If a game is postponed before the first pitch, pretty much all bets will be void. If a game is delayed by rain and resumes the same day, all bets will stand. The differences come into play in games that go 5+ innings and become official by MLB rules, but don't reach the full 9 innings.
What is the 8.5 inning rule?
Player Props The game must be played for at least 8.5 innings if the home team is ahead for Player prop purposes. If the total bases have been reached, then said wager will be graded. Extra innings count toward wagers.
What inning is a MLB game official?
Fifth inning In either case, no statistics are counted until the game becomes official. Since most professional baseball games are nine innings long, the fifth inning is used as the threshold for an official game. If the visiting team is leading, or the game is tied, the end of the fifth inning marks this point.
Can you legally bet on baseball?
All legal and regulated online sportsbooks offer wagers on Major League Baseball. As the summer is a relatively slow period for the sports world, baseball is an important offering for the industry during these months.
How long before they cancel a baseball game for rain?
Umpires are required by rule to wait at least 75 minutes to see if conditions improve; this is referred to as a rain delay and is not counted as part of the length of the game listed in the box score.
What stats to look for when betting MLB?
It really does not matter how high or low a team's batting average is as long as it has demonstrated the ability to score runs. Runs Batted In or RBI are another key stat that go hand-in-hand with runs scored. Another key stat that is important to scoring runs are Base-on-Balls, which are commonly known as Walks.