Rangers open as betting favorites to beat Diamondbacks for first World Series in franchise history

The Texas Rangers are favored to win their first World Series. After the Arizona Diamondbacks advanced from the National League Championship Series with a Game 7 win against the Philadelphia Phillies to finalize the matchup for this year’s World Series, the Rangers became the favorite on BetMGM.

The Rangers, who will be making their third World Series appearance, are -175 on BetMGM. The Diamondbacks, who won their only other World Series appearance in 2001, have +145 odds to win it all.

Both the Rangers and Diamondbacks started this postseason on the road in the Wild Card Series. Both also swept their way through the Division Series. The similarities continued in the League Championship Series with both teams needing to win a Game 7 on the road to advance to the World Series.

When the playoffs started, the Diamondbacks had +5000 (50-to-1) odds to win the World Series. Those odds matched the Miami Marlins for the longest of any of the playoff teams. Meanwhile, the Rangers’ odds were +1800, the second-longest odds of any American League playoff team.

Corey Seager opened as the favorite to be named World Series MVP. Seager is +500. Adolis García (+600), Ketel Marte (+900), Corbin Carroll (+1100) and Marcus Semien (+1400) are next in the odds.

Odds for Game 1 are out as well, with the Rangers favored on the money line at -150. The Diamondbacks have +125 odds to win Game 1.

BetMGM also has odds on the exact series outcome for the World Series. The Rangers winning in six games is viewed as the most likely with +375 odds.

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