Online sports betting is expected in Ohio, but not live as of yet. This page will be updated with the latest news, odds and promos once Ohio sportsbooks are live.
With the Reds rolling again and legal sports betting finally landing in Ohio, there’s no better time to bet on Cincinnati baseball than the start of any MLB season. In fact, the Reds are hoping they can offer Ohio sports betting directly, both online and in person at a retail sportsbook inside Great American Ball Park.
Want in on all this Cincinnati Reds betting action? Here’s how to bet on the Reds online in Ohio, including live Reds odds for every game, Reds World Series odds, and selected prop odds for a few of the Reds’ best players.
Here’s where you’ll find all the latest odds on the Cincinnati Reds from Ohio’s best online sportsbooks, including game lines, futures odds, player props and more. Click on any bet you like to go right to the sportsbook, sign up for a new account, claim the best bonus available and bet on it.
MLB moneylines are where you pick straight-up game winners. That means there’s no run line to factor in; you simply pick a team to win and lock in your bet at the currently posted moneyline odds for that team.
A typical Reds moneyline might look something like this at DraftKings Sportsbook in Ohio:
Here, you can bet on the favorite, the Reds. According to these odds, if the Reds win, you’ll get paid $100, plus your bet back, for every $180 you bet. You can also bet that the underdog Tigers will win. According to these odds, if they do it, you’ll get paid $160, plus your bet back, for every $100 you bet. These odds may change ahead of the game, but you lock the currently posted odds in for your bet at the time you place it.
MLB run lines are akin to point spread betting in other sports. That means you have to factor the run line into the final score to determine the winner in run line betting.
Standard run lines are set at 1.5 runs, but alternatives are also available at different odds. A typical Reds run line might look something like this at FanDuel Ohio:
Here, you can bet on the favorite, the Reds, winning by two or more runs. According to these Reds betting odds, you’ll get paid $115, plus your bet back, for every $100 you bet. You can also bet that the underdog Tigers will win outright or lose by just one run. According to these betting odds, you’ll get paid $100, plus your bet back, for every $125 you bet. The run line has turned a favorite into an underdog and vice versa, which shows you how run lines can be used to manipulate the moneyline. Just remember, unlike traditional moneyline betting, you have to factor the run line into the final score.
MLB totals are where you can bet on the total combined score of a game landing either over or under a line set by sportsbooks. A typical Reds totals line might look something like this on the BetMGM sportsbook app:
You bet on the over or the under at the currently posted odds, which are almost always slightly negative, factoring in a small vig for the sportsbook. Here, you can bet on the Tigers and Reds combining to score nine runs or fewer.
If that happens, you’ll get paid $100, plus your bet back, for every $105 you bet. You can also bet on the Tigers and Reds combining to score 10 runs or more. If that happens, you’ll get paid $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 you bet.
You can bet on more than just MLB games at Ohio sportsbooks. You can bet on different games within the game. That means props, including team and player game props based on all kinds of stats. Plus, season-long props, like the different end-of-season MLB awards and any Reds player’s chances of winning one.
Here’s a list of many of the different MLB props you can bet on:
Here’s a look at the Cincinnati Reds’ current manager and coaches:
Bally Sports Ohio is the official TV home of the Cincinnati Reds. The play-by-play announcer is John Sadak and color analysts include Chris Welsh and Barry Larkin.
Bally Sports Ohio is available on DirecTV, AT&T TV and various cable providers. You can also stream games on the internet out-of-market via MLB.TV and in-market via the Bally Sports app with proof of your cable subscription.
The Reds Radio Network features broadcasters Tommy Thrall and Jeff Brantley covering every game. Cincinnati affiliates include WLW 700 AM and WKFS 94.5 FM.
The Cincinnati Reds ruled baseball in the mid-1970s with a squad known as the Big Red Machine. They won back-to-back World Series in 1975 and 1976. In 1975, the Reds won 108 regular season games, swept the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the NL pennant and beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the World Series to win the title.
In 1976, the Reds ran away with the NL West and went undefeated in the postseason, sweeping the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLCS and the New York Yankees in the World Series.
The Reds were the first NL team to win consecutive World Series since 1922. Big Red Machine heroes included manager Sparky Anderson and legendary players Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Pérez, Dave Concepción and Ken Griffey, Sr.