What Does ‘F5’ Mean in Baseball Betting?
F5 (short for “first five innings”) bets are a type of baseball bet that allows bettors to wager on the result of a game after five innings of play. The bettor can make a wager on either the “over” or “under” of the total runs scored after five innings. If the bettor wagers on the “over”, then the bettor wins if the total runs scored after five innings is greater than the bettor’s chosen number. If the bettor wagers on the “under”, then the bettor wins if the total runs scored after five innings is less than the bettor’s chosen number.
How do F5 Odds differ From Full-Game Betting?
The odds are calculated specifically for the first 5 innings so the over/under totals will be adjusted accordingly to offer something close to an evens bet, but the odds will be drastically different in certain circumstances.
As an example, if the over/under is set at 4.5 for the entire game but you selected over 4/5 runs in the first 5 innings, then your odds will be higher because there is a shorter time for the runs to be scored. In the same example, if you selected under 4.5 in the F5 then the odds will be noticeably shorter because it’s expected that fewer runs will be scored in that timespan.