The playoffs will officially begin on October 3rd, making now the perfect time to break down some of the best 2017 MLB underdogs to bet on with Intertops.
As the regular MLB season continues to move forward, more and more baseball fans that like to bet on sports in the US are beginning to make their predictions for who will win the World Series. A number of betting favorites are now established, but certain MLB underdogs have a real shot at pulling off the upset.
In this article we’ll break down a couple of the best 2017 MLB underdogs you can bet on winning the championship. Let’s take a look at the current odds.
Bet on the Milwaukee Brewers: 21.00
After going 52-44 in the regular season and reaching the top of the NL Central, the Milwaukee Brewers are now seen as one of the best World Series underdogs you can bet on this year. The Brewers have only played in one championship in their history, and haven’t found tremendous success over the past couple decades.
2017 World Series betting favorites
- LA Dodgers: 4.50
- Houston Astros: 5.00
- Boston Red Sox: 7.00
- Washington Nationals: 7.50
- Cleveland Indians: 8.00
They seem to have turned a corner as of late, with solid wins over the Yankees recently. The Brewers have some tremendous players including Zach Davies and Ryan Braun, but some experts feel they lack big hitters at bat.
The Brewers are understandably a massive underdog to win the World Series this year by Intertops. Their upcoming series with the Phillies will say a lot about their chances, but for now the Brewer’s odds to win the World Series are set at 21.00.
Bet on the St. Louis Cardinals: 41.00
Although their ranked third in the NL Central, and hold a current losing record at 46-47, the Cardinals are seen by many as one of the best 2017 MLB underdogs to bet on winning the World Series.
St. Louis is currently riding a two game winning streak against the New York Mets. They will likely experience a shakeup to their roster with the trade deadline approaching, but for now they have a very well-rounded team. Unfortunately, they’ve suffered tough series losses over the past few months to teams like the Marlins and Reds.
The recent performances against the Mets give some hope to the Cardinals’ playoff aspirations, but their current odds of 41.00 makes them one of the best World Series underdog betting options.
Bet on the Texas Rangers: 67.00
Another mid-tier team that is now considered to be one of the best 2017 MLB underdogs to bet on this season are the Texas Rangers. Timing on this may not be ideal, as the Rangers are coming off one of their worst losses of the season against the Orioles 12-1, but they remain a solid team capable of making US gambling news with a World Series win this year.
Tyson Ross didn’t look like himself this week, allowing nine runs at the mound. Austin Bibines-Dirkx relieved Ross, but didn’t fare much betting by allowing two more runs. The pitching problem on display has led some MLB betting experts to wonder about their chances if they manage to make the playoffs.
More questions will be answered in the near future regarding the Rangers odds to win the World Series, but unless they make some changes they’re likely to falter. Still, with current odds of 67.00, they offer baseball betting fans a tremendous opportunity to make money.
Who do you think are the best 2017 MLB underdogs to bet on winning the championship? Will any of the teams we listed make it into the finals? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, and make sure to head to Intertops to find a full list of 2017 MLB betting odds.