Paying attention to current MLB betting trends will equate to winning more bets.
A Look At Current MLB Betting Trends
We’re heading into the week of June. The first quarter of the 2022 MLB regular season has been filled with some predictable results. But there have been a few surprises along the way as well.
Case in point for the status quo. The New York Yankees have the highest winning percentage in the American League. While the Los Angeles Dodgers remain the team to beat in the National League.
The Minnesota Twins are setting the pace in the AL Central as one of the more surprising twists. With the New York Mets stepping up to the plate early with a solid lead in the NL East.
Betting on baseball through the first two months of the season has been a winning proposition for road favorites. Teams favored on the road have won their game straight-up 61% of the time. Road teams in general have a winning rate of 48.5%. However, the SU favorite has cashed a winning money line wager 59.5% of the time.
Betting MLB Run Line Underdogs
Betting the MLB run line with the 1.5-run spread actually swings back the other way. Road underdogs are cashing a winning play in 60.4% of the games played. Overall, underdogs have covered the run line in 56.9% of the games.
Two-month betting trends on MLB totals favor the UNDER at 52.9%.
General betting trends paint a broad view of the MLB results for the first two months of games. Each team’s return on the moneyline is a stronger gauge of its individual betting value.
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Current MLB Betting Trends for Moneylines
The team at the top of that list is the New York Mets. With a 32-17 record through their first 49 games, the Mets are +$820 on the MLB moneyline. This team is fairly even no matter where it plays with a +$371 return at home (16-8) and a solid +$449 return on the road (16-9). New York is 26-12 SU when closing as the moneyline favorite.
A close second on the betting board at online sportsbooks is the NL West’s San Diego Padres. They are 30-17 in 47 games and keeping things interesting against the Dodgers (33-14) through the first two months of play.
San Diego’s overall moneyline return stands at +$798 with a heavy lean towards playing on the road. The Padres are 17-7 away from home this season and +$855 on the money line in those 24 road games.
Betting San Diego as the favorite has paid off in 19 of 29 games. The best bet on the Padres is as underdogs on the money line. They have gone 10-7 in 17 of those games.
The top betting team on the MLB moneyline in the American League is the Yankees at +$557. They are +$232 at home (17-7) and +$325 on the road (16-8). Closing as a money line favorite in 44 of 48 games, New York is 30-14 SU. It is 3-1 in the four games closing as the underdog.
2022 Baseball OVER/UNDER
When it comes to betting teams on the closing MLB total line. The total has gone OVER in 26 of the San Francisco Giants’ first 46 games for a winning rate of 56.5%. It has also gone OVER in 26 of the Atlanta Braves first 47 games played.
The total has stayed UNDER in 36 of the Houston Astros’ first 48 games for a winning rate of 75%. Houston leads the AL West at 30-18. Its pitching staff has posted the lowest ERA of any team in the AL at 2.90.