Pirates Soar in MLB Playoff Betting

Published October 7, 2013 by OCR Editor

Pirates Soar in MLB Playoff Betting

Major League Baseball playoffs provide great betting opportunities.

It's that time of year again when Major League Baseball dominates the US sports news, and this year there is quite an unfamiliar site - the Pittsburgh Pirates are in the post-season for the first time since the early 1990s.

Pirates Enjoying October

Pittsburgh rushed into October with a 94-68 record and a wildcard win over divisional rivals Cincinnati, putting to an end the longest ever losing streak in North American professional sports history - which saw them suffer 20 consecutive losing seasons.

But the Pirates aren't satisfied with stopping there, and they now lead another divisional rival, the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1 in their American League division series. A League Championship series against either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Atlanta Braves awaits the winner of this match-up.

Effect on Betting

Bet365 Sports has brought the Pirates into 13/2 fourth-favorite to win the World Series at the end of it all. They trail the Boston Red Sox, 12/5, Dodgers, 13/5 and Detroit Tigers, 17/4, but lead four other teams in World Series title odds: Oakland Athletics, 8/1, Cardinals, 12/1, Braves, 17/1, and the Tampa Bay Rays, 33/1.

If baseball is your thing, then bet365 has a smorgasbord of betting options on the playoffs, series and individual games. There are dozens of pre-match and live betting game options, including such diverse options as First Innings Winner, Total Hits, First Team to Score, Highest Scoring Period, and Winning Margins.

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