World Classic Odds

The 2009 World Baseball Classic is right around the corner, with games beginning Thursday March 5 and running through the entire month.

Oddsmakers have released the odds to win and have made the United States of America 9/5 favorites.

Bet the 2009 World Baseball Classic

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made U.S.A. the odds on favorite to win the 2009 World Baseball Classic. America is led by pitchers Jake Peavy, Roy Oswalt and Joe Nathan, as well as infielders Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia, Jimmy Rollins, David Wright and Kevin Youkilis. Ryan Braun, Curtis Granderson, Brad Hawpe and Shane Victorino will patrol the outfield.

The Dominican Republic has the next best odds to win at 2/1. Major leaguers David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Tejada and Jose Reyes comprise one of the best infields in the entire tournament, but for the Dominican Republic to knock off the U.S., it’ll have to get excellent performances out of Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cuetro and Ubaldo Jimenez.

Led by Boston Red Sox star pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, Seattle Mariners’ catcher Kenji Johjima and outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, and Tampa Bay Rays’ infielder Akinori Iwamura, Japan has been established as a 6/1 long shot to win the 2009 World Series Classic.

For complete odds on every team in the 2009 World Classic, as well as odds for every team win the individual Pools, see below.

Odds to Win 2009 World Baseball Classic

Australia 250/1

Canada 50/1

China 200/1

Chinese Taipei 50/1

Cuba 13/2

Dominican Republic 2/1

Italy 150/1

Japan 6/1

Korea 20/1

Mexico 25/1

Netherlands 200/1

Panama 45/1

Puerto Rico 18/1

South Africa 250/1

United States of America 9/5

Venezuela 12/1

Odds to win Pool A

China 50/1

Chinese Taipei 5/1

Japan 2/7

Korea 9/4

Odds to win Pool B

Australia 40/1

Cuba 2/9

Mexico 9/4

South Africa 65/1

Odds to win Pool C

Canada 13/1

Italy 75/1

United States of America 1/4

Venezuela 3/1

Odds to win Pool D

Dominican Republic 1/4

Netherlands 100/1

Panama 9/1

Puerto Rico 7/2

Bet the 2009 World Baseball Classic

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Posted: 2/27/09 11:03PM ET

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