While baseball fans are excited to see who wins the World Series title, bettors are excited by the huge range of wagering opportunities. It doesn’t matter if you are a fan of the D-backs, MLB or if you’re a rookie or seasoned bettor, it’s time to get excited about baseball in Arizona.
That’s because legal online sportsbooks let you make World Series bets in a variety ways, including futures, moneyline, props, and more. See below for a full run through of how to bet on the World Series in AZ including live World Series odds direct from legal online sportsbooks.
See below for the latest World Series odds as posted at legal Arizona online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and start getting your World Series bets in. Once the World Series matchup is set, check back here for live odds for each World Series game.
Just like during the regular season, you can make a variety of wagers when it comes to the World Series. We’ve outlined the most common baseball bet types below.
The moneyline bet is the simplest genre out there. The basic premise is this: there are two teams playing a game; you choose which team will win; if you’re right, you win based on the MLB odds associated with that team.
The odds are listed as negative (-) and positive (+) numbers. The negative indicates the favorite to win the game, and the positive represents the underdog.
If the Diamondbacks are +150 over the Colorado Rockies at -110 and they pull off the upset, then a $100 bet would return $250, which includes the original stake and the winnings.
Sportsbooks like Caesars Arizona will have moneyline odds for every game of the World Series. Make sure to check them out before spending all of your bankroll.
This is a version of a point spread that is specific to baseball. It’s almost always going to be -1.5 runs for the favorite and +1.5 runs for the underdog. The purpose is to “even” a game out so a more dominant team doesn’t always just walk away with the win in sportsbook bets.
Adding +1.5 runs to the underdog’s score, especially if they’re overmatched, essentially pads their ability to win in a betting sense. If the underdog loses by one run (or wins outright, of course), then bets on them will be winners. If the favorite, at -1.5, doesn’t win by two or more runs, then the underdog wagers will also win.
However, if the favorite walks away with the win and finishes the game with a 5-3 score, then bets on them would win.
You pick which team is going to win the series at large. If you’re right, you win. The odds will be based on which team is favored and how close the series between the two teams is expected to be.
Prop bets have become one of the best-known ways to bet on baseball. You’ll basically be asked a question and you have to answer it. If you pick correctly, then you’ll win. Some examples from a sportsbook like FanDuel Arizona would be “Who will get the first hit in the game?” or “How many home runs will be hit in Game 1?”
Each prop bet, also known as proposition bets, will have its own odds. If you choose the right outcome with your wager, your winnings will be based on those odds.
Can’t wait to bet on the World Series? Well, you’re in luck because you can wager on the Fall Classic well before the postseason is even a blip on the radar. Futures odds are exactly what they sound like: you make your bet on something yet to happen.
The odds for which team will be the next World Series champion, released very quickly after the last World Series ends, start off pretty long for any team. As the date of the next World Series draws nearer, those odds will become more focused based on MLB news and team trends.
Se above for the latest World Series odds at AZ online sportsbooks.
American odds are common at most legal and regulated online sportsbooks in Arizona. As we discussed above, they represent the underdog in a matchup with a positive number (such as +140) and the favorites with a negative number (like -110).
When you’re reading those odds, remember the positive number tells you how much you’d win if you wagered $100 on a correct choice. With the above example of +140, if you placed that bet and it came up in your favor, you’d take home $240. That’s the $100 you initially staked plus the $140 in winnings.
Negative numbers work in the opposite. Whatever the negative odds number is, you have to wager that amount to win $100. Using the -110 from above, let’s say you place that amount on a game and you win your bet. You would get back $210—the $110 you placed on the bet and the $100 in winnings.
Of course, you don’t have to wager that much or that little on a single bet. Our suggestion for calculating your potential winnings is to use an online betting calculator. You can find numerous ones across the internet, and you should be able to input any number, including the odds you are facing, and you’ll see the potential payout if the wager wins.
Another thing to keep in mind about sportsbook odds is that sometimes the lines move. This is often because of two reasons: public betting and new information.
Betting impacts the line when too many wagers on one outcome (over another) puts a sportsbook at risk of potential losses. Oddsmakers then move the line to make the less popular selection more attractive, attempting to even out the wagers. This reduces their possible liability and payouts.
New information also has a major influence on World Series betting lines. Injury news, weather, team trends, and more can lead to oddsmakers shifting odds.
If you’re looking for the most up-to-date World Series odds available, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. Below is our automatically updated odds feed, which gathers all of the latest information and posts it here. Since MLB World Series betting odds do tend to shift, make sure you check back often.
What’s the history of the AL against the NL in the World Series? Well, it might not surprise you to find out that it’s been pretty even over the last century and change.
The American League has come away with World Series wins a total of 66 times while the National League number stands at 50. The past decade has been a little lopsided, however, with the National League getting seven of the 10 World Series wins. Here are those results: