Is a Bet on the Nationals to Win the World Series Worth It This Year?

Written by Kevin Oldroyd on 2017-09-18 at 08:21
Bet on the Nationals to win the World Series Will the Nationals earn their first World Series win this season? (photo: districtondeck.com)
With the playoffs set to begin in just a couple of weeks, now might be the perfect time for MLB fans to bet on the Nationals to win the World Series.

On October 3rd, the first game of the 2017 MLB postseason will officially begin. It’s been a fascinating season thus far, with many teams listed as World Series betting favorites failing to live up to their expectations, and a number of teams listed as underdogs by online sportsbooks in the US establishing themselves are real contenders to win the championship.

2017 World Series odds
  • LA Dodgers: 3.75
  • Cleveland Indians: 5.00
  • Houston Astros: 6.00
  • Washington Nationals: 8.00
One teams that both fans and analysts are predicting could win the World Series are the Washington Nationals. With one of the best records in the MLB, they are looking more and more like a team ready to success in the playoffs. So is a bet on the Nationals to win the World Series with Intertops a smart wager? Let’s take a look.

Nationals’ road to the playoffs


From the onset of the 2017 MLB season, the Nationals have made it clear they are an elite team. Despite a number of devastating injuries to their roster, they excelled and currently sport a 90-59 record.

With arguably the best lineup in the National League, if not the entire MLB, the Nationals have been dominant this season. Their combination of world-class batters including Brian Goodwin and Ryan Zimmerman have earned them the runs they need, but it’s their pitching game that’s allowed them the most success.


Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg have been incredible with 2.59 and 2.60 ERA’s. Their ability to maintain defense has given every team they play against trouble, and is a key reason why a bet on the Nationals to win the World Series might be the smartest bet you can make right now with Intertops.

Nationals’ odds to win the World Series


There are other teams in the league with better records than the Nationals, but you’d be hard-pressed to find any with a more complete lineup of players. As we mentioned before, they have the perfect combination of defense pitchers and big hitters which have placed them near the top of the 2017 World Series betting odds by many US baseball betting websites.

Two tough losses to the LA Dodgers (a World Series betting favorite in their own right) have lowered the Nationals’ odds slightly, but many MLB betting experts still feel they have what it takes to earn the championship.

At the moment, Intertops lists the National’s World Series odds at 8.00. In their most recent game against LA, they showed what they’re capable of with an impressive 7-1 victory. Don’t be surprised to see these two teams facing off again in the championship series this year. The Dodgers’ odds to win the World Series currently sit at 3.75.

A bet on the Nationals to win the World Series in 2017 might be the smartest bet you can make this year, but those looking to place a bit riskier wager should consider putting money on the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, whose odds to make US gambling news with the World Series win currently sit at 8.50 and 15.00, respectively.

Are you planning to bet on the Nationals to win the World Series this year? Who will they be playing in the championship series? Tell us what you think in the comment section below and make sure to head to Intertops to find a complete list of 2017 MLB betting odds!
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