Baseball is one of the sports taking center stage in Pennsylvania sports betting as summer approaches. Both pro baseball teams in Pennsylvania enter the week around .500, but still in the postseason hunt. Last year, Philadelphia surged late in the season all the way to the championship series, so it is an intriguing pick at +2000 (risk $100 to win $2,000) to win it all at this point in the season, according to the latest baseball odds from Caesars Sportsbook PA. A recent slump for Pittsburgh has put it at +12500 in the baseball futures. There are plenty of ways to get into sports betting in Pennsylvania.

Right now, Caesars Sportsbook is offering up to a $1,250 first bet on Caesars plus 1,000 Reward Credits and 1,000 Tier Credits when you use the code GAMEFULLC. If your initial bet up to $1,250 doesn't win, you get it back in a single bonus bet you can use within 14 days. The new Caesars Sportsbook signup offer and exclusive Caesars Sportsbook promo code are already huge hits, but they won't last forever. Download the Caesars Sportsbook app now.

Caesars Sportsbook is now offering your first bet up to $1,250 on Caesars for new customers ready to bet on sports in Pennsylvania. If you are a new registrant in PA who is 21+*, you can register, deposit, and get up to a $1,250 bet on Caesars with the code GAMEFULLC. If your bet doesn't hit, don't worry. Caesars will give you a single bonus bet you can use within 14 days. (Terms and conditions apply. See details here.)

If you are a first-time bettor at Pennsylvania online sportsbooks, learning all the sports betting terms can be a little overwhelming. Here is a helpful guide to get you started so you can wager like a pro.

How to bet on sports in Pennsylvania

Here are several ways you can bet on sports in Pennsylvania from our friends at SportsLine:

Money line: Spread is the most popular type of bet in basketball and football, but baseball bettors generally prefer the money line. A money-line bet is a play on which team will win, with the teams priced according to their status as the favorite or underdog. A favorite could be listed at something like -150 (risk $150 to win $100), while the underdog could be +130 (risk $100 to win $130). Pittsburgh has returned $300 for $100 bettors on the money line this season.

Total bases: A bet on total bases is a wager on how many bases a player covers via hits in a game. Two singles would equal two bases, for example, while one home run would equal four. One hit plus a home run in one game would be five total bases. Players advancing once they're on base, or players who get on via a walk, being hit by a pitch or an error don't have those bases counted towards their total.

First 5 inning bets: Also known as F5 bets, these are wagers placed on the outcome of a baseball game through five innings. Since that's about the length starting pitchers go on average, bettors will often back or fade a specific team due to its starter. 

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