The Pittsburgh Pirates have been winning gamblers a lot of money on the runline.
Betting baseball can be a tricky situation—there are so many stats to follow that a bettor could get lost just trying to figure out what is important and what’s not. One of the easiest ways to wager on a game is to bet on the runline.
A runline is similar to a spread, but is instead a 1.5 run margin of victory that always stays the same but has differing prices depending on the team and the situation. Most MLB games are decided by one-run, so for a favorite to give up 1.5 runs is a big disadvantage, and the team will typically receive a positive payout for their win—something in the range of +125 to +200.
Underdogs receiving the 1.5 runs will typically be charged extra and will fall in the range of -125 to -200—which means that a bettor will have to bet between $125 and $200 to win $100. Here is a quick look at the top 10 runline teams in Major League Baseabll
Top runline teams:
Chicago Cubs: 45-33
San Diego: 46-34
St Louis: 43-36