Author: jfthretwerdge

27 Aug by jfthretwerdge

Comprehensive Information on Draw Betting

While the most popular betting options are betting on a team to win or lose, many players choose to bet draws. Keep reading this article to find out about effective draw strategies and other interesting info. What Is Draw Betting? It is placing a bet on a match to end up in a tie. The […]
27 Aug by jfthretwerdge

How Does BETSLIP Work?

If you wish to place bets on sports online or on the go, you need to have a clear understanding of what a betslip is. Just keep reading this article to find out helpful information on that. What Is Betslip and How It Works? In essence, a betslip is a tool used to place your […]
27 Aug by jfthretwerdge

How to Make a Bet on Virtual Soccer

Do you like sports betting? What about making bets on virtual sports? It is a relatively new option offered by some bookmakers, such as Parimatch. One of the best choices that punters can make when it comes to betting on Virtuals is Virtual football (soccer). Find out more about this type of betting to discover […]
27 Aug by jfthretwerdge

What Is a Round Robin Bet and How Does It Work for Sports Betting

When it comes to sports betting, each punter seeks the best bet types, strategies, and tips. Knowing the available options will allow making the right choice. Round robin cannot be called the most popular type of bets, but it is surely worth your attention. You should understand how it works to use the benefits it […]
26 Aug by jfthretwerdge

What Is an Asian Handicap Betting?

Asian handicap betting is popular in different types of sports. In this article, you will find helpful information on it. What Is an Asian Handicap? It is a form of spread betting, which makes wagering more exciting and potentially profitable. So, what is an Asian handicap? It aims at creating even conditions for teams in […]
9 Apr by jfthretwerdge

What Does Circled Game Mean In Sports Betting and Wagering?

We’ve all been in a situation before where we’ve debated with ourselves whether or not we should bet a specific game. The reasons for doing so could range from the uncertainty of a key players health, a travel delay, the weather in an outdoor game or perhaps even the absence of a coach. The way […]
9 Apr by jfthretwerdge

What Does Rundown Mean In Sports Betting and Wagering?

If you’ve ever talked with a mechanic and listened to them rhyme off a bunch of car parts, car part functions or car details you know absolutely nothing about, the chances of you actually retaining the information they are giving you is slim to none. You are likely standing their cold-faced, nodding in agreement to […]
9 Apr by jfthretwerdge

What Does Runline Mean In Baseball Wagering and Sports Betting?

Derek Jeter of the Yankees.

Winning a game in a professional sports league of any kind can be difficult for even the best teams. Very few teams have gone through a season undefeated (only NFL Teams) and even then, not every win is as easy as teams hoped they would be - even the margin of victory is sometimes too close for comfort. Unfortunately for bettors, teams don’t care how they win or by how many runs, goals or points, as long as they win the game. Baseball is no different and the betting options on a baseball game are limited to a certain extent. Sure, there are a bunch of prop bets that you can wager on, but prop bets usually burn your bankroll. The popular ways to bet on baseball include the money line, the total or something called the runline.

What Is the Runline in Baseball?

When you hear the term “runline” being discussed it is referring to an alternative but popular way of betting on baseball. A runline is the combination of both the money line and point spread for any one particular baseball game. The standard runline is set at 1.5 runs, with the odd 2.0 mixed in once in a while. This means that if you bet the favorite team on the runline, they would have to win by two or more runs in order to cash your ticket. If you bet the underdog on the runline, an outright win or a loss by one run would be enough for you to win your bet.

How Does the Runline Work?

The runline will almost always stay at 1.5, with the 2.0 or 2.5 lines reserved for the biggest mismatches - think 2016 Chicago Cubs versus the last place San Diego Padres. The problem with the runline is that despite betting on the favorite and avoiding the massive -220 price tag, the runline is often time priced at even-money or worse. Baseball is the kind of sport where teams tend to score runs in bunches and a win by more than two runs is very common. If you are an underdog bettor, it is not all that uncommon for the underdog to offer a return well under even money.

Example of the Runline

If the Toronto Blue Jays were hosting the Boston Red Sox, the moneyline would probably look something like this:

9 Apr by jfthretwerdge

What Does Fade Mean In Sports Betting and Wagering?

In my experience betting on sports, not once have I heard someone say that betting on sports is easy. Sure, everyone has their hot streaks where no matter who they bet or what sport they are focused on, they do nothing but cash tickets and let everyone know how hot they are. But with every […]