What makes baseball stand out from other team sports is the fact that there is no time clock. The game lasts at least nine innings if the winner can be decided within that frame. If the game is tied after nine innings, then an extra inning is played until one of the teams wins the extra inning.
MLB decided to change the extra inning rule in 2020 in order to shorten the games that will go into extra innings placing a player at second base before each team starts the extra inning.
Baseball is the sport with the most regular season games of all as each MLB team is playing 162 games in a regular season. During the regular season, teams usually play 6 games in 7 nights which makes the baseball schedule the most dynamic of any sport. Teams are playing series of games of two to four head-to-head games in a day-to-day pace and sometimes even two games a day.
No baseball game can end up in a tie meaning that there are only two moneyline options for each team to win. Some of the baseball bookmakers online offer lines for a tie at the end of regulation that are much lower than the same scenario in basketball or American football.
Baseball betting odds on which team will win cannot go as low or as high as they do in football or basketball. Given the number of games in the season and the schedule by which two teams play multiple games against each other day after day, there are no huge favorites or underdogs like it can be the case in football or basketball.
Just like for any other team sport, baseball online sportsbooks offer spread betting. What is common for baseball is the fact that there are not many different spreads since it is a low-scoring game in which both teams combine on average from 5 to 8 points. The only two spreads you would run into before a baseball game stars are -1.5 and -2.5.