World Series Betting Tips

The World Series is one of the most exciting championships in all of professional sports. This year’s series will look slightly different since it will be played seven straight days at a neutral site due to COVID. Despite this, there will still be a limited number of fans in the stands.

The Tampa Bay Rays went up 3-0 in the ALCS but dropped the next three games before winning a close Game 7 against the Houston Astros. This will be the second World Series appearance in franchise history for the Rays. Tampa Bay is hungry to win their first title, but this won’t come easy because they’ll have to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

The Dodgers had the best record in baseball in 2020, but they survived in the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves. They were down 3-1 and facing elimination but went on to win three straight nail biters to take home the National League pennant. 

How to Bet the World Series

There are several ways to make money on individual games as well as before a champion is decided. Let’s take a look at how to bet the World Series. All odds are courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook. 

Futures Betting

This type of betting can be done now until the end of the series. Bettors can look at current odds to win the World Series and take their pick on who will take home the title. These odds will continuously change after every game, so you don’t have to lock in a pick before the series starts. Here are the odds at the current moment. 

MLB World Series Outright:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers -210
  • Tampa Bay Rays +165

Some other popular future bets would be predicting the series score or guessing who will be crowned MVP.

Prop Betting

A prop bet is a great way to make serious cash during the World Series. They are also a fun way to get in on even more of the action than just the traditional moneyline, spread, and over/under bets.

With the World Series beginning tomorrow, not many prop bets are available at the current moment, but there will be plenty added as we approach first pitch on Tuesday night. Here are some potential World Series prop bets.

  • Will Clayton Kershaw have over or under 5.5 strikeouts?
  • Will the Rays have over three runs+hits+errors in the first inning?
  • Will there be over or under 4.5 combined home runs in Game 3?

If you couldn’t tell, props are a little riskier to make because they are from a smaller point in the game or only take a look at a few statistics. Despite this, these can result in a massive payout if you choose the correct outcome. 

How to Find the Right Sportsbook and Tips for Betting on the World Series

There is truly nothing like the World Series, and you’re going to want to choose a sportsbook that feels the same way. You should look for a sportsbook that gives you a lot of prop bets to choose from when your placing bets. A large number of props increase your odds of a big payout, so look closely at this when selecting a sportsbook.

The other thing you’ll want is live betting capability. Live betting is when you bet during the game, with odds changing on every pitch. This is also a great way to win because you’re able to see the flow of the game and make a judgment for your bets.

Props and futures are the best way to make money on games before first pitch. I also recommend live betting results in single innings because it’s a quick way to get cash in your pocket that you can continue using for long-term World Series bets.

Study the lines, and you won’t go wrong with your picks. Enjoy the World Series!


Logan is based in Los Angeles and is an avid poker player having played in tournaments across the globe. He covers both poker & regulatory affairs.