Betting tips on baseball: Who will win this year's MLB?
The hot favourites to win the 2014 MLB World Series are the Los Angeles Dodgers which are priced currently at 7/1. The Dodgers last won the World Series in 1988 and before that in 1981, 1965 and 1963, and the team was runners up in 1974, 1977 and 1978. Last season the Dodgers were priced as favourites to win the 2013 World Series in the run up to the play offs but unfortunately Hanley Ramirez, who was their best by far hitter, suffered a rib injury and which sent the Dodgers on a slippery downward slide. They were eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodgers have the highest payroll of any team.
The current champions are the Boston Red Sox which are currently the third favourites and are priced around 10/1 along with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals. The Cardinals could certainly be worth a bet, but it all depends on what happens to the Dodgers. There is no doubt that on paper they have the best stacked line-up along with the best rotation, what happens in the real world might well tell another story. If you are looking for an outlier, then the longest odds are on the Houston Astros, currently priced at 250/1.
Getting a little impatient for the season to get going? A good recommendation to alleviate your boredom is to head on over to play some Lucky Nugget online pokies and have a few spins on some baseball themed slots. There are several to choose from but one that we all live is called Hot Shot. The top bet is £18 a spin, so it isn’t a game for wimps, but if you don’t want to go all the way you can bet just £0.25 though don’t expect to with the top prize of £2,000 if you do. The slot has a very good rate of payouts though, and there is plenty of action to keep you entertained while the roar of the crowd eggs you on.