Two of MLB’s perennial powerhouses met from the 2018 World Series, as the Boston Red Sox and LA Dodgers faced off to decide on the 2018 World Champion.
Both teams featured a lineup of All-Stars from the area as well as on the mound, therefore this year’s gambling markets have been ripe for worth in the dismay of several high World Series bookmakers.
Not only did the outright and series markets offer chance for yield, but the player prop markets introduced great price, including the +4000 chances that were provided on eventual World Series MVP Steve Pearce of the Red Sox.
The Red Sox, headed to the league’s top offensive unit, took down the reigning champs in the Houston Astros after defeating their rival Yankees to reach their fourth World Series since 2000. The LA Dodgers fended off a climbing Brewers squad after beating the surprise Atlanta Braves to reach their second successive championship show.
Tips for World Series Prop Bets
Just like in most major championships, there are a whole lot of prop bets out there for those looking to get some fun.
Perhaps the most popular prop best is wagering on which player will win the World Series Most Valuable Player award. Ranking players tend to have lower odds than pitchers for MVP because they appear more frequently. By 2004-2017, only two championships have won the award. The odds are for a motive.
Some of the more exotic prop bets in the past have included which boss gets ejected first, whether or not a player flips his bat after hitting a home run, that gets hit by a pitch initially and how many total players get beaned in the World Series.
Bettors can also bet on Series-long prop bets, for example complete hits or home runs by individual players or teams, player-vs. -player wagers over the course of a series, and single-game prop bets. The choices are plentiful.