A runway line is baseball’s version of MLB of a point spread. In NFL and NBA point spreads, betting odds are typically at a standard of -110, and the spread itself is usually shifted to balance the action. In baseball, the spread itself is set at -1.5 points and the attached odds are changed to balance the action. Baseball racing lines are usually listed as -1.5 favorite runs or +1.5 underdog runs. In other words, the favorite must win the game by at least 2 points rather than just winning the game. These MLB baseball sports betting odds dramatically change the money line of the game.
An explanation why you would play the MLB baseball racing line, instead of the official line:
Martinez throws for Boston and pitting Meadows for Kansas City. The silver line is Red Sox -320 and the baseball running line is Red Sox -1.5 -150. This means that you can bet the Red Sox to win the game by more than one run and only have $ 150 to win $ 100 instead of the $ 320 to win $ 100 with a straight bet.
These are the types of situations that I look for when using baseball or race lines betting odds. In my experience, using baseball sports betting odds or race lines with big favorites can be an effective way to bet on the big favorite without having to risk a heavy loss. As you take your time and do your research, you will find that there are many strong pitchers and teams that win big when they win.
Therefore, you can use the baseball betting odds to make those bets more attractive. This means Boston can be 14-5 with Pedro on the mound and 12 of those wins came by 2 or more points. Randy Johnson may have a great track record, but since his games always have huge cash lines, you might lose money betting all of his starts. However, by taking the betting odds on the baseball, or the race line, you drastically reduce the amount of money you have to risk.