The 2018 MLB World Series
While baseball is a popular sport in many countries around the world, the majority of online baseball wagers are placed on Major League Baseball (MLB) games. Credited as the most prestigious League in the world, the average MLB game attracts thousands of visitors to the stadium and millions of viewers from around the globe. For sports betting enthusiasts, the MLB provides plenty of online wagering opportunities with over 160 games in the regular season alone.
The highlight of the MLB season is the World Series. This is a best-of-seven championship style competition between the American League Champions and the National League Champions. At the moment, we are currently in the latter stages of the regular season where each of the 30 teams are playing their final set of 19 games against their four divisional opponents.
2018 Regular Season Standings
The regular season wraps up on the 30th of September and so far, the Boston Red Sox have dominated the American League. The Red Sox have had their best season ever, taking 99 wins and topping the league with a couple of games to go. The Houston Astros are next in line with 91 wins while the New York Yankees are also sitting pretty with 90 wins. Oakland, Cleveland and Seattle are close to getting their shot at the playoffs.
In the National League, the teams not so evenly spaced. The Chicago Cubs are on top for now with 84 wins while Milwaukee has 83. St Lois and Atlanta both have 81 wins apiece with Colorado coming in at 79, LA Dodgers at 78 and Arizona at 77. These last few weeks are going to prove crucial in determining which of the NL teams progress to the playoffs.
Post Season Game Dates
The MLB postseason kicks off on the 2nd of October with the NL Wild Card game getting the action started. After a series of post-season matches, the championship team from the American and National league will progress through to the World Series finals. The first of seven World Series games will take place on the 23rd of October. If needed, the 7th game will be played on the 31st of October.
World Series Betting Options
For anyone interested in getting in on the betting action, the most popular wager on the World Series is the outright series winner. This is a wager on which team will be crowned World Champs and hold the Commissioner’s trophy.
Match bets and prop bets can also be placed on each of the seven games. You can find more information on odds and markets closer to the time at William Hill, Bodog, Sports Betting, 888 Sport, Betway Sports and Spin Palace Sports.