2021 College World Series Odds: Which of Baseball's Powerhouses Will Emerge?
The 2021 College World Series is quickly approaching as the the NCAA D-1 postseason has reached the super-regional round. With 16 of the country’s top programs battling for the right to be one of eight teams to reach the action in Omaha beginning June 19, this weekend figures to feature a number of outstanding games, big-time drama, and unforgettable moments.
With the super-regionals underway across this country, let’s take a look at the current 2021 College World Series odds, including game-by-game matchups, as well as futures odds on which team will be crowned this year’s champion of Division-1 college baseball.
2021 College World Series Odds
As super-regional play gets underway, there are currently 16 teams still alive in the hunt to win the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska late this month. Here is a look at the latest odds to win it all, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
|Texas Tech Red Raiders||+1500|
At +180 odds, the Arkansas Razorbacks are a significant favorite to win it all. Unsurprisingly, they’re also a massive -910 favorite over North Carolina State to advance out of the Fayetteville Regional.
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Of the super-regional matchups, Arkansas is the second-strongest favorite, ahead of other SEC teams like Vanderbilt (-500) and Tennessee (-400).
However, it’s a Big 12 school in Texas that currently possesses the most overwhelming series odds as a -2000 favorite over South Florida. There’s a reason why the Bulls at +6000 have the longest odds to win it all.
While the remaining field is loaded with traditional college baseball powerhouses, one lesser known school is Dallas Baptist, which is currently +3000 to win it all. They will go head-to-head with UVA. Both teams are priced at -113 to advance to Omaha.
The 2021 NCAA D-1 super regionals run from June 11-14 across eight different sites. Below, let’s take a look at the individual series prices for all eight regions before the series get started.
No. 1 seed Arkansas (-910) vs. NC State (+500)
Vanderbilt (-500) vs. East Carolina (+335)
Texas Tech Red RaiderS (-134) vs. Stanford (+105)
Arizona (-127) vs. Ole Miss (+100)
Dallas Baptist (-113) vs. Virginia (-113)
Mississippi State (-175) vs. Notre Dame (+130)
Tennessee (-400) vs. LSU (+285)
Texas (-2000) vs. South Florida (+800)
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2021 College World Series Picks and Predictions
It’s hard to ignore the move made by Arkansas leading up to the super regional, as the Razorbacks emerged from a near 7-1 favorite all the way up to +180. While they come in as a massive favorite over the Wolfpack, NC State shook off a difficult start to its season and is playing with both a ton of confidence and momentum. The Wolfpack’s dominant effort over Louisiana Tech hasn’t woken up oddsmakers, however, so Arkansas is probably a good bet to reach Omaha.
Meanwhile, East Carolina has established itself as a power in recent years, becoming a fierce recruiter in several parts of the country. Still, Vanderbilt’s tag team of Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker is about as good as it gets. With such highly-touted starting arms, the Commodores figure to be an extremely tough out in both the super regional and if they should reach the World Series.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a value play at this point in the game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish may be worth a stab.
Notre Dame fared well in an absolutely stacked ACC this season. They get a tough matchup on the road with a potent Texas Tech squad, but should they survive, there’s enough experience and balance throughout the roster to potential open some eyes next weekend.