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The 2021 MLB season is in full swing, as big slates are available to bet every day for the next several months at William Hill.
But what sets betting baseball at William Hill apart from some of the other sportsbooks?
William Hill offers 10-cent lines for MLB moneylines. Instead of laying -110 on either side for a pick’em, it’s down to -105 apiece. Rather than the favorite being priced at -135 and the underdog at +115, it’s -135 and +125 respectively.
“Most of Nevada now has 20-cent lines for baseball, which is what football or basketball is,” said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill US. “Lines that are -110 each way are 20-cent lines. In like the 70s or 80s in the state of Nevada, it was hard to make money in the summer months. To try and generate business a long time ago, a lot of bookmakers in Nevada went to 10-cent lines to draw people in those quiet months of June, July and August. And once you give a customer something, you hate to take it back. So we’ve kept the 10-cent lines for baseball at William Hill.”
It may seem like a small difference to wager on 10-cent lines versus 20-cent lines. Over time during a long MLB season, however, those differences can start to add up.
For example, let’s say a $100 bettor goes 53-47 after placing 100 MLB moneyline bets on pick’em at -105 (a 10-cent line). Then another $100 bettor goes 53-47 after placing 100 MLB moneyline bets on pick’em at -110 (a 20-cent line). The $100 bettor wagering at -105 would profit $347.72, whereas the $100 bettor wagering at -110 would profit $118.23.
“Any edge you can get as a bettor is good,” Bogdanovich said. “At -110 each way or with 20-cent lines, you’ve got to hit about 52.3% to break even. So by lowering it to 10-cent lines, it lowers that percentage needed for bettors. We have 10-cent lines for baseball up to -160 and then it graduates a little, but the majority of the games are in that pocket. It’s like a different type of bonus. Instead of getting $10 or $20 added to your account for signing up, you save $10 or $20 in juice just by betting a baseball line with William Hill.”
So take advantage by betting MLB at William Hill today!