It’s still relatively early in the MLB season, but the fact that there is still so much of the regular season to go will not stop fans from debating which teams have a good chance of winning the American and National Leagues, or sports betting fans gambling on the possible winners. Indeed the odds were available from bookmakers well before the season even started, so eager were people to put money down on a team. So which sides are among the favorites for this season’s World Series, and which ones could represent a good bet?
The Detroit Tigers have moved to the top of the World Series betting odds, currently rated 8/1 for the win, while the side which sat at the top throughout most of the pre-season – the Washington Nationals – have fallen considerably in the rankings. The Nationals are still not exactly an outsider bet, but at 14/1 and in sixth place, it is still a steep drop. The Tigers will be a popular bet, despite the low odds, as they have made a good start and took the pennant last season, but just as many may favor the Giants to sweep the board again at 18/1. It should be noted though that the drop-off of the Nationals now that the season is underway shows how tough futures betting is at this early stage, and the smart bet may be to hold and just play at an online casino for the moment.
This certainly represents a viable option for anyone wanting to mix baseball and betting, as a game like the baseball themed pokies game Hot Shot puts these two things together in a fast paced, thoroughly entertaining manner. Featuring all the best elements of slots games, such as cheap game play, a serious chance of winning a payout and a fine cash jackpot ($2000), it also has a serious baseball theme throughout. The reel icons are baseball caps, pitchers and catchers gloves, while the sound effects of bat on ball (when you get a winning reel) and crowd roars (when you get a reel featuring the gold trophy scatter) make it one of the most atmospheric casino games you will find anywhere.