Baseball Betting Rules

BetPhoenix Baseball Betting Rules 

When you bet on run lines, game totals, or team totals, both listed (advertised) pitchers must start. Otherwise, there is a "No Action" or "Push/Cancel" on straight wagers. Parlays drop to the next lower level.

A baseball game becomes official for money line betting after 4 1/2 innings if the home team is winning, or 5 innings if the visiting team is winning. Totals and Run lines will have No Action.

For run lines and game totals (over/under), a baseball game becomes official after 8 1/2 innings if the home team is winning, or 9 innings if visiting team is winning.

If a game is canceled or suspended, the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning (unless the home team scores to tie, or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the score determines the winner at the time the game is "called").

Wagers will be refunded on money line bets if the home team ties the game, and the game is then suspended or canceled.

If a game goes past nine innings and not finished (i.e., suspended, curfew, rain delay, etc.), there is action on game, total, and run line wagers.

The game must be played on the scheduled date and site to have action. If a game has been postponed or canceled before its due start time, all bets are No Action.

Las Vegas Rules apply for any rules not mentioned here.

Pitcher Selection Baseball

Every baseball line except for the Full Game Money Line is ALWAYS LISTED PITCHERS.

You can place a bet on the full game conditional to:

Action: Team against another team, regardless of the starting pitcher. "Action" bets adjust to the new opening line with the new pitcher, and the risk remains the same. A pitcher is considered a starting pitcher after throwing one pitch.

One Specified Pitcher: A wager on a specific pitcher can be the pitcher for the same team the customer’s betting, or the other team’s pitcher.

Listed Pitchers: A wager that specifies both starting pitchers as advertised. If the starting pitchers are not the ones listed on our betting display board or your ticket, your bet grades as "no action."



Bets on series are over the FIRST 3 GAMES PLAYED of each series. Neither team can play another opponent between scheduled games. If one of the first three games gets postponed, all wagers stand (ACTION). If less than three games are played, the team with the advantage is the winner of the series.

All wagers are Action bets. There are no Listed Pitchers.

MLB - First-Half

All bets placed on the 1st five innings (first-half) are decided based on the score at the end of the complete 1st five innings. If a game doesn't go the full first five innings, all first-half bets (first five innings) are canceled.

Once the full 1st five innings are played, all wagers on the first five innings (first-half) will stand.

All first-half bets must have Listed Pitchers. Wagers cancel out if any of the Listed Pitchers don't start the game.

MLB - Second Half

Make a bet on the score from the top of the 6th inning until the end of the game. The game must be a complete game (i.e., nine innings, or 8½ innings if the home team is ahead). All 2nd half Wagers include extra innings.

All wagers are action, doesn’t matter who is pitching.

Overnight Baseball

Due to scheduling changes, weather conditions, or other issues beyond control, an overnight game may become a part of a doubleheader. When this occurs, unless both pitchers from the overnight matchup start in GAME 1, the first matchup from overnight will be treated as an off pitcher matchup. Game 2 is considered as a 'new' matchup.

MLB - Total Hits Runs and Errors HRE

It has to be a full game - 9 innings to have action (8½ if the home team is ahead).

All wagers Listed Pitchers.

MLB - Team to score first

The first team to score in the game, if there is a score already on the game, and the game gets canceled or postponed, all wagers stand regardless of how many innings are played.

All wagers Listed Pitchers.

MLB - Team to score last

The game has to be a complete game. Listed pitchers must start.

MLB - Will there be a run scored in the first inning

All wagers will be considered official after the first inning.

Listed pitchers must start.

MLB - Baseball Team Total

The game has to go nine full innings to have action. (8½ if the home team is winning).

Listed pitchers must start.

MLB - 2 1/2 Runlines/Alternative Runlines and Team to have more home runs

Listed pitchers must start. The game has to be official. All wagers Listed Pitchers. The game must go the full nine innings for action.

MLB - Last 4 Innings rule:

Last four innings + Extra Innings are available until the 1st pitch of the game.

International Baseball Rules

  • All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to have action.
  • If the game is suspended before the full game time has elapsed, all wagers on the event will have no action.
  • If the country/league allows a tied game, point spreads, and moneyline standard rules will apply.