Online MLB Betting Prepares for Thrilling World Series
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2017 online MLB betting season is heading towards an epic conclusion as this year’s World Series officially begins tonight in Los Angeles. The Dodgers will be playing host to the Houston Astros to find out which franchise merits this year’s title. Last season, most players betting on baseball online found themselves rooting for the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs had gone over a century without winning a title and naturally fans found themselves rooting for the city that could really use a lift. This season, a similar narrative has made its way to this year’s World Series. The Dodgers will be trying to beat Houston, a team that hails from a heavily battered city. So it goes that most people will want to see the Astros win this year’s title series, if only to bring home some joy to the deeply-saddened people of Houston. Let’s see which club MLB sportsbooks are pegging as the favorite.
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Tuesday, October 24th
When: 6:09 pm ET
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Stream: Fox Sports Go, MLB TV
Online MLB Betting Lines:
Houston Astros +1 ½ (-150) 7 (+110) +156
Los Angeles Dodgers -1 ½ (+130) 7 (-130) -166
After failing to make the playoffs in 2016, Astros fans were hoping to see their club find more success in 2017. Now as the reigning AL Champions, Houston fans are more than please. However, they’ll want to see the Astros win the darn thing before calling it a wrap. Online MLB betting bookmakers are siding against the Astros in the series’ opener. We’ll have to see how Houston handles opening the World Series on the road.
The Astros have made their way to the World Series by posting a 101-61 record so far this season. Houston found a good deal of success during the regular season, considering that the club finished 1st in the AL West Division this year. In the AL Division series, the Astros faced the Boston Red Sox and was able to get the job done in 4 games, winning the series 3 games to 1. Afterwards, the Astros were tasked with facing the New York Yankees. The Yanks ended up giving Houston hell and both combined to deliver one great series but in the end the Astros came out on top 4-3. Now poised to take on LA, Houston has their eyes set on glory.
Los Angeles Dodgers
It’s no surprise to see the Dodgers competing for an MLB title considering the success they were able to find last season, finishing 1st in the NL West and making it all the way to the National League championships. Now Los Angeles has managed to take it one step further, as the franchise is but one series away from being proclaimed the best team in the whole world. Los Angeles is pegged as the odds-on favorite for tonight’s contest and it’ll be interesting to see how they handle the favoritism.
The Dodgers have a 104-58 record that allowed the franchise to finish 1st in the NL West. Once in the playoffs, the Dodgers swept the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL division series before delivering a 4-1 result over the Chicago Cubs. With performances like that, it’s no wonder the online MLB betting odds are all over Los Angeles.