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Major League Baseball Betting Quiz: Do You Understand Baseball Betting?

By Loot, MLB Handicapper,

Understanding how to bet on baseball is not that difficult, Becoming an expert on betting is a little harder. Neither will guarantee you win money at baseball wagering. There are a lot of people who feel they know more than they do, while some maybe don't give themselves enough credit.

The quiz below will answer the question of how much you know about baseball betting. If you answer all these questions correctly, you are definitely an expert. Take the quiz and find out if you are a baseball betting expert. Good luck!

1. Standard baseball wagering uses the...

A. Money line

B. Point spread

C. Run line

D. Ties lose system


2. Which of the following money lines is the biggest favorite?

A. +200

B. +300

C. -200

D. -300

3. When betting on a favored team and then taking that team on the "run line," what must that team do for you to win the bet?

A. Win the game.

B. Win the game or not lose by 2 or more runs.

C. Win the game or not lose by 3 or more runs.

D. Win the game by at least two runs.

4. Which of the following is not an example of a baseball prop bet?

A. A bet on how many strikeouts a starting pitcher will get in the upcoming game.

B. A bet on how many home runs a team will hit in the upcoming game.

C. A bet on whether or not a certain player will get a hit in the upcoming game.

D. A bet on which team will win the upcoming game.

5. What of the following baseball bets would pay more in winnings?

A. A $100 two-team parlay on a pair of -200 favorites.

B. A $100 straight bet on a +140 underdog.

C. A $280 bet on a -280 favorite.

D. A $200 bet on a -180 favorite.

6. Favorites in baseball are never very big favorites. Which of the following is not a reason why?

A. The best teams lose 60-70 games per season.

B. The worst teams win 60-70 games per season.

C. Relief pitching is not always reliable.

D. There is parity in MLB, where the gap between the best and the worst teams is narrower than in most sports.

7. If you have a home team on the "run line" and need them to win by two runs and the game goes to extra innings, which of the following would mean you automatically lose the bet?

A. At least one baserunner for your team.

B. A home run by your team.

C. A game-winning RBI single for your team.

D. The other team hitting a home run in the top of the 10th inning.

8. If you bet on "under 8 runs" in a game and after 9 innings, the score is tied 3-3, what happens?

A. It depends what happens in extra innings.

B. Nothing can happen in extra innings that will cause your bet to lose.

C. A two-run homer would cause you to lose your bet.

D. You win.

9. Betting on which team will score first in a baseball game is known as what?

A. Player prop bet

B. Team prop bet

C. Action-reverse bet

D. Futures bet

10. Which of the following bets is the only one that can be made on baseball?

A. Teaser

B. Progressive parlay

C. Round robin parlay

D. Pleaser


1. A
2. D
3. D
4. D
5. B
6. C
7. C
8. A
9. B
10. C


10/10: You have this down-pat.
8-9: You know what you're talking about.
6-7: You're not bad. You know some stuff.
4-5: You know some things, but could use a quick refresher-course.
3 or Less: You have a ways to go, but it's not that difficult. In fact--it's a breeze.

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