A bettor at BetMGM will win $735,000 if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series.
Someone placed a $105,000 bet on the Giants to win the World Series. The Giants are +700 to win the World Series after finishing with the best record in baseball, though they're not the favorites to win the title. The Los Angeles Dodgers at +400 are the favorites despite finishing a game behind the Giants in the National League West. And as a result, the Dodgers have to beat the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game to earn the right to play the Giants in the Division Series.
The Dodgers are the most popular pick to win the World Series among bettors with 12.6% of tickets. Those tickets make up 18.5% of the handle at BetMGM. The second-most popular bet was the New York Yankees, but those tickets can all be thrown away. The Yankees lost Tuesday night to the Boston Red Sox in the AL wild-card game. Nine percent of bets and 10.6% of the handle were on the Yankees (+1200) to win the World Series.
The big bet hasn’t skewed the total money on the Giants at BetMGM. The Giants are getting 8.4% of bets at BetMGM and those bets make up 8.3% of the handle. The Giants are the third-most popular pick among remaining playoff teams, behind the Dodgers and the White Sox (+700).
The Red Sox (now +800) are the least-popular bet. Just 4.3% of bets and 3.4% of the handle are on Boston to win the World Series. The Red Sox have to play the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series after beating the Yankees.