Major League Baseball Online Sports Betting
Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Canada. Played in school, at club level and professionally, a major game can attract thousands of visitors while many more watch the game on television or via a live stream. It is also one of the most popular online betting sports, with thousands of enthusiasts putting money down on each game. While there is plenty of local action, the majority of sports betting wagers are placed on Major League Baseball (MLB) games.
For those who are new to the sport, Major League Baseball is the largest and most prestigious league in the world. It is also the oldest of the four professional sports leagues played in Canada and the United States. The MLB consist of 30 teams, 29 of which are based in the US, and a single team based in Toronto, Canada. The best mobile sports betting sites in Canada all give you the chance to put money down on MLB markets.
The Structure of MLB
The 30 MLB teams are divided equally into the American League (AL) and National League (NL) with 15 teams each. Within each league, the teams then divided again into Eastern, Central and Western divisions. For online betting purposes, the MLB seasons are split into the regular and post season.
The regular season kicks off on the first Sunday in April and runs to the first Sunday in October. Each team play a total of 19 games against 4 divisional opponents, which translates to a total of 162 games overall.
With mobile sports betting, a bettor can place wagers on any one of the regular season games, with straight, multi or prop bets. At the end of the regular season, the 10 highest ranked teams then progress to the post-season playoffs. It is also possible to place future bets at the start of the season on which 10 teams or single team would make it to the playoffs.
The post season Championship title is determined through a set of four rounds. The first round is a single wildcard game between the two wildcard teams in each league. The second round is a best-of-five series between the winning teams from the AL division series and the NL division series. The third round is where a best-of-seven game series is played between the AL championships series winners and the NL championship winners.
Regular and Post Season Games
The two teams that emerge are referred to as the pennant winners and compete in the prestigious World Series. Again, future bets can be placed at the start of each season on which two teams or singular team will make it to the World Series. This final round consists of a best-of-seven game series where the winner is crowned World Champions.
Running for most of the year, Major League Baseball offers plenty of opportunities for online wagers.
Popular MLB Bets
The most popular bets placed on the MLB are straight or money line on a particular game. This simply comes down to predicting which of the two teams will win the game. All top-rated Sports betting CA sites will offer money line bets on every single one of the 162 MLB games.
Another popular wager placed on MLB games is the over/under bet, also known as totals betting. With these, the online bookmaker will post a total score, which is the combined number of points scored by both teams for the full duration of the game. The idea is to predict whether the actual total is going to be over or under the amount predicted.
As mentioned before, online sports betting Canada sites also offer future bets at the start of each season. Futures can be placed on a single team to make it through to the post season, which team will make the wildcard round, which team will progress to the World Series and which team will be crowned World Series Champs.