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Where To Bet the MLB 5 Inning Moneyline

Graeme

Let’s face it, betting MLB is hard. You can get the greatest start of the season by a starting pitcher, only to see the bullpen blow it in the late innings. Accounting for bullpens is one of the most difficult things to do in baseball and, luckily for us, there is a way around it.

We’re talking about 5 Inning Moneylines and how to bet them. This article will explain what exactly these unique betting lines are, where to bet them, how to bet them and our own strategy for winning them.

What is a 5 Inning Moneyline?

The 5-Inning Moneyline is simple, it’s a set of odds on the winner of each game during the first five innings. It doesn’t matter what happens in the sixth, seventh, eighth or ninth inning. This is a line based on what happens during the first five innings of a game, similar to a first half line in football or basketball.

That’s the “5 Inning” part of it. The “Moneyline” part of is the odds set on each game. Not all teams are created equal in baseball so you will need to adjust the odds based on the teams, park and starting pitchers. For instance, the moneyline on the Dodgers against the Marlins might be “Dodgers -200” and the “Marlins +200”. Meaning that the Dodgers are basically a 2-to-1 favorite to win on this particular day.

If you bet $100 on the Marlins, you would win $200 if they win the first five innings. If you bet $100 on the Dodgers, you would only win $50.

Variants To A 5 Inning Moneyline:

Common 5 Inning Moneyline Questions:

Do games need to play to completion for a 5-Inning Moneyline bet?

You should always check the rules at the particular sportsbook that you bet at, but for most the answer to this question is no.

5-Inning wagers are official after 5 innings of play have been completed (4.5 if the home team is winning) so even if the game is rained out or suspended in the sixth inning, the bet will still settle.

Where To Bet MLB 5-Inning Lines:

America: 5-Inning moneylines can always be found at Bovada who offer it on all of the day’s games.

Canada: A great place for 5-Inning Moneylines is Sports Interaction who offer it on every MLB game, every day.

Everywhere Else: 5-Inning Moneylines are called “First Half MLB wagers” on Pinnacle Sports. While that is a weird way to say it, they are great at them.

How To Bet MLB Five-Inning Moneylines:

Bovada: From the sportsbook, select “Baseball” from the menu, then “MLB”. The day’s games should be listed here with the 5-inning moneylines.

Sports Interaction:: From the left side of the website find “Baseball” and click that. Underneath there you should find “MLB” and the day’s games will be listed with a 5-Inning monyline option for each game.

Pinnacle Sports: From the homepage select “Baseball” and “MLB” from the left sidebar. The games will be listed there and on the top just find “5 Inning” or “1st Half” on the top.

5-Inning Moneyline Betting Strategy:

More than any other bet in baseball, this is the time to focus on the starting pitchers. If you usually give the starting pitchers 60% of the consideration in your bet, push that up to 80% in this one. Starting pitchers do their best work during the first two times through the order and that is exactly what the first five innings will cover. Study the starters and put all your faith in them when making a 5-Inning Moneyline wager.