Brandon A. Quick |  Mon 22/10/2018 - 14:10 EDT

Who will win the 2018 Baseball World Series?

Who will win the 2018 Baseball World Series?
The 2018 World Series is here and it's a veritable clash of the titans from just about every angle. There's the east coast versus west coast appeal.. There's two big-market teams with massive payrolls and star-studded rosters. But more than anything, the Red Sox/Dodgers series (Game 1 set for Oct.23 @ 8:09 in Boston) is a meeting of two really good baseball teams.

We all like good baseball, but as bettors, we like it more when we can make a few bucks while enjoying it. There are more than a few ways to bet the 2018 World Series, but let’s dig into the whole enchilada. LA is listed as the underdog at +125 to win the World Series, while Boston is a -155 favorite. For betting newbies, this means, you’d wager $100 to win $125 on the Dodgers and risk $155 to win $100 on the Red Sox. 

Here are some factors to keep an eye on before betting:

  • Boston’s bullpen. The Red Sox have some flat-out nasty arms to choose from. 
  • Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers ace has been much better this postseason. Will it continue? 
  • Craig Kimbrel. Sox closer has struggled in second half and playoffs. Will need to be much better. 
  • David Price. Did the Sox lefty starter finally turn the corner with series-clinching win against Houston?

Check back frequently for free expert picks. 

Winning maching

The Red Sox have been the best team in baseball all season, winning a franchise-best 108 regular season games, and then continuing that success in the postseason by defeating a 100-win Yankees team and a 103-win Astros squad. Some may argue that the difficult work towards earning the 2018 World Series has already been accomplished. 

Of course, World Series wins never come cheap, and there’s still a pretty darn good National League foe to face in the LA Dodgers, who are thirsting for a World Series title like no other after a 30-year drought for the storied franchise. The odds in this series reflect the overwhelming public opinion that the Red Sox are the vastly superior team. Despite the fact that Boston won 16 more regular season games than LA, I’m not sure the talent disparity in this series is as great as many believe. 

How to bet this series

All rhetoric aside, I believe in this Boston Red Sox team. Right fielder Mookie Betts is the best player on either team and that’s saying a lot given the level of talent that will be on display. There’s no reason to knock anything the Dodgers have done this season, but I just get the feeling that Boston has played, and is currently playing on a higher level than what the boys in blue are capable of. 

There’s no reason to bet against the Red Sox in this series, but I’ll keep my eye on the game lines – particularly Game 2 in Boston where David Price is expected to start for the Red Sox. I can see the Dodgers getting to him early and evening the series at 1-1 heading back to LA. Overall, I’m predicting the Red Sox in six games. 

Don’t forget the props!

Five inning lines. Totals on runs, hits, errors. Individual player stat lines. You can bet on all these things and more when it comes down to betting the MLB World Series. Don’t miss these entertaining prop bets and look for the right situations to make some coin.

See below the top sportsbooks where you can wager online and choose the best one for you:

 

Category : Sports Betting News

Tag : baseball odds , Baseball world series , Boston Red Sox , LA Dodgers , mlb , mlb futures , mlb odds , MLB World Series , MLB World Series Odds

Leave a comment
More articles...
Sports Betting News - 23/04/19
St. Louis Blues Narrow Favorites For The 2019 Stanley Cup 
The 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Odds make the St. Louis Blues the narrow +550 favorites with the defending champions Washington Capitals closely behind with NHL futures odds of +500. The Blues have reached the Stanley Cup final three times and lost all three of those games. Can they finally go all the way this year?
Read this article 
Sports Betting News - 15/04/19
Golden State Warriors Still Favorites for NBA Playoffs 
The 2019 NBA playoffs are underway and the most recent NBA Playoff odds suggest that it is the Golden State Warriors who will walk away with the title of NBA champions. Sixteen teams compete in a best-of-seven elimination tournament and the Golden State Warriors are the team to beat having won the champion in both 2017 and 2018.
Read this article 
Sports Betting News - 12/04/19
Marc Marquez a Huge Favorite to Win the Americas’ Grand Prix MotoGP 
Spanish superstar Marc Marquez looks set to continue his incredible record in the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas that takes place in Austin, Texas on Sunday 14th April. Marquez has won the Grand Prix of North America for six consecutive years and everything points towards him making it seven in a row.
Read this article 
Sports Betting News - 02/04/19
2019 US Masters Golf Tournament: Rory McIlroy Favorite to Win His First Green Jacket 
The 2019 Masters Tournament runs from April 11-14th at the Augsta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia and is the 83rd edition of this massive golf major. The world’s best golfers will be in action, each hoping to get their hands on the famous green jacket. Rory McIlroy is the pre-tournament favorite despite having never won the Masters and the fact he’s not won a major since 2014. Will McIlroy win the US Masters?
Read this article