Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Who are the favourites to win the World Series this season?

People start putting down future bets on the winners of the World Series well in advance of the start of the MLB season, but with that start now just days away, this betting is really starting to heat up. It is expected to be a closely fought season, with a number of sides in both the American League (AL) and National League (NL) considered to be capable of going all the way, and this competitiveness is reflected in the pre-season odds information.

Although the Washington Nationals are nominally the favourites, with World Series odds of just 8/1, there are actually a number of other sides with similar low odds. The Nationals secure pre-season favourite status ahead of the likes of the Detroit Tigers, LA Angels and LA Dodgers purely on account of having these odds at more betting sites. It will be a tough ask for their relatively inexperienced team to move from winning last season’s NL East Division, to winning the World Series – and the expensively assembled teams from LA will not be in the mood to let them have it all their own way. Having spent somewhere in the region of £230 million on their payroll, the Dodgers in particular, cannot really tolerate failure.

Where this leaves those looking to put a future bet on the winners is anyone’s guess, but luckily nowadays other options are easy to come by and some may find it less daunting to play Hot Shot at an online casino like www.mobileslots.net. Hot Shot is possibly the finest baseball themed slots machine game around, due to a combination of traditional slot features like cheap play and a good jackpot ($2000) with the kind of immersive baseball graphics and audio effects that make the game appealing to baseball lovers. For example, every time you get a winning reel, you will hear the sound of a bat whacking a baseball into touch, and these features really make Hot Shot a perfect game for any real fan of the MLB.