|Odds to win the 2014 World Series||5Dimes||BETONLINE||SportsBetting.ag||BOVADA|
|Los Angeles (A)||+900||+700||+700||+500|
|Los Angeles (D)||+625||+600||+600||+550|
|New York (M)||+30000||--||--||+50000|
|New York (Y)||+2000||+4500||+4500||+5000|
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Moneyline – form of wagering most used in baseball, which replaces the point spread. The team you choose only has to win the game, not win by a certain number of runs. The negative value still indicates the favorite (-150) and the positive value indicates the underdog (+130). It's easiest to picture the number 100 sitting in the middle of these two values. For example, if you want to bet a -150 favorite, you would wager $150 in order to win $100. On the underdog, you would risk $100 and win $130 if the underdog wins. It's a simple way to have the risk-reward scenario.
RunLine (Point spread) – generally thought of as the predicted margin of victory for one team, but in reality, it's a number chosen by the oddsmaker that he feels will encourage an equal number of people to wager on the underdog and the favorite. The negative value -1.5 indicates that team is favored by 1.5 runs. The positive value +1.5 indicates that team is the underdog by 1.5 runs. Betting on the favorite means the team must win by at least two runs points to cover the spread. The underdog team can lose by one run and still cover the spread. With all the one-run games in baseball, this can be profitable.
Total - also widely referred to as the over/under is the predicted number of points oddsmakers believe will be scored in the game by both teams combined. Baseball totals typically range from 7 (when two aces are pitching) to 11.5 or 12 (for games involving the Yankees or Coors Field where homers tend to fly out). In totals betting, you are predicting whether the combined total score will be more than or less than the total.
Futures – wagers made in predicting an event in the future like next year's World Series championship. Oddsmakers produce lines during the year, depending on the strength or weakness of teams, then offer wagers on each team to win. For example, a league's top team may be +150 to win the championship. That means a $100 wager would pay $150 profit. However, a poor team might be +3000, indicating they are not expected to win and a $100 would pay $3,000 as a huge longshot.