With mobile sports betting about to open across the Pelican State, it’s never too early to do your homework and find where you can get the best MLB odds at Louisiana sportsbooks! Residents of Louisiana will be able to place wagers both in-person and on their mobile devices as long as they are in one of the 55 parishes that voted to legalize sports betting. Compare MLB lines across several Louisana sportsbooks to get the best MLB odds in Louisiana.
MLB Odds At The Best Sportsbooks In Louisiana
Here are the three best sportsbooks for MLB odds in Louisiana and where each is best.
|DraftKings||$50 free bet with $5 deposit + 20% match up to $1,000||Atlanta Braves World Series odds|
|Caesars||SHARPBET for first bet match up to $1,001||Houston Astros Game 3 Moneyline odds and Houston Astros World Series Champions odds|
|FanDuel||Up to $1,000 risk-free bet||World Series MVP odds|
If you want to bet the Houston Astros to win game 3 of the World Series or for the Houston Astros to win the 2021 MLB World Series, Caesars Sportsbook has the best odds for both wagers at -101 and -135, respectively. The next closest odds are at -108 and -140.
DraftKings is where you’ll find the best Atlanta Braves World Series odds at +125 with both Caesars and FanDuel at +115.
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley is currently the front-runner for the 2021 World Series MVP on both DraftKings and FanDuel, but he is at +550 on DraftKings and +600 at FanDuel. FanDuel also boasts higher/friendlier World Series MVP Odds across the board.
Where Can You Bet On MLB Games In Louisiana?
Several sportsbooks have already partnered with Louisiana casinos in preparation to launch their services when given the green light. These include Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, Barstool, Bally Bet, TwinSpires, and Golden Nugget. Each of these will offer mobile and/or retail sportsbook services where you will be able to bet on MLB games in Louisiana. Keep in mind Louisiana is only opening sports betting to the 55 of 64 parishes that voted to legalize betting in the Bayou.
Online Sportsbook Options For Louisiana
DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars will all offer desktop and mobile apps to be able to bet on the MLB in Louisiana. All you will have to do is register for an account and once your information is verified, you’ll be good to go.
Retail Sportsbook Options For Louisiana
There is one option for Louisiana residents to place sports wagers, and that is the Paragon Resort Casino in Marksville. This casino is located on tribal land and operated by the local Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, therefore falling under different laws. You can follow this link to stay up to date on the latest Louisiana sports betting news.
How Are MLB Odds Calculated?
First, let’s walk through an example of an MLB bet you could place. Below is a screenshot from FanDuel’s app from Game 3 of the 2021 World Series.
Let’s say you’re betting on the total and the number here is 8.5. If you were to bet the over (O 8.5), you’re saying you believe this game will produce 9 or more TOTAL runs scored between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves. If 9 or more runs are scored (over 8.5), you would win your wager. Any amount of runs 8 or under (U 8.5), you would lose this bet.
MLB Futures Odds
A “futures bet” is what it implies. You’re betting on an outcome at a point later in the season, and you will get the entire season for the outcome to occur (or not). For MLB futures, this could be the player with the most home runs, how many wins a team will have by the end of the regular season (win total), and who will win the 2021 MLB World Series.
What Kind Of Bets Can Be Placed On MLB?
Depending on what mobile app you use, you will find a variety of different bets you can place on MLB. The most simple kind of wagers are single-game bets.
Moneyline MLB Bets
Moneyline bets (MONEY column in the FanDuel screenshot above) are the most straightforward wager you’ll find. All you’re doing here is picking who you think is going to win the game, regardless of the difference in the score.
Run Line MLB Bets
With run line MLB bets (also called or referred to as betting the spread) the team you’re choosing gets runs added or subtracted from their total at the end of the game. Looking at the FanDuel screenshot, if you place a bet on the Atlanta Braves run line, you’re basically “getting” 2 runs as there aren’t half runs in MLB scoring. Here, the Braves could lose by one run and you would still win the bet. If the Braves lost by 2 or more runs, however, you would lose the bet. On the other side of this, the Houston Astros would have to win by a margin of 2 or more runs.
Total MLB Bets
This is another simple MLB bet where you’re just wagering on how many total runs are scored between both teams which I explained in the example above.
Other types of MLB bets you can place include parlays (combining the outcome of more than one game), player props, futures bets, and other special events and markets. These types of bets and their availability will vary from sportsbook to sportsbook, whereas moneyline, spread, and totals will be available for each.
How To Place MLB Prop Bets
Proposition bets, or prop bets for short, are wagers that aren’t necessarily tied to the direct outcome of a game. You can bet on these on a game-by-game basis or as futures bets (as described above). Some examples of single-game player props are how many home runs, stolen bases, RBIs, or strikeouts a particular player will have. You can also bet on MLB player props for a series of games such as the World Series. Once the teams are set, you can bet on a lot of the props I just mentioned but across the duration of the MLB World Series instead of a singular game.
How To Bet On MLB In Louisiana
Once Louisiana fully opens its sports betting, residents in the legalized 55 parishes will be able to bet in-person at physical retail sites as well as through mobile apps and desktop websites for sportsbooks partnered with Louisiana casinos.
Let’s say you’ve decided to use the DraftKings Sportsbook in Louisiana. First, you’ll download their app from either the Google Play Store for Android or Apple App Store for Apple iOS users. From there, you’ll be prompted to create an account where you’ll give some personal information such as name, address, email, and social security number.
Once this information is verified (typically happens right away), you can deposit money into your account in a variety of ways. The most popular and common are online banking, debit/credit cards, or PayPal.
After you have money in your account and you’re located in one of the sanctioned 55 parishes, you’ll open the app and look for MLB at the top of the screen. If MLB isn’t showing directly on the homepage of the app, you can always search by sport by clicking “All Sports” at the bottom of the app.
Find the game and event you want to wager on, choose the amount you want to bet, click submit, and you’re set!
How To Bet On The 2021 World Series In Louisiana
Sticking with the DraftKings sportsbook app, you will often see specific tabs for major sporting events and championships such as the 2021 World Series. If this isn’t available or you can’t find it, you can always search by sport using the “All Sports” tab on the bottom row of the app. The types of bets you can place on the 2021 World Series in Louisiana will vary from sportsbook to sportsbook, but DraftKings offers both single-game wagers as well as future bets. DraftKings sportsbook offers a wide variety of MLB player prop bets and futures bets for the 2021 World Series such as the 2021 World Series MVP, series correct score, series total games, hits, stolen bases, and more.
MLB Sportsbook Partnerships
Common across professional sports, the MLB does have exclusive partnerships with sportsbooks as their “official betting partner”. For the MLB, that includes both DraftKings and BetMGM.
MLB Odds FAQs
Yes. Once sports betting is fully rolled out in Louisiana, all major sports, including MLB, will be legal to place wagers on.
Yes. BetMGM and DraftKings are “co-exclusive” betting partners for Major League Baseball.
Yes. DraftKings has already struck partnerships with Louisiana-based casinos and will be fully functional once sports betting is open statewide.
Yes. FanDuel already has partnerships in place with Louisiana-based casinos and will be fully functional once sports betting is open statewide.
Yes. Especially since DraftKings is a sports betting partner of the MLB, DraftKings will offer MLB odds in Louisiana once available.
As long as Louisiana officially opens betting before the end of the 2021 World Series, you will be able to place wagers in-house at casinos as well as on the mobile apps and desktop sites for sportsbooks that are partnered with Louisiana casinos.