College Baseball World Series Odds

The College World Series is the championship finals of NCAA men’s baseball. It is held annually in June in Omaha, Nebraska to culminate the 64-team NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournament. Eight teams advance to this stage and are split into two, four-team brackets. The winners of each bracket then play in a best-of-three championship series to decide the National Championship.

The College World Series is a pretty big deal in North Carolina since the state is often well-represented in the NCAA baseball tournament as a whole. Despite that, only one North Carolina school has ever won a National Championship in baseball when Wake Forest won way back in 1955. North Carolina did make it to two consecutive College World Series finals in 2006 and 2007, but finished second both times.

Generally speaking, there aren’t a ton of options for betting on college baseball and in fact only some of the NC sportsbooks regular offer wagering on college baseball during the season. However, for the College World Series you’ll find plenty of options for betting at the NC sites, providing bettors some interesting wagering opportunities as the event plays out in June.

Read on to learn more about betting on the College World Series in North Carolina, check in to find out the current College World Series odds, and discover the best sportsbook sites and apps for CWS wagering.

2024 College World Series betting odds

The eight teams for the 2024 College World Series have been set with two NC schools and four from the ACC being represented. Here are the opening odds posted at DraftKings Sportsbook NC shortly after North Carolina State ousted Georgia to make it to the CWS:

TeamOdds to win 2024 College World Series
Tennessee+290
Texas A&M+330
Kentucky+550
North Carolina+600
Florida State+700
Virginia+900
Florida+1100
North Carolina State+1200

Those odds represent how much futures bets will pay if you bet on the team to win the 2024 College World Series. You’ll be able to make other bets on individual CWS games and series as well, and we discuss those other bet types below.

Best College World Series odds

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings North Carolina Sportsbook actually posts college baseball odds throughout the regular season. College baseball lines at DraftKings include run lines, moneylines, and totals for every NCAA Division I baseball game.

Of course, DraftKings also posts lines for every game in every stage of the NCAA baseball tournament and College World Series. Plus, there’s a complete NCAA baseball futures market where you can bet on teams to win the College World Series all year long.

Back during the preseason, DraftKings listed Wake Forest as the early favorite to win it all in 2024 with the shortest odds of +700. The Demon Deacons had hopes of a deep run when the 2024 tournament began, but were ousted by in-state rival East Carolina in the Greenville Regional.

Caesars Sportsbook

College baseball odds are available only for specific regular season games at Caesars Sportsbook North Carolina, but run lines, moneylines and totals are available for most NCAA Division I baseball games on the platform. Every College World Series game makes that list, and College World Series futures are available all year long.

During the days leading up to the 2024 College World Series, Caesars also had Tennessee listed as the favorite (+250) and Texas A&M a close second (+280). Meanwhile, UNC had the fourth-shortest odds (+700) and NCSU wasn’t the longest shot (+1100) as Caesars put Florida behind them (+1600).

FanDuel Sportsbook

College baseball odds are available for only a limited number of regular season games at FanDuel North Carolina sportsbook, and even then it’s usually only moneyline betting. However, the offering usually expands for College World Series games, and CWS futures are available.

Before the 2024 season, FanDuel (like other sportsbooks) had Wake Forest as the betting favorite prior to Opening Day, listed them at +380 with the 2023 champion LSU Tigers the closest at +650. Of course, neither of those teams made it to the final eight, with UNC knocking out LSU in the Chapel Hill Regional.

BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM NC Sportsbook claims to have “the best baseball betting odds and lines for college baseball competitions,” although truth be told they don’t tend to offer too much in the way of college baseball wagering during the season. That said, BetMGM has you covered during the College World Series with futures betting and wagering on individual games as well.

Among the other NC sportsbooks, you can also bet on the College World Series at Bet365 Sportsbook NC, ESPN Sportsbook NC, and Fanatics Sportsbook NC. The only North Carolina sportsbook without any College World Series betting available is Underdog Sports NC.

How to bet on CWS baseball online in NC

As noted, several North Carolina sportsbooks let you bet on College World Series futures all year long. Of course, you can also just wait for June and hammer the College World Series game lines and outrights throughout the event. Here’s how to do either or both:

  • Click on any licensed North Carolina online sportsbook link you find on this page.
  • Click on the “Join” tab. It may also say “Sign Up” or “Register.”
  • Fill out the registration forms with all the required information, including your name, email, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and the specific NC sportsbook promo or bonus code you may find listed here.
  • Accept the terms and conditions, submit the forms, and wait for approval.

Once approved, you can deposit funds into your account with credit and debit cards or your PayPal account. Then, it’s just a matter of browsing through whatever college baseball lines are currently available, clicking on a bet you like, and filling out the instantly created bet slip to place a bet.

Just remember, the odds on game lines and futures are subject to change, but you lock in the odds on your bet when you place it.

Best College World Series odds boosts and promos

Sportsbooks may offer college baseball promos and bonuses surrounding the College World Series in June. Here’s a look at the kind of new player bonuses and promos you can use to bet on the College World Series available from the top online sportsbook brands in the country all year long.

  • Bet & Get offers: Bet $5, Get $150 or $200 in bonus bets.
  • Deposit match bonus: Get up to a certain amount like $100 or $200 of your deposit matched.
  • First bet insurance promo: Get your first bet paid back in bonus bets if you lose it (up to a specified amount).
  • No sweat same game parlay: Bet up to a certain amount like $25 on a same game parlay wager and get your bet back in the form of bonus bets if it does not win.
  • Profit boosts: Get a profit boost when you bet on a certain game or market, like college baseball or MLB.

Can I live bet on the CWS?

Sportsbooks that post College World Series game lines ahead of the games may let you bet on those same lines during the games at odds that can change with every at-bat. Sportsbook apps will run a live odds feed changing the run line, moneyline, and totals odds based on the inning, score, and whatever is currently happening in the game.

What are the CWS odds markets?

Let’s cover the basic College World Series lines and odds, explained in detail below.

Moneylines: You pick a winner and book your bet at currently posted moneyline odds. If that team wins the game, you win.

If North Carolina is at +105 on the moneyline against Wake Forest at -115, a $100 bet on the Tar Heels would pay $105 plus your bet back if they win. A $115 bet on the Demon Deacons would pay $100 plus your bet back if they win.

Run lines: Run lines are like point spreads for baseball. You have to factor in the run line to the final score to determine which side of a bet wins. Standard run lines are set at 1.5, but alternatives may be available. At 1.5, you bet that the favored team will win by two or more, or that the underdog will win outright or lose by only one run.

With a 1.5-run line in a UNC-Wake game, the board will read Wake Forest -1.5 (+110) and North Carolina +1.5 (-105). The Demon Deacons are the moneyline favorite, but with the run line factored in, North Carolina is the betting favorite. Wake Forest needs to win by two or more for run-line bets on the Demon Deacons to win. You can win betting on North Carolina with the run line if they win outright or lose by just one.

Totals: Totals are bets on whether the final combined score of a game will be over or under a line set by sportsbooks.

Futures: Bet on any team to win the College World Series. Book your bet at the currently posted odds available all year long. Lock in the College Baseball World Series odds when you place your bet no matter how much they change throughout the season. Get the best odds on the favorites when you book your bet early.

Who has won the College World Series?

Here’s a look at the results of the College World Series since the final became a best-of-three series between the two four-team bracket winners in 2003:

  • 2003 Rice beat Stanford 4–3, 3–8, 14–2
  • 2004 Cal State Fullerton beat Texas 6–4, 3–2
  • 2005 Texas beat Florida 4–2, 6–2
  • 2006 Oregon State beat North Carolina 3–4, 11–7, 3–2
  • 2007 Oregon State beat North Carolina 11–4, 9–3
  • 2008 Fresno State beat Georgia 6–7, 19–10, 6–1
  • 2009 LSU beat Texas 7–6, 1–5, 11–4
  • 2010 South Carolina beat UCLA 7–1, 2–1
  • 2011 South Carolina beat Florida 2–1, 5–2
  • 2012 Arizona beat South Carolina 5–1, 4–1
  • 2013 UCLA beat Mississippi State 3–1, 8–0
  • 2014 Vanderbilt beat Virginia 9–8, 2–7, 3–2
  • 2015 Virginia beat Vanderbilt 1–5, 3–0, 4–2
  • 2016 Coastal Carolina beat Arizona 0–3, 5–4, 4–3
  • 2017 Florida Beat LSU 4–3, 6–1
  • 2018 Oregon State beat Arkansas 1–4, 5–3, 5–0
  • 2019 Vanderbilt beat Michigan 4–7, 4–1, 8–2
  • 2021 Mississippi State beat Vanderbilt 2–8, 13–2, 9–0
  • 2022 Ole Miss beat Oklahoma 10–3, 4–2
  • 2023 LSU beat Florida 4-3, 4-24, 18-4
About the Author

Martin Derbyshire

Martin Derbyshire is Content Contributor with NC Sharp. He’s been writing online casino and sports betting content since 2007, making him a true industry veteran. Derbyshire has travelled to and written about casino, sports betting, and gambling culture all over the world, from the Las Vegas Strip and High Street Bookmakers in the UK to the casino resorts in the Special Administrative Region of Macau. Before immersing himself in the casino and gaming industry, Derbyshire earned a Post-Graduate Certificate in Journalism from Langara College in Vancouver, BC, and was a crime reporter in the Greater Toronto Area. Some of his top stories appeared in the Toronto Star. Derbyshire now lives with his family in Buriram, Thailand.