What Does 1.5 Mean in Baseball Betting?

In Major League Baseball, a 1.5-in-line-bet (1.5BET) line means the Vegas odds are 1.5 to 1.5, or roughly even money. The meaning of this number range is not exact, but it’s generally accepted that 1.5Bet is a push in one direction or the other. In other words, if the game is close at the end, the bettor either won or lost, but he didn’t really have the bet to win or lose. This is why many people refer to 1.5Bet as a ‘coin flip’ or ‘mixed bet’.

Why Are Some Teams More Valuable Than Others?

The short answer to this question is that some teams are just better than others. For example, take a look at the New York Yankees. Since they won the 2009 World Series, they’ve been a lucrative team for bettors, with a 16-4 record and +$25.59 million dollars in winnings.

On the flip side, the Cleveland Indians have had a disappointing season thus far, going 7-13 and +$17.41 million dollars in the red. However, with the exception of the Chicago Cubs, no team in baseball is as old or as established as the Indians. As a result, they still have a lot of value and are worth a gamble for fans who want to hit a home run.

Which Teams Are Worth a Gamble?

Here’s a short list of the teams you should avoid and the ones you should seek out:

  • Cleveland Indians
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Boston Red Sox
  • New York Yankees
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Houston Astros

While you don’t need to go overboard and stack your baseball betting bankroll, getting a good feel for which teams are up and which are down is critical if you want to place profitable bets. You can also use this list as a general guide to which leagues, if any, to avoid and which to focus on (for example, you should avoid betting on the AL West and go for NL East teams instead).

How Can I Profit From Baseball Betting?

With the right mindset and approach, anyone can make money betting on baseball. To do this, you need to follow a few simple steps:

  • Determine your level of experience
  • Choose an online bookmaker that is reputable and has an excellent reputation for customer service
  • Make sure to read the terms and conditions of the bookmaker carefully
  • Place your bets and wagers responsibly
  • Look for signs of cheating behind the scenes (the odds are usually the first indicator)
  • Follow the rules and regulations set by the bookmaker

With these steps in mind, you’ll be able to place profitable bets without risking your own money too much. Good luck out there.