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 19 June
FT Cleveland Indians 12 - 0 Baltimore Orioles -164 +155 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 7 - 3 Tampa Bay Rays +136 -145 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 7 - 8 Miami Marlins -102 -105 Odds
FT SFG 0 - 9 Atlanta Braves -133 +128 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 8 - 1 Milwaukee Brewers -132 +110 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 2 - 3 Chicago Cubs +194 -208 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 7 - 6 Texas Rangers -112 +105 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 2 - 4 Kansas City Royals -111 -111 Odds
FT Houston Astros 4 - 1 Oakland Athletics -154 +150 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 2 - 6 Seattle Mariners +127 -137 Odds
FT New York Mets 6 - 10 Los Angeles Dodgers +167 -192 Odds
Tuesday 20 June
FT Cleveland Indians 5 - 6 Baltimore Orioles -137 +131 Odds
AEI St. Louis Cardinals 8 - 1 PHI -154 +145 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 8 - 3 New York Yankees +240 -303 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 5 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays +135 -139 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 12 - 3 Miami Marlins -115 +112 Odds
FT SFG 6 - 3 Atlanta Braves +102 -110 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 7 - 3 Milwaukee Brewers +112 -115 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 1 - 6 Texas Rangers -128 +120 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 0 - 4 Chicago Cubs +175 -213 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 7 - 9 Minnesota Twins +160 -161 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 8 - 3 Kansas City Royals -185 +180 Odds
FT ARI 3 - 4 Colorado Rockies +111 -115 Odds
FT Houston Astros 8 - 4 Oakland Athletics -105 +105 Odds
FT New York Mets 0 - 12 Los Angeles Dodgers +195 -238 Odds
AEI Detroit Tigers 4 - 5 Seattle Mariners +120 -120 Odds
Wednesday 21 June
FT Cincinnati Reds 3 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays +102 -110 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 1 - 2 Miami Marlins -145 +135 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 4 - 6 Kansas City Royals -133 +125 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 3 - 2 Chicago Cubs +185 -196 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 4 - 8 New York Yankees +188 -196 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 5 - 1 Baltimore Orioles -175 +167 Odds
AEI St. Louis Cardinals 7 - 6 PHI -135 +115 Odds
AEI SFG 3 - 5 Atlanta Braves -128 +119 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 7 - 5 Texas Rangers +109 -116 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 3 - 4 Milwaukee Brewers +110 -132 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 2 - 4 Minnesota Twins +170 -179 Odds
FT ARI 16 - 5 Colorado Rockies +139 -145 Odds
FT Houston Astros 5 - 1 Oakland Athletics -109 -101 Odds
FT New York Mets 2 - 8 Los Angeles Dodgers +210 -227 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 5 - 7 Seattle Mariners +130 -141 Odds
Thursday 22 June
FT St. Louis Cardinals 1 - 5 PHI -141 +136
FT Chicago White Sox 9 - 0 Minnesota Twins -114 +105 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 4 - 11 Texas Rangers -112 +105 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 2 - 4 Milwaukee Brewers +120 -130 Odds
FT ARI 10 - 3 Colorado Rockies +134 -133 Odds
FT Houston Astros 12 - 9 Oakland Athletics -102 -105 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 6 - 3 Baltimore Orioles -130 +122 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 10 - 5 New York Yankees +245 -256 Odds
FT Chicago Cubs 11 - 1 Miami Marlins Odds
FT SFG 11 - 12 Atlanta Braves +162 -167 Odds
FT New York Mets 3 - 6 Los Angeles Dodgers +165 -169 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 6 - 9 Seattle Mariners +124 -132 Odds
Friday 23 June
Cincinnati Reds 19:05 Montreal Expos +239 -250 Odds
Texas Rangers 19:05 New York Yankees +107 -112 Odds
Minnesota Twins 19:10 Cleveland Indians +165 -172 Odds
Los Angeles Angels 19:10 Boston Red Sox +158 -164 Odds
Chicago Cubs 19:10 Miami Marlins -122 +117 Odds
Baltimore Orioles 19:10 Tampa Bay Rays Odds
Milwaukee Brewers 19:35 Atlanta Braves -105 +100 Odds
Oakland Athletics 20:10 Chicago White Sox +101 -106 Odds
Pittsburgh Pirates 20:15 St. Louis Cardinals +107 -112 Odds
Toronto Blue Jays 20:15 Kansas City Royals -130 +125 Odds
PHI 21:40 ARI Odds
Houston Astros 22:10 Seattle Mariners +100 -105 Odds
Colorado Rockies 22:10 Los Angeles Dodgers +183 -189 Odds
Detroit Tigers 22:10 San Diego Padres -127 +122 Odds
New York Mets 22:15 SFG +106 -110 Odds
Saturday 24 June
Texas Rangers 13:05 New York Yankees
Oakland Athletics 14:10 Chicago White Sox
Toronto Blue Jays 14:15 Kansas City Royals
Cincinnati Reds 16:05 Montreal Expos
Chicago Cubs 16:10 Miami Marlins
Baltimore Orioles 16:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Minnesota Twins 16:10 Cleveland Indians
Milwaukee Brewers 16:10 Atlanta Braves
Los Angeles Angels 19:15 Boston Red Sox
Pittsburgh Pirates 19:15 St. Louis Cardinals
New York Mets 19:15 SFG
Colorado Rockies 22:10 Los Angeles Dodgers
Houston Astros 22:10 Seattle Mariners
Detroit Tigers 22:10 San Diego Padres
PHI 22:10 ARI
Sunday 25 June
Baltimore Orioles 13:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Minnesota Twins 13:10 Cleveland Indians
Chicago Cubs 13:10 Miami Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers 13:35 Atlanta Braves
Los Angeles Angels 13:35 Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Reds 13:35 Montreal Expos
Texas Rangers 14:05 New York Yankees
Oakland Athletics 14:10 Chicago White Sox
Toronto Blue Jays 14:15 Kansas City Royals
New York Mets 16:05 SFG
Houston Astros 16:10 Seattle Mariners
Colorado Rockies 16:10 Los Angeles Dodgers
PHI 16:10 ARI
Detroit Tigers 16:40 San Diego Padres
Pittsburgh Pirates 20:05 St. Louis Cardinals

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.