Several states have legalized sports betting since the beginning of the year, while others are waiting to see how their own laws play out. That’s been a positive thing for bettors, as it means they can take advantage of more markets and better odds than ever before.
There are a number of different types of betting available to bettors, including spreads and totals, but the most popular way to bet is on live in-play wagers. These wagers are made during the course of the game and allow bettors to follow each team’s progress and make adjustments in real time.
Dime Lines Have Been Disappearing
Many sports books are eliminating their dime lines as they look to maximize profits during what has traditionally been the slowest season for sports betting. Some books still offer their standard money lines, however.
Player Props and Other Statistically Dependent Markets Are Settled When the Game Is Official
For some live and pre-live prop bets, players must either start, throw at least one pitch (if pitcher) or record at least one plate appearance (if position player), in the designated game for the bet to have action. In addition, the game must go at least 9 innings or 7 innings if the home team is ahead for these props to have action.
Dead Heat Rules Apply
All live and pre-live markets are settled based on the highest scoring inning, as determined by the 8.5 innings rule, and any extra innings must be completed. Any inning that results in an intentional ball/walk will be void.