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 10 April
FT Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 8 New York Yankees +115 -135 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 1 - 2 Detroit Tigers -111 -111 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 2 - 0 Kansas City Royals +100 -120 Odds
FT ARI 1 - 4 SFG +115 -135 Odds
FT Houston Astros 0 - 6 Seattle Mariners +110 -132 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 7 - 1 Pittsburgh Pirates +125 -147 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 6 - 14 Montreal Expos +110 -132 Odds
FT New York Mets 4 - 3 PHI -147 +125 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 2 - 3 Chicago Cubs +150 -141 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 5 - 3 Colorado Rockies +155 -175 Odds
Tuesday 11 April
FT Minnesota Twins 1 - 2 Detroit Tigers +115 -135 Odds
AEI Chicago White Sox 1 - 2 Cleveland Indians +240 -303 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 6 - 2 Pittsburgh Pirates +172 -179 Odds
FT New York Mets 14 - 4 PHI -141 +133 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 3 - 8 Montreal Expos +120 -141 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 4 - 3 Toronto Blue Jays +147 -154 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 1 - 8 Boston Red Sox +110 -118 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 4 - 8 Miami Marlins +115 -135 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 2 - 3 Colorado Rockies +160 -182 Odds
AEI Texas Rangers 5 - 6 Los Angeles Angels +109 -114 Odds
FT Houston Astros 7 - 5 Seattle Mariners -123 +115 Odds
FT ARI 4 - 3 SFG +110 -112 Odds
Wednesday 12 April
FT Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 8 New York Yankees +110 -111 Odds
FT Minnesota Twins 3 - 5 Detroit Tigers +120 -141 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 6 - 0 Colorado Rockies +145 -167 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 6 - 1 Montreal Expos +165 -185 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 2 - 1 Cleveland Indians +225 -278 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 9 - 2 Pittsburgh Pirates +130 -152 Odds
FT New York Mets 5 - 4 PHI -105 -116 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 2 - 0 Toronto Blue Jays +210 -227 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 5 - 4 Miami Marlins -105 -116 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 12 - 5 Boston Red Sox +125 -147 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 2 - 0 Chicago Cubs +110 -132 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 8 - 3 Kansas City Royals -111 -111 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 8 - 3 Los Angeles Angels +120 -141 Odds
FT Houston Astros 10 - 5 Seattle Mariners -120 +110 Odds
FT ARI 2 - 6 SFG -105 -116 Odds
Thursday 13 April
FT Minnesota Twins 11 - 5 Detroit Tigers +128 -141 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 3 - 4 Boston Red Sox +150 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 0 - 4 Chicago Cubs +110 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 8 - 3 Los Angeles Angels -127 +116 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 10 - 4 Cleveland Indians +188 -182 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 3 New York Yankees +130 -152 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 2 - 1 Toronto Blue Jays +105 -125 Odds
AEI New York Mets 9 - 8 Miami Marlins +122 -128 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 5 - 1 Cincinnati Reds -116 -105 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 1 - 3 Kansas City Royals +125 -135 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 3 - 1 SFG +150 -159 Odds
Friday 14 April
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 4 - 2 Chicago Cubs +155 -175 Odds
AEI PHI 2 - 3 Montreal Expos +160 -182 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 3 - 4 New York Yankees +120 -128 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 6 - 4 Toronto Blue Jays +115 -135 Odds
FT New York Mets 2 - 3 Miami Marlins -167 +145 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 7 - 6 Cleveland Indians +145 -167 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 10 - 5 Boston Red Sox +110 -132 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 10 - 4 Cincinnati Reds -105 -116 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 2 - 5 Atlanta Braves +125 -147 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 2 - 1 Minnesota Twins +140 -161 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 1 - 7 Kansas City Royals +120 -141 Odds
FT Houston Astros 7 - 2 Oakland Athletics -120 +117 Odds
FT ARI 1 - 7 Los Angeles Dodgers +237 -238 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 1 - 2 Seattle Mariners +120 -141 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 2 - 8 SFG +130 -137 Odds
Saturday 15 April
FT St. Louis Cardinals 2 - 3 New York Yankees -115 +118 Odds
FT PHI 4 - 2 Montreal Expos +140 -161 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 1 - 2 Toronto Blue Jays +115 -135 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 5 - 7 Cincinnati Reds +101 -111 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 0 - 6 Minnesota Twins -105 -116 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 8 - 7 Chicago Cubs +230 -244 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 5 - 0 SFG +105 -125 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 2 Boston Red Sox +200 -208 Odds
FT Houston Astros 10 - 6 Oakland Athletics -152 +145 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 6 - 13 Cleveland Indians +135 -156 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 2 - 4 Atlanta Braves -111 -111 Odds
FT New York Mets 4 - 5 Miami Marlins -132 +110 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 2 - 3 Kansas City Royals -116 -105 Odds
FT ARI 4 - 8 Los Angeles Dodgers +165 -185 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 0 - 5 Seattle Mariners +150 -172 Odds
Sunday 16 April
188' Baltimore Orioles 11 - 1 Toronto Blue Jays -105 -116 Odds
185' New York Mets 2 - 2 Miami Marlins -111 -111 Odds
184' Milwaukee Brewers 4 - 2 Cincinnati Reds -105 -116 Odds
185' Detroit Tigers 4 - 1 Cleveland Indians +190 -233 Odds
160' Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 4 Boston Red Sox +160 -182 Odds
160' San Diego Padres 2 - 6 Atlanta Braves +105 -125 Odds
160' PHI 3 - 3 Montreal Expos +160 -182 Odds
120' Los Angeles Angels 0 - 0 Kansas City Royals +100 -120 Odds
115' Pittsburgh Pirates 0 - 0 Chicago Cubs +156 -164 Odds
11' Colorado Rockies 0 - 0 SFG +115 -135 Odds
Ppd Houston Astros 16:05 Oakland Athletics -101 -102 Odds
5' Texas Rangers 0 - 0 Seattle Mariners Odds
5' ARI 0 - 0 Los Angeles Dodgers +182 -192 Odds
5' Chicago White Sox 0 - 0 Minnesota Twins +125 -147
St. Louis Cardinals 20:05 New York Yankees +145 -149 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.