The St Louis Cardinals joined the Texas Rangers in the World Series and William Hill make the Rangers 5/8 favourites to lift the Commissioner’s Trophy.
By winning the National League, the Cardinals (7/5 to win World Series) won one lucky William Hill
punter £50,000. The online punter, believed to live in London, staked £400 on the Cardinals winning the National League at odds of 125/1.
Hills have released a number of specials including 200/1 for any player to pitch a no-hitter, a feat not achieved in World Series history since 1956 when Don Larsen did so for the Yankees. Hills also offer 100/1 for a triple play to be turned and 12/1 for the series to end with a walk off hit.
Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly told Bettingpro.com: “The culmination of another fine season could see the Cardinals add to their already bulging trophy cabinet but to do so, they will have to overcome a Rangers side in rampant form who are the bookies firm favourites.”
The Cardinals are the 4/5 favourites to win Game One at Busch Stadium with the Rangers 21/20.
William Hill first match specials:
Match Odds: 21/20 Texas Rangers; 4/5 St Louis Cardinals
Home team first inning strikeouts: 13/8 none; 1/1 one; 7/2 two; 28/1 three
Away team first inning strikeouts: 5/4 none; 21/20 one; 9/2 two; 40/1 three
Number of home runs: 11/10 over 2.5; 10/13 under 2.5
William Hill World Series Markets:
Winners: 5/8 Texas Rangers; 7/5 St Louis Cardinals
16/1 St Louis Cardinals 4-0; 8/1 St Louis Cardinals 4-1; 5/1 St Louis Cardinals 4-2; 11/2 St Louis Cardinals 4-3
10/1 Texas Rangers 4-0; 9/2 Texas Rangers 4-1; 4/1 Texas Rangers 4-2; 9/2 Texas Rangers 4-3
MVP: 6/1 Albert Pujols; 8/1 Josh Hamilton; 10/1 Matt Holliday; 10/1 Chris Carpenter; 10/1 Nelson Cruz; 12/1 David Freese; 12/1 Adrian Beltre; 12/1 Michael Young; 14/1 Lance Berkman; 16/1 Yaider Molina; 16/1 Allen Craig; 16/1 CJ Wilson; 16/1 Ian Kinsler; 16/1 Mike Napoli; 20/1 BAR
When will the World Series end: 6/1 Game four; 5/2 Game five; 9/5 Game six; 2/1 Game seven
Team with most doubles: 10/11 St Louis Cardinals; 10/11 Texas Rangers
Team with most errors: 20/23 St Louis Cardinals; 20/21 Texas Rangers
Team with most hits: 10/11 St Louis Cardinals; 10/11 Texas Rangers
Team with most home runs: 17/10 St Louis Cardinals; 1/2 Texas Rangers
Team with lowest ERA: 10/11 St Louis Cardinals; 10/11 Texas Rangers
Team with most quality starts: 10/11 St Louis Cardinals; 10/11 Texas Rangers
Team with most runs: 21/20 St Louis Cardinals; 4/5 Texas Rangers
Team with most strikeouts thrown: 1/1 St Louis Cardinals; 5/6 Texas Rangers
Player to pitch a no-hitter: 200/1
Triple play to be turned: 100/1
Series to end with a walk off hit: 12/1