Oddsmakers Expect Long ALCS Between Jays, Indians

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