The debate of who is B.C.’s MLB team may go unanswered this weekend, but for betting purposes at least, the majority of PlayNow.com bettors are backing the favoured Toronto Blue Jays to defeat the Seattle Mariners in the wild-card round and advance to the ALDS.
In fact, 65 per cent of PlayNow.com bettors who have wagered on the wild-card round are putting their chips on the Jays, who are 1.58 favourites over the underdog M’s at 2.40.
On PlayNow.com, bettors can also wager on the exact series score. Leading up to the first pitch of Game 1, more than half of the money was on the Jays to require all three games to end the Mariners’ season (3.35), compared to the 37 per cent of bets that are on Toronto to sweep Seattle at 2.80 odds.
PlayNow.com bettors can wager on which player will record the most hits in the wild card series, with a couple of big Jays bats leading the way in Bo Bichette (7.50) and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (8.50). Players can also bet on who will hit a home run during the series, will Toronto hit a walk off home run (5.00), and if there will be a rare no hitter (31.00).
When it comes to who will win the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were the best team in the majors this season, stand alone as the betting favourite (4.00). Just behind the Dodgers are the AL West champion Houston Astros (4.75), with the Atlanta Braves (6.00) and New York Yankees (6.50) in the mix.
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