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World Series baseball betting online
The World Series is the pinnacle of baseball. The two best teams in the league go toe-to-toe over seven games to be named world champions. It’s a spectacle for fans and bettors across the world as their World Series predictions come to fruition, or fall at the final hurdle. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of a wide range of World Series betting options and promotions lined up by sportsbooks.
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Los Angeles Dodgers
The reigning World Series champions are the Los Angeles Dodgers. They beat the American League champions, the Tampa Bay Rays, in the best of seven series, 4-2.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entirety of the 2020 World Series was played at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. This made it the first ever World Series to be played at a neutral venue.
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager was named MVP of the World Series after hitting .400 during the Series and recording an on-base plus slugging (OPS) of 1.256. He had two home runs, recorded five runs batted in (RBI) and scored seven runs.
Heading into the Series, MLB odds had him pegged as a longshot to win this award at +1200, but his odds had shortened to +175 heading into Game Six.
Sportsbooks offer prop bets throughout the regular season and playoffs but tend to offer even more for the World Series. World Series betting online includes almost every imaginable prop bet.
With the huge array of stats that are recorded in baseball, there is no shortage of markets sportsbooks can post prop bets for. Some of the more common ones include:
How many runs will a player/team score in a particular game?
Will pitcher X throw a no-hitter?
How many home runs will player X hit during the Series?
Will the World Series end with a strikeout?
How many games will the Series last?
The possibilities are endless.
Prop bets will be listed with odds in the form of a moneyline. For example, in Game Six of the 2020 World Series, a prop bet being offered was the total number of strikeouts Tampa Bay Rays starter Blake Snell would have: over 5.5 @ -137.
That means, if you bet that he would record more than 5.5 strikeouts, you would have to bet $137 to win $100 check out our bet calculator to see how much you could win on any given bet.
Betting on the World Series MVP is something fans can often do once the match-up becomes official. Odds will often favor the superstars of each team. That was certainly the case in 2020 when early World Series predictions named Mookie Betts the MVP favorite.
As the Series played out, Corey Seager entered Game Six as the favorite to win and emerged as the eventual MVP. However, with two strong starts a piece, it would not have been a shock to see Clayton Kershaw or Walker Buehler win the coveted award.
For the 2021 World Series, it all depends on who makes it there. If the Dodgers make it back, Mookie Betts, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, and Clayton Kershaw will all stand a good chance. Should the Yankees live up to their promise, Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, and DJ LeMahieu will be popular early season bets.
Few things are as frustrating as looking forward to placing a bet all day leading up to a game and then missing out because the game started. However, with the wide availability of live betting, that is now a rare occurrence.
When it comes to World Series betting online, many sportsbooks offer live or in-game betting for every matchup. You can bet on the winner of the game, on who wins a particular inning, how many strikeouts the starting pitcher(s) will have, or whether a player will hit a homerun.
Sportsbooks are constantly adjusting their odds depending on how the game is playing out. Live betting is a popular way to bet on the World Series because it allows you to see how momentum is changing in a game before locking in a wager.
One betting line offered in-game during Game Six of the 2020 World Series was whether Tampa Bay Rays second baseman, Joey Wendle, would hit a home run (+380).
He only had 14 during the regular season but had hit three already in the Series, two in Game Two and one in Game Four. However, those three home runs were the only hits he had in 21-at-bats (he went hitless in Game Six), so this bet ended up being one to avoid.
The hardest decision is not necessarily who to bet on or what bets to take when it comes to World Series betting online, but which sportsbook to place your bets with, and it is not just about who has the best World Series odds. If you already have an account somewhere the decision may seem easy, but the World Series is a great time to take advantage of promotional offers and bonuses.
Some that were offered at sportsbooks heading into the 2020 World Series included a 20% deposit match, a risk-free bet to match your first bet, and a ‘deposit $50, bet with $150’, to name just a few.
Whether or not an offer is a good one will depend on how much you want to bet. If you are looking to just have fun and place a few small wagers, then a 20% deposit match may not mean much to you, but deposit $50, and being able to bet with $150 may sound a lot better.
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First, choose which of the World Series betting sites you want to bet with (which we can help with) and open an account. Review the options you have at the site and their World Series odds and promotions, decide what you want to bet on, and then place your bet.
There are a wide variety of bets you can make on the World Series. You can bet on a team’s odds to win the World Series, how long the Series will be, who will win MVP, the point total for each game (over/under), as well as the winner (moneyline) and run line (point spread) to name a few.
The best World Series betting sites are the ones with the most bet-friendly World Series odds - meaning you win more money when you win - the widest selection of betting options, and the most lucrative promotional offers. We can help guide you to those sites.
Fans interested in World Series betting can do so online with the majority of sportsbooks with World Series odds. If you’re located in the US, it’s best to check that the sportsbook is legally allowed to operate within the state you are located in.
Yes, you can bet on the World Series from a mobile. Many sportsbooks will have apps that can be downloaded and accessed on both mobiles and tablets, or mobile-friendly World Series betting sites that can be accessed via a mobile web browser.