Definition of Race to 3 Runs

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What does the term "race to 3 runs" mean in the world of baseball betting? What is meant by the term "race to 3 runs"?

The meaning of the sports betting term Race to 3 Runs is explained.  In photo:  A player running onto a base.In baseball betting, the "race to 3 runs" bet is a "quick bet" that is usually settled quickly.

With the "race to 3 runs" bet, you are simply betting on which team (or neither) will score 3 runs in the game first.

It doesn't matter how the team scores the runs - all that matters is which team reaches the 3 run total first.


For instance, let's say that the Toronto Blue Jays are playing the Detroit Tigers.

The Race to 3 Runs line might look like this:

Toronto Blue Jays, -145
Detroit Tigers, +185
Neither, +1400

As you can see, the Blue Jays are the favorites to score 3 runs first.

If you think that the game will be a low-scoring pitcher's duel, you'd might want to get crazy and pick the "Neither" line at +1400.


As mentioned, bettors tend to like the "Race to 3 Runs" line as it is usually scored quickly.