If you bet on the Astros, now is not the time

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An early season wager on a championship can pay serious dividends, if you are confident in your teams fate. I for one like the Houston Astros in the mix, especially with a shortened-season, as it would give their veterans the best chance at keeping healthy throughout the postseason.

This year is going to prove to be difficult if you enjoy a casual bet here and there, because the start of the season remains a big question mark.

Taking a look at some typical bets preseason, you really only have a few options on WynnBET. As far as who will win the World Series, Astros supporters could easily wager a bet for their team, and at +700, they are the consensus No. 2 bet for winning it all this year.

This might be the easiest bet to wager, because if you are confident your team will be successful and win it all, go ahead now when odds are probably their highest.

If my memory serves me, if you waited until the start of the World Series the winning bet at most would have paid less than half than if you wagered at the start of the season.

Here’s why I am not betting on the Astros to win the World Series for the moment.

The more exciting line for bets is a non-factor due to the uncertainty of the season length.  WynnBET has the Astros at 92 wins for the season, and you can bet either over or under with +103 odds, yet your bet will likely be returned.

Due to the uncertainty of the length and start of the season, WynnBET added “must play 160” games to the betting lines, and assumably next week, your bet will be returned to you when there is no deal done by Monday.

If you are a casual bettor like myself, you can wait until the agreement is made, and then you know how many games will be played before you bet. This gives a bettor a little time before the season starts to get your bet in.

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