MLB World Cup Series Betting Guide

There were two more at the MLB World Cup Series Betting Guide. The American League champion Houston Astros (-185) visit the NL champion Philadelphia Phillies (+160) in a best-of-seven series that has the potential to transform the paths of both organizations on Friday night.

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Houston has been just as dominating in the postseason as it was during the regular season, with a perfect playoff record, while the Phillies have been this postseason’s Cinderella, entering the playoffs with the NL’s third Wild Card berth but playing their finest baseball at the most vital moment. Will the Astros maintain their playoff domination at the MLB World Cup Series Betting, or will the Phillies continue to clutch in their quest for their first World Series win since 2008?

Below, we’ll present the latest World Series odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, as well as our top bets and props for the Fall Classic.

MLB World Series Odds have been updated.

World Cup Online Betting Sportsbook provided the odds.

TeamWS Odds
Houston Astros-185
Philadelphia Phillies+160

Houston is the World Series favorite, and for good reason: the Astros are 7-0 through two rounds. Houston is now priced to win the MLB World Cup Series Betting, thus betting on the Astros to win their second World Series in six years isn’t a good investment. Furthermore, betting on the Phillies at +160 isn’t a terrific value bet, considering Philadelphia is priced at +3500 entering the playoffs.

Best prop bet for MLB World Cup Series Betting Game 1

Under 3.5 runs in the first five innings -125 (implied probability 55.55 percent)

Rather than picking a side in Game 1 on MLB World Cup Series Betting, we’ll bet on both pitchers getting through their other team’s lineup rather easily in the first five innings. While nothing has been officially confirmed, we’re expecting a Justin Verlander-Aaron Nola starting pitching showdown in Game 1. Even though both clubs’ offenses have OPSs above.700 entering the Fall Classic, creating sustained scoring against Verlander and Nola in the early innings seems to be a difficult assignment.

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Nola didn’t have his best stuff in Game 2 of the NLCS, but he’ll be ready to go on Friday night. His last regular-season start was against the Astros in Houston (6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 9 K, 0 BB), and he carried a perfect game into the seventh inning. It’s doubtful he’ll go 20-up, 20-down as he did on October 3 at the MLB World Cup Series Betting, but restricting Houston’s offense to one run through five innings is a possibility.

Verlander threw five no-hit innings (5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 10 K, 1 BB) against the Phillies the day after Nola worked six and two-thirds perfect innings. MLB’s ERA (1.75 ERA) and WHIP (0.83 WHIP) leader is never a poor pick for limiting his opponent’s offensive production.

This season, Nola has a 1.33 FIP the first time through the order and a 3.02 FIP the second time through. Verlander has been as steady, recording a 1.75 FIP the first trip through the order and a 2.36 FIP the second time. Hitters tend to perform better the second time they face both Nola and Verlander, thus there’s a potential we’ll see runs on the board around the third inning/second time through the order.

Furthermore, Verlander has been as dominating as the game has progressed, with a sub-1.62 ERA in innings one through five. Nola’s ERA begins to rise in innings three through five, with the fifth inning being his most difficult (5.59 ERA) at the MLB World Cup Series Betting. Counting on Nola to get outs 13 through 15 might bring this one close, but we trust Nola to get the job done in his biggest start of his career.

Prop bets for the MLB World Cup Series Betting

Alex Bregman (+1200) is the World Series MVP (implied probability 7.69 percent)

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When it comes to betting on the MLB World Cup Series Betting MVP, we like to avoid the odds-on favorites since even the greatest players may have a bad series. It’s worth a chance at some longer shots in the hopes that one of them has a memorable moment or two during the Fall Classic. Last season, Atlanta’s Jorge Soler was the MVP (.300 BA, 6 H, 3 HR, 6 RBI), and he was a +3500 favorite to win before Game 1.

Picking Bregman to win MVP at +1200 will not produce in nearly the same payout as Soler, but if the third baseman can put together a well-rounded series, he has an outside chance at winning MVP. Bregman enters the Fall Classic having hit.300 in the Astros’ seven playoff games (10-for-30), while also driving in seven runs at the MLB World Cup Series Betting. Another strong series, capped by a big home run or base hit, might lead to A-Breg being named MVP.