Major League Baseball (MLB) season is here and there are more ways to wager on America’s Pastime than ever before. This year PointsBet Sportsbook in New Jersey will have at least 55 wagering options that can be made before each game. They’ll also offer a new level of in-play wagering for MLB and a variety of promotions.
PointsBet “Let It Fly” MLB promotion
PointsBet is offering a variety of promotions as the MLB season gets underway. The most unique promotion for MLB bettors is the “Let It Fly” home run bonus. Simply make a moneyline wager of $50 or more on a single game and PointsBet will give the player a $10 bonus bet for every homerun the team wagered on hits.
This promotion is available for every game being played but is only good for the first MLB moneyline wager placed. If a bettor wants to make sure a specific wager qualifies for the promotion, they should place that bet first. Moneyline parlays do not qualify for this promotion.
This promotion is only available until April 8, but PointsBet also has plenty of promotions and special odds boosts. It pays to check the promotions page before placing a wager to get the most bang for the buck.
Unique PointsBet MLB betting markets
PointsBet is offering more MLB betting options than most sports bettors have ever seen. Not only are there fun promotions and odds boosts, but the book offers more pre-game betting markets for individual games than many other sportsbooks:
- 1st inning
- First 3 innings (moneyline and totals)
- First 7 innings (moneyline and totals)
- Alternate run lines (full and partial game)
- Runs scored
PointsBet Batter’s Box
PointsBet will also offer a unique in-play betting feature called Batter’s Box. This is a new level of in-play wagering. Seth Young, PointsBet’s chief innovation officer, told PlayNJ.com: “Batter’s Box will create micro-markets in every inning of a baseball game, allowing our clients to bet on what’s going to happen in any individual at-bat to result in one of three outcomes – hit, out, or walk/hit-by-pitch.”
Batter’s Box is a fun way to inject a little more life into the slow pace of play during a baseball game. For a change, the pace of play for baseball is an advantage. Bettors can wager on each plate appearance during a half inning. If a player on deck doesn’t bat during the inning the wager is placed, the wager will be voided.
According to PointsBet, there’s an average of 75 plate appearances during each MLB game. With traditional pre-game, in-play, prop bets, and a variety of promotions New Jersey baseball bettors will have a full plate this season at PointsBet alone.