|Written by Mick Bergen|
|Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:15|
The stage is set for tonight’s start to the 2011 Worlds Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals which should prove to be one of the most exiting match-ups in recent years. Game 1 is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at 8:05pm EST from Busch Stadium in Missouri and can be seen live on FOX. Vegas baseball odds currently favor the Cardinals -120 on the money line while the Rangers would return +110 for the road win in Game 1. Besides the standard wagering for tonight’s match-up, Vegas sportsbooks are offering plenty of World Series prop bets including who will win the MVP award, total homeruns and total strikeouts.
First base slugger Albert Pujols (Cardinals) finished the 2011 season with a .299 ERA hitting 37-homeruns and 99-RBI’s. Pujols is favored to win the MVP award at 5/1 and rightfully so having batted .526 with 2-homeruns in the past seven days. Nelson Cruz (Rangers) is listed at 6/1 in World Series prop bets to win the MVP award and is currently the fans choice having set postseason records including 13-RBI’s in the ALCS vs the Detroit Tigers. Adrian Beltre (Rangers) is the third baseball betting choice to win the MVP at 13/2 finishing the 2011 season with a .561 slugging percentage and is followed by Josh Hamilton (Rangers) at 7/1 who finished the year with 25-homeruns and 94-RBI’s. Below is a complete list of Vegas odds to win the MVP award for the 2011 championship.
Other interesting World Series prop bets are match-ups for who will have the most hits, runs & RBI’s between Michael Young who is favored at -130 vs Matt Holliday EV or Nelson Cruz who is listed at -135 over Lance Berkman who is a +105 underdog. The total homeruns over/under for the series has been listed at 13 (-115) with the average runs per game being set at 8.5 OVER (-120). C.J. Wilson will be on the mound for the Rangers and total strikeouts for Game 1 have been set at 6 UNDER -125 with the OVER -105. The Cardinals counter with Chris Carpenter who has been listed at 4.5 (-115) in baseball betting odds for total strikeouts in Game 1.
Odds to Win the World Series MVP
Albert Pujols (STL) - 5/1
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