The MLB season is underway again now, which is great both for fans of the sport itself, but also for those interested in baseball betting. Fans are speculating about which teams could win the American and National Leagues, and the World Series, as well as putting bets down on these issues – and the odds information for these is now available from bookmakers. Unfortunately the odds for the American League and World Series winners do not make good reading for Twins fans – with the side from Minnesota placed amongst the rank outsiders for both of them.
Currently the shortest odds you can get on the Twins for the American League pennant are 50/1, but most of the bookies are placing them at around 100/1 – making them a bet that a casual baseball betting punter is likely to consider far too much of a risk. The lowest odds on them for the World Series are just as unpromising – at around 150-200/1 at most of the sports betting sites. Ultra optimistic Twins fans might be unable to resist a bet on them, although they will surely be aware of the weaknesses of their team, but many of the fans might decide to skip putting an outright bet on them in favour of playing baseball casino games instead.
There are certainly lots of these games available, such as the hugely popular online slots game Hot Shot and this has led to more and more sports fans choosing to gamble at casino sites such as Lucky Nugget alongside betting on sports. The fact that you can play games like Hot Shot from any location these days as well, thanks to downloadable mobile casino apps, has only added to this because it means they don’t have to just be an alternative to sports betting now – they can also be played during breaks in the games as well. Thus Twins fans sceptical of their team’s chances in this season’s MLB can still get a fix of both baseball and betting.
Eddie Maisonet is the founder and editor emeritus of The Sports Fan Journal. Currently, he serves as an associate editor for ESPN.com. He is an unabashed Russell Westbrook and Barry Switzer apologist, owns over 100 fitteds and snapbacks, and lives by Reggie Jackson’s famous quote, “I am the straw that stirs the drink.”