Kentucky does not have a Major League Baseball team, but the Cincinnati Reds play just across the Ohio border, less than two hours from Louisville. Plus, the Triple-A Reds affiliate Louisville Bats call Kentucky’s biggest city home.
Do the math, and you’ll see that MLB not only has a big presence in the Bluegrass State, but there’s bound to be a prominent MLB betting market here.
The 162-game MLB schedule, plus the postseason and World Series odds, means literally thousands of MLB betting opportunities are coming to Kentucky, and that’s counting only these standard MLB betting lines.
Here’s a look at the latest MLB betting lines and all the different ways you’ll soon be able to bet on MLB games right here in Kentucky.
Today’s MLB odds: moneylines, run lines, totals
The feed below features current MLB game odds and lines from the best Kentucky MLB betting sites. Click on any bet to visit the sportsbook that posted it, sign up, claim a welcome bonus, and place a bet.
Best KY betting sites for MLB odds
Caesars Sportsbook Kentucky
Caesars Sportsbook is an Authorized Gaming Operator of MLB and posts competitive MLB betting odds online. It also runs MLB-specific promos and odds boosts. Caesars’ long-running MLB Long-Ball SGP Club hands a $100 bonus to anyone who wins a $10 MLB-based same game parlay with +1000 odds or longer.
- Check here for the latest Caesars Kentucky bonus code.
DraftKings Sportsbook Kentucky
DraftKings Kentucky is one of MLB’s Official Sports Betting Partners. You can stream live MLB games on its mobile app. There are more live and pregame MLB betting lines available here than at any other online sportsbook. MLB-specific promos at DraftKings have historically included odds boosts and a Bet $1, Win $100 on any MLB game promo.
- Check here for the latest DraftKings Kentucky promo code.
BetMGM Sportsbook Kentucky
BetMGM Kentucky is also one of MLB’s Official Sports Betting Partners, and it posts competitive MLB betting lines. MLB-specific promos at BetMGM usually include odds boosts and a Bet $10, Get $200 promo.
- Check here for the latest BetMGM Kentucky promo code.
FanDuel Sportsbook Kentucky
FanDuel is one of MLB’s Authorized Gaming Operators, and it posts competitive MLB sports betting lines. MLB-specific promos at FanDuel Kentucky often include odds boosts, MLB futures bet bonuses and a No Sweat First Bet offer.
- Check here for the latest Fanduel Kentucky promo code.
How to bet on MLB lines in Kentucky
At Kentucky online betting sites you can make bets on the latest MLB betting lines by following these five simple steps.
- Click any of the links on this page to visit a legal Kentucky online sports betting site.
- Sign up for an account via the online sportsbook’s website or download its mobile app and register there.
- Enter any promo or bonus code found on this page during the registration process to get the best KY sportsbook bonuses & promos you can.
- Click the cashier tab and deposit funds into your account using any method of deposit, from credit and debit cards to online banking and PayPal.
- Browse through the currently available MLB game lines, click on a bet, and fill out the bet slip that pops up to place your baseball bet.
Who sets MLB betting lines?
Oddsmakers set MLB betting lines for prominent online sportsbook brands and Las Vegas sportsbooks. Other sportsbooks simply copy these lines.
MLB oddsmakers are baseball betting odds experts who use proprietary algorithms to help them set MLB betting lines. Home-field advantage, weather, injuries, roster moves, pitching matchups, historical data and the betting public’s typical reactions are all taken into account.
The goal with any line is to draw an equal amount of money bet to each side. That way sportsbooks can earn a profit without concerning themselves with which side actually wins.
MLB Vegas odds vs. Kentucky MLB odds
Most Kentucky online sportsbooks will use the same MLB oddsmakers they do in Las Vegas, or just copy MLB betting lines from Las Vegas sportsbooks. That means there won’t be much of a difference between Vegas and Kentucky MLB betting lines.
You’ll see a difference only when one sportsbook moves a particular MLB betting line to draw more betting to one side. Sportsbooks will do this when they can’t draw an equal amount of betting to both sides using the original line. The goal is always to even out the betting, so sportsbooks can earn a profit without worrying about which side wins.
When is the best time to bet on MLB game lines?
A few hours before the first pitch, MLB teams submit lineup cards to the league indicating who is playing in the game. Wait and see how sportsbooks react and possibly move the baseball betting lines based on this information. Then, observe how the betting public reacts and whether this betting forces any more line movement.
Wait until just before the first pitch in any game and you’ll be placing your MLB bets armed with all the latest information. Better-informed bets are usually better bets.
Can you live bet on MLB game lines?
All of the standard pre-game MLB betting lines, including moneylines, run lines and totals, are available during MLB games as well. The odds change constantly based on what’s happening on the field. Download and install a mobile sportsbook app on your phone or tablet to access these MLB betting lines and place live bets during MLB games.
What are the key numbers for MLB totals bets?
Approximately 30% of all MLB games end with either seven, nine or 11 total runs, making these the key numbers for baseball totals betting. Look for these numbers, the crossing of these numbers, and contradictions in the MLB totals lines posted at Kentucky online sportsbooks. You may just find an edge you can exploit.
What is betting ‘against’ or ‘with’ the run line?
The run line is the point spread for baseball games. Betting “against” the run line in MLB games means betting on the run line favorite and laying the runs. With a standard run line of 1.5, the favorite has to win by two or more runs for bets against the run line to win.
Betting “with” the run line means betting on the run line underdog and taking the runs. With a standard 1.5-run line, the underdog can still win the run line bet even if they lose the game by one run.
What is ‘consensus’ in MLB betting lines?
Consensus is found when the majority agrees on something. In sports betting, you might have “consensus” when most of the betting public thinks the home favorite Reds are going to beat the road underdog Padres in tonight’s game, even though the Padres are the better team on paper.
If the public bets on the Reds in big numbers, sportsbooks will move the betting line to draw more betting on the Padres. They’re trying to get the betting back to even, but you can take advantage of this by betting against consensus. The odds may get so long on the Padres that the larger potential payout is too big to turn down, especially considering the Reds were not that big of favorites to begin with.
Betting on MLB same game parlays
Combine different bets from the same game, and you’re betting a same game parlay (SGP). These bets can contain a game’s run line, moneyline, total, or otherwise, as long as they’re all lines from the same game.
You won’t get the same long odds you might on parlays with legs from different games. That’s because here the legs are correlated, giving you a slight edge. However, if all the legs come in, you will earn more than you would adding up the sum of the individual bets. The trick is to make sure the legs don’t contradict each other, and you must win every one.