Which team do you think will win the 2018 World Series?
If you are one of the many millions of Americans who are baseball fans, I am sure you have a favorite. I grew up near Pittsburgh, PA. which is a real baseball city. And of course, everyone in my family was a Pirate fan.
During baseball season, we kept our radio and later our television tuned in to the Pirate games. When the game was on, my brothers and I knew better than to interrupt it by talking. If we did, we had our father to answer to and that was not a very pleasant prospect.
How good of a baseball handicapper are you? If you think you know how your team will play once the regular season opens, you may want to make a futures wager on your team to win the world series.
The Las Vegas sports books have already listed the futures odds for the teams. I happen to know which team I like. Here are some of the teams and the posted odds of their winning the World Series. The odds are constantly changing though, so if you have a favorite and want the best odds, you had better act quickly. You can make your futures bet through the Internet, or you can do what I intend to do next week -- drive to Las Vegas and make your wager in one of the casinos that has a sports book.
If you like the Houston Astros and think they will win the big prize, the odds are 5-1.
Los Angeles Dodgers fans can get 8-1 if the Dodgers win.
If you live in Cleveland, Ohio and like the Indians, the odds are 9-1.
The Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals are listed at 10-1.
Are you a New York Mets fan? A winning wager on the Mets will bring back 12-1 odds.
My personal favorite and the team I plan to bet on to win the National League Pennant as well as the World Series is the Arizona Diamondbacks.
I know what you're thinking. I am from the Pittsburgh area and should be backing the Pirates which are listed as 50-1 odds to win the World Series. While my brother Legs is loyal to the Pirates, I have been carefully observing the Diamondbacks and I like what I see.
The Diamondbacks have pitching, great hitters and competent fielders who should have a great year. I think they're worth a bet and will put my money where my mouth is.
The Los Angeles Angels are listed at 16-1, the San Francisco Giants are 20-1, and the St. Louis Cardinals are 25-1. The Toronto Blue Jays are 28-1.
If you like the Seattle Mariners and get lucky, your wager will return 40-1. The Atlanta Braves are 75-1 while the following teams will pay back anywhere from 100-1 to 300-1: Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland, Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers.
Whatever team you choose, I wish you luck. But watch out for the Diamondbacks.
Author: Geno Lawrenzi Jr.
(Geno Lawrenzi Jr. is an international journalist, magazine author and ghostwriter and poker player who lives in Phoenx, AZ. He has published 2,000 articles in 50 magazines and 125 newspapers. If you want to share a gambling story or book idea with him, send an email to email@example.com ).
18th of January 2019
18th of January 2019