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MLB Futures

MLB futures are odds that allow you to place season-long bets in Major League Baseball. These odds are based on several things, such as the player’s or team’s recent results, standings, streaks, and the time of the season. Because of these various factors, MLB odds can change as time goes on.

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MLB Futures Odds

This page allows baseball bettors to compare MLB futures odds at the leading online sportsbooks in the United States. You can also filter it down to a particular state if you want to find the best MLB future odds available to you at any given time. Read on to learn more about what futures betting entails and how to read the betting odds on this page.

MLB Futures Betting Overview

An MLB futures bet is a long-term wager on an event that is not necessarily determined by the result of a particular game. These are the most common MLB futures betting lines:

World Series Odds

World Series futures odds are released before the new season begins. They allow you to bet on which team will win the World Series many months before we know which teams will win their leagues.

The online sportsbooks start by assessing the relative strengths and weaknesses of each team. They will factor in how well the various teams played the previous season, along with recruitment during the offseason. They will then release MLB World Series futures lines.

The MLB futures World Series odds will start with the favorite. The odds to win the World Series will then grow progressively longer on each team until you finally arrive at the rank outsider. Check out our “How to Read MLB Futures Betting Odds” section below to learn how to interpret these odds to win the World Series.

League Betting Odds

You can also bet on which teams will win their respective leagues. The top team in each division heads through to the National League Divisional Series and the American League Divisional Series, while the Wild Card winners take the final berth. The National League Championship Series and American League Championship Series then determined the winners of the NL and the AL.

You can find MLB future odds on the winner of each league long before the postseason. The odds to win each league will then move throughout the season. If one team goes on a long winning streak, the current odds on it winning its league will generally shorten. If a team endures a bad run of results, or suffers an injury to a key player, the odds on it winning its league will lengthen. The same is true of the World Series odds – they move about throughout the season until the series is decided.

Division Betting Odds

You can also find MLB futures odds division by division. This allows you to predict the winner of the AL East, AL Central, AL West, NL East, NL Central and NL West. Once again, the odds move about over the course of the season depending upon how well each team plays.

Additional MLB Future Bets

You can also bet on the winners of individual awards, such as the Cy Young. Online sportsbooks will provide odds on each team too. For example, MLB future odds total wins markets allow you to predict how many wins each team will secure throughout the regular season.

MLB futures wins markets are very popular. The sportsbooks set a total wins line for each team – known as the MLB futures win totals market – and you simply have to predict whether its total wins will go over that line or stay under it. This is widely referred to as MLB futures over / under wins betting, and they are some of the best MLB futures bets available.

How to Read MLB Futures Betting Odds

Most MLB future odds begin with a plus symbol. That tells you how much you need to wager in order to earn a $100 profit. For example, let’s say you find odds of +450 on the New York Yankees to win the American League Championship Series. These MLB future betting odds tell baseball bettors to expect a $450 profit for every $100 wagered.

You don’t have to wager precisely $100. That is just a guide. For example, you could wager $20 and earn a $90 profit if your MLB betting futures prediction on the Yankees proves to be correct.

In rare cases, the odds to win the World Series or a particular league or division will start with a minus sign. That means the team is a clear favorite. For example, if we know that the Dodgers and the Rays are in the World Series, and the Dodgers look a lot stronger, you might find odds of -125 on the Dodgers to win the World Series. This tells you the amount baseball bettors need to wager to generate a $100 profit.

In that case, you would need to wager $125 to win $100. Once again, it is just a guide. You could bet $1,000 and win $800 if successful, for example.

Placing MLB Futures Bets Through OddsTrader

This page allows you to find the current MLB futures odds from the best online sportsbooks at any given time, covering the World Series futures odds, and the different leagues and divisions. When you have made your MLB future predictions, OddsTrader allows you to quickly identify the site in your state with the best betting odds for your future bets. MLB fans can then click on those odds to add them to our bet slip.

Enter the amount you would like to wager on your MLB futures selection, and our slip will tell you the potential profit you stand to earn. You can then click “Go Bet”. You will instantly be transported to that sportsbook, and the bet slip will be loaded up automatically with your selection and your risk amount. Click to confirm your MLB futures bet. The process takes less than a minute.

Additional Resources for Baseball Bettors

Baseball bettors can find a wealth of additional resources at OddsTrader. Our odds comparison service allows you to find the best moneyline, run line and totals betting lines on every single game, including future MLB All Star games and any other futures MLB game.

You can also use our standings page to see how well each team has performed straight up and against the run line throughout the season. We provide MLB power rankings too.

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