- The San Francisco Giants have the best record in the MLB at 94-50 on the season.
- They became the first team to clinch a spot in the playoffs on Monday.
- The Giants are still the (+475) third choice to win the World Series and just (-160) to win their division.
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Giants have had the best record in the MLB for quite some time but it seems as if they were always expected to fall off of the radar at some point. The Giants have done the opposite and have recently become the first team to clinch a spot in the MLB postseason.
The Giants Season So Far
The best record in baseball belongs to the San Francisco Giants as they are 94-50 on the year with less than 20 games remaining in the season. The team also became the first to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night with their 9-1 win over the San Diego Padres.
Despite their season-long success, the Giants have not often found themselves atop the odds boards with regulated sports betting sites. Now, with a 2.5-game lead in the division, the Giants are finally listed as a favorite in the NL West but remain behind a few teams in World Series odds.
San Francisco’s Odds
The Giants have held a lead in their division since June but have consistently been behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in odds to win the division. Even as recently as a week ago, the Dodgers were around (-175) to win the division. However, MLB betting sites have just recently made the Giants the favorites to win the NL West Division.
NL West Division Odds
- San Francisco Giants -160
- Los Angeles Dodgers +120
San Francisco has no remaining games on the schedule against Los Angeles and is comfortably in the driver’s seat to hold on to their 2.5-game lead. While online sportsbooks may favor the Giants in the division, their expectations for them once in the playoffs remain low.
World Series Odds
- Los Angeles Dodgers +330
- Milwaukee Brewers +450
- San Francisco Giants +475
- Houston Astros +500
The team with the best regular-season record has won the World Series in two of the last three seasons. If this trend stays true, sports bettors could get a steal of a price on San Francisco at (+475).
If the Giants were to go on to win the division and the World Series, gamblers will look back and realize it was the easy bet to make all along. Even if the team fails to accomplish anything, this risk is certainly worth the reward.
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Nick is a sports writer and die-hard sports fan. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast/Journalism. In his free time, he enjoys kicking back and relaxing with a good video game.