MLB Betting – 2015 World Series Odds and Props

We made it, everyone. We made it through all 162 regular season games, four division series, and two league championships. (I swear baseball is the only sport where you can lose, like, 76 games and still have had a great year.)

With all of that in the rearview mirror, there’s only one small item left up the road: the grand-daddy of them all, the Fall Classic, the freakin’ World Series! (Casual baseball fans rejoice; your time has come!)

If you haven’t been paying attention, the Kansas City Royals claimed the ALCS for a second-straight year, beating the Blue Jays in six, while, over in the NL, the New York David Murphys – I mean Mets – swept the Cubs, setting up a duel between two hard-luck franchises.

Neither team has won a World Series in (nearly) 30 years. (The Royals took their last crown in 1985 and the Mets in ’86.) In the meantime, both have had to watch in-state rivals rack up the wins, with the Yankees taking home five World Series titles in that time, and the Cardinals adding two of their own in the last decade.

But it’s the little bros’ time to shine now!

Before the action gets underway on Tuesday, let’s set the odds for the winner,  MVP, number of taters (hit, not eaten), and a whole host of other fascinating (if I do say so myself) props.

 

2015 World Series Odds and Props:

Odds to win the World Series:
Kansas City: 11/10
New York: 10/11

Odds the World Series is won in:
4 games: 7/1
5 games: 10/3
6 games: 7/3
7 games: 2/1

Daniel Murphy (Photo credit: Keith Allison - Flickr [https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/20695455506])
Daniel Murphy (Photo credit: Keith Allison – Flickr [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/].)
Odds to win the World Series MVP:
Daniel Murphy: 11/2
Alcides Escobar: 7/1
Lorenzo Cain: 8/1
Yoenis Cespedes: 8/1
Jacob deGrom: 10/1
Kendrys Morales: 12/1

Over/under on stolen bases for
Kansas City: 4
New York: 4.5
Combined: 8.5

Over/under on sacrifice bunts for
Kansas City: 3.5
New York: 3
Combined: 6.5

Over/under on home runs for
Kansas City: 3
New York: 4.5
Combined: 7.5

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Kauffman Stadium Fountains (Photo credit: Mr.Konerko [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)].)
Odds a home run breaks the fountain at Kauffman Stadium: 600/1

Odds a home run breaks the apple at Citi Field: 1000/1

Over/under on the number of replay reviews in the series: 4.5

Over/under on the number of calls challenged by managers in the series: 3

Odds a player or manager gets ejected during a World Series game: 22/1

Odds there is a brawl with at least one punch thrown during the World Series: 99/1

 

Fan Props:

Odds a fan runs onto the field during the World Series: 9/1

Odds a fan streaks the field during the World Series: 100/1

Odds a fan parachutes into the stadium during the World Series: 2000/1

Odds a streaking fan arrives via parachute: 5000/1

Odds it snows during the World Series: 100/1

 

Broadcast Props:

Over/under on the number of Fox promos for non-sports Fox television shows: 20.5

Over/under on the number of times the broadcast cuts to shots of fans in costume on Halloween: 8.5

Over/under on the number of times Fox shows the NYC skyline during World Series broadcasts: 9.5

Over/under on the number of times Fox shows George Brett during World Series broadcasts: 5.5

Over/under on the number of times the Mets’ 1986 championship is referenced during World Series broadcasts: 13.5

Over/under on the number of times the name “Buckner” is mentioned during World Series broadcasts: 4.5

Over/under on the number of celebrity sightings during the World Series: 15

[Who gets to decide who is a “celebrity?” I do! Sorry, Richard Kind, a secondary role on Spin City will only get you “celebrity” status for so many years.]

Odds there is another “moment” with Rob Manfred/Erin Andrews during trophy presentation: 500/1

 

(Photo Credit: slgckgc on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.)

AlexanderP

Alexander is the MTS editor-in-chief. Frank, Alex, and Geoff brought him in when they realized that their betting expertise far surpassed their grammatical abilities. He loves overanalyzing college basketball trends. Talking to him during the first weekend of March Madness is like talking to a wall. A very focused wall, but a wall nonetheless.

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