An exciting international baseball tournament will soon begin, and members of Intertops can already place their bet on the 2017 World Baseball Classic winner.
The “World Cup of Baseball” is set to begin on March 6th, and fans of the game are already beginning to predict who will come out on top. A number of 2017 World Baseball Classic betting favorites have already emerged, and some great underdog bets are now available. Let’s take a look at some of the best bets you can make.
Dominican Republic: 3.50
2017 World Baseball Classic betting odds
- Dominican Republic: 3.50
- USA: 3.75
- Japan: 4.00
- Venezuela: 11.00
- South Korea: 13.00
As the current reigning champions, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the Dominican Republic is the favorite to win this year’s World Baseball Classic. This country has long been considered to be the most talented baseball nation outside the United States, and often produces players that move into the MLB.
There are over 80 active MLB players from the Dominican Republic, the most famous of which are Albert Pujols and Robinson Cano, and the latter of which will be playing on the Dominican Republic National Team during the tournament.
Nearly all online sportsbooks in the US have the Dominican Republic as the betting favorite here. They’ve played well in every tournament thus far, and looked unstoppable when they won the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Intertops lists the Dominican Republic’s odds to win the 2017 World Baseball Classic at 3.50. Anyone looking to bet on the 2017 World Baseball Classic should at least consider going with the favorites.
United States of America: 3.75
The United States has the biggest baseball fan base in the world, yet many people in the country have probably never heard of the World Baseball Classic. Perhaps because of this lack of interest, the USA has yet to win the tournament. Their best performance came in 2009 when they took 4th place.
The USA’s 2017 roster may be their strongest in history. Some notable players on the national team include Buster Posey, Nolan Arenado, Jake McGee, and Daniel Murphy. This strong roster may be a reason why the USA is one of the best teams to bet on the 2017 World Baseball Classic to win.
At the moment, Intertops lists the USA’s odds to win the 2017 World Baseball Classic at 3.75. As we mentioned before, the 2017 US National Team is one of their strongest in recent memory, and the motivations to win seems to be there. The US winning is one of the best 2017 World Baseball Classic bets you can make.
Asia’s most successful baseball country is without a doubt Japan. Baseball was first introduced to the country in 1872, and today is one of the most popular sports in the country. At the moment, the Japanese National Baseball Team is ranked #1 in the world, with numerous international tournament wins include 2 in the World Baseball Classic.
Japan is not exactly an underdog bet on the 2017 World Baseball Classic, but with odds of 4.00, fans of betting on baseball have a great opportunity to cash out. Most sport betting guide Japan books will tell you the same.
As we mentioned before, Japan has won 2 previous World Baseball Classic tournaments. In 2013, the team made US gambling news after being defeated in the Championship Round by Puerto Rico. That upset loss probably didn’t sit well with the team, and you can expect them to come back with a vengeance this year.
Are you planning to bet on the 2017 World Baseball Classic? Who do you think wins? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below, and make sure to check out Intertops for a full list of 2017 baseball betting odds!