Money lines (side and totals), and run lines on all games. You won’t strike out when you play with Bookmaker Sportsbook.
When wagering on sides, if you are betting the favorite, you will be laying odds. When betting on the underdog, you will be picking the odds. The odds for each game are based on who is pitching. There are four ways of betting baseball:
Action: you do not care if the listed pitchers start the game.
Listing both pitchers: you want action only if both pitchers start the game.
Listing your pitcher: you want action only if your pitcher starts the game.
Listing the opponents’ pitcher: you want action only if the other teams’ pitcher starts the game.
Example of how straight bets are done:
Dodgers Brown +130 ov 9½ -110
Yankees Mussina -150 un 9½ -110
When wagering on the Yankees (favorite), you will be staking $150 to win $100.
When wagering on the Dodgers (underdog), you will be laying $100 to win $130.
If there is a pitching change prior to the start of the game. All “listed pitchers” wagers will be cancelled and the money refunded. All “action goes” wagers will be adjusted to the odds of the new pitcher.
Totals (over/under) Wagering on the total runs scored on the game:
If you wager on the Dodgers/Yankees game to go OVER the predicted total, the amount of the runs on the game must be equal or more than 10 in order to win the wager.
If you wager on the Dodgers/Yankees game to go UNDER the predicted total, the amount of runs on the game must not exceed 9 in order to win the wager.
The game must go to 8 1/2 complete innings. In the event of a pitcher change or an incomplete game (less than 8 1/2 innings)all money lines wagers are no action. Parlays will revert to the next level (3 team parlay becomes a 2 team parlay and a two team parlay will become a straight wager). Also create at the bottom of the page: “Special Baseball Rules:
- A game must go over 4 1/2 innings for you to have action on the money lines.
- A game must go over 8 1/2 innings for you to have action on the run-line and the totals.
- In the case of a postponed or canceled game after 8 1/2 innings the money line will be no action, but the run-line and the totals will have action.
*Note: Totals are always listed pitchers.
Example of how a Run Line is made:
Dodgers Brown +1½ -155
Yankees Clemens -1½ +135
The baseball run line is a combination of the point spread and the money line. The team you wager on must win covering the run line spread. The amount you lay or stake is determined by the money line odds next to the run line spread. (Odds are primarily determined by who’s pitching). The same rules that apply to the totals apply for the run lines.
When wagering on the Yankees run line, the team selected must win by at least 2 runs.
When wagering on the Dodgers run line, the selected team can lose the game but not by more than one run.
Note: Run lines are always “listed pitchers”.
Future wagers, such as to win the Championship or the Divisional winners, will be graded as soon as the season or tournament is over.
Over the Internet Parlays are limited to a specific pay-out:
The odds for Parlays are:
2 Team = 13/5
3 Team = 6/1
4 Team = 12/1
5 Team = 24/1
6 Team = 44/1
7 Team = 65/1
8 Team = 100/1
Note: These odds are based in teams with -110 Money Lines, any team with a different Money Line will change the final odds.
strong>Example: If you make a 4 team parlay with favorites in the Money Line with the following lines:
If you place a $25 wager on these picks, the payout for this 4 team parlay would be $167 because you are picking favorites in your bet. If you choose teams with a -110 money line the payout would be $250.