Getting started wagering on the MLB in Arizona
With gambling in Arizona now firmly established as part of the sports culture, the Grand Canyon State has approved more than a dozen Arizona sports betting sites to set up shop since April 2021. Using the extremely popular DraftKings Arizona, let’s take a look at how to get started wagering on the MLB in Arizona.
Best AZ sportsbooks for MLB betting
With more than a dozen sportsbooks available online in Arizona, there is no shortage of options when choosing the best AZ betting sites for MLB betting. Let’s take a closer look at the top five MLB betting sites, and what their MLB offerings include.
Top bet types for MLB wagering in Arizona
If you are just beginning to wager on baseball in Arizona, there are a few basic bet types that every bettor should be aware of. Let’s dive into a few of the top bet types for MLB wagering in Arizona.
Tips when wagering on the MLB
With 162 games in the MLB regular season alone, there is no shortage of ways to get involved in MLB Betting. As someone who bets on baseball throughout the season, here are a few tips when wagering on the MLB.
How do you read MLB odds?
Now that you know the top bet types for MLB wagering in Arizona and have a few tips on how to approach them, let’s dive into some examples using hypothetical matchups and odds.
Arizona Diamondbacks -1.5 (-110) vs. New York Mets +1.5 (+115)
In this example, the Diamondbacks would have to beat the Mets by at least two runs for them to win this wager. A score of Diamondbacks 5 Mets 4, for example, would be a winner for those who bet the Mets run line.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers - Over 8.5 (-110) Under 8.5 (-110)
With a total set at 8.5, the combined runs scored in this game would have to be nine (9) or more for the “over” to cash. If the final score of this game was the Diamondbacks 6 Rangers 2, for example, the “under” would be a winner.
Arizona Diamondbacks (-150) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (+130)
Anytime you see a - or + next to three numbers, those are the set odds for a bet. In the money line, you’re just betting on which team will win. In this example, a bettor on the Diamondbacks would have to bet $150 to win $100 (or any amount on that scale). For Phillies backers, a $100 bet would earn a profit of $130 should they win the game.