The 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament starts on May 31 and runs to June 26. The 2019 College World Series starts on June 15 through June 26 with regional play happening right now. Check out an analysis of the top contenders to win the 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament. Also make sure to check out college baseball game odds.
2019 College Baseball Tournament Betting Contenders, Preview, and Pick
- When: May 31 – June 26
2019 College Baseball Tournament Top Contenders
- Georgia Tech
- Mississippi State
Once odds are set, who will be favored to win the 2019 College Baseball Tournament?
Odds way back in February had Vanderbilt and LSU both at +1000 to win the 2019 College World Series. Vanderbilt remains the overall favorite. They dominated LSU in the SEC Semifinals 13-4 just about a week ago. Then, they beat Ole Miss via a walk off home run.
Vanderbilt goes 10 deep with their pitchers. That’s rare in college baseball. The Commodores, no doubt, should provide a serious run to the College World Series. Once there, they could be very difficult to beat.
Which team has the best shot of beating favored Vanderbilt?
UCLA rides a 10-game winning streak into the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Bruins went 47-8 overall and 24-5 in the Pac 12. They hit very well, but what makes UCLA incredibly dangerous are their pitchers. The Bruins boast the best team ERA in college baseball.
Their ace, Ryan Garcia, is 9-0 with a 1.42 ERA. Michael Townsend has a 1.69 ERA. Holden Powell has a 2.30 ERA, and Kyle Moura, who is 8-1, boasts a 2.41 ERA. Plus, the Bruins are on the other side of the bracket against Vanderbilt, meaning if they face them it will be in the CWS.
Name two dark horses that can take the tournament?
In Major League Baseball, a team can win the World Series by riding the arm of a single pitcher. San Francisco won a couple of World Series by riding Madison Bumgarner’s arm. Mississippi State could win the 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament by riding the arm of Ethan Small.
The left-handed pitcher went 8-2 with a 1.80 ERA. He produced 150 strikeouts in only 90 innings pitched. Opponents had an on-base average of .155 when Small took the mound. He can single-handedly lead the Bulldogs to the CWS win.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets boast 6 players in their batting lineup that hit over .300: Michael Guldberg, Jackson Webb, Nick Wilhite, Luke Waddell, Tristin English, and Colin Hall. Guldberg bats .372. Kyle McCann, who hits .297, had 23 home runs during the season. That’s 23 home runs in 58 games, a 39.7% home run hitting percentage.
While Mississippi State can win the college baseball tournament behind Small’s arm, Georgia Tech can win the college baseball tournament at the plate.
Name an underdog that can win the 2019 College Baseball Tournament?
LSU didn’t start out as an underdog. They were one of the favorites in February. Unfortunately, they had injuries all throughout the regular season. Now, they’re fully healed. It showed towards the end of the season when they beat Mississippi State 12-2 on May 24. Vanderbilt dominated them 13-4 on May 25, but if LSU can get it together during regional play, they’ll have a shot at the College World Series.