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:

 

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