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How To Be On The World Baseball Classic In Massachusetts



Betting on baseball will become even easier when Massachusetts online sports betting launches March 10. For fervent baseball fans, you won’t have to wait until MLB opening day. The World Baseball Classic runs for two weeks in March.

Twenty countries will compete in the WBC, which is sort of like the World Cup of baseball. The US National Team is among the favorites, with a lineup that will feature Mike Trout, Mookie Betts and Pete Alonso.

Betting on the World Baseball Classic in Massachusetts will be as easy as submitting betslips on the Bruins, Celtics or Patriots. Sportsbooks are offering up odds on the overall tournament winner, as well as pool winners.

Let’s take a quick look at the WBC, learn more about this world-renowned baseball tournament that happens once every four years and examine the odds available for online Massachusetts sports betting.

How to bet on the World Baseball Classic in Massachusetts

Before we slide into the WBC and international baseball betting, let’s remind ourselves what mobile sports betting will be like in Massachusetts.

Retail sportsbooks launched first in Massachusetts. On March 10, the state will make online sports betting apps available. You will be able to choose from these seven sportsbooks on launch day:

  • BetMGM
  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • FanDuel
  • DraftKings
  • Betr
  • WynnBET
  • Barstool Sportsbook

Once Massachusetts sports betting apps are available for the iPhone and Android, you can quickly download them (for free), and register. Sports betting operators in Massachusetts are already handing out bonuses for new users. 

Bookmark to find app reviews and updates on the best Massachusetts sports betting bonuses. This is the place to learn how to spend the sportsbooks’ money to start your baseball betting in the state. You can sign up for sportsbooks right now to secure their pre-launch promos.

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World Baseball Classic odds and betting tips

Like the FIFA World Cup, the World Baseball Classic is a multi-pool, multi-round tournament to crown a champion in the sport.

Pre-tourney odds list the US, Japan and the Dominican Republic as favorites:

  • Dominican Republic +210
  • United States +250
  • Japan +275
  • Venezuela +900
  • Puerto Rico +1200
  • Korea Republic +1200
  • Mexico +1800

These odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook Massachusetts, which will launch March 10. The World Baseball Classic runs March 7-21.

Futures odds for the WBC give you a chance to place your backing on a national team to win it all. A winning $100 bet on the US would pay $250 from DraftKings.

The US team lineup could look like this:

  1. Mike Trout, CF
  2. Trea Turner, SS
  3. Mookie Betts, RF
  4. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  5. Pete Alonso, DH
  6. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  7. Nolan Arenado, 3B
  8. Trevor Story, 2B
  9. J.T. Realmuto, C

Pitchers scheduled to participate for the US include Kyle Freeland, Adam Wainwright and Logan Webb.

The Dominican team will boast MLB stars Juan Soto, Julio Rodríguez, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Manny Machado, Wander Franco and Nelson Cruz, among others. The D.R. won the WBC back in 2013. 

Betting the moneyline and pool play for World Baseball Classic

Just like regular season MLB action, you’ll be able to bet on individual games on the moneyline. Games will be listed like this:

In that hypothetical matchup, you’ll have to bet $150 to win $100 on the US team. Or win $300 on a $100 bet if Mexico wins that game outright.

You’ll also be able to wager on WBC pool play. For example, here are odds from FanDuel Sportsbook Massachusetts for Pool C:

  • USA -360
  • Mexico +350
  • Canada +2400
  • Colombia +2900
  • Great Britain +13000

In pool play, the five teams face each other once, and the top two teams advance. For this pool play bet, you’re only wagering on which team will have the best record in the pool. Tiebreakers may apply.

The pool play favorites for the World Baseball Classic:

  • Pool A: Cuba (+115)
  • Pool B: Japan (-550)
  • Pool C: US (-360)
  • Pool D:  Dominican Republic (-250)

Following pool play, eight teams will remain. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals are all single-elimination playoffs. The WBC Final will be played March 21 in Miami.

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