College World Series Odds: Who Is Favored to Win the 2024 College Baseball World Series?

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Finally, the College Baseball World Series is here as only eight teams remain to crown a national champion.

Throughout the tournament, we've provided daily coverage of the College World Series odds from North Carolina sportsbooks. Stay tuned to this page as we approach the finality of the 2024 college baseball season.

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College World Series Odds 2024

These are the latest College Baseball World Series betting odds, according to DraftKings Sportsbook NC.

Texas A&M+330
North Carolina*+650
Florida State+800
North Carolina State*+900

* = A school in North Carolina

College Baseball World Series Schedule & Matchup Odds

We've already covered who has the best odds to win the College World Series. However, before a champion is crowned, the two brackets will battle to determine who makes it to the CWS final.

The rules are simple. If a team goes 3-0, they will advance to the finals. If a team loses, they will go to the losers bracket and to advance, they must win out and beat the 2-0 team twice in the CWS semifinal.

Here's a look at how the brackets filled out, and the odds for each opening game of bracket play – which begins Friday, June 12.

Bracket 1:

Tennessee, Virginia, Florida State, Tennessee

Bracket 2:

Texas A&M, Kentucky, North Carolina State, Florida

Schedule & Odds:

  • Friday, 2:00 PM: Virginia Cavaliers (+128) at North Carolina Tar Heels(-164)
  • Friday, 7:00 PM: Florida State Seminoles (+186) at Tennessee Volunteers (-245)
  • Saturday, 2:00 PM: North Carolina State (+136) at Kentucky Wildcats (-174)
  • Saturday, 7:00 PM: Florida Gators (+172) at Texas A&M Aggies (-225)

As evidenced by oddsmakers' projections, these games will be tight & unpredictable. The only two teams with odds shorter than 200 are the field's clear favorites: The Aggies & Vols.




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Who Is Favored to Win the College World Series?

As of June 12, the Tennessee Volunteers have the best odds to win the College World Series in 2024 at +290, per DraftKings.

Unsurprisingly, the Vols dominated their regional, winning all three games by at least six runs, including a nine-run 12-3 win over Southern Miss in the Regional Final.

Following that, they proved why they've been on top of the NCAA baseball odds all year, defeating a pesky Evansville team in three games in the Super Regional.

The Vols won the SEC Tournament and aren't slowing down, showcasing the most balance in the country offensively and on the mound.

However, oddsmakers clearly value the other favorite, Texas A&M at +310 odds. These schools have been neck-and-neck in the odds since before the conference tournaments. So far, there's been no big surprises for the book's favorites.

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Best College Baseball World Series Bets

When it comes to betting on the College Baseball World Series odds, you have a variety of valuable options. Given the parity in the sport this year, if you have a gut feeling about who will win it, you can cash a huge return betting on any team from favorites to longshots.

However, the best value you can get is right now. The closer we get to the CWS, the shorter each team's odds will get as others face elimination.

Here are the best College World Series bets to place right now:

Duke to Win the ACC Tournament

Odds: +460 on FanDuel Sportsbook NC

Why We Love This Pick: Duke (36-18, 16-14) has a strong pitching staff with tons of depth, including the lowest ERA in the conference (Charlie Beilenson). Additionally, they have power at the corners with Ben Miller (1.14 OPS, 18 doubles) and Logan Bravo (1.11 OPS, 17 HRs). They've taken series from then-No. 1 Wake Forest and No. 9 Virginia this season. This team is built for tournament ball, so grab the value here on the Blue Devils.

WON: Duke beat Florida State 16-4 in the ACC Tournament Championship. A $100 bet returned a $460 return.

Wake Forest to Win the College World Series

Odds: +1600 on BetMGM Sportsbook NC

Why We Love This Pick: Wake Forest (37-19, 15-15) finished the regular season in the middle of the loaded ACC, record-wise, but they're tied with No. 2 Kentucky with the fourth-shortest odds to win the 2024 CWS. Wake is firmly in the group of College World Series favorites. Once the No. 1 team in the country earlier this season, the Demon Deacons have the best ace in the tournament in RHP Chase Burns (10-1, .84 WHIP, 169 strikeouts) and an offense that has six hitters with an OPS greater than .940. They have as good of a shot as any team, with enticing four-digit odds.

Note: This same bet is +1000 on other books

ACC Team to Win the CWS Final

Odds: +195

Why We Love This Pick: It's been nine years since an ACC team claimed the CWS title, when Virginia won it in 2015. The odds are at +195 on FanDuel, with the only conference ahead of them being the SEC. Consider this: The ACC had as many 30-win teams as the SEC (10) with nine (9) teams in the Top 50 in Scoring (runs per game), compared to three (3) for the perceived favorite SEC, and the same number of teams (3) with a Top 50 ERA. Yes, the ACC Tournament Champion (Duke) is out now but Florida State, North Carolina, Clemson, Virginia, and NC State are still alive. Buy the value from the ACC, compared to the SEC's odds at -195.

We will update this section regularly with our top CWS picks.

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College World Series favorites

College World Series Betting Favorites

Tennessee (+300)

Finishing the regular season as Co-Champions of the SEC, the Tennessee Volunteers are at the top of the national polls as the No. 1 team in college baseball. Despite losing to Vanderbilt in the first game of the SEC Tournament, the Vols are still the favorite. They feature a power-hitting lineup led by Christian Moore (.388 AVG, 27 HRs) and five others with an average better than .300, combining for the second-most homers in the country. What makes them most dangerous? The pitching staff has the fourth-best ERA overall (3.85) and second in the SEC. The balance of this team is terrifying to gameplan against.


Game Control: The Vols can control any game with extreme balance on both sides, boasting a Top 5 offense (4th in runs scored) and pitching staff (5th in ERA) nationally. They can extend a lead or erase one with ease.


Hitting Lefties: While Tennessee shines at the plate with a wRC+ of 149, most of that production comes against right-handed arms.

D1Baseball Ranking: 1

Projected Seed: 1 (No. 1 overall)

Texas A&M (+310)

The Texas A&M Aggies (44-11, 19-11) are eerily similar to Tennesse, featuring a 3.90 Team ERA – 6th nationally – and scoring 9 runs per game offensively, which is 16th nationally. The No. 4 Aggies have three power bats in Jace LaViolette (28 HR), Braden Montgomery (26 HR), and Gavin Grahavoc (19 HR) who have combined for 73 homers on the season. Additionally, they have a shutdown ace in LHP Ryan Prager (8-1, .94 WHIP) who has a ridiculous 104 strikeouts to 13 walks, and only one non-conference loss.


Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio: The Aggies have struck out 583 batters to just 171 walks, good for an absurd 3.41 K/BB ratio (2nd nationally). Offensively, they walk the fourth-most nationally with 352 total this season.


Moving Runners: The Aggies rank 127th in college baseball in stolen bases (61), relying on their offense to produce without help from the run game. Only two players have 10+ stolen bases.

D1Baseball Ranking: 4

Projected Seed: 1 (No. 3 overall) (BaseballAmerica)


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College World Series contenders

College World Series Contenders

Kentucky (+800)

The No. 2-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (40-13, 22-8) are peaking at the perfect time, taking three straight SEC series from Vanderbilt, Florida, and Arkansas to end the regular season. Given their ranking, you'd think their odds would align. However, oddsmakers don't like their lack of power (only two batters with 10+ homers) and 5.21 team ERA (74th). Regardless, SEC Coach of the Year Nick Mingione has this team bought in on finding ways to win by manufacturing runs through small ball with a lineup that features highly productive pieces like Nick Lopez (.372 AVG, 20 doubles), Ryan Waldschmidt (.367 AVG, 13 HRs 23 SBs), Emilien Pitre (17 doubles, 24 SBs) and Ryan Nicholson (1.05 OPS, 18 HRs).


Gritty Offense: Where Kentucky lacks in power (73rd nationally in home runs), they more than make up for it with a creative and aggressive offense. The Wildcats led the SEC in stolen bases (108) and sacrifice bunts (36), while starting two different 20+ stolen base players to complement five batters with an OPS over the .900 mark.


Starting Pitching: Some might point towards Kentucky's lack of power as a weakness, but we're looking at the starters on this team. The four pitchers with the most innings pitched on this team each have an ERA above 4.00, including three above 5.0 and one above 6.0.

D1Baseball Ranking: 2

Clemson (+1100)

Everyone knew the No. 3 Clemson Tigers (40-13, 20-10) would be a perennial power again under new head coach Erik Bakich (2019 CWS Finalist at Michigan). Well, here they are, regular season ACC Champions with one of the most efficient offenses in college baseball, with eight players boasting a batting average over .300 and three with more than 40 RBIs. They're scrappy and creative with manufacturing runs, but their pitching staff may lack the necessary depth to win a three-game series.


Bullpen & Bats: Clemson's bullpen is enough to keep any offense at bay, boasting a 27-7 record with a 4.87 ERA, including 14 saves on the mound. The starters haven't made theri jobs easy, though. Still, offensively, they have more .300+ hitters in their lineup than any Power Five team in the tournament.


Winning Close Games: If you can keep the Tigers' offense honest, they've gone around .500 in games decided by two runs or less this season. They're always focused on separating with the strength of their bullpen.

D1Baseball Ranking: 3

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College World Series longshots

College World Series Longshots

East Carolina (+4000)

According to the College World Series betting odds, the East Carolina Pirates (41-14, 19-8) are oddsmaker's favorite mid-major. The D1Baseball Top 25 has ECU at No. 9 entering conference tournament week, suggesting they're as good as any team in the field. Their roster includes two Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists in junior RHPs Wyatt Lunsford-Shenkman and Trey Yesavage, with four batters hitting over .330 offensively.


Elite Pitching: East Carolina has two national outliers in the aforementioned Lunsford-Shenkman (1.38 ERA) and Yesavage (11-1, 139 strikeouts). Their 3.83 Team ERA is third-best in the country, including multiple combined No Hitters in 2024.


Keeping Up with Power 5 Offenses: Since the end of April, the Pirates have scored double-digit runs only twice with a weak Strength of Schedule (69th). While their opponents did that just once in the same span, the Power Five offenses awaiting them in the CWS are used to needing 10+ runs to win in conference play.

D1Baseball Ranking: 9

Projected Seed: 1 (12)

Arizona (+6000)

The Arizona Wildcats (34-21, 20-10) are hot off of a PAC 12 regular season championship, but the conference is viewed as a tier below the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 this year. Additionally, No. 6 Oregon State (+1500) is perceived by oddsmakers as the only legitimate PAC 12 contender. So, despite being a Power 5 champion, the Wildcats are firmly a longshot in the college baseball odds. Still, head coach Chip Hale was named the conference's Coach of the Year and with his pitching staff, anything can happen in a three-game series.


Pitching Efficiency: Led by ace Cam Walty (8-1, 2.76 ERA), the 'Cats have one of the strongest rotations in the Men's College World Series. Their 4.33 team ERA is 22nd overall nationally, but what stands out most is their 3.48 strikeout-to-walk ratio, a key metric, which leads all of NCAA baseball.


Manufacturing Offense: The Wildcats rank 154th nationally in Runs Scored, putting up less than 7 runs per game, and 213th in On Base Percentage, getting on base less than 37% of the time.

D1Baseball Ranking: 18

Projected Seed: 2

Dallas Baptist (+9000)

Another high-powered mid-major makes our Longshots list in the Dallas Baptist Patriots(42-13, 17-7), who haven't lost a series since mid-April. DBU has a loaded lineup, including six starters hitting better than .333 and four with double-digit home run totals. Additionally, they have a go-to ace at the top of their rotation in Ryan Johnson (11-2, 1.98 ERA). To win it all, the offense must keep up its production despite facing the 83rd-strongest schedule nationally.


High-Powered Offense: DBU baseball ranks inside the Top 25 nationally in Home Runs (102), doubles (122), and slugging percentage (.537) with a team OPS over the .900 mark. This lineup has no easy outs with all nine starters totaling 10+ doubles.


Strength of Schedule: The Patriots had the easiest regular season schedule of any team on our list, facing only three teams (once each) inside the current Top 25 rankings. However, they did go 3-0 in those games.

D1Baseball Ranking: NR

Projected Seed: 2

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Carolina Schools in the College World Series Odds

With a ridiculous 10 teams in the field, the Carolinas are well-represented in the CWS.

In the table below, we listed each Carolina-based school that made the tournament, including their odds to win the College World Series


Odds to Win CWS

Wake Forest




North Carolina




N.C. State


South Carolina


East Carolina


Coastal Carolina


UNC Wilmington




High Point


Past College World Series Champions

Below, we recap the past CWS champions to provide you with historical context on what previous teams needed to bring home the National Championship in college baseball. Our goal is to provide you with as much detail and research to aid you in placing your College World Series bets.

Most Recent College World Series Champions

Below, we listed each NCAA baseball champion and runner-up over the last 10 seasons.



Runner Up





Ole Miss



Mississippi State






Oregon State






Coastal Carolina










Mississippi State

2020 season canceled due to COVID-19

Number of College World Series Champions By Conference

Below, we break down how many College World Series championships each conference has had over the last 10 seasons.


CWS Championships



PAC 12




Big South


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