MLB's Opening Day has officially passed, but many teams are scheduled to play their first regular season game on Thursday. Four teams have already played their first game of the season, but MLB is still hyping up Thursday as Opening Day.
With the third of three Opening Days set to begin shortly on Thursday, it gives fans a good opportunity to place some bets on World Series odds. The Phillies and Yankees are the two favorites to win it all this season, while defending champion St. Louis Cardinals has only the twelfth best odds to repeat, according to RJ Bell of Pregame.com.
Not only can fans bet on a World Series champion, but they can also bet on the amount of wins their favorite team will win. For instance one can bet on whether the Red Sox will win greater or fewer than 89.5 games this season.
Additionally there are prop bets where one can bet on the highest amount of home runs per player in 2012, the most wins by a pitcher, and whether Yankees closer will have over/under 34 saves this year.
Check out the full World Series odds, team win projections, and a collection of entertaining prop bets via Pregame.com.
WORLD SERIES ODDS: ($100 wins . . . )
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MLB SEASON-LONG PROPS
Most HRs by any player? over/under 43 HRs
Most RBIs by any player? over/under 131.5 RBIs
Most hits by any player? over/under 213.5 hits
Most wins by any pitcher? over/under 21 wins
Most losses by any pitcher? over/under 17 losses
Most complete games by any pitcher? over/under 8.5 complete games
HRs by Albert Pujols? over/under 35.5 HRs
HRs by Miguel Cabrera? over/under 34.5 HRs
HRs by Alex Rodriguez? over/under 25 HRs
Hits by Derek Jeter? over/under 150.5 hits
Wins by Justin Verlander? over/under 18 wins
Wins by Roy Hallady? over/under 17.5 wins
Wins by CC Sabathia? over/under 17 wins
Saves by Mariano Rivera? over/under 34 saves