# What Does Run Line Mean in Betting?

When it comes to betting, most people think about the line and the points spread. But, did you know that there is more to betting than simply picking winners and placing bets? There is a strategy that involves more than just picking who you think will win. It involves using numbers to help you make the right choice. This article is going to tell you everything you need to know about run lines and betting strategies.

## What Is A Run Line?

A run line is the number of runs that a team is expected to score against a particular opponent. For example, the run line of 1.5 means that the team is expected to score 1.5 runs per game. Similarly, a run line of three means that the team is expected to score three runs per game.

This number is calculated by adding together the team’s runs scored in its previous games and dividing the total by the number of games played. If the team has not yet played a game, then the run line for that game is deemed to be zero. For example, if a team went 0-5 in its previous six games, then its run line for this week’s game is 0. (In this case, the run line would not change because there has not yet been a game this year. However, if the team had previously gone 2-4, then its run line for this week’s game would be 2.)

## Why Do We Care About Run Lines?

Run lines give us information about an upcoming game. If you are watching the game on TV, then you already know who is playing and what time the game is starting. But, if you are reading this on the internet, then you may not know who is playing or what time the game starts. This is why knowing the run lines for the various teams is useful. It gives you an idea of who is playing and what time the game starts. It can also give you a good estimation of how the game is going to end. After all, it is rare for a game that is expected to be a blowout to end anywhere close to even. So, by looking at the run lines, you can get a good idea of whether or not you should start changing your wagers before the game even starts.

## How Do I Find The Run Lines For My Favorite Teams?

If you want to know the run lines for your favorite teams, then you can click here to go to our top page where you can enter the names of the teams you are interested in following (or avoiding if you are a fan of a certain team). If you want to see the run lines for the Pittsburgh Pirates then you can click here. (If you want to see the run lines for the New York Yankees then you can click here.)

After you enter the team’s name, you will see a table with all the pertinent information about that team. The first thing you should do is read the team’s weekly recap blog article. This will give you a good idea of what the team is currently doing and how they are performing compared to expectations. With each team having a different recap article (ranging from 2 to 5 paragraphs) you can read at least 3 to 5 different articles per week. This will give you a broad overview of what is going on with the team. Also, be sure to check out their stats page as many teams will have this information available. Finally, if you want to get a good feel for the team, then you can always follow them on Twitter. Most teams will keep the public updated on their progress which you can access by following them on Twitter.

After you have gotten to know the team a little bit through the recap articles and stats, then you can move on to the next step which is to compare the team’s current performance to its run line expectations. To do this, simply find the team’s record (click here to see how to do this) and compare it to its run line (using the division above or below as a guide). If the team’s record is better than its run line prediction, then you know that there is an opportunity for profit (assuming you are right about which team will win). If the record is worse than the line, then you know that there is a chance that the team will cover (meaning that it will lose the game). You can also use the run line to determine whether or not to hedge your bets (if the team is a pushover, then it usually makes sense to hedge your bets).

## Take A Bit Of Mathematics Here

If you are a bit of a math whiz (and who isn’t nowadays?), then you can click here to go to our run line calculator. Using this tool is easy. Simply put in the team’s name and scores for each game and hit calculate. You will see the team’s anticipated runs along with its actual runs scored so far. (In some cases, you will have to enter the game’s outcome in order to get the calculator to display the runs scored for that game.) By comparing the two numbers, you can get an idea of whether or not the team is over-performing (or under-performing) relative to expectations. In most cases, you will see that the team is either comfortably within or comfortably outside its expected performance markers. In either case, there is no need to overhaul your strategy just yet as it seems that things are going according to plan. (Note: If you want to compare the team’s season to its run line, then simply enter the total number of runs scored so far this year at the end of the calculator’s output. In this case, you will see the team’s current run line along with its expected performance for the rest of the season. This data can be very useful to determine whether or not it is time to cash in.)

## The Key To Making Money In Betting

If you are looking to consistently make money in betting, then it’s a good idea to look for trends. Trends can be found in just about every sport and betting category. Just look at major league baseball this year. The Chicago Cubs opened the season with a 10-game winning streak and now sit at 43-28. This team was a definite letdown offensively after its highly touted Cubes broke several streaks early in the season (hitting just.246 as a team versus.260 in previous years). Similarly, the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics are having excellent seasons as well (the Athletics have a 41-25 record after beating the Cubs 4-3 on Tuesday night). In both cases, these are the teams that you would have wagered against in early April and made a killing.

Trends are extremely useful in sports betting and it is a good idea to take the time to look for them. Before heading into the season, take a look at the point spreads and over/under win totals and make a note of which way the trends lie. Then, when looking at each game’s odds, you can quickly determine whether or not you want to take a punt (meaning that you are going to back the favorite) or look for value (meaning that you are going to back the underdog).

For example, if you look at the trends for the Cubs this year, then you will see that they are a definite underdog. In fact, most of their games this year are decided by 5 or less runs (29 games decided by 4 or less runs so far this year). If you look at the trends for the Athletics, then you will see that they are a definite overdog. In fact, most of their games this year have been decided by more than 5 runs (14 games decided by 6 or more runs so far this year).

This kind of data can be quite useful to savvy bettors. Simply keep in mind that you are trying to pick a winner and don’t want to lose money by picking a team that is better than its run line suggests. If you do decide to back the underdog, then remember that you are taking on the favorite’s best shot and that the odds are usually very strong in favor of the favorite. So, make sure that you are properly equipped for the task at hand and ready to back your team come hell or high water!

## A Quick Note On Odds

You may have seen that some sportsbooks offer odds as high as 150-1 for some major sporting events. While this sounds like a really great opportunity to make a lot of money, it can also be a really great opportunity to lose a lot of money (if it is something that you are not used to playing with). Keep in mind that these are extreme odds and, for the most part, the odds are usually a lot more favorable than this. So, while it is tempting to try and make a quick buck on these kinds of odds, you may end up losing a lot of money in the long run if you are not careful.