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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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Reigning World Series champions

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2020 World
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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.

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2020 World
Series MVP

Corey Seager

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.

World Series: Most popular markets

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.

Live betting on the World Series

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.

World Series betting tips

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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