Top 2016 World Series Betting Props

Top 2016 World Series Betting Props

Written by on October 24, 2016

When it comes to MLB betting, the World Series not only involves picking the winners of each game — and the championship as well — but also a number of other props. Take a look at some of the more popular side bets that you can pick up — and figure out whether you can add to your winnings with some of these more offbeat questions. 

Top 2016 World Series Betting Props

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The Title Itself

Right now, the Chicago Cubs sit as relatively heavy favorites to carry the series. Chicago sits at -185, and the Tribe sits at +155. The Cubs have sat in the favorite’s chair since the 2015 World Series came to an end, and they have performed all season long, taking on and vanquishing all comers. It is worth noting, though, that the Indians sat as the underdogs in the Division Series against Boston and then again in the ALCS against Toronto. Can the Indians deliver their third straight upset, or will the Cubs end their drought?

Who will win the MVP?

Three of the top four favorites in this race come from Chicago. Kris Bryant sits at +700, followed by starting pitchers Jon Lester (+750) and Jake Arrieta (+800). Given Arrieta’s penchant for giving up runs in buckets lately, though, there is no way I’d put money down on him as the MVP this year. After these three comes the top Indians candidate, reliever Andrew Miller (+850). Miller has thrown 11 ⅔ innings of relief in these playoffs already, with a perfect 0.00 ERA.

How many times will FOX mention Steve Bartman in the Game 1 of the World Series?

In the 2003 NLCS, Game 6 saw the Cubs leading the Florida Marlins 3-0 in the top of the eighth inning. Second baseman Luis Castillo lofted a pop foul down the left field stands, and Cubs left fielder Moises Alou had a play. Steve Bartman, a Cub fan, deflected the foul ball while reaching for it. That inning turned into pure hell for the Cubs, as they permitted eight runs in that inning, and then the Marlins also won Game 7 the next day to take the series. Bartman needed a security escort out of the stadium and even needed police protection, as his address went public on some online message boards. You can find this betting prop as O/U 7.5 times.

How many times will FOX replay the Steve Bartman play?

O/U 3 times

Will a fan streak onto the field during the 2016 World Series?

Yes 25/1, No ⅕ Given how tight security is likely to be during this year’s Fall Classic, you wouldn’t think that someone would take it upon himself (or herself) to show an international television audience their birthday suit. But you never, ever know.