The Sports Betting Canadian

Baseball isn’t as big in Canada as some of the other sports found here at Sports Betting Canadian (at least in my opinion), but the Blue Jays do generate a lot of hype and hope heading into each season.

Baseball is a great betting sport because there are so many games to bet on throughout a season.  MLB teams play 162 games in a season, which almost exactly double that of the NHL or NBA, and the professional football and soccer leagues play even less.  This huge amount of games gives baseball bettors a lot of opportunities to place bets and potentially find value.

If you are interested in betting on baseball I suggest doing so at one of the top Canadian sportsbooks recommended below.  The provincial sports lotteries, such as Proline, will take baseball bets, but the odds you receive are far worse than the betting sites I recommend, which means you will be leaving a lot of money on the table by not doing your baseball betting online.

Best Baseball Betting Sites

  • 1 See Website For Details
    • Licensed and regulated in Canada
    • Easy deposits & withdrawals including Interac
    • Competitive betting lines
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  • 2 See Website For Details
    • Licensed in Ontario and Malta (accepts bettors from across Canada)
    • Competitive betting lines
    • Easy deposit/withdrawal options, including Interac
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    • State of the art live betting platform including streaming of several events
    • Fixed odds for horse racing
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These are the three best baseball betting sites for Canadian bettors.  Each of these sportsbooks offers a wide variety of betting options for every game in the MLB throughout the year.  They are each dedicated to growing their brand in the Canadian market and this results in a great selection of bets for Canadians, easy to use banking options and great customer support.

All of our recommended betting sites are licensed by iGaming Ontario to operate in the regulated Ontario betting market, while also serving the rest of Canada.

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Different Baseball Bets

Baseball is a game that involves a lot of statistics.  If you’ve seen Moneyball then you know what I mean.  A large number of stats in a game is a bettors paradise because it means there is a lot to bet on in each game.  I’m going to break down the three most popular baseball betting options and then touch on some prop bets and futures that are also common baseball wagers.

Moneyline Betting

This is the most straight forwards baseball bet because you are simply wagering on which team will win the game.  The sportsbook will assign odds to each team in the game and your winnings are determined by the teams odds and your wager amount.  Here is an example:

In this example the Blue Jays are favourites with odds of 1.83 to win the game.  As an example, a $100 bet on the Blue Jays would payout $183 for winnings of $83 if the Jays won the game. The Mariners are slight underdogs with odds of 2.00, indicating a $100 bet on Seattle would payout $200 (win $100).

Runline Betting

Runline betting is the equivalent of spread betting in other sports.  In the MLB the runline will virtually always be 1.5 runs.  This means the favoured team must win the game by 2 or more runs, while the underdog must either lose the game by a single run or win the game outright.  One run may not seem like a lot, but you would be surprised how many games in the MLB finish within 1 run.

In the above screenshot the run line actually has the Blue Jays as +1.5 run underdogs. Because the game is close to a pick’em the money line favourite will not always have the -1.5 run spread in the run line. That said, you can find the alternative run line on if you’d prefer to bet the Blue Jays to win by 2 or more.

In the example above the Blue Jays must either win the game outright or lose by just 1 run for a spread bet on the Blue Jays +1.5 to win. The odds of this happening are 1.48. The Mariners have a run line of -1.5 with odds of 2.60. For this bet to win the Mariners must win the game by 2 or more runs.

Over/Under Betting

You can also bet on the total number of runs to be scored in a game.

The oddsmaker will set a total number of runs and you can wager on whether you think there will be more or fewer than that number of runs scored in the game.  The odds associated with each side of the over/under are also shown.  In the example above the over/under is set at 8 runs. You could bet on the game having 9 or more runs at odds of 1.83 or 7 or fewer runs scored at odds of 2.00. If exactly 8 runs are scored the over/under bets would push and the wagers returned.

Prop Bets

Baseball is a prop bettors dream.  There are so many stats in a single game of baseball that there are almost endless prop bets to choose from.  Here are some of the more popular prop bets that are available on most MLB games:

  • Most hits, runs and RBI’s between two players.
  • Most strikeouts between two pitchers.
  • Over/under on total strikeouts by a single pitcher.
  • Will a certain player hit a home run?
  • Which team will score the first run of the game?
  • Will there be a run scored in the first inning?
  • Total hits, runs and errors in the game.
  • Total home runs hit in the game.
  • Margin of victory.
  • Alternate spreads and totals.

These are just a few of the popular MLB prop bets.  In a World Series game the list would go on and on.

Futures Bets

You can also place futures bets in baseball.  The best example of an MLB futures bet would be which team will win the World Series this year.  You can place baseball futures bets at any time throughout the year because the odds will change depending on each teams perceived chances at that particular time.  It’s important to realize that your futures bet will be locked up until it is settled, so it is often more advantageous to simply bet on the team throughout the season than to lock the money up in a futures wager.

Check out our how to bet on the MLB page for a full 3 step guide outlining how to place your MLB bets online from anywhere in Canada.