World Series Odds 2014: Who Will Win Royals or Giants?
BetVega.com tracks the 2014 World Series Odds on a weekly basis during the regular season and MLB playoffs. Check out the latest futures odds below for which MLB team will be crowned 2014 World Series Champions. Who will it be, the KC Royals or SF Giants?
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Giants vs. Royals World Series MVP Odds:
Billy Butler (Royals) +500
Hunter Pence (Giants) +500
Madison Bumgarner (Giants) +500
Pablo Sandoval (Giants) +500
Lorenzo Cain (Royals) +600
Alex Gordon (Royals) +900
Buster Posey (Giants) +1200
Eric Hosmer (Royals) +1200
Alcides Escobar (Royals) +1500
Greg Holland (Royals) +2000
Mike Moustakas (Royals) +2000
Brandon Belt (Giants) +2500
Joe Panik (Giants) +2500
Brandon Crawford (Giants) +3000
Norichika Aoki (Royals) +3000
Santiago Casilla (Giants) +3000
Yordano Ventura (Royals) +3000
Travis Ishikawa (Giants) +4000
Jake Peavy (Giants) +5000
James Shields (Royals) +5000
MLB SERIES ODDS – (SF vs KC) – Exact Series Result
Royals 7 Games – Win +300
Royals 5 Games – Win +700
Royals 6 Games – Win +350
Giants 5 Games – Win +500
Giants 6 Games – Win +350
Giants 7 Games – Win +400
Major League Baseball World Series Betting Odds
Although not as popular as individual game betting, futures wagers do have their place in the sports betting community. In Major League Baseball, Vegas World Series betting futures draws a variety of players to the betting window on a yearly basis.
Shortly after one World Series ends, online bookmakers must promptly be ready for the next World Series in the following year. The defending champion is almost always among the early favorites. The “hot stove” action in the offseason involves various trades and free agent signings. These moves are closely evaluated by professional bettors and the World Series odds could shift depending on how significant the changes are. While an NFL roster consists of 53 players, an MLB roster has only 25. Therefore, the movement of a certain player or two can be very important.
Public teams draw a lot of wagers
Because of the long tradition and history of Major League Baseball, certain teams will draw more interest than others, based on their fan base. The odds of the Chicago Cubs are a little slanted each year because fans of the team are prone to making a World Series wager on the team each and every season. Even when the Cubs are considered a long-shot to win the championship, fans of the team will usually enact a pilgrimage to Las Vegas during the winter to place a wager on their beloved team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1908.
In addition to the Cubs, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are the other public teams that are commonly bet upon heavily in the offseason. However, unlike the Cubs, these teams have won championships in the last few years.
Baseball Bettors must have patience
While sports bettors enjoy the daily action that is tied to MLB games over six months of play, they must have patience when making a wager on a World Series winner. On a typical day in the spring and summer, there are usually 15 games to bet on that deliver an immediate payoff. However, a bettor may have to wait for nearly a year to cash in on a World Series champion in late October each season betting season
With approximately one year to evaluate the futures odds, the bettor can use this to their advantage to make astute wagers over a period of time. Sportsbooks can also benefit from the amount of time that a World Series Future is open to maximize the hold percentage for the house.