World Series Odds Notes

World Series odds are the culmination of the Major League Baseball season where the National League is matched up against the American League in a best of seven game series.

World Series betting gets a lot more attention than regular season baseball betting since all of the games are on TV. The World Series has been happening every year since 1903 except for 1904 and 1994.

World Series odds have seen a best of seven game series in every year except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921. In those years the World Series was a best of nine game series. World Series betting history shows that the New York Yankees have played in 39 of the 104 World Series. They have won 26 titles, the most of any team. In the National League, the Dodgers have appeared in World Series odds a total of 18 times, the most in the National League. They have won been the winner in World Series odds only six times. The team that has won the most titles on the National League side is the St. Louis Cardinals who have won 10 titles. The team that has not won the World Series for the longest time is the Chicago Cubs. Their last title came in 1908.

World Series odds will normally see the home team favored in the individual games. Home-field advantage is set based on the results of the All-Star game. The American League won the 2008 All-Star game and will have home field advantage in World Series betting. World Series odds in terms of games are in the 2-3-2 format in the seven-game series. The first two games in World Series odds in 2008 will be at the American League champ, the next three at the National League champ and the last two back in the American League Park.

World Series betting gets underway in 2008 on Wednesday, October 22nd as World Series odds for Game 1 will be available. Game 2 in World Series odds is the following day. Game 3 in World Series odds is on Saturday, October 25th followed by Game 4 on Sunday and Game 5 on Monday. The last two games in World Series odds are on Wednesday, October 29th and Thursday, October 30th.

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