Are the White Sox a trendy pick to win the World Series for those placing future bets?
In searching for value plays in a futures bet, the White Sox have gone from 60-1 to win the World Series prior to Thanksgiving, all the way down to 25-1 as we approach Opening Day in late July.
“At 25-1 on the White Sox to win the World Series, I don’t like your value, per se, but I do like the White Sox, say for example, when it comes to say, winning the division,” Sports betting analyst Sam Panayotovich told NBC Sports Chicago.
The White Sox were already an intriguing team before the pandemic chopped the season from a 162-game marathon to a 60-game sprint, but as they return to the field they have become a team several pundits are keying.
Panayotovich bought into the intrigue, even prior to the offseason additions of a team that has spent three plus years in a rebuild
Michael Kopech, Carlos Rodon and Dane Dunning will all play a role, seemingly out of the gate, giving a rotation insurance in what will be a two month long roller coaster ride.
The offseason additions of Yasmani Grandal, Dallas Keuchel and Edwin Encarnacion, paired with the expected debuts of Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal have turned the White Sox into a sexy pick when it comes to sports betting MLB futures.
But the rise in appeal among the betting publicly has left Panayotovich pondering the meaning of value when it comes to laying a wager on the White Sox. The 100-win Twins from a year ago are the odds on favorite in 2020, but the White Sox aren’t lurking far behind at 3-1, and become the value play when it comes to 2020 Futures plays on the White Sox.