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Bettors Should Go All-in on Yankees After Encarnacion Trade

Bettors Should Go All-in on Yankees After Encarnacion Trade

The New York Yankees have 13-2 odds to win the World Series, which puts them third on the board behind the favored Houston Astros (13-4) and two-time defending National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers (7-2)

Jesse Spector for Bookies.com
Jesse Spector
Massachusetts Sports Betting Muddled by Stakeholder Query

Massachusetts Sports Betting Muddled by Stakeholder Query

A move by the Boston Burin's chairman could further complicate the precarious sports betting negotiations in Massachusetts

Derek Helling for Bookies.com
Derek Helling
Illinois Sports Fans: Get Ready for Legal Sports Betting

Illinois Sports Fans: Get Ready for Legal Sports Betting

If you’re a sports fanatic and happen to live in the state of Illinois, we’ve got some exciting news for you.

Trey Killian for Bookies.com
Trey Killian
New Hampshire Sports Betting Now Closer Than Ever

New Hampshire Sports Betting Now Closer Than Ever

New Hampshire sports betting nears the finish line as its state Senate approved a sports betting bill, leaving just a few final steps before legal wagering passes into law in the Granite State

Ryan Butler for Bookies.com
Ryan Butler
Illinois Sports Betting More Uncertain After Rep. Steps Back

Illinois Sports Betting More Uncertain After Rep. Steps Back

Illinois sports betting is more uncertain than ever after one of the leaders in the legislature has stepped away from the issue just days before the scheduled end of the 2019 legislative session

Derek Helling for Bookies.com
Derek Helling
AL & NL MVP Odds, Betting Tips & Strategies to Consider

AL & NL MVP Odds, Betting Tips & Strategies to Consider

Take a look at the MVP betting favorites for the American and National League this season so far.

Jesse Spector for Bookies.com
Jesse Spector
AL & NL Cy Young Odds, Betting Tips & Strategies to Consider

AL & NL Cy Young Odds, Betting Tips & Strategies to Consider

Who are the favorites for the 2019 MLB Cy Young Awards and what's the best strategy when betting those odds?

Jesse Spector for Bookies.com
Jesse Spector
Which MLB Teams Present Good Value as World Series Wagers?

Which MLB Teams Present Good Value as World Series Wagers?

It’s nearly a third of the way through the season but some teams still have not seen their odds shift in synch with their on-field performance. But those are not necessarily the teams to bet on for a deep playoff run.

Jesse Spector for Bookies.com
Jesse Spector
MLB Home Run Derby Odds Are Up, But There Are No Refunds

MLB Home Run Derby Odds Are Up, But There Are No Refunds

The 2019 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby may be over a month away, but that doesn’t mean fans of MLB betting can’t pick their winner right now.

Trey Killian for Bookies.com
Trey Killian
The Season is Over for 6 MLB Teams According to Sportsbooks

The Season is Over for 6 MLB Teams According to Sportsbooks

The 2019 Major League Baseball season is in full swing and with over six months left, the World Series is still anyone’s prize to claim.

Trey Killian for Bookies.com
Trey Killian
Bookies Haven’t Caught Up Yet with Rebounding Red Sox, Cubs

Bookies Haven’t Caught Up Yet with Rebounding Red Sox, Cubs

The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs are two of the most storied baseball clubs in American history, though they both got off the pretty rough starts in 2019.

Trey Killian for Bookies.com
Trey Killian
Washington DC Sportsbook Coming to Nationals Park

Washington DC Sportsbook Coming to Nationals Park

A second sportsbook at a high-profile sports venue is getting ready to break ground in the nation's capital

Ryan Butler for Bookies.com
Ryan Butler
Colorado Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate, Nears Passage

Colorado Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate, Nears Passage

Colorado's Senate approved a sports betting bill Friday, sending it one step closer to fruition and likely assuring the Centennial State will join the ranks of jurisdictions with legal wagering

Ryan Butler for Bookies.com
Ryan Butler
Yankees Odds for World Series Strong Despite Injury Issues

Yankees Odds for World Series Strong Despite Injury Issues

New York has won 11 of 13 games despite a slew of injuries and 888Sport has the Yankees tied with the second-best odds to win the World Series at +600.

Dave Golokhov for Bookies.com
Dave Golokhov
PointsBet Offers Big Booster Odds on ‘Boston Slam’ of Titles

PointsBet Offers Big Booster Odds on ‘Boston Slam’ of Titles

Has there ever been a town with as much multi-sport success as Boston since 2001?

Trey Killian for Bookies.com
Trey Killian
When Will Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Hit His First Home Run?

When Will Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Hit His First Home Run?

The wait has come to a merciful end for baseball fans in Toronto, Montreal and around the world.

Trey Killian for Bookies.com
Trey Killian
Perform Group Will Provide MLB Data to American Sportsbooks

Perform Group Will Provide MLB Data to American Sportsbooks

Major League Baseball and Perform Group, a digital sports media and content provider, strike a partnership under which Perform Group will be MLB’s authorized data distributor to sportsbooks in the United States.

Jordan Bianchi for Bookies.com
Jordan Bianchi
Three Betting Overreactions from MLB Opening Week 2019

Three Betting Overreactions from MLB Opening Week 2019

Baseball season is here, and that means loads of profitable futures, single-game and in-play markets available for fans of MLB betting.

Trey Killian for Bookies.com
Trey Killian
2 Top Pitchers Remain Unsigned As MLB Opening Day Arrives

2 Top Pitchers Remain Unsigned As MLB Opening Day Arrives

Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel remaining unsigned is a head scratcher not only for the baseball world, but for anyone monitoring the futures market for World Series betting odds.

Jesse Spector for Bookies.com
Jesse Spector
Boston Red Sox Announce Partnership with MGM International

Boston Red Sox Announce Partnership with MGM International

The Boston Red Sox have entered into a partnership with MGM Resorts International, an agreement that includes Fenway Park’s iconic Green Monster being adorned with MGM’s logo during the 2019 Major League Baseball season. MGM will also become the "official and exclusive resort casino of the Boston Red Sox.”

Jordan Bianchi for Bookies.com
Jordan Bianchi
Top 2019 MLB Player Prop Bets You Should Consider Backing

Top 2019 MLB Player Prop Bets You Should Consider Backing

As we make our way through Spring Training up until Opening Day 2019, now is a good time to evaluate the different futures that are up on the board. 888Sport has posted a slew of season-long baseball prop focusing on who’ll win the major categories.

Dave Golokhov for Bookies.com
Dave Golokhov
National League 2019 Preview: Best and Worst Bets to Back

National League 2019 Preview: Best and Worst Bets to Back

While the American League is expected to be top-heavy, the odds to win the National League are wide open. In the American League, just four teams are inside of +1000. In the National League, there are eight teams in that category at 888Sport.

Dave Golokhov for Bookies.com
Dave Golokhov
American League 2019 Preview: Best and Worst Bets to Back

American League 2019 Preview: Best and Worst Bets to Back

With spring training underway and Opening Day less than a month away, it’s time to start making some decisions in terms of 2019 MLB futures. Let’s take a look at the AL and determine who are the best bets and which teams we should avoid.

Dave Golokhov for Bookies.com
Dave Golokhov
No Surprise (to Oddsmakers): Harper Inks Deal with Phillies

No Surprise (to Oddsmakers): Harper Inks Deal with Phillies

Bryce Harper is going to the Phillies, and while that might change the landscape on the field, it didn't to any real degree at the betting window.

Jesse Spector for Bookies.com
Jesse Spector
Nevada Rejects MLB’s Effort to Stop Spring Training Betting

Nevada Rejects MLB’s Effort to Stop Spring Training Betting

Major League Baseball wanted Nevada sports books to take spring training games off the board. The state’s Gaming and Control Board responded with a firm no.

David Caraviello for Bookies.com
David Caraviello
Yankees Over/Under Regular Season Wins Higher Than Red Sox

Yankees Over/Under Regular Season Wins Higher Than Red Sox

Helping us get into the mood for spring and baseball season is that BetAmerica Sportsbook have posted some regular season win totals. Two of the numbers stand out from the crowd: the New York Yankees are projected to win two more games than their rival, the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

Dave Golokhov for Bookies.com
Dave Golokhov
MLB Revenues Hit Record $10.3B – And That’s Pre-Gambling Stream

MLB Revenues Hit Record $10.3B – And That’s Pre-Gambling Stream

Major League Baseball’s record haul of $10.3 billion in revenue last year may wind up looking like small potatoes moving forward thanks to gambling becoming part of the business of baseball.

Jesse Spector for Bookies.com
Jesse Spector
Pennsylvania’s Parx Casino Now Accepting Your Sports Bets

Pennsylvania’s Parx Casino Now Accepting Your Sports Bets

Parx Casino, located in Bensalem about 20 miles from the center of Philadelphia, became the fourth Pennsylvania casino to accept sports wagers Tuesday.

Trey Killian for Bookies.com
Trey Killian
DC Sports Betting Still Threatened By Egregious Proposal

DC Sports Betting Still Threatened By Egregious Proposal

Though public outcry helped forced its postponement, an unjust no-bid contract for an existing D.C. Lottery partner unfairly threatened to circumvent a key step in D.C. sports betting legislation potential, potentially furthering hindering the revenue potential for a process that drew criticism from its inception

Ryan Butler for Bookies.com
Ryan Butler
DraftKings Gets License For West Virginia Online Sportsbook

DraftKings Gets License For West Virginia Online Sportsbook

As West Virginia begins to take the first online sports wagers, some people may notice a familiar name among the first few online sportsbooks to launch. DraftKings and Penn National recently entered an agreement that would give DraftKings access to the West Virginia market.

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Carl Zee
Nevada Handles Record $581 Million in November Sports Bets

Nevada Handles Record $581 Million in November Sports Bets

Nevada November earnings report

Brant James for Bookies.com
Brant James
Federal Sports Betting Legislation Introduced by Senators

Federal Sports Betting Legislation Introduced by Senators

After weeks of speculation, a bipartisan pair of senators have introduced a major federal sports betting regulatory framework - an important first step in what could be a long, and ultimately futile, effort.

Ryan Butler for Bookies.com
Ryan Butler

What Makes Bookies Trustworthy for MLB Expert Picks?

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.

Will the Best Odds Always Be Shown for Each MLB Pick?

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.

The best odds are pulled exclusively from trusted, U.S.-regulated sports betting sites vetted by Bookies.com. They’re updated constantly so you can immediately find and lock in the best odds for your MLB picks today.

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.

You don’t have to be done if you don’t want to be. MLB and live betting are natural partners, with built-in pauses of a baseball game perfect for bets involving the next at-bat, inning or pitch. Bookies.com has studied and ranked every online sportsbook legal to play in the U.S. and can point you in the right direction.