The Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians both swept their opponents in the last round, but oddsmakers aren’t expecting another short series in the ALCS.
According to Bodog, 6 or 7 games is the most likely length of the showdown between the Jays and Indians, which gets underway Friday in Cleveland. The Indians will also host Game 2 of the series Saturday before the series shifts to Toronto Monday for Games 3, 4 and, if necessary, 5.
You can bet on the ALCS going at least 6 games at Bodog, which lists that prop at -210 odds. That means you’d have to bet $210 for every $100 you want to win on that wager.
Or you can bet on the exact number of games the series will last. 6 and 7 games are both favoured, paying +190 odds. A 5-game series pays +260, and a 4-game sweep by either team could net you $650 for every $100 risked.
The Blue Jays are -145 favourites at Bodog to defeat the Indians and advance to their first World Series since 1993.
Here’s a rundown of some other prop bets Bodog is offering for the ALCS:
ALCS Series Handicap
In this bet, you take a team to win the series on a handicap to either improve your payout or your chances of winning.
For example, if you take the Blue Jays -2.5 games, they’d have to win the series by at least 3 games (either 4-1 or 4-0) in order to cash your bet, but you’d get $350 return on every $100 risked.
- Blue Jays +2.5 games: -800
- Indians -2.5 games: +500
- Blue Jays -2.5 games: +350
- Indians +2.5 games: -500
- Blue Jays +1.5 games: -280
- Indians -1.5 games: +220
- Blue Jays -1.5 games: +155
- Indians +1.5 games: -190
ALCS Series Correct Score
This wager allows you to predict the exact outcome of the series, including the number of games, with a big payout if you’re right.
- Blue Jays win 4-0: +900
- Blue Jays win 4-1: +500
- Blue Jays win 4-2: +400
- Blue Jays win 4-3: +350
- Indians win 4-0: +2000
- Indians win 4-1: +650
- Indians win 4-2: +500
- Indians win 4-3: +500