Baseball fans still need to wait nearly 4 months for the next MLB season to begin, but members of NetBet Sportsook can already bet on the 2017 World Series winner.
2016 was a historical years in the MLB. For the first time in over a century, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, breaking a curse that many baseball fans felt would never leave. A number of other teams emerged as potential future champions.
Now, fans of baseball can already bet on the 2017 World Series with NetBet Sportsbook. A number of betting favorites have already emerged. Let’s take a look at a few of the top.
Chicago Cubs: 5.00
As we mentioned before, the Chicago Cubs made UK gambling news in 2016 by winning the World Series in over 100 years. They have an extremely well-rounded team both offensively and defensively, and are the betting favorites to win the 2017 World Series with odds of 5.00.
One of the Cub’s best assets is their impressive list of top pitchers. Kyle Hendricks, Jake Arrieta, and Jon Lester were all keys to the Cubs’ success in 2016, and will likely be looked upon to perform the same way in 2017.
In terms of batting, the Cubs relied heavily on Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo to earn runs. Bryant had 39 homeruns in 2016 alone, and ended the season with a .292 batting average. Anyone looking to bet on the 2017 World Series should at least consider picking the Cubs.
Boston Red Sox: 7.00
Although the Red Sox ended the preseason as the American League East champions, they were swept by the Cleveland Indians and didn’t make it far in the playoffs. 2017 is a new year though, and many online sportsbooks in the UK predict they will win the trophy this year.
2017 World Series Odds
- Chicago Cubs: 5.00
- Boston Red Sox: 7.00
- Washington Nationals: 11.00
Losing to the Indians last year was noting to be ashamed about. Cleveland made it all the way to the World Series, and played valiantly in a 3-4 loss to the Cubs. They too have a well-rounded team.
David Price is a Red Sox player to watch in 2017. The left-handed pitcher had a stellar season with a 2.45 ERA and 225 strikeouts. Offensively, Mookie Bets may be the team’s best hope to score runs in 2017. NetBet Sportsbook lists the Red Sox odds to win the 2017 World Series at 7.00.
Washington Nationals: 11.00
Many people feel the Washington Nationals had their coming out party in 2016. In just their 12th season as a franchise team, they won the National League East division, and played well in the playoffs before losing in the Division Series to the Dodgers.
The Nationals may not have the star power that many of the previous two teams we listed have, but they still possess a solid roster both at bat and on the field.
Some Nationals players to watch in 2017 include Anthony Rendon, who many still predict has not yet reached his potential. Another is Ryan Zimmerman, a 32 year old first baseman who was considered the Nationals’ best player for many years. Stephen Strasburg is also seen as the future of the team, and was a key player on the mound in 2016.
Anyone looking to bet on the 2017 World Series might want to consider going with the underdog here. The Nationals’ odds to win the 2017 World Series currently sit at 11.00, which offers players a great chance to make money.
Are you planning to bet on the 2017 World Series? Will any of the teams we listed here win? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below, and make sure to check out NetBet Sportsbook to find a full list of 2017 MLB betting odds!