Proposition bets are also known as prop bets. Placing a bet offered by a sportsbook on specific conditions in a baseball game can make bettors money if they are patient and religiously on the tail of the MLB matches played in the season. A specific example of prop betting could be the Colorado Rockies could hit a home run in the third inning or a batter striking out in the 4th frame. Prop bets are also available in other professional sporting events but are more popular in baseball. Proposition bets are endless when it comes to this sport than in most professional competitions. These types of bets are especially popular and available in baseball, as one of the most entertaining and exciting sports, bettors put their stakes on.
What MLB Proposition Bets Can You Bet On?
You can opt to place your bets on long-term and short-term proposition bets.
Example of Short-term prop betting. “How many bases will the Miami Marlins take over the Atlanta Braves in a 5th inning?” or “will DH Josh Bell of the Pittsburgh Pirates take a hit?” Another short-term prop bet example would be “What team will score the first run?”.
There will also be short-term prop bets pitting two players against each other like “Will player A get more home runs than player B?” and a sportsbook could also offer a race to 5 innings between both teams; the team with the highest score after 5 innings will favor the gambler who places his bet on that team.
Then there is the long-term prop bet like “Who will hit the most home runs all season?” or “what hitting rate will the Toronto Blue Jays hit for the season?”. Another example would be “ What team will have the most strikeouts for this season?
How to Place Your Wager on the Money Line Proposition Bet
The sportsbook will offer the money line prop bet as follow between the Astros against the Chicago White Sox with on who will make the first run:
Houston Astros (+135) vs Chicago White Sox (-150)
The bookmaker can also propose a bet on who will have the higher score after 3 innings in the Moneyline option:
Texas Rangers (+120) vs Toronto Blue Jays (-130)
If you are rooting that the Houston Astros will get the first run in a game, you can put $100 and win $135. Or, if you think that the Chicago White Sox will get the first run, then you need to put in $150 to win $100.
What is an Example of Over/Under Prop Betting?
Total runs scored within the first four innings.
Over/Under Odds at 2.5
– Over (+130)
– Under (-110)
The Sportsbook could also offer the total final score of both teams after 9 innings.
Over and Under Odds: 9.5
If you are betting that there will be more than 2 runs within the first 4 innings, then you can bet $100 and win $130. If you are betting that there will be 2 or fewer runs within the first 4 innings, then you should bet $110 to win $100. The .5 is there to prevent a possibility of a “push”, where the sportsbook has to return the wagers to the bettors because of a tie in bet selections. Sometimes the .5 is included by online betting sites and sometimes not.
What are Player Prop Bets?
MLB player props involve the hitters and pitchers from each team playing in the game. These prop bets include stats like hits and home runs for the hitters, the number of strikeouts for the starting pitchers, and a lot more. MLB bettors can select any player within the game and choose a player prop bet associated with that player. Some of these players proposition bets are:
Will the chosen Player record a hit in the game? – A punter can choose from the hitters in the game to make a yes/no wager on whether or not the player will make a hit during the game
Will the Player make a home run in today’s game? – A gambler can choose from the hitters in the game to make a yes/no wager on whether or not the player will hit a home run in the game.
Will the Player make an XBH in today’s game? – A bettor can choose from the hitters in the game to make a yes/no wager on whether or not the player will record an extra-base hit during the game. Doubles, triples, and home runs count toward this prop bet.
Will the Player steal bases in today’s game? – A punter can choose from the hitters in the game to make a yes/no wager on whether or not the player will steal a base in the game.
Will the Player make an RBI in today’s game? – A gambler can opt from the hitters in the game to make a yes/no wager if the player will make an RBI in the game.
Total Hits + Runs + RBIs for the chosen Player in today’s game – A bettor can select from the hitters in the game to wager on their total number of Hits+Runs+RBIs, with an over/under line set by the bookmakers.
Total Hits + Runs + RBIs, of Player A vs Player B in today’s game – This prop bet allows the bettor to pit two players against each other, with the winner posting a higher total of Hits+Runs+RBIs in the game.
Total Strikeouts for the Starting Pitcher of a team – This will be an over/under wager with the strikeout line set by the Bookies.
First Home Run – The Punter chooses who will hit the first home run of the game from the active players from both squads. Bettors can also choose a no-home run option that will be hit during the game.
There is a huge volume of prop bets available in the MLB Series. Bettors can cash in on them if they follow the games throughout the Season.