College Baseball Odds: LSU Favored to Win 2023 College World Series

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TeamOdds
LSU+500
Tennessee+600
Stanford+1000
Ole Miss+1200
Vanderbilt+1500
Florida+1600
Texas A&M+1800
Arkansas+2200
Oregon State+2500
Oklahoma State+2500
Wake Forest+2500
North Carolina+3000
Texas+3000
Louisville+3500
Virginia+4000
Oklahoma+4000
Notre Dame+4000
UCLA+4000
Auburn+5000
Arizona+5000
TCU+5000
Mississippi State+6000
NC State+6000
Miami FL+6000
Virginia Tech+6000
Florida State+6000
Southern Mississippi+7500
Oregon+7500
Texas Tech+7500
Georgia Tech+9000
Georgia+9000
UC Santa Barbara+9000
East Carolina+9000
Clemson+10000
Gonzaga+10000
DBU+10000
Alabama+10000
Maryland+10000
Grand Canyon+10000
Louisiana Tech+20000
Kentucky+20000
Michigan+20000
Liberty+20000
San Diego+20000
UC Irvine+20000
Georgia Southern+20000
Arizona State+20000
South Carolina+20000
Baylor+20000
Louisiana-Lafayette+20000
Texas State+30000
Old Dominion+30000
VCU+30000
UNLV+30000
UConn+30000
Rutgers+30000
Campbell+30000
California+30000
Wright State+30000
USC+30000
Kansas State+30000
Tulane+30000
Washington State+30000
Nebraska+30000
Duke+30000
Long Beach State+30000
Coastal Carolina+30000
South Alabama+30000
Missouri+40000
Charlotte+40000
California Baptist+40000
San Diego State+40000
UCF+40000
Indiana State+40000
Pittsburgh+40000
Ohio State+40000
Cal Poly+40000
West Virginia+40000
UTSA+40000
Saint Marys+40000
Central Michigan+40000
Southern Illinois+40000
Indiana+40000
Iowa+40000
Washington+40000
College World Series odds as of Feb. 13 and via DraftKings.

The NFL season is officially over, which means one thing: College baseball is here.

After a 2022 season that saw Ole Miss capture its first-ever national title behind the arm of star pitcher Dylan DeLucia, a different SEC squad has emerged as the favorite to win it all.

The LSU Tigers enter the season as the favorites to take home the title at +500, followed by Tennessee (+600), Stanford (+1000), Vanderbilt (+1500), Florida (+1600) and Texas A&M (+1800). The Rebels, meanwhile, are +1200 to go back-to-back.

The Tigers' 2022 campaign ended in disappointing fashion, as Southern Miss downed them in consecutive games in the Hattiesburg Regional.

But this is a different LSU team.

Much of that can be attributed to NC State transfer Tommy White (aka Tommy Tanks), who joins the Tigers after hitting .362 with 27 home runs and 74 RBIs last season.

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Freshman Tommy White has hit five HR 😳

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Head coach Jay Johnson also landed former Vanderbilt pitcher Christian Little via the transfer portal. In two seasons with the Commodores, Little pitched to a 4.65 ERA with 95 strikeouts and 39 walks in 81.1 innings.

Add that production to a team that already features No. 1 MLB Draft prospect Dylan Crews and star pitcher Paul Skenes, and there's plenty of potential in Baton Rouge.

The same can be said in Knoxville, where Tony Vitello's team will be looking to make a run in Omaha after being the odds-on favorite to take home the crown last season. Despite last year becoming a "Tennessee vs. The Field" season, the Volunteers failed to make it to Omaha after losing Game 3 of their Super Regional to Notre Dame.

However, this Tennessee team will be looking to right its wrongs, and it all starts with starting pitcher Chase Dollander.

A team needs an ace to make a run in Omaha, and Dollander is certainly that guy. A likely top-five MLB Draft pick, Dollander finished 2022 with a 2.39 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP to go along with 108 strikeouts and just 13 walks in 79 innings of work.

The Vols have a lot to replace from an offensive perspective, though. Perhaps Kansas transfer Maui Ahuna can fill a void after slashing .396/.479/.634 with 48 RBIs for the Jayhawks last season. Either way, they will be given time to figure it out with D1Baseball National Freshman of the Year Chase Burns and SEC Freshman of the Year Drew Beam taking up the other spots in the weekend rotation.

Finally, the highest non-SEC team on the odds board is the Stanford Cardinal.

The Cardinal found some late-game magic last year to reach the College World Series, but they lost their first two games in Omaha to Arkansas and Auburn.

While Stanford saw a lot of pieces move on to the professional level, it still brings some key pieces back in Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Braden Montgomery and pitcher Quinn Mathews.

Mathews was arguably the biggest key to Stanford's run to Omaha. He performed well wherever he was needed, whether it was starting on the bump (nine starts) or coming out of the bullpen (nine saves).

Like Tennessee, the makeup of this Cardinal team will look different. But with Montgomery and Mathews back, they have the pieces to make another run.

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