College World Series 2023: National Championship Series Odds And Prediction

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LSU and Florida are meeting for a three-game series to determine the national championship.

College World Series 2023: National Championship Series Odds And Prediction
Michael Calabrese US Content Manager

Experienced sports journalist, College sports expert and broadcaster, hailing from Pennsylvania

  • The College World Series Final is a best-of-three series.
  • All three games are played back-to-back-to-back, starting on Saturday.
  • LSU and Florida met for the national title in 2017.

After a thrilling 2-0 win over Wake Forest in 11 innings, LSU has punched its ticket to the national championship of the College World Series. The Tigers will face Florida in a best-of-three series for all the marbles. Florida has advanced in three straight games by a single run and holds a massive advantage over LSU in terms of pitching staff rest. The Gators will likely trot out Brandon Sproat and Hurston Waldrep in Games 1 and 2. LSU will be able to rely upon their #2 pitcher, Ty Floyd, in Game 1. After that, it's likely we'll see a Bullpen Game from the Bayou Bengals in Game 2, with the hopes of using their otherworldly ace Paul Skenes in a pivotal Game 3. According to the Action Network's Collin Wilson, Florida will be favored -120 in Game 1, -117 in Game 2, and LSU would be favored -200 in a hypothetical Game 3 featuring Paul Skenes. 

College World Series Final Odds

Team Odds Probability
Florida Gators -120 54.55%
LSU Tigers +100 50%

The Florida Gators hold a slight statistical advantage in terms of their pitching staff, but LSU is far and away the better hitting team here in Omaha. The Gators enter as the 86th best hitting team in terms of average (.291), but they have found success with the long ball, belting 136 HRs (3rd). As a result, they check in seventh nationally in slugging at .543. LSU can do them one better in all three of those categories. As a team LSU hits .307 with 138 HRs *2nd) and a slugging percentage of .556 (5th). 

With the wind blowing out for Game 1, I foresee a high-scoring affair. If LSU can steal that first game and bring Paul Skenes into the fold for Game 3, they should be able to thwart their conference foe and take a national title back to Baton Rouge.

Michael Calabrese - College Baseball Expert -

On the totals front, unders have been paying out handsomely in Omaha, but that could change on Saturday with winds expected to be blowing out at Charles Schwab Field. If the total for Game 1 opens below 11.5, that presents an opportunity for betters to hammer an over. 

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