Despite being the defending champs, the 2017 MLB World Series Odds are not with the Cubs.

World Series Props Worth Betting

Written by on October 24, 2016

After months of baseball action, we are finally down to the final two teams who will be competing for the 2016 World Series. The Chicago Cubs being part of the mix is not something that will come as a surprise to many fans of baseball, but it has to be said that the Cleveland Indians are a very good story indeed. This makes for an intriguing match-up, as you have the power of the Cubs hitters going against a Cleveland pitching staff that has been nothing short of brilliant throughout the postseason. The first game of the series goes on Tuesday night, which means it’s time to start thinking about where your online betting money is going to go. As is the case with every championship game or series, there are a lot of props to consider.

A Closer Look At The World Series Props Worth Betting


World Series Winner Straight Up

This is undoubtedly the most basic bet that the bookies have to offer, and is likely to be the one that appeals to the casual bettor. The Chicago Cubs are the favorites at -230 right now, which really isn’t a big surprise given the season that they have had. If you like the Indians bullpen to shut thigs down like they did versus the Red Sox and the Blue Jays, you may consider taking Cleveland at +175.

World Series Total Games

One prop bet that is really fun in a 7-game series is wagering on how many games it will go. Forget picking a team to win, and instead try to figure out how long this thing will last. Are one of the two teams going to sweep, or is the series going to go the full 7 games?

World Series Exact Score

If you have an idea of which team you think will win the World Series, but you want to get some even better odds than what are being offered for a straight up win, then you might consider wagering on the exact series score. This is a wager that I love to get in on in big series, and for this one, I have the Cubs winning it 4-2.

World Series MVP

Trying to pick out a single player who will stand out above all the others in a big series is tough, but there are ways to narrow down your choices a little. It stands to reason that the MVP is most likely going to come from the team that wins the whole thing, so make your pick and start to narrow down your choices from there. Chances are it’s going to be a hitter that wins it, so is there someone who has been hot in the postseason that you think might carry it over to the World Series? The beauty of a 7-game series is that there are multiple wagering opportunities on offer for you in every single game. You can use these prop bets to make money on the series as a whole, but you can also cash out winning tickets by getting in on the action in every single game.