Yu Darvish, Cubs Reach $126M, 6-Year Deal: Latest Chicago 2018 World Series Odds

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Feb/10/2018

Major League Baseball is just around the corner and folks are gearing up with their MLB World Series future bets.  One team was about to have their odds dramatically cut thanks to a blockbuster deal Saturday.

Ace Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs have reached agreement on a $126 million, six-year contract, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday, bolstering their bid for a second World Series crown in three seasons.

The Cubs were coming in at 10/1 odds to win the 2018 World Series just prior to Saturday's news. 

They were likely to be listed at 6/1 heading into the new season.

Darvish finished last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, helping them knock out the defending champion Cubs in the playoffs to reach the World Series. The Japanese star is expected to take the rotation spot of Jake Arrieta, who became a free agent after finishing the year in Chicago.

The Cubs have reached the NL Championship Series in each of the last three years. In 2016, they won their first World Series crown since 1908.

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

Baseball News

2018 World Series Betting Odds - Game 1: Dodgers vs. Red Sox

2018 World Series Betting Odds - Game 1: Dodgers vs. Red Sox

The 2018 World Series will pit two of Major League Baseball's highest profile teams against one another, the Red Sox vs. the Dodgers.

2018 MLB World Series Update: Bookie Predictions and Strategies

2018 MLB World Series Update: Bookie Predictions and Strategies

There are just 4 teams left competing for the MLB World Series title. Online bookies should prepare their sportsbook for action. Find out the bookie predictions and the strategies you need to make more cash.

Game 3 - American League Championship Betting Line - Red Sox vs. Astros

The American League Championship Series Game 3 has both Houston and Boston with a win apiece.  The Red Sox are a +115 here while the Astros are at -145.

MLB ALCS | Houston vs. Boston Game 1 Betting Line

MLB ALCS | Houston vs. Boston Game 1 Betting Line

It’s here. The MLB Championships are back and the AL is set with Houston facing Boston. The offshore sportsbook have set the price at Houston--- ML +101, Run Line +1 ½ -210, Boston--- ML -111, Run Line -1 ½ +175.

NLCS Game 1 Betting Line - Dodgers vs. Brewers

NLCS Game 1 Betting Line - Dodgers vs. Brewers

The Dodgers opened at -150 and Brewers +140 with a total of 7 in Milwaukee.  The line is expected to shift dramatically with the Brewers starter to be announced.  This is Game 1 of the NLCS Playoffs.

Syndicate