MLB Prop Bets Glossary
We have compiled all the MLB Prop Bets available as shown on Bovada, the largest online sportsbook. MLB Prop bet availability varies by sportsbook and can vary by games. Each game can feature a different variety of props and could not be the same as other games. Prop bets featured are game props and player props.
Game props are the most unique of all the props for MLB games. You can find everything from margin of victory props to if the game will in an odd or even score total. Below is a list of common game prop bets.
Will extra innings be required– Will the game be tied after the 9th and go to extra innings.
Margin of Victory– Who will be the winning team and how much will they win by.
Odd or Even total runs– Will the final score added up between both teams be an even or odd number.
Team to score first– Which team will be the first to score a run in today’s game.
Total hits, runs, and errors in the 1st inning– How many combined hits, runs and errors will there be in the first inning.
Total hits, runs, errors (full game) for both teams– How many combined hits, runs and errors will there be in the whole game.
First team to reach 5 runs– Which team will be the first to score 5 runs in the game.
First team to reach 3 runs– Which team will be the first to score 3 runs in a game.
Highest single full inning run score– How many runs will be scored in the highest scoring inning (regulation time).
Team to score run 2– Which of the two teams will score the second run.
Player props consist of all the props involving the stats of hitters and pitcher from both teams. This can include hits for a player, will a player hit a home run, or a combination of both. Props involving pitchers usually feature how many strikeouts a starting pitcher from either team will get in a game. Below is a list of common player props.
Will a player hit a home run– Will (x) player hit a home run in today’s game.
Will a player record a hit– Will (x) player get a hit in today’s game.
Will a player steal a base– Will (x) player steal a base off the opposing pitcher in today’s game.
Total hits, runs, and RBI (Player)– What will be the combined number of hits, runs, and RBI’s a player records in today’s game.
More hits, runs, and RBI’s (Player vs Player)– In a player vs player setup which one will record the most hits, runs, and RBI’s in today’s game.
Which player will the first to hit a home run in a game– Of all the participating players in today’s game who will be the first one to hit a home run or will one be hit at all.
Total strikeouts (SP for each team)– Will the starting pitcher for either team record O/U (x) strikeouts.
Alternative lines are a way a bettor can enhance or protect their potential profit. You can get lines that give you a couple extra points on the spread towards the favored team, or you can get the original underdog as a favorite and receive a bigger payout but this comes with more risk. For example the basic line for a game could be Padres +1.5 (+200) vs the Dodgers, if you find an alternate line you could get the Padres -1.5 (+800) for a much bigger payout.
5 inning line– In only the first 5 innings who will be winning or will either team be up by more than .5 runs.
Alternate Spread– Are you confident enough in a team where you can select a bigger spread than the original one provided.
Alternate Total O/U– Are you confident enough in the amount of runs that will be scored where you can select a bigger/smaller O/U than the original one provided.
Total runs per team O/U– How many runs will a single team score individually in today’s game.
Total O/U 1st inning– How many runs will be scored in the first inning only.