College World Series Odds 2024: Wake Forest, LSU, Florida, Arkansas Headline

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Written By Brett Gibbons | Last Updated
College World Series Odds 2024

With a month left until the NCAA baseball season, sportsbooks released 2024 College World Series odds. Defending champion LSU (+700) opened behind only Wake Forest (+650) on odds boards. Florida (+900), Arkansas (+1000), and Vanderbilt (+1500) follow after a CWS appearance from the former and disappointing seasons from the latter two. For the most part, these futures odds mirror the preseason Top 25 from D1Baseball and Perfect Game, but there are discrepancies.

Though favorites tend to run the shop in college baseball, might there be some longshots worth considering? We’ll break that down below. Don’t forget to pair College World Series odds with the best sportsbook promo codes offered in your state. Scroll to the bottom of the article to get in on those offers.

2024 College World Series Odds

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Wake Forest (+650) sure looked like the second-best team in the country last season. Unfortunately for the Demon Deacons and their ace pitching rotation, they ran into LSU in the semifinals. They bolster a strong returning cast with the country’s No. 1 transfer class. Top MLB prospect Nick Kurtz returns alongside ace Josh Hartle, and the Deacs add Tennessee flamethrower Chase Burns. Contact-hitting was their forte last year, so Wake went and added 25 home runs in the portal from last year. Unsurprisingly, Wake debuts as the unanimous No. 1 on preseason polls and atop CWS odds boards.

Though LSU (+700) lost a ton of talent from last year’s championship roster, the Tigers return as much talent as anyone. LSU brought in the second-best transfer class, headlined by a pair of arms in Alabama’s Luke Holman and UCLA’s Gage Jump. Power hitter and postseason hero Tommy White returns off a 24-homer season. Thatcher Hurd steps into a more prominent role after an excellent run last postseason, but replacing the prowess of Paul Skenes feels nearly insurmountable; the Tigers debuted at No. 4 in multiple polls.

Two-way star Jac Caglianone leads an extremely talented Florida squad into 2024. As a freshman, he hit 33 home runs while also fanning 87 batters, third-best on the Gators. Junior Brandon Neely also returns as one of the nation’s premier closers. Neely closed the door on multiple College World Series wins for Florida (+900), propelling them to a finals appearance. Florida debuted No. 2 in preseason polls but fell below both LSU and Wake Forest.

2024 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ODDS DARKHORSES TO CONSIDER

One of the larger discrepancies between CWS futures and preseason polls comes with TCU (+2700). The Horned Frogs debuted No. 5 in both D1Baseball and Perfect Game’s preseason poll but have the 10th-shortest odds at the best sports betting sites. TCU returns Freshman All-American Anthony Silva and ace Kole Klecker and adds a few key transfers like WVU’s Ben Hampton. The Big 12 isn’t expected to carry the same prowess of the SEC or ACC, making TCU’s route to Omaha a bit easier.

Clemson (+3000) also presents an interesting longshot. The Tigers made a good run at the postseason last year, earning the No. 4 overall seed but falling to Tennessee in the regionals. They debuted at No. 10 in preseason polls, above their standing with the 13th-best odds. The bullpen should be the strength of this team, as seven of their top eight relief pitchers return. In a loaded ACC, Clemson’s price may come at a bargain.

Other longshots to keep an eye on include Virginia (+3000), NC State (+6600), Iowa (+7500), and Texas Tech (+8000).

NON-TRADITIONAL POWERS WHO COULD MAKE SOME NOISE

East Carolina (+7500) is the top team from outside the Power Four conferences (ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC) and is quickly becoming a postseason regular. The Pirates’ futures at Caesars Sportsbook don’t reflect their 11th debut ranking; ECU is just 25th in CWS odds. They hosted and won a Regional in 2022 and were runners-up in another last year.

UC Santa Barbara (+7500) is an interesting feature for 2024. The Gauchos missed the postseason last year, finishing with 35 wins. However, they return a fantastic cast of pitchers and lots of team experience. After missing out on post-Memorial Day baseball, UCSB looks to return to lofty standards set by the program. D1Baseball debuted them at No. 22 with Perfect Game at No. 24, and carry enticing 75-1 odds. UCSB might be a more intriguing bet to make Omaha rather than win it.

Other top non-Power Four teams include Southern Miss (+6500), Dallas Baptist (+7500), and Coastal Carolina (+8000).

WHERE CAN I BET ON COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ODDS?

Many major sportsbooks post College World Series odds. BetMGM and Caesars Sportsbook were used in this article for odds. Some books will offer game lines as the season grows closer. However, these might be state-restricted and may not appear for everybody. As the NCAA Tournament kicks into gear, more run lines and money lines will become available.

How Does The College Baseball Postseason Work?

Sixty-four teams make the NCAA Tournament. Those 64 teams are broken up into 16 Regional brackets, hosted by the top 16 seeds in the nation (as determined by the NCAA). The four teams play a double-elimination, round-robin style tournament over an extended weekend, and the winner from the Regional advances to the Super Regional.

The Super Regionals are a best-of-three series for the 16 teams that advance. The winner of the Super Regional series advances to the final (elite?) eight and the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The final eight teams are broken up into two brackets, where they play a double-elimination, round-robin tournament over the course of a week. The winner of each bracket plays in a best-of-three championship series.

College World Series Winner By Year

YearWinnerSeries ResultRunner Up
2023LSU2-1Florida
2022Ole Miss2-0Oklahoma
2021Mississippi State2-1Vanderbilt
2020No CWS — COVID-19
2019Vanderbilt2-1Michigan
2018Oregon State2-1Arkansas
2017Florida2-0LSU
2016Coastal Carolina2-1Arizona
2015Virginia2-1Vanderbilt
2014Vanderbilt2-1Virginia
2013UCLA2-0Mississippi State
2012Arizona2-0South Carolina
2011South Carolina2-0Florida
2010South Carolina2-0UCLA
2009LSU2-1Texas
2008Fresno State2-1Georgia
2007Oregon State2-0North Carolina
2006Oregon State2-1North Carolina
2005Texas2-0Florida
2004Cal State Fullerton2-0Texas
2003Rice2-1Stanford
2002Texas1-0South Carolina
2001Miami1-0Stanford
2000LSU1-0Stanford
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