With the March Madness betting winding down, and the MLB regular season right around the corner, now is the time for baseball fans to get in on the action and place their bets for who they think will win the 2012 World Series. The odds have been available for quite some time now, but with a full spring training to assess where teams are at and what their opening day rosters will look like, the time is now to proceed. The Philadelphia Phillies are the top-ranked team heading in to this year according to the odds at 11/2 to win it all, but as was the case when they were the National League favorites a year ago, they may not have the weapons to make that projected run.
Despite boasting one of the best pitching staffs in the history of baseball, a lack of offense held the Phillies back from reaching the World Series a year ago, as the St. Louis Cardinals got through with their more complete offense. After losing Albert Pujols to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the offseason, the Cardinals are listed at just 25/1 to win it all, and aren’t really worth much of a look to repeat anyway. When picking a team to win the world series, always make sure to consider both the pitching and hitting of a team, without putting too much stock in to either aspect. The teams that usually come through have solid pitching, but even better offensive numbers, much like the Cardinals this past season. Taking the time to do a little shopping for the best sports betting odds could be worth it, but just make sure you stick to the teams that have all bases covered both in terms of hitting and pitching.