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What MLB World Series odds are available?

There are many different World Series betting markets to choose from. The most popular with baseball bettors include the moneyline, run line, and total or over/under. All of these traditional types of baseball betting markets predominantly focus on outcomes directly relating to the final score of a game.

There are other World Series markets that focus on other areas of a game not directly related to the final result, known as propositions or prop bets. These focus on outcomes pertaining to certain players or in-game statistics. Sometimes these types of bets are broken down into different segments, such as wagering on certain outcomes within a specific inning of a World Series game.

There are also cases where different kinds of World Series betting markets will cross over. For example, wagering on the over/under for total runs after the fifth inning (first half). While this is technically a traditional over/under bet, it’s also a prop bet because it focuses on an outcome unrelated to the final score, and also needs to occur within a specific in-game timeframe.

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What are World Series run line bets?

World Series run line bets are wagers on a team to win or lose a World Series game by a specified number of runs. World Series run line bets usually assign the favourites for a game a spread value of -1.5, and the underdogs a spread value of +1.5. Here is an example of a World Series run line market:

Team and run line


Toronto Blue Jays, -1.5


New York Yankees, +1.5


This means that if you placed a $100 wager on the Toronto Blue Jays at -1.5, they would have to win Game 1 by at least two runs for your bet to win. If you wagered $100 on the New York Yankees at +1.5, they would have to lose by fewer than one run or win by any score for your bet would win.

As the odds are -110 in both cases, a winning bet would have a payout of $190.90 (your $100 bet plus $90.90 in profit).

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World Series moneyline odds

As previously mentioned, a moneyline bet is a wager made on one team to win a World Series game outright, no matter what the final score is. The World Series can have up to seven games in total, meaning in any World Series there will be up to seven opportunities to bet on this market. Some sportsbooks may also offer moneyline odds for the World Series as a whole.

Moneyline bets almost always have a clear favourite and underdog, but that may not be the case for the World Series, which is often closely contested. Even so, a team with a negative betting value is considered the favourite by the sportsbook, whereas a team with a positive betting value is always the underdog. Placing a moneyline bet on the underdog for a World Series game can be profitable, since they will likely have a better chance of winning than a underdog for an average MLB regular season game.

Here is an example of a moneyline market for a World Series game:



Atlanta Braves


Los Angeles Dodgers


If you place a $100 bet on the Atlanta Braves at -130 and they won, your payout would be $176.90 (your $100 bet plus $76.90 profit), while a successful $100 wager on the Dodgers at +120 would win $220 (your $100 bet plus $120 profit).

World Series totals and over/under odds

A total or over/under bet refers to any baseball betting market that focuses on a total score and/or statistic and whether a team or player within it will score more or less than a specified amount. The most popular market for this is on a team to score over or under a specified number of runs in a World Series game.

Here is an example of a total or over/under market for a World Series game:

Total runs


Over 8.5


Under 8.5


In this case, a bet on the over would require there to be nine runs or more in that game of the World Series, while a bet on the under would require there to be eight runs or fewer. As the odds are -110 in both cases, a winning $100 bet would have a payout of $190.90 (your $100 bet plus $90.90 in profit).

Other popular total or over/under markets for the World Series include total hits for a player, the total strikeout numbers from the starter, and total bases from a specific player.

World Series parlay odds

A parlay bet combines multiple selections in a single bet, in order to stack the odds in hopes of maximizing your potential payout. Parlays award greater payouts than if each of the selections were placed as individual bets, although each of the selections must come in for the bet to win.

You can place a parlay bet on each game of the World Series that combine different markets. For instance, a parlay bet for a World Series game may feature run line, total or over/under, and prop bet selections. Here is an example of a parlay bet for a World Series game:



Houston Astros, -2.5


Over 10.5 total runs


Jose Altuve to score a home run


Three-way parlay bet


A successful $100 parlay bet in this scenario would net a payout of $2,004.45 (your $100 bet plus $1,904.45 profit), which is significantly more than you would get for a winning bet on any of these selections individually.

How do I bet on a team to win the World Series?

Before the Major League Baseball (MLB) season begins, sportsbooks post odds for all 30 MLB teams to win that year’s World Series. Wagers on this type of MLB market are known as futures bets. After all, the World Series is nearly eight months away if you were to place a World Series winner futures bet at the start of the preseason. MLB and World Series futures markets are available to bet on both before and during the season, and their odds will likely change during it depending on the performances of certain teams.

Futures bets are difficult to predict for both oddsmakers and baseball bettors alike. The oddsmakers essentially have to create an individual betting value for every single MLB team before any games have actually been played. They will be therefore potentially be at their least accurate, meaning it can be possible to find some fantastic value by identifying an undervalued team before the sportsbook.

What are World Series prop bets?

Prop bets refer to any betting market on an outcome unrelated to the final score of a game. Popular World Series prop betting markets include the total or over/under for strikeout and recorded out totals for starting pitchers, such as Justin Verlander to have a strikeout total of over or under 4.5.

One advantage to prop bets on the World Series is that you often don’t have to wait the entire game to see if the bet hits, such as if you bet on the over on an over/under prop bet market.

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