With the first half of the 2022 Major League Baseball season in the can, it’s time to take a look back at the best and worst money-makers of the season so far and analyze whether we can depend on some of these spots going forward.
We’ve already taken a look at some of the best and worst futures bets from the MLB first half and now we dive into the daily bets. Below, check out the best and worst first-half bets from the 2022 MLB season, and a few betting situations to have on your radar during the second half. All the listed profits are for $100 bets. If you’re looking for more MLB betting advice, check out our How to Bet on Baseball guide.
MLB Best & Worst First-Half Bets - Moneyline/Runlines
|Bet Type||Most Profitable||Least Profitable|
|Full-Game Moneyline||Baltimore: +$1538.2||LA Angels: -$2214.4|
|Home Moneyline||Baltimore: +$1215.24||Oakland: -$1875.3|
|Away Moneyline||Seattle: +$819.3||LA Angels: -$1054.05|
|Moneyline Favorite||NY Mets: +$989.58||Chi Cubs: -$936.79|
|Moneyline Underdog||Baltimore: +$1199.11||LA Angels: -$1954.3|
|Full-Game Runline||Baltimore: +$1819.34||Milwaukee: -$1868.6|
|Full-Game Runline Favorite||LA Dodgers: +$1323.4||Toronto: -$2071.9|
|Full-Game Runline Underdog||Baltimore: +$1649.34||Washington: -$1346.57|
|F5 Moneyline||NY Mets: +$1687.3||Washington: -$1984.65|
|F5 Home||NY Mets: +$1364.14||Washington: -$1624.16|
|F5 Away||Houston: +$779.24||Colorado: -$1477.56|
|Day Games||Baltimore: +$1372.88||Cincinnati: -$1289.49|
|Starting Pitcher (Full-Game)||Logan Gilbert: +$838.47||Joan Adon: -$1218.7|
|Starting Pitcher (F5)||Paul Blackburn: +$1050.91||Joan Adon: -$1300.0|
Orioles — MLB’s Best Moneyline Bet:
The Baltimore Orioles have been MLB’s most profitable team so far this year, and earn our best first-half bet award. Yes, you read that right – the Orioles have won something.
Much of Baltimore’s success comes off the back of their underdog profits. No team has been a better moneyline underdog than the Orioles, raking in +$1,199.11 so far this year when they’re not favored.
The O’s have long been down in the American League dumps, in seemingly constant rebuild, but they’re finally showing signs of life in 2022. The Orioles were 16-25 when they called up top prospect Adley Rutschman in late May, and now they sit at .500 at the all-star break.
With an injection of young talent, the O's have been a surprise team so far this year, but we’ll have to see if bookmakers adjust their Baltimore expectations in the second half.
Joan Adon — MLB’s Least Profitable Starter:
While Baltimore is the team to bet on so far, just a few miles away is the worst bet in baseball. Washington starter Joan Adon has been losing bettors money all season.
He’s been the worst full-game moneyline starter and the worst first-five innings starter, too. Sure, Adon has been bad himself, with a 7.10 ERA, 1-12 record, a league-leading seven wild pitches and a 1.778 WHIP. But the Nats also aren’t doing him any favors. With Adon on the mound, the Nationals have scored just 1.79 runs per game, the worst run support in baseball for any SP with at least 10 starts.
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MLB Best & Worst First-Half Bets - OVER/UNDERs
|Full Game||Cincinnati: +$585.32||Houston: +$1797.15|
|Full Game Home||Cincinnati: +$399.81||Arizona: +$760.39|
|Full Game Away||Washington: +$287.85||Houston: +$1221.92|
|Starting Pitcher Full Game||Charlie Morton: +$912.66||Justin Verlander: +$888.38|
|F5||Washington: +$1125.31||LA Angels: +$731.59|
|F5 Home||San Francisco: +$1097.63||Chi White Sox: +$964.38|
|F5 Away||Philadelphia: +$998.39||Houston: +$612.18|
|Starting Pitcher F5||Jon Gray: +$748.88||Max Fried: +$713.26|
Reds — MLB’s Best OVER Bet:
The Cincinnati Reds are the perfect storm for OVER bettors this year.
The Reds have given up the second-most runs in baseball so far (497) but score a fair number of runs themselves (390). As well, they have starting pitchers who should, in theory, be effective, but just haven’t been in 2022. If Tyler Mahle and Hunter Greene keep up their inconsistent ways into the second half of the MLB season, the Reds should remain the high-scoring lock that OVER bettors need.
Where To Bet On MLB Odds
If you’re looking to use these best and worst first-half bets to make some MLB wagers, head over to one of our top baseball betting sites.
Our top sites likeBetUS have the best baseball lines as well as general MLB futures. If you’re looking for other MLB betting resources, check out our How To Bet On MLB page to get started or our MLB odds for daily scores and lines.
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