Current MLB champions the Chicago Cubs are the sports betting odds-on favorites to win the 2017 World Series. Let’s check them out and some of the other sports gambling lines favorites to kill a few minutes of the nine months left until the World Series actually starts.
Odds to win the 2017 World Series
The MLB may be enjoying the offseason but there is still plenty of action for sportsbook fans to stay up to date on. The offseason gives fans the opportunity to follow trade deals from when they began as a rumor to the point where they came into fruition. These offseason transactions are what help shape the face of all 30 MLB teams and will ultimately determine which teams remain in playoff contention. For that reason alone, it’s important for fans to remain up to date with all the latest happenings around the league and their implications for baseball betting futures lines.
Entering the 2016 MLB betting season, the top sportsbooks had the Chicago Cubs pegged as the favorites to win this year’s World Series. Several months down the line, the Cubs have failed to disappoint and are on their way to proving several preseason predictions true. Coming into the season, there were plenty of reasons to jump onto the Cubs bandwagon, but seeing Chicago pull through is still a momentous occasion. After all, the last time the Cubs made the World Series was back in 1945, and the last time they won it was in 1908. You know, the year of the Tunguska event. So to say that the city of Chicago is ecstatic would be an understatement, especially when considering the horrors they’ve had to endure at the hands of the city’s NFL team.
Major League Baseball has announced the schedule for the 2016 World Series, the first time since 1997 in which Cleveland MLB betting fans will be able to wager money on the Indians. Here it is:
October 25, NL Champion at Cleveland Indians, Progressive Field
October 26, NL Champion at Cleveland Indians, Progressive Field
October 28, Cleveland Indians at NL Champion, to be determined
The San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets provide a taste of postseason MLB betting before the 2016 playoffs come into effect in full force. Both clubs finished the regular season with an identical 87-75 record, but the Mets were accorded home field advantage by virtue of winning their individual series against the Giants 4-3. These are the odds for the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday, October 5th at Citi Field, for the benefit of fans who bet on MLB:
Giants -1½ (+160) 6 (+105) -116
Mets +1½ (-185) 6 (-125) +106