The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays are set to battle it out in the 2020 World Series, starting tomorrow in LA. The Dodgers are favourites after posting an impressive 43-17 to finish atop the MLB, and then battling back from 3 games to 1 down against the Atlanta Braves to advance to the World Series. That said, the Rays are also a #1 seed having finished atop the American League with a 40-20 record and have won two elimination games against the Yankees and Astros to advance to the World Series.
In this article I’ll look at the series odds, give my prediction and also provide a simple three step guide for any Canadians new to betting online that would like to bet on this years World Series.
World Series Series Odds
Here are the odds for the series from SportsInteraction.com, our top rated betting site for Canadians:
- Los Angeles Dodgers 1.45
- Tampa Bay Rays 2.65
SIA also has several other futures bets that you can make including the series correct score, series total games, World Series MVP and more. You can find all of the odds at Sports Interaction by selecting ‘Baseball’ -> ‘MLB’ -> ‘Futures’.
Sports Interaction also has odds for each individual game in the World Series. You can find these by selecting ‘Baseball’ -> ‘MLB’ -> ‘World Series’. Here are the betting lines for game 1:
I’m going with the underdog Rays at odds of 2.65 to pull off the upset and win the World Series this year. The Nationals were 2.75 odds going into the World Series when they won it in 7 games over the Astros last year, and I think we could see a similar outcome in this years World Series.
The Dodgers are the rightful favorite having been the best team throughout the regular season and playoffs. They have the second highest payroll in the MLB, next to the Yankees, while the Tampa Bay Rays have the third lowest payroll in the MLB. The payroll alone tells the story that the Dodgers have the big name superstar players, while the Rays have come together as a solid team that has put everything together for the shortened season and playoffs.
The Rays have already defeated two other big payroll teams in the Yankees (top payroll) and Astros (4th highest payroll). They won elimination games in both of those series, which shows they have the players who can step up in big moments, even against star-studded opposition. Don’t get me wrong, if the series was a pick’em I would take the Dodgers, but I think this series is much closer to a coin flip than the odds indicate.
Play: Rays 2.65 @ SportsInteraction.com
How To Bet On World Series From Canada
If you’re new to betting online follow this 3 step guide to get your World Series bets placed this year.
As I mentioned above, SIA is our top rated betting site for Canadians. They are actually located just outside of Montreal and are fully committed to the Canadian market. This focus on Canadian players shows through in their bet offerings, banking options and their top notch customer service.
We also have a special deal with SIA where new sign ups through one of our links will receive a 100% matching bonus up to $200 on your first deposit.
Step 2. Deposit
Next you will have to deposit to have some money to bet on the World Series. I suggest taking full advantage of the $200 bonus I outlined above, especially if you plan on making more than just a single World Series wager.
Sports Interaction offers a huge variety of deposit and withdrawal options, so you should have no issue getting money onto the site, or cashing out your winnings. Check out detailed information on some of the methods on our deposit options information page.
I personally use Interac e-Transfer for deposits and withdrawals. It’s as easy as emailing money to a friend and is the perfect option for Canadians.
Step 3. Place Your World Series Wagers
It’s now time to place your bets. Once on the Sports Interaction website, select ‘Sports’ from the top navigation menu and then select either ‘World Series’ for individual game lines, or ‘MLB Series’ for the World Series winner, under the ‘Baseball’ header in the left sidebar.
Here’s a screenshot of what the series odds would look like:
Check out our baseball betting section for more information on the various individual game bets you can make on the World Series.
Ready to bet? Click here to visit SportsInteraction.com.