Ever since New Jersey launched legal, licensed and regulated sports betting in 2018, players have enjoyed betting on Major League Baseball. New Jersey is arguably the sports betting capital of the nation, and the Garden State’s large selection of top sportsbooks makes it super easy.
The massive six-month MLB regular season is longer than that of any other professional sport, other than the NBA. While the NBA has a slightly longer season by 23 days, there are far more games featured in Major League Baseball than any other American professional sport.
The MLB regular season begins in mid-March and ends at the end of September and features 30 teams playing a total of 162 games, giving New Jersey sports bettors almost daily options to place their wagers. The playoffs begin in October followed by the World Series, and there are plenty of tips out there for betting on the Fall Classic.
Types of MLB Bets at New Jersey Sportsbooks
Betting on baseball is unique because it does not contend with point spreads, using a run line instead. In nearly every game, the run line is 1.5. This means that sports bettors in New Jersey backing the favorite would need the team to win by more than two runs, where those backing the underdog would get the +1.5 runs.
Most of the sportsbooks in the state see most of their MLB handle placed on the moneyline. The moneyline is the most popular wager for MLB because it is not only a straight-up bet, there can be quality value in playing the underdog.
Many players heavily back underdogs throughout the six-month season because they decrease the amount of games they need to pick accurately to earn a profit. If a player were to bet on 100 games with an average moneyline of +115, for example, they would only need to accurately pick about 47 percent of the games to produce a profit. If you are looking for all the markets available in NJ, this is a pretty exhaustive list.
Best Sites and Sportsbooks for MLB Betting in New Jersey
Of New Jersey’s extensive selection of online sportsbooks, three of the most popular for MLB betting are BetMGM, Unibet and DraftKings Sportsbook. BetMGM features a user-friendly interface available on a variety of mobile platforms, including Android and iPhone devices.
Unibet also features a user-friendly platform and boasts a generous welcome offer for new players in the Garden State. This sportsbook is also popular because of its functionality across most mobile platforms, including Android, Tablet and iPhone.
DraftKings remains one of the most popular brands in the Garden State for sports betting. Players in New Jersey enjoy placing their MLB bets in DraftKings Sportsbook because of their trusted brand and its supported mobile platforms, such as Android, BlackBerry and iPhone.
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