Baseball rule changes 2020

Beginning in 2020, the following rule changes for baseball are in effect:

GAMES MUST GO 8½ INNINGS

All full game bets are official after 8½ innings if the home team is ahead, or after 9 full innings if the visiting team is ahead. This includes moneyline, total runs (over/under) and Run Line bets. 

ALL WAGERS ARE ACTION 

Unless otherwise stated, all baseball wagers - MLB, college, softball, and foreign pro leagues - are now “Action” wagers. "Listed Pitchers" is no longer being offered. This applies to sides, totals, Run Lines, team totals, first five innings and inning-by-inning props.

*all wagers have action at the confirmed price. For example, if you selected a team at +200, but due to a pitching change, their price drops to +180, your bet is still locked in at +200.

POSTPONED GAMES

Postponed games must be completed, with a winner declared, within these time frames:

  • MLB and Dominican Republic: By 5 AM (in the time zone where the game is played)
  • NCAA, International Leagues & Softball: Within 36 hours of the scheduled start time, regardless of venue.

DOUBLE HEADERS

In 2020 the MLB has approved 7-inning doubleheaders to be played. With these, games are official after 7 innings of play (6½ innings if the home team is ahead). This includes moneyline, total runs (over/under) and Run Line bets. 

GAME LENGTH CHANGES

If a game is scheduled to be played as a regular 9-inning game, but prior to starting it is announced that the game will be reduced to a 7-inning game, all bets will be void on the original lines. Wagers will also be void in the reverse situation: a game scheduled for 7-innings but changed to 9-innings. In both scenarios, bets can then be placed on the new odds once posted. MLB will be making these changes in 2020 for scheduling purposes.

 

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