With two months left, who's the best bet to win the World Series?




 


Here’s a look at the Top 5 favorites to win the Fall Classic.


With two months left, who's the best bet to win the World Series? | News Article by Bitbet.com

The MLB trade deadline has come and gone, with plenty of players sporting new jerseys to begin August. With two months left to go in the 2018 regular season, the World Series futures are starting to take shape for bitcoin gambling.

Here’s a look at the Top 5 favorites to win the Fall Classic and whether or not they’re worth a bet at this point in the season:

Boston Red Sox +350
Boston has been the most consistent team among the elite contenders for the World Series this season, and just upped its chances with a series sweep of the rival New York Yankees this past weekend. Boston is crushing the ball, plating a MLB-best 5.3 runs per game, has the second-lowest staff ERA in the bigs, and a solid bullpen posting a 3.33 ERA, 36 saves and just 11 blown saves. At 7/2 odds, the futures price on the BoSox is only going to get lower, but they do play in a less-than-competitive AL East and have gone 37-14 versus divisional opponents this season, so that record could be a bit padded.

Houston Astros +400
The Astros are the Red Sox’s biggest foes in the American League. The reigning World Series winners are the top pitching team in the majors, with an incredible 3.03 collective ERA including a lights-out bullpen that will go far during October ball. Houston also plays in a tougher division with Seattle, Oakland and the L.A. Angels all competing for a wild card spot. There have been some injuries to key contributors recently, so health may be a concern for this club come September. While they’re the second overall World Series favorite, the Astros are the better team when set next to the Red Sox.

Chicago Cubs +700
One part current form. One part liability. The Cubs crept up the futures board with Chicago money showing up on the Cubbies, after adding some extra arms in the rotation and bullpen during the trade deadline. Chicago is fighting for the top spot in the National League Central, backed behind a potent offense knocking in more than five runs per contests. The bullpen has also been a highlight for this club, posting a group 3.35 ERA with 33 saves in 2018. A postseason ticket is not guaranteed for the Cubs, with the division race close and the wild card standings also looking like a log jam. Given this 7/1 ask from oddsmakers, there's better value beyond the Cubbies in the Senior Circuit.

Los Angeles Dodgers +800
After a bumpy start to 2018, the L.A. Dodgers are starting to looking like the team that represented the National League in the World Series last fall. Los Angeles is running neck-and-neck with the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West but has some key arms missing for a team than sits third in collective ERA at 3.53. The offense may not be consistent enough to carry the club should they start to slide on the mound, so 8/1 is a little pricy for one of the most public plays in baseball betting. Why not look to the Phillies, D-backs, or Braves - priced between +1,500 and +2,500.

New York Yankees +900
After suffering a four-game sweep at the hands of the rival Red Sox this past weekend, the price on the Bronx Bombers winning the World Series is bottoming out. The Yankees are without Aaron Judge until late August and will miss Gary Sanchez until September, taking two key bats out of a lineup that was hitting the most home runs in the majors and plating an average of 5.13 runs per night. The pitching staff is solid but the starting rotation hasn’t been spectacular – outside of Luis Severino – and that’s what gets the job done in October. Quite honestly, if you’re looking for long shot value to win the World Series in the AL, skip over the Yankees and look at Cleveland +1,000, Oakland +2,500, or Seattle +7,500.