Betting on the College World Series can actually be pretty simple, but you are going to have plenty of betting options and baseball odds to choose from.
Most of the betting options are going to resemble typical wagering options and that should make things a bit easier for you to understand.
When you are looking to bet on the College World Series, you will be able to bet on each individual game or you can also bet on the entire event. There will also be prop betting options for both as well, and plenty of good betting opportunities available.
The easiest way to look at how to bet on the College Baseball World Series is to look at an example of each type of wager. When we are looking at specific teams, we will use the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Futures betting on the College World Series actually starts well before teams even start to play their way to Omaha. You can make a wager on the eventual World Series champion almost as soon as the previous season is over, and those odds will continue to update throughout the year.
This type of futures betting will really start to heat up after the field of eight has been set. Having just eight options to choose from is usually an advantage to the bettor, and there will still be some terrific odds.
Futures betting is popular with every single sport, but especially with a sport that has a tournament to decide the winner. Baseball lines for futures betting will look exactly the same as they do for any other sport.
The next three bets that we will look at will all focus on betting on each individual game of the College World Series. All of these bets are available all season long, and we will look at a moneyline wager first.
A moneyline bet is extremely popular when it comes to baseball, and this is also a bet that is pretty simple to make. All you have to do is pick the winning team in a matchup and different odds are available for each opponent.
Let’s say that the Mississippi Bulldogs are the betting favorites at -145 and the Vanderbilt Commodores are the underdogs at +165. A $145 bet on the Bulldogs would pay out $100, while a $100 wager on the Commodores would net a return of $165.
Another popular bet to make on each CWS game is what is known as a total bet or an “over/under.” This type of wager has nothing to do with the winning team at all but instead focuses on the total number of runs scored.
The reason that this bet is pretty popular when it comes to baseball, in general, is that the games are typically pretty low-scoring. An over/under wager will be offered in other sports, but those can be a bit difficult to predict.
If the over/under for a game between Mississippi St. and Vanderbilt is set at 8.5 runs then the teams would have to combine for at least nine runs for the over to hit. A final score of eight runs or less would mean that the under hits.
If you are looking to step up your game from simply placing a moneyline bet then you might want to look at betting the run line. When it comes to college baseball or the College World Series, the run line is typically going to be set at -1.5 for each game.
Using the same example as before, Mississippi State would now have to win the game by at least two runs for them to be the correct pick. You are also going to get a better payout when betting on the Bulldogs since they are covering a spread.
Vanderbilt just has to keep the final score within one run for them to be the correct pick. Betting on the Commodores would come with a lesser payout in this situation.
If you are not looking to bet on each individual game of the College World Series then there are still going to be other options. The biggest event of the entire CWS is the final three-game series, and this will come with plenty of betting options.
Wagering on each individual game will be available, but you can also make a pick on the eventual champion. Betting on the number of games that will be played in the series is another betting option that will be available.
These “final series” betting options are going to be different every year, but they will come with some great opportunities.
Prop betting at the College World Series is also going to be extremely common, especially since this is one of the biggest sporting events of the year. This form of betting used to be reserved solely for big events or games, but now is common throughout regular seasons.
When it comes to prop betting on the College World Series, there will be two types that you find. The first form of prop betting will focus on team or player stats while the other will focus on unique or specific circumstances in a game.
The odds for prop betting will be different for each specific wager, but you can usually find some value. You are still going to have to do research to win a prop bet, but this is usually a fun and unique way to wager on the College Baseball World Series.