MLB Fantasy Baseball Betting

Bettors, introduced to the fantasy sports betting world in the 1980’s, probably played fantasy baseball as their first contests. Although NFL fantasy games have since lapped the MLB offerings, several times over, the introduction of daily fantasy baseball has closed the gap some. Players no longer need to commit to the long 162 game MLB grind as they can draft a new team everyday or several times a day.


MLB Fantasy Baseball Games

Similar to the player and team proposition MLB odds that are offered at major online sportsbooks, fantasy baseball comes in many different forms. Daily, weekly and season long contests are the big three and they are formulated and scored around how individual players perform on the field.

American League Fantasy Sports

American League Fantasy Sports

Facts are facts, and there are a ton on very talented players on the American League fantasy sports betting board. Whether it’s a pitching stud like White Sox ace Chris Sale, an on base percentage leader like the Angels Mike Trout, or a power hitting machine like Brian Dozier of the Twins, the AL is stacked with top quality fantasy baseball stars. Many of the players from Boston, Cleveland, Texas and Toronto were solid selections during the 2016 MLB AL fantasy sports season.

National League Fantasy Sports

National League Fantasy Sports

Referred to as the “Senior Circuit” being as it was formed in 1897, the AL “Junior Circuit” followed in 1901, betting on National League baseball has been popular for over century. Blasts from the past, like Phillies ace Steve Carlton, stud hitter Rod Carew and Expos slugger Gary Carter were stars when NL fantasy baseball became popular in the 1980’s. During the 2016 season, All-Stars like Canadian born Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds and Washington slugger Daniel Murphy led the way.

MLB Fantasy Baseball Tips

While unlikely to reach the participation level of season long NFL drafts – modern technology has provided a spark to annual Major League Baseball fantasy contests. MLB fantasy leagues, that are broken into weekly segments, seem to be leading the popularity pack. Fantasy owners set their rosters four times a month in this format and that greatly reduces the workload of the 162 game MLB season that runs from March to October. Bettors are still required to manage their team on a regular basis, as it pertains to placing bids to acquire free agents, but they normally set their rosters every Monday. It’s imperative to recognise how many games your starting hitters will get each week as points are cumulative and some players may play all seven days during any given period.

Where fantasy baseball really shines these days is in the monthly, weekly and daily fantasy games. Selection strategies for monthly and weekly fantasy baseball are similar to the betting tips used in season long drafts. That is due to the fact that betters need to select a full roster in advance and the accumulated points from all of their games during the time period determines Fantasy Baseball draft winners. In monthly drafts, it’s very important to calculate how many starts your pitchers will get. If pitchers are starting games near the end of any given period – chances are good they will have at least one less games during the following time frame. The same goes for positional players who open a new contest on a rare MLB off day – especially during the weekly fantasy contests.

Betting tips get fairly straightforward when bettors play daily fantasy baseball games. Simply surf over to a daily site, like DraftKings or FanDuel, and check out the wide variety of options. Daily draft prices run the gauntlet; from FREE to thousands of dollars, so there is always a game that will fit every budget. Once bettors have decided on an investment price point, it’s time to select the best players from that days MLB schedule – just like you would for a NFL Fantasy Sunday draft contest. Our top daily fantasy baseball tip is to find the best pitchers of the day as two of your ten starters will head to the bump in ten-player draft formats. Bettors then need to uncover hot hitters, who are facing mediocre pitchers, to fill out their winning daily MLB Fantasy Baseball squad.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 28 August
FT Seattle Mariners 6 - 7 Baltimore Orioles +103 -112 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 2 - 11 Montreal Expos +200 -217 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 6 - 2 New York Yankees -105 -105 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 1 - 6 Phillies +140 -147 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 6 - 5 Toronto Blue Jays +101 -111 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 1 - 6 Chicago Cubs +160 -161 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 12 - 0 Kansas City Royals +100 +100 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 4 - 3 Colorado Rockies +200 -213 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 1 - 3 Los Angeles Angels +138 -141 Odds
FT Giants 3 - 0 San Diego Padres -103 -106 Odds
Tuesday 29 August
FT Seattle Mariners 0 - 4 Baltimore Orioles +140 -147 Odds
Ppd Cleveland Indians 19:05 New York Yankees +100 -106 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 3 - 8 Montreal Expos +142 -149 Odds
Ppd Atlanta Braves 19:05 Phillies -108 -102 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 3 - 0 Toronto Blue Jays -227 +220 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 12 - 2 Houston Astros +145 -161 Odds
FT New York Mets 4 - 14 Cincinnati Reds +145 -154 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 10 - 2 Milwaukee Brewers -135 +128 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 1 - 4 Chicago Cubs +220 -227 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 4 - 6 Minnesota Twins +210 -222 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 6 Kansas City Royals -106 +103 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 3 - 7 Colorado Rockies +185 -175 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 6 - 7 Diamondbacks -112 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 2 - 8 Los Angeles Angels +130 -141 Odds
FT Giants 3 - 6 San Diego Padres +132 -130 Odds
Wednesday 30 August
FT Atlanta Braves 9 - 1 Phillies -110 +100 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 2 - 1 New York Yankees Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 5 - 6 Milwaukee Brewers -109 +100 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 7 - 8 Baltimore Orioles +123 -123 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 6 - 2 Colorado Rockies +122 -119 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 5 - 2 Phillies -109 -101 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 0 - 4 Montreal Expos +200 -217 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 9 - 4 New York Yankees +117 -122 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 7 - 1 Toronto Blue Jays -130 +121 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 8 - 1 Houston Astros +190 -204 Odds
FT New York Mets 2 - 0 Cincinnati Reds +150 -149 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 3 - 17 Chicago Cubs +180 -189 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 1 - 11 Minnesota Twins +240 -256 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 3 Kansas City Royals +120 -128 Odds
FT Giants 0 - 5 San Diego Padres +140 -156 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 4 - 6 Diamondbacks -125 +122 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 8 - 10 Los Angeles Angels +139 -143 Odds
Thursday 31 August
FT New York Mets 2 - 7 Cincinnati Reds Odds
FT Texas Rangers 1 - 5 Houston Astros +150 -172 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 4 - 5 Minnesota Twins +145 -167 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 1 - 8 Diamondbacks -109 +101 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 11 - 8 Baltimore Orioles +145 -149 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 2 - 6 New York Yankees +130 -133 Odds
FT Phillies 3 - 2 Miami Marlins +180 -179 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 2 - 6 Chicago Cubs +210 -227 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 3 - 6 Milwaukee Brewers +120 -116 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 5 - 2 Giants -108 +161 Odds
Friday 01 September
FT Cleveland Indians 3 - 2 Detroit Tigers -172 +160 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 0 - 2 Chicago Cubs +205 -196 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 4 - 1 New York Yankees +172 -164 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 7 - 3 Pittsburgh Pirates +110 -114 Odds
AEI Toronto Blue Jays 0 - 1 Baltimore Orioles +181 -164 Odds
FT Phillies 2 - 1 Miami Marlins +160 -164 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 10 - 0 Detroit Tigers -256 +243 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 9 - 10 Texas Rangers -105 +127 Odds
Ppd New York Mets 20:10 Houston Astros
FT Montreal Expos 0 - 1 Milwaukee Brewers +142 -145 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 7 - 6 Minnesota Twins +102 +105 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 1 Chicago White Sox -169 +183 Odds
FT Diamondbacks 9 - 5 Colorado Rockies +101 -105 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 2 - 3 Seattle Mariners +131 -137 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 1 - 0 San Diego Padres -263 +270 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 11 - 6 Giants -108 +100 Odds
Saturday 02 September
FT Boston Red Sox 1 - 5 New York Yankees +148 -149 Odds
FT New York Mets 8 - 12 Houston Astros +200 -222 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 12 - 14 Chicago Cubs +230 -250 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 5 - 6 San Diego Padres -143 +132 Odds
AEI St. Louis Cardinals 1 - 2 Giants -109 +124 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 5 - 2 Detroit Tigers -303 +270 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 7 - 2 Baltimore Orioles +100 -106 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 0 - 5 Pittsburgh Pirates +125 -133 Odds
FT Phillies 9 - 10 Miami Marlins +135 -135 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 0 - 17 Minnesota Twins +141 -132 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 3 - 2 Milwaukee Brewers -169 +175 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 5 Chicago White Sox -179 +185 Odds
AEI Los Angeles Angels 7 - 4 Texas Rangers -118 +117 Odds
FT Diamondbacks 6 - 2 Colorado Rockies +118 -127 Odds
FT New York Mets 1 - 4 Houston Astros +242 -250 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 6 - 7 Seattle Mariners +115 -135 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 2 - 7 San Diego Padres -345 Odds
Sunday 03 September
150' Phillies 1 - 1 Miami Marlins +183 -196 Odds
150' Cleveland Indians 8 - 1 Detroit Tigers -189 +180 Odds
125' Cincinnati Reds 0 - 2 Pittsburgh Pirates +107 -110 Odds
125' Toronto Blue Jays 3 - 3 Baltimore Orioles +133 -143 Odds
90' New York Mets 4 - 6 Houston Astros +250 -256 Odds
90' Montreal Expos 0 - 4 Milwaukee Brewers +119 -125 Odds
90' Kansas City Royals 1 - 0 Minnesota Twins +170 Odds
90' Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 4 Chicago White Sox -154 +148 Odds
80' Atlanta Braves 3 - 1 Chicago Cubs +230 -238 Odds
35' Los Angeles Angels 2 - 0 Texas Rangers Odds
29' Diamondbacks 0 - 0 Colorado Rockies +125 -116 Odds
St. Louis Cardinals 16:05 Giants -116 +107 Odds
Oakland Athletics 16:10 Seattle Mariners -141 Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers 16:40 San Diego Padres -200 +187 Odds
Boston Red Sox 19:35 New York Yankees -105 -104 Odds

Due to technically advanced and readily available stat tracking apps, playing fantasy baseball is a great way to uncover information that is valuable when betting on MLB points spreads, money line and game total options. As an example, if your fantasy research has led you to starting players like Los Angeles Dodgers stud pitcher Clayton Kershaw, plus hot hitters Justin Turner and Corey Seager who are facing San Diego gas can Luis Perdomo and his lofty ERA, it’s a good strategy to place bets on the Dodgers to win and cover versus the Padres at your favourite online sportsbook.

When your selected players shine on your fantasy baseball team, chances are pretty good that you will also beat your bookmaker if you back the SoCal Crew. Bettors should also take a look at the game total odds on that contest as they will be fairly low with Kershaw on the bump. Counting on the Los Angeles hitters to come through, you will end up with a win on the OVER if the Dodgers pummel the Padres 15-0 like they did with Kershaw on the bump during MLB Opening Day action on April 4, 2016. Remember, the numbers are transferrable between fantasy baseball and the game betting options posted at top ranked sportsbooks, like Bodog, here at Canada Sports Betting. Open and fund an account in a matter of minutes to take full advantage of your MLB research.