Below find a list of betting odds being offered at six Elite-rated online sportsbooks for the Major League Baseball season. The dimeline, known as a 10 cent line, is not offered at every sportsbook. Check your sportsbook's odds before betting on MLB baseball. If you plan on betting on baseball games, it's in your best interest to seek out sportsbooks who offer a dimeline for baseball betting. Betting dimelines in baseball can save players hundreds over the course of a MLB season. Get a better understanding of betting MLB dimelines here.
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The term simply refers to the difference between the underdog price and the
favorite price. For example, let's assume the New York Yankees are playing the
Toronto Blue Jays in Yankee Stadium. Let's assume the Yankees are a -140
favorite in the game. If we were using a sportsbook that had a dime line, the
price on the underdog Blue Jays would be +130. Technically, the price on the
Yankees should read -1.40. Meaning you wager a dollar and forty cents to win one
dollar on the Yanks. The price on the Blue Jays, +1.30 translates to betting a
dollar to win a dollar and 30 cents. The difference between the favorite price
and the underdog price is 10 cents. Or, a dime. Hence, a "Dime Line".
Some sportsbooks deal what is referred to as a 20 cent line, or a wide line. Still others, deal what is called a graduated line. Meaning it starts out as a 10 cent line, but increases as the price increases. If a favorite is -115, sportsbook with a graduated line would have +105 on the underdog. However, if they had a favorite as -180, they would likely have the underdog at +160 whereas the dime line book would have +170.
Let's take a look at an example from today's baseball lines that illustrates why you should be looking for a sportsbook with a dime line for baseball.
The game we'll look at is the Red Sox at the Rays. David Price is pitching for the BoSox and Blake Snell for the Rays. A very popular sportsbook that has a 10 cent line has Boston as a -145 favorite. Their price on the underdog is +135. Meanwhile, the sportsbook dealing a 20 cent line has the Sox -146 and the underdog Rays +126. Let's look at them side by side.
- 10 cent line
- Red Sox -145
- Rays +135
- 20 cent line
- Red Sox -146
- Rays +126
As you can see, whether you bet on the underdog, or the favorite, you are getting a better deal at the sportsbook with a 10 cent line. A better deal by 9 cents in the line. Over the course of a long baseball season, if you're saving that kind of money every time you bet, it translates into money in your pockets instead of the sportsbook's. Simply, you win MORE when you win, and you lose LESS when you lose. Think of it as grocery shopping and buying a gallon of milk for $3 a gallon at one store instead of $4 at another. Over the course of the year, you'll save a bunch of dough buying the $3 gallon.