they are more – heroes serving as societal role models on the world stage as open members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Canada Single-Game Sports Betting Passes Senate; What’s Next?

Canada Single-Game Sports Betting Passes Senate; What’s Next?

Single-game sports betting is a rubber stamp away from becoming a legal reality in Canada. On Tuesday, the Canadian Senate voted overwhelmingly in favour of Bill C-218.

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Bob Duff
Arizona Ends Public Comment Period for Sports Betting Rules

Arizona Ends Public Comment Period for Sports Betting Rules

The state hopes to launch sports betting on Sept. 9, in time for NFL football season.

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Lou Monaco
Mets Pitcher Jacob deGrom Now Betting Favorite To Win NL MVP

Mets Pitcher Jacob deGrom Now Betting Favorite To Win NL MVP

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has emerged as a near-consensus betting favorite to win NL MVP honors as the baseball season nears the halfway point.

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Bill Speros
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There are many ways to bet MLB every day through the regular season and MLB postseason, from moneyline, run line and Over/Under totals to futures, props and live betting. Whatever the bet, Bookies.com has you covered with lines for all kinds of wagers ranging from the next World Series winner to MLB picks today for the prime-time games, all from the best expert handicappers out there – and all for free.

Bookies.com has formed a team of experienced and successful MLB handicappers to offer their best MLB betting tips all season. Bookies.com experts have decades of experience breaking down MLB odds and finding the edge over the sportsbooks. They’ve been there and done that and share their advice with you.

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There are many sportsbooks out there, but the odds for MLB games can differ between them, sometimes dramatically.

That’s why Bookies.com shows the game lines from several sportsbooks, all live and all in the same place. Every MLB game is covered with moneyline, Over/Under and run line odds to give each bettor a chance to compare.

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There is no rule against having accounts at multiple sportsbooks – in fact, the smartest players do. That way, you able to compare all of them and take the best MLB odds for the teams you want.

Should I Do My Own Research for MLB Picks Today?

Our experts have years of experience crushing sportsbooks with their free MLB predictions. But it’s always best for a bettor to do their own research so they can feel confident in making their picks. It’s important to stay on top of the news, follow key stakeholders on Twitter and social media and keep tabs on live odds, injury news and more.

Bookies.com is your go-to source for many of the tools needed to create successful tickets. That includes showing team trends on the moneyline, on the Over/Under for total runs and on the run line (links?), as well as the MLB consensus, which shows which side other bettors are placing their money.

Bookies.com handicappers add to the experience with expert insight and a focus that’s made them winners in the field.

What to Consider When Deciding on MLB Picks

There are no sure things in MLB betting. It doesn’t matter what the matchup is, every team can win on any given night, and any team can lose.

But that also presents a unique opportunity. You can win fewer than 50% of your picks and still make a nice profit. In fact, betting on only favorites through an MLB season is likely to lead to a negative bankroll. You’ll win less often backing underdogs, but you could have a better chance of finishing in the black if you do.

A few more MLB betting tips to consider:

Favorites Don’t Win Enough, But Underdogs Do: Teams posted at -150 or higher on the money line have won 63% of games in the last decade. But because the odds are so high, all those victories combined still result in a negative finish.

If you wager on Justin Verlander and the host Houston Astros at -300 to beat the visiting Kansas City Royals, you’re likely to win the bet. But if you don’t, you need to win three more times to break even. It’s not a winning strategy in the long run.

Underdog with odds between +120 and +170, meanwhile, have emerged victorious in 46% of games since 2010. That’s more than enough to earn a nice profit. Backing the right underdogs builds bankroll in the long term. Use our odds calculator to calculate what an underdog might pay when making your baseball picks to help better manage your bankroll.

Outside Influences: Weather affects baseball more than any other outdoor sport. The ball travels less in cold, and wind direction can make the difference in turning a pitcher’s duel into a launchpad.

While umpires try to be as down-the-middle as possible, some have tighter strike zones that force pitchers to aim down the middle. That can lead to more runs. Umps with looser zones improve the pitchers’ chances of success. Ump stats can show one side of the Over/Under is a strong play.

Stadiums are all different, another unique baseball attribute. Some favor hitters or pitchers, some favor lefties or righties. A team full of left-handed power hitters might prefer the shorter wall at Fenway Park, while both sides typically suffer a power outage at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Study the matchups in MLB games: Starting pitchers are critical to success, and to a successful bet. Each starting pitcher has their own trends, and each batting lineup has tendencies that relate to the starter. Chris Sale is an elite left-handed pitcher – opponents are hitting just .218 against him in his career. The Angels despite Mike Trout are only hitting .143 vs. Sale in 10 career games. But the crosstown Dodgers are hitting .348 off him in three games.

Fade Your Peers: The Bookies.com consensus page reveals the percentage of bets each side of a game is bringing in. Research proves going with the popular vote doesn’t work when making baseball picks.

Over the last 12 seasons, teams receiving fewer than 40% of the bets on the moneyline are winning only 44% of the time. Considering the odds, that’s proven to be enough money to be in the black. Every better prefers a robust wallet over a robust win percentage.

Follow the Pros: Professional bettors, or sharps, spend their day breaking down the lines and the matchups. They know what they’re doing in MLB, which can be heavily researched through statistics. Reverse Line Movement – when the percentage of bets and the percentage of money on a team go in opposite directions – can alert which way the big-money pros are going.

I’ve Made My MLB Pick, Now What?

Congrats! You’ve done your diligence, taken the advice of Bookies.com’s elite team of MLB handicappers, found the best odds at a secure and trustworthy online sportsbook and placed your bet. You can now watch the game with a new sense of excitement that wouldn’t exist without a few bucks on the line.

Bookmark Bookies.com’s free MLB picks and odds pages and return regularly to find the best odds on games, stories on news and futures bets worth backing, plus free picks from the Bookies.com MLB handicappers.

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