College World Series Odds: Futures Market for NCAA Baseball Odds

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LSU pitcher Will Hellmers (48) throws during an NCAA baseball game against VMI on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, in Baton Rouge, La.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy May 10, 2024, 12:13 PM
  • College World Series odds at BetMGM make Texas A&M (+500) the current favorite.
  • Tennessee, the No. 1 team in D1 Baseball Rankings’ poll, is +800.
  • LSU won it all last year, but the Tigers don’t look like a repeat champion.

March Madness might have ended, but that doesn’t mean the college sports season is on hiatus until the fall.

Yes, the rumors are true – the BetMGM online sportsbook now has college baseball odds. So if you’re an NCAA fanatic impatiently waiting through the long offseason of college football national championship odds, perhaps a few futures on the diamond can occupy you for the time being. 

Traditionally, NCAA baseball is a bit of a regional sport. But like football, its appeal has exploded throughout the country in recent years.

College World Series Odds

Team CWS Odds
Texas A&M+500
Arkansas+600
Tennessee+800
Clemson+1300
Oregon State+1500
Wake Forest+1500
Duke+1800
Florida State +1800
Kentucky+2000
East Carolina+2000
Virginia+2500
North Carolina+2500
LSU+2500
Vanderbilt+3000
Florida+3500
Georgia+3500
Alabama+4000

College Baseball Odds: Betting & Market Analysis

Much like NCAA football, college baseball odds are dominated by teams in the southern part of the country. Eight of the last nine Division I championships were won by teams in Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Florida. 

That means the SEC, ACC, and, yes, the Sun Belt all carry a lot of juice.

This season, Tennessee is the current No. 1 team in the polls. SEC conference mate Texas A&M is the slight favorite in the odds table at +500; the Vols are behind them at +800. Arkansas is second in the table at +600.

Clemson leads a cluster of seven challengers who are all +2000 or shorter. Six of them are located in a traditional southern cluster of states; the seventh is Oregon State, winner of the 2018 College World Series and a top program in the sport. 

At BetMGM, a large plurality of tickets are unsurprisingly concentrated on the two teams at the top of the table. As of May 3, Arkansas and Texas A&M represented 19.2% of all tickets and 28.9% of all handle.

BetMGM’s fourth-most popular team is LSU, the preseason favorite who has slipped to +2500 in the current table. The Tigers won last year’s championship, but as of May 10, the Tigers are 9-15 in this year’s SEC. 

While the SEC clearly presents a formidable schedule, a 37% conference win rate won’t convince many outside of Louisiana that the Tigers can go back to back.

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.