Betting On Baseball: Favourites To Win The World Series This Season

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
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Although the pre-season odds for the new MLB season show that the Washington Nationals are the favourites to win the World Series – with odds of just 8/1 – the situation for those looking to bet on the outcome is not as simple as all that. The odds information available at sports betting sites suggests that this is going to be a very exciting and competitive MLB season, with plenty of teams in the running for glory, which is great for fans – but makes things more complicated for those considering a future bet.

Indeed, although the Nationals have favourite status, this is really only because you can get 8/1 on them at more sites than you can for any other team – as these low odds are available for several other teams at some sites. The likes of the two LA sides 9the Dodgers and the Angels) and the Detroit Tigers are also available at 8/1 for this season’s World Series – just not quite as widely. These sides all have different strengths and weaknesses, for example the Dodgers have the big money spent on their payroll, while the Nationals have a youthful desire to make a name for themselves, and this is before you even consider sides slightly lower down the odds rankings – like the current World Series champions, the San Francisco Giants, at 14/1.

It certainly suggests that baseball fans are in for a very exciting season, but also means a real headache for those wanting to bet on the World Series winners. Indeed some might opt out entirely, by playing Hot Shot at an online casino like instead. Hot Shot is a baseball themed slots machine game, and one of the best ones you can find anywhere, with brilliant graphics of players, catchers’ gloves and baseball caps on the reels, with a baseball field behind them. This aspect of the game is further enhanced by the audio, which ensures that every winning reel is accompanied by the sounds of bat striking ball, and reels featuring the trophy scatter symbol, by the sound of a cheering crowd of spectators. Thus playing Hot Shot can almost make you feel like you are a star player for your team – something even betting on the MLB doesn’t offer.

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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

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