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betED.com 2009 World Series Betting Odds

Phillies, Yankees get Fall Classic going Wednesday

The 2009 World Series gets underway Wednesday when the New York Yankees host the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium (7:55 pm ET, FOX).

Baseball Betting fans will find odds for both the opener and the best-of-seven series, in which the Yankees will be looking to add to their MLB-record 26 World Series titles, at betED.com.


The Yankees are a -195 favorite to win the World Series in World Series Betting, and are currently a -162 favorite to win Game 1 in MLB Betting Odds.

New York is a 1.5-point favorite (+125) and the over/under total is 8 (Over, -105; Under, -115) for the opener.

Dubbed the “Amtrak World Series” by The New York Times, the Phillies and Yankees have met in the Fall Classic just once previously – in 1950, when the Yankees swept the Phillies 4-0 to win their 13th title.

New York is 6-4 SU over the past 10 meetings. The teams last squared off in May, when Philadelphia edged New York 4-3 on the road to win the three-game set 2-1. That was their first regular-season meeting since 2006.

The Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 in Game 6 of the ALCS on Sunday to win the best-of-seven series 4-2. Philadelphia finished off the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games in the NLCS.

Many are expecting an explosive offensive series, as the Yankees and Phillies combined for more regular-season home runs than any World Series opponents in history. New York had 244 this season and Philadelphia 224.

The only other World Series in which both teams had 200-home run seasons were the 2001 series between the Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks and 2004 between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Lefthander Cliff Lee (16-13, 2.99 ERA) will start for the Phillies against fellow lefty C.C. Sabathia (22-8, 3.17 ERA) for the Yankees.

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