Definition of First 5 Innings Total Runs

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What does the term "first 5 innings total runs" mean in the world of baseball betting? What is meant by the term "first 5 innings total runs"?

First 5 innings lines are very popular with baseball bettors, as it allows bets to be scored quickly.

What is the meaning of the baseball betting term First 5 Innings Total Runs?  In photo:  Boston Red Sox player catching the ball.With the "first 5 innings total runs" line, you are betting on how many runs the two teams will score in the first 5 innings of the game.

For instance - let's say that the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing the Washington Nationals.

The first 5 innings total runs line is set like this:

Over 4.5 Runs, -122
Under 4.5 Runs, +100

So, if you think that the first five innings will produce 5+ runs, you would want to take the "Over" at -122.

If you think that the first five innings will produce less than 5 runs, you'd want to take the under.

The "Over" line is the slight favorite, as you would need to wager a total of $122 in order to have a chance of winning $100 in profit back.


As mentioned, these lines are popular with bettors who like to have their bets scored fairly quickly.