As the MLB season kicks off, there’s never been a better time to find which site(s) you should play at and why.
At Ballislife, we’re committed to providing resources to make your betting journey seamless. We encourage you to continue reading if you’re looking for the best MLB betting sites and what attributes make them the best.
The MLB season is by far the longest of any of the most popular professional sports in the United States. The season begins in March and goes (sometimes) until November and has 162 regular season games before the playoffs begin.
Needless to say, finding the best MLB betting sites is paramount to not only winning money but having an enjoyable betting experience.
Finding the best MLB betting sites encompasses multiple attributes, including the bonuses/promotions, user interface design, customer support, betting market library, and much more.
Here, we’ll go over three MLB betting sites that we view highly, expand upon the attributes listed above, the different bet types, and more.
At DraftKings Sportsbook, you’ll have what is by far the most extensive library of betting options. The player prop betting library sends DraftKings over the top compared to competitors. Some sites may offer them here and there, but DraftKings offers multiple statistics to place prop bets on and a large field of players that are compatible with that wager.
No matter what sport you want to bet on, DraftKings Sportsbook will have daily offers for you to browse from. The screenshot below doesn’t do it justice as it's a scrollable horizontal menu. Still, you’ll have access to numerous MLB-specific promotions. From the latest football picks to MLB odds, they have you covered.
At some online sportsbooks, the reward programs can be massive and impressive, but that also comes with complications. At DraftKings Sportsbook, you’ll receive DK Crowns, which you can redeem for DK Dollars and be used for making bets.
With this being SI Sportsbook, it was safe to assume that the Sports Illustrated article content would appear, and it does. On the homepage, you’ll find article content across multiple sports, which can be used to help inform you about the sport more, thus making better bets.
With this may seem like a minor feature to some, the Betfeed serves as a nice way to see what other people are doing and to potentially help as a “tiebreaker” for a bet you’re considering.
SI Sportsbook offers new players a bet & get a welcome bonus. With this offer, you’ll need to bet $20 on a contest with minimum odds of +120. In return, you’ll receive eight $25 free bets and have seven days to use them. These are great, as there are so many MLB games played over seven days.
At FanDuel Sportsbook, you’ll receive one No Sweat Bet with a value worth up to $1,000. With this bet, you can bet up to $1,000 while knowing that, if you lose, you’ll receive it back as a bonus bet that you can wager with later.
FanDuel Sportsbook offers players a fantastic resource, Sports Betting 101, which helps you understand the various betting markets.
As mentioned above, multiple things go into determining if the site you’re playing at, or we’re reviewing is a good MLB betting site. Below, we’ll delve a bit deeper into these.
Beyond looking at what the offer says, you must dig into the terms and conditions to determine the restrictions on the bonus and promotion. The goal with bonus funds is to withdraw them as cash, and knowing things such as wagering requirements, expiration dates, and time you have to meet conditions are important to be aware of.
With banking methods, the more, the merrier. If one site has seven options and another has nine, that’s great. The more methods available, the more options you have for adding money to your account and taking it out.
We all have our preferences in terms of graphics and aesthetics, but one thing we believe isn’t up for debate is having a site free of lag and an interface design that makes it easy to find the MLB betting page, customer support, banking methods, logging into your account, and the promotions menu.
We expect moneyline, run line, and totals wagers. However, as seen with the DraftKings review above, prop betting markets add plenty of value, more futures betting options, and, really, any other way to bet on the sport adds value to the sportsbook and player experience.
Beyond a site simply having a live chat, FAQ, phone, and email support, we have a real conversation with customer support representatives to test responsiveness, helpfulness, and product knowledge.
Click on the tabs to learn about each bet type
A moneyline bet is picking which team you think will win.
The point spread is called the run line in baseball betting. While the point spread can be whatever number the sportsbook feels a team is better than the other team by, the run line is always 1.5 runs in both directions. This can lead to some lopsided odds.
Wagering on the total number of runs scored by choosing the over or under on the line provided.
Packaging multiple games together onto one betslip to receive odds that account for the individual lines and the added risk of needing all contests on a single parlay betslip to settle as a win for winning parlay wager.
The same concept as traditional parlays, only these focus on a single game. For example, parlaying the moneyline, total, and a player prop.
Betting on events that will result in the end, such as the World Series winner, pennant winner, division winners, and player awards.
There are three types of prop bets: Player, game, and team. Player props focus on individual statistical performance. The others are more for total team runs, first scoring play, race to “x” runs, and more.
With MLB live betting, you can make all of the wagers above, but the difference is that it’s done while the game is in progress.
In May 2018, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection was overturned, allowing states across the United States to legalize sports betting. Today, more than 30 states have either retail, online, or a combination of both legal and operating. Here, we focus more on online sports betting, and below is a list of a handful of the state where it’s available and how old you need to be to bet on MLB games.
|State||Age to Bet|
|New Hampshire Sportsbooks||18|
|New Jersey Sportsbooks||21|
|New York Sportsbooks||21|
|Rhode Island Sportsbooks||18|
|Washington, DC Sportsbooks||18|
|West Virginia Sportsbooks||21|
Finding the best sites for all your MLB betting needs can be challenging in a sea of too many sportsbooks to count.
On this page, we’ve answered that with three of our favorite places to go to, but we also wanted to leave you with some information about the different betting markets, the criteria we initially look for when determining if a site is good or not, and walking you through the process of getting started.
Be sure to return to this page when you’re ready to start your MLB betting journey or want to find a new site to play at.
Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.
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