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MLB World Series Odds
How Does the World Series Work?
The World Series is the culmination of the regular baseball season and the subsequent MLB playoffs and pits the respective AL and NL league winners against each other. The World Series itself is competed across five games, with the first team to win three games emerging as the champions.
In this respect, the World Series is unique, as most major sporting titles are awarded after a single grand final - the Superbowl being a prime example.
MLB World Series Odds Explained
Placing a wager on the winner of the World Series is regarded as an MLB futures bet.
You can bet on a team to win the World Series before a ball is pitched at the start of the season, and doing so can be a good idea, given that you can access great value odds. But as the season progresses, the World Series odds change considerably as teams perform well, hit runs of form, and show the potential of world champions.
Some sports bettors hold off on their futures bets until the playoff spots are settled, which is also a good strategy given that only the 12 teams that qualify for the end-of-season playoffs can make it to the World Series.
Of course, you will receive shorter odds if you wait until the playoff berths are settled, but it can be an excellent way to back a team as soon as the playoffs get underway.
How to Bet on the World Series
When the respective league winners have made it to the World Series, baseball fans have another five games worth of action until the long season draws to a close. You can, of course, bet on the World Series winner outright, but you can also bet on each of the games within the World Series itself.
Whether you opt for a straight-up moneyline, totals bet, or even a parlay, there are many ways to bet on the World Series with your chosen sportsbook.
There’s also the option of placing a wide range of prop bets when the World Series gets underway, enabling you to make a profit right until the final ball of the season is pitched.
Recap: MLB World Series Odds
The World Series is the pinnacle of baseball, and it’s one of North America's most eagerly anticipated sporting events, attracting millions of viewers year after year. As explained here, there are many ways to make the most of MLB World Series odds, so be sure to pick your World Series winner this season.
For more information about how to make the most of your betting slip, check out our comprehensive guide to betting on MLB.
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