2019 World Series Championship Betting Odds

The Boston Red Sox won the 2018 World Series after one heck of a season. The playoff run was amazing as they basically beat the other two best teams in the American League (Yankees then Astros) and then beat the Dodgers who were the most talented team in the National League. It was a dominating season and they were fully deserving of the championship, but that was then. The 2018 season is over and while it’s pretty early to do so, the 2019 World Series odds are now out so let’s take a look. Read More

2018 National League Cy Young Betting Odds

The National League Cy Young race has been mostly dominated by two men over the past seven years: Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer. Kershaw has won three of those awards while Scherzer has won two (and an AL Cy Young). Unsurprisingly, these two are the favorites in 2017 to win the award.

Kershaw is the favorite at +175 and why not? This guy is the best pitcher in baseball and if he stays healthy for the full season, he’s probably going to win it Of course, as he gets older and the Dodgers get more creative with the disabled list, that is less and less likely. The past two seasons have seen him held to 149 and 175 innings. If he gets over 200, he should be winning it. That just doesn’t seem like as much of a lock as it once was. That said, you would not be wrong to bet on him here.

Scherzer has been amazing over the past five seasons. Three Cy Young awards, all five seasons over 200 innings, all five seasons over 240 strikeouts and a WHIP below 1.0 in four of the past five seasons. If it wasn’t for Clayton Kershaw, he would be getting a lot more attention as the best pitcher of his generation. You would not be wrong to bet on him here.

Max Scherzer’s teammate Stephen Strasburg is an interesting play at +1500 as it’s a pure health play. If this guy gets over 200 innings, he’s one of the best pitchers on the planet. Unfortunately, he’s only done that once in the past six seasons. Some guys are just injury prone. That seems like Strasburg.

Noah Syndergaard only made seven starts last season, so why is he +650? That is a serious red flag. He’s only entering his age-25 season and if healthy he could lead the league in strikeouts, but that’s a big if. Another health play.

My favorite sleeper is probably Carlos Martinez at +1800. Entering his age-26 season this guy seems poised for a breakout. His strikeouts made a big jump last year while his WHIP dropped. The Cardinals will lean on him heavily and if that defense is improved, he could see his ERA drop a bit too. This seems like a right guy, right time type of situation.

Finally, my deep sleeper is Jake Arrieta at +5000. This guy won the award three seasons ago! While his numbers have dropped across the board, I could see the change of scenery doing him some favors. Philly isn’t a great pitcher’s park, but he’ll be needed to lead that staff and maybe he’ll come up with a great season. The mental aspect of not being playing for a contract and thinking about your future has to affect him in some way this season. Maybe he’ll go nuts?

Probably not though, this is Kershaw or Scherzer’s year.

Complete odds are below.

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2018 National League Cy Young Award Winner Betting Odds

Clayton Kershaw+175
Max Scherzer+225
Noah Syndergaard+650
Stephen Strasburg+1500
Madison Bumgarner+1500
Carlos Martinez+1800
Jacob deGrom+2000
Yu Darvish+2000
Robbie Ray+3000
Jon Lester+3000
Zack Greinke+3000
Jose Quintana+3000
Aaron Nola+4000
Jon Gray+4000
Chase Anderson+5000
Gio Gonzalez+5000
Alex Wood+5000
Johnny Cueto+5000
Jake Arrieta+5000
Kyle Hendricks+5500
Michael Wacha+6600
Julio Teheran+6600
Rich Hill+6600
Kenta Maeda+10000
Adam Wainwright+10000
Matt Harvey+10000
Kenley Jansen+10000

 

2018 American League Cy Young Betting Odds

With the season starting up soon, we thought it was time to take a look at the American League Cy Young award winner odds. The American League winner is extremely hard to predict as last year’s winner Corey Kluber was the first two-time winner this award has seen since Pedro Martinez in 1999-2000. Sixteen winners in seventeen years is the definition of parity and picking this year’s winner is no easier than picking the World Series winner.

Of course, that’s why these always have such great odds. Corey Kluber is +250 to repeat this award, Chris Sale (who looked to have this thing locked up in July) is +225. Those are the only two “bad” odds on the board. Everyone else is +600 or better. That’s a good thing in that picking a winner can be very profitable, but also a bad thing in that picking a winner is really hard.

My favorite pick on a pure value basis is James Paxton at +1500. This guy was 12-5 with a 2.96 ERA last season with 156 strikeouts in 136 innings. He would’ve definitely been in the conversation for the award last year if it wasn’t for injury. If this guy can put up this kind of numbers over 200 innings, he would be a top vote getter in the award for sure. If the Mariners have any hope of competing in 2018, they’ll need him to.

Another sleeper pick I like is Jose Berrios at +2500. This guy put up a 3.89 ERA as a 24 year old last season and is only expected to get better. He’s the best pitcher on a young team that has the offense to get him a lot of wins this year. The big issue with him is the walks. He had a 2.8 walks per nine last year which needs to come down for him to compete for this. If he can bring those down, I think he could do something special this year. A big if, but at +2500 what do you expect? The odds are the odds for a reason.

If we’re being honest though, this is a two-man race. If you like Chris Sale, go with Chris Sale. If you like Corey Kluber, go with him. The only other move I could see here is hedging that Kluber bet with Carlos Carrasco. The AL Central is pretty bad this year so those two should have some great games against the Royals and White Sox to really pad the stats. Sometimes, that’s all it takes.

2018 American League Cy Young Award Winner Betting Odds

Chris Sale  +225
Corey Kluber  +250
Carlos Carrasco  +600
Justin Verlander  +800
Luis Severino  +800
James Paxton  +1500
Gerrit Cole  +1800
Dallas Keuchel  +1800
Masahiro Tanaka  +2000
David Price  +2150
Jose Berrios  +2500
Chris Archer  +2800
Aaron Sanchez  +4000
Danny Duffy  +4000
Garrett Richards  +4250
Cole Hamels  +5000
Marcus Stroman  +6000
Trevor Bauer  +6000
Lance McCullers Jr  +7000
Felix Hernandez  +7500
Shohei Ohtani  +8000
Michael Fulmer  +8000
Rick Porcello  +8000
Ervin Santana  +10000
Sonny Gray  +10000
Drew Pomeranz  +10000
Charlie Morton  +10000
Craig Kimbrel  +10000
J.A. Happ  +12500
Blake Snell  +13500
Lucas Giolito  +20000
Sean Manaea  +20000
Dylan Bundy  +30000
Andrew Heaney  +30000
CC Sabathia  +30000
Marco Estrada  +30000
Jordan Zimmermann  +30000
Mike Leake  +30000
Kevin Gausman  +30000
Kendall Graveman  +30000
Jordan Montgomery  +30000
Kyle Gibson  +30000
Jake Odorizzi  +30000
James Shields  +50000

2018 American League MVP Betting Odds

We covered the National League MVP odds earlier, now it’s time to cover the American League MVP. This award was won by Jose Altuve last year who has some stiff competition this year with the National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton moving to the AL as well as the always amazing Mike Trout.

There are a lot of options for this award this year. The Yankees have three guys I could see winning it, the Astros also have three, there are Indians and Red Sox, as well as the best player in baseball, Mike Trout. This award is wide open this year.

Let’s take a look at the complete odds from 5Dimes sportsbook.

American League MVP Odds
Mike Trout  +100
Jose Altuve  +600
Giancarlo Stanton  +1200
Carlos Correa  +1200
Francisco Lindor  +1200
Aaron Judge  +1800
Manny Machado  +2000
Josh Donaldson  +2000
J.D. Martinez  +2000
Mookie Betts  +2500
George Springer  +3000
Gary Sanchez  +3000
Jose Ramirez  +3000
Greg Bird  +4000
Edwin Encarnacion  +4000
Chris Sale  +4000
Robinson Cano  +5000
Brian Dozier  +5000
Nelson Cruz  +5000
Jonathan Schoop  +5000
Miguel Sano  +6000
Jose Abreu  +8000
Matt Olson  +8000
Miguel Cabrera  +8000
Justin Upton  +8000
Khris Davis  +8000
Joey Gallo  +10000
Adam Jones  +10000
Kyle Seager  +10000
Shohei Ohtani  +10000
Alex Bregman  +10000
Avisail Garcia  +10000
Justin Smoak  +10000
Andrew Benintendi  +10000
Xander Bogaerts  +10000
Rougned Odor  +20000
Adrian Beltre  +20000
Elvis Andrus  +20000
Byron Buxton  +20000
Salvador Perez  +30000
Whit Merrifield  +30000
Yoan Moncada  +30000
Nicholas Castellanos  +30000
Kevin Kiermaier  +50000

 

Mike Trout at even money is probably the smart bet, but what’s the point with those odds? He’s the man, but he’s not invincible. His team isn’t guaranteed to be good this year and he did miss time with injury last season. I love Mike Trout, he is the best player in baseball, but I am skipping this bet.

The odds on Jose Altuve to repeat are nice, but I am more interested in his teammate Carlos Correa at +1200. The former #1 overall pick has been teasing us for years with a breakout and he’s still only 23. I think he would’ve won last year’s award if he would’ve played the whole season and not been injured. He was worth 6.3 WAR in only 109 games last year. A full season wins this award for him.

For the trio of Yankees, give me Gary Sanchez at +3000. There could be a sophomore swoon for Judge and while Stanton definitely has the power, he’s never done it at this level two years in a row. I think he has 40ish homeruns and .900 OPS this year.

Another nice pick is JD Martinez at +2000 for the Red Sox. If you put his 2017 season on one team, that is a MVP caliber season. He should benefit from playing DH every day and he’ll have the opportunity for some big numbers with the Red Sox. Not a bad value.

It’s not a good bet, but my favorite DEEP sleeper is Byron Buxton. He’s an all-world defensive player and last year during the second half he put up a .347/.546/.893 line with 13 steals and 11 homeruns. That’s Mike Trout-esque. If he could somehow, some way do that for an entire season he would be a surefire MVP candidate and the Twins might be looking at another playoff berth.

The season is getting close and I can’t wait to see what these guys do. We’re several months away, but just talking about this stuff gets me hyped for the season.

2018 National League MVP Betting Odds

Last season’s National League MVP now plays for the Yankees so this year’s race feels pretty wide open. The contenders are obvious as the top three teams in the National League are far better than the rest of the league. That doesn’t mean that someone from there will, it just makes it more likely.

The preseason MLB MVP futures are up at 5Dimes and today we’re taking a look at them. Let’s take a look at who they think the favorites are.

National League MVP Odds
Bryce Harper  +300
Kris Bryant  +400
Nolan Arenado  +500
Paul Goldschmidt  +800
Joey Votto  +800
Cody Bellinger  +800
Anthony Rizzo  +1200
Corey Seager  +1800
Freddie Freeman  +2000
Charlie Blackmon  +2500
Clayton Kershaw  +2500
Yoenis Cespedes  +3000
Anthony Rendon  +3000
Max Scherzer  +3000
Marcell Ozuna  +4000
Justin Turner  +4000
Eric Hosmer  +5000
Rhys Hoskins  +6000
Daniel Murphy  +8000
Trea Turner  +8000
Jake Lamb  +10000
Evan Longoria  +10000
Jay Bruce  +10000
Ryan Zimmerman  +10000
Kyle Schwarber  +10000
Wil Myers  +10000
Josh Bell  +10000
Buster Posey  +10000
Yasiel Puig  +10000
Matt Carpenter  +20000
Chris Taylor  +20000
Domingo Santana  +20000
Adam Duvall  +20000
Christian Yelich  +20000
Carlos Santana  +20000
Andrew McCutchen  +20000
Eric Thames  +30000
Brandon Belt  +30000
Willson Contreras  +30000
Trevor Story  +30000
Eugenio Suarez  +30000
Paul DeJong  +30000
Todd Frazier  +50000
Starlin Castro  +50000
Justin Bour  +50000

 

The favorites are Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant because of course they are. These are two of the best hitters in the game right now and their teams should almost definitely be in the playoffs this season.

For Bryant, while Anthony Rizzo is quite good he’s not quite that elite level that Bryant is. Plus, it feels like there is still a chance that he could level up and put up an outstanding season. He’s still young and the Cubs are here to stay.

Harper is Harper. He might never touch that magical 2015 season that he had, but he’s never going to bad and he’s going to be the best hitter on the Nationals. A team that should easily win the National League East. They are going to win 90+ games, he’s going to hit 30+ homeruns and he’ll get consideration.

I’m a bit more interested in the Dodgers’ hitters Corey Seager (+1800) and Cody Bellinger (+800). This is likely to be one of the best teams in the NL and there offense is more good across the board than great. That makes Seager and Bellinger likely to stand out. They are both still young with room for improvement. Either one of them is a good value, in my opinion.

For a sleeper, how about Christian Yelich? He’s going to see a huge boost to his stats from moving from Miami’s cavernous park to the Brewers homer friendly park. He’s been worth 4.5 WAR in each of the past two seasons and at only 26 he could make a leap this year.

The only other guy I’d consider here is probably Joey Votto at +800. He’s the best hitter in the NL, he just is. He always is near the top of every leader board, but his team is bad and it’s never quite enough to overcome it. He had a good argument last year, but Stanton’s huge homer numbers outshone him. Well, Stanton’s gone now. Why not Votto?

Player with Most Homeruns in 2018

We now have betting odds on who will hit the most homeruns in 2018 thank to our friends at 5Dimes. Last year was quite a race up until the point that Giancarlo Stanton went crazy and got to 59 bombs. Stanton was the favorite in last years odds and he is the favorite here again.

It’s easy to see why. The move to New York should mean that homeruns will be a bit easier to come by thanks to the short fences in the corners. He’ll have competition, as he did last year, from teammate Aaron Judge who hit 52 last year. That team is going to hit a lot of homeruns and it’s not going to be fair.

Let’s take a look at the Steamer projections for 2018 and compare them to the odds.

NameHR
Giancarlo Stanton52
Mike Trout38
Nolan Arenado38
Joey Gallo38
Manny Machado37
Aaron Judge37
Rhys Hoskins36
Khris Davis36
Bryce Harper35
Josh Donaldson35
Nelson Cruz35
Cody Bellinger35
Anthony Rizzo34
Edwin Encarnacion34
Kris Bryant33
J.D. Martinez33
Paul Goldschmidt31

Based on just how big of a favorite he is by projections, +500 is actually a pretty great value for Stanton. Of course, injuries are always a concern when it comes to him and teams are going to choose on a nightly basis to not pitch to him and take their chances with Judge (or Greg Bird).

One player I think is being hugely underrated is JD Martinez. He hit 45 homers in just 119 games last season. He only hit 22 in 2016, but that was an injury plagued year for him. He also hit 38 in 120 games in 2015. If we can ever get a full season out of him, he could post some big numbers. Of course, he’s still a free agent as of this writing so his home park could play a big factor in where he ultimately ends up.

There is also something about Mike Trout that is really appealing to me. He’s never had more than 41 in a season, but the potential is certainly there. He just needs to get pitched to. Many think that Shohei Otani could help with that. A better offense should help with that as well as Justin Upton, Kole Calhoun, Ian Kinsler and Zack Cozart should make for a much more dangerous lineup than last year’s abomination.

Looking for a deep sleeper? Check out Matt Olson. He hit 24 homeruns in 59 games last season and showed elite power. He had 47 combined between Triple A and the majors while only playing 138 games. Ignoring a possible second season slump, he should continue launching them for this Oakland team that will give him all the at-bats he can handle.

Full odds are below:

2018 MLB Most Home Runs
Giancarlo Stanton  +500
Aaron Judge  +800
Bryce Harper  +1500
Manny Machado  +1800
Mike Trout  +1800
Cody Bellinger  +2000
J.D. Martinez  +2000
Freddie Freeman  +2500
Joey Gallo  +2500
Kris Bryant  +2500
Nolan Arenado  +2500
Paul Goldschmidt  +2500
Chris Davis  +3000
Josh Donaldson  +3000
Khris Davis  +3000
Miguel Sano  +3000
Nelson Cruz  +3000
Anthony Rizzo  +4000
Carlos Correa  +4000
Edwin Encarnacion  +4000
Kyle Schwarber  +4000
Mark Trumbo  +4000
George Springer  +5000
Rhys Hoskins  +5000
Joey Votto  +6000
Logan Morrison  +6000
Rafael Devers  +6000
Adam Duvall  +8000
Eric Thames  +8000
Gary Sanchez  +8000
Jose Abreu  +8000
Justin Smoak  +8000
Marcell Ozuna  +8000
Miguel Cabrera  +8000
Yoenis Cespedes  +8000
Andrew McCutchen  +10000
Brian Dozier  +10000
Charlie Blackmon  +10000
Domingo Santana  +10000
Francisco Lindor  +10000
Jake Lamb  +10000
Jay Bruce  +10000
Jonathan Schoop  +10000
Jose Bautista  +10000
Josh Bell  +10000
Justin Bour  +10000
Mike Moustakas  +10000
Mookie Betts  +10000
Ryan Braun  +10000
Scott Schebler  +10000
Adam Jones  +20000
Alex Bregman  +20000
Andrew Benintendi  +20000
Brandon Moss  +20000
Carlos Gonzalez  +20000
Carlos Santana  +20000
Corey Dickerson  +20000
Corey Seager  +20000
Greg Bird  +20000
Ian Happ  +20000
Jose Ramirez  +20000
Justin Upton  +20000
Kendrys Morales  +20000
Kyle Seager  +20000
Lucas Duda  +20000
Maikel Franco  +20000
Matt Chapman  +20000
Matt Davidson  +20000
Matt Olson  +20000
Michael Conforto  +20000
Nomar Mazara  +20000
Paul DeJong  +20000
Robinson Cano  +20000
Rougned Odor  +20000
Ryan Zimmerman  +20000
Steven Souza  +20000
Travis Shaw  +20000
Trevor Story  +20000
Trey Mancini  +20000
Wil Myers  +20000
Yasmany Tomas  +20000
Yonder Alonso  +20000
Adrian Beltre  +30000
Buster Posey  +30000
Eric Hosmer  +30000
Eugenio Suarez  +30000
Evan Longoria  +30000
Gregory Polanco  +30000
Hanley Ramirez  +30000
Hunter Renfroe  +30000
Ian Desmond  +30000
Javier Baez  +30000
Joc Pederson  +30000
Jose Altuve  +30000
Justin Turner  +30000
Nicholas Castellanos  +30000
Shohei Ohtani  +30000
Yasiel Puig  +30000
Anthony Rendon  +50000
Evan Gattis  +50000

Odds to make the American League Championship

While the odds to make the NLCS seem like a three-team race, the American League is a bit more tight. Yes, you have the defending World Champion Astros and the super powered Yankees, but there isn’t as big of a drop-off between the haves and have nots than in the National League.

The Astros would probably be the favorite here. They took a team that won the World Series behind an outstanding offense of Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and George Springer, and made the pitching better. The rotation was already pretty elite with Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers Jr, but they decided they needed to add Gerrit Cole to the mix. That’s a scary team and hard to imagine them not getting back here.

I love the Astros here, but let’s take a look at the complete odds from 5Dimes.

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Houston Astros+180
New York Yankees +180
Cleveland Indians +225
Boston Red Sox +265
Los Angeles Angels +485
Minnesota Twins +500
Toronto Blue Jays +520
Seattle Mariners +530
Tampa Bay Rays +1450
Baltimore Orioles +1700
Chicago White Sox +1700
Oakland Athletics +1700
Texas Rangers +1700
Kansas City Royals +3000
Detroit Tigers +4500

 

The problem with betting that team is that there is a very good chance they are going to face the Indians, Red Sox or Yankees in the first round. The American League is a blood bath and all of those teams can beat each other in a five game series. The sample size is just too small and that’s before you get into the upstart teams like the Angels with Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani.

The Yankees can bash there way past anyone. Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge is the scariest trio of hitters we’ve seen in baseball in a long, long time. That’s not even considering guys like Greg Bird, Clint Frazier and Didi Gregorious who are their own kind of scary. The bullpen is nearly just as frightening and it’s easy to see why they have the same odds as the World Champs.

The Red Sox could beat any of them in a five game series too. Two starts from Chris Sale then David Price and Rick Porcello with Craig Kimbrel closing things out. That’s tough stuff. Nobody wants to face them.

Or the Indians. We always forget the Indians, but they are amazing. Corey Kluber is one of the best starters in the game and Carlos Carrasco is right there behind him. The Andrew Miler led bullpen dominated the postseason in 2016 and could do so again.

The American League is no joke and any of these teams can beat the other on the right night. Of the group, I think the best value is the Indians +225 as the AL Central is the easiest division so they could draw the Wild Card in round one. While that could be the loser of the Red Sox/Yankees, it’s possible it could be a lesser AL team.

New York and Houston are probably the smart plays here though. Those teams are just so stacked with the farm systems to improve if needed.

Odds to make the National League Championship

This is a new one for me. I’ve been following betting futures for most of my adult life and I don’t think that I’ve ever seen odds on simply making it to the NLCS. Winning it, sure. Winning the division, of course. But simply making it to the final round in the National League? That’s a new one.

Well, 5Dimes has odds on them this year and they are pretty interesting to take a look at. There is one team that looks like free money to me. Here’s a complete look at those odds as they stand right now.

Reach NL Championship Series Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers +165
Chicago Cubs +205
Washington Nationals +210
St. Louis Cardinals +400
Milwaukee Brewers +440
San Francisco Giants +440
Arizona Diamondbacks +450
New York Mets +470
Colorado Rockies+510
Philadelphia Phillies+1200
Pittsburgh Pirates+1350
Atlanta Braves+1375
San Diego Padres+1400
Cincinnati Reds+1450
Miami Marlins+3000

 

That free money team is, obviously, the Dodgers. This team is just so rich, so deep and so stacked that it’s hard to imagine them not making it until at least the second round of the playoffs. Based on the way the rest of the NL West looks they are a huge favorite to once again win that division and thus don’t have to worry about the Wild Card game.

They have young MVP candidates in Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger, one of the most underrated hitters in the NL in Justin Turner, Clayton Kershaw leads the rotation and a strong bullpen led by Kenley Jansen. There is always someone on the cusp in the minors for this team for a call-up or a trade at the deadline. They are all-in, every single year and to get positive odds on them making the second round of the playoffs feels like a gift.

Who they will play seems like a bit more of a gamble. The Cubs and Nationals are the favorites, but there are some sleepers within. Did the Giants do enough in the offseason to get back in the mix? A healthy Madison Bumgarner, Evan Longoria, Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen doesn’t lack in star power, that’s for sure. Whether they equal a playoff team is another question. The Brewers nearly made the playoffs last year and then went out and added Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. Will it be enough? Will they have enough pitching without Jimmy Nelson for the first part of the year? Do the Rockies have a chance after adding nearly every available bullpen arm in the offseason?

The Cubs or Nationals feel like the secondary play here and that’s kind of sad, but baseball always manages to surprise us. You never know who is going to get injured or who is going to break out. Who knows maybe Jake Arrieta will lead the Phillies to the National League East crown. Crazier things have happened.

2018 MLB Win Totals

The 2018 MLB Win Totals have been posted by 5Dimes and they are pretty interesting.

The thing that stands out to me is how high some of these numbers are. The Astros at 97.5, the Cubs at 93.5, the Indians at 94.5, the Dodgers at 96.5, the Nationals at 92.5 and the Yankees at 94.5. This are some crazy high win totals and it just shows how top heavy the league right now. The Red Sox at 90.5 are the seventh best total in the league. That’s insane.

The top heavy AL leaves room for just one Wild Card team to come from the Mariners, Angels, Rangers, Twins, Rays and Blue Jays. That spot is, hypothetically, against the loser of the Red Sox and Yankees AL East battle. That doesn’t seem like much of a reward and you have to wonder if some of these teams will call it quits midway through the season.

Oakland is a sleeper over team for me as well. They always have young pitching in that organization and the offense really exploded last season after adding Matt Olson and Matt Chapman to the lineup.

The NL is slightly better with just the Cubs, Nationals and Dodgers seemingly set in stone. The Brewers, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Mets and Giants should all be good this year and battle for those Wild Card spots.

Complete win totals for the 2018 season are below:

Arizona Diamondbacks – MLB Regular Season Wins
ARI regular season wins over 85½ +100
ARI regular season wins under 85½ -120
Atlanta Braves – MLB Regular Season Wins
ATL regular season wins over 74½ -140
ATL regular season wins under 74½ +120
Baltimore Orioles – MLB Regular Season Wins
BAL regular season wins over 72½ -110
BAL regular season wins under 72½ -110
Boston Red Sox – MLB Regular Season Wins
BOS regular season wins over 90½ -155
BOS regular season wins under 90½ +135
Chicago Cubs – MLB Regular Season Wins
CUB regular season wins over 93½ +100
CUB regular season wins under 93½ -120
Chicago White Sox – MLB Regular Season Wins
CWS regular season wins over 67½ -135
CWS regular season wins under 67½ +115
Cincinnati Reds – MLB Regular Season Wins
CIN regular season wins over 73½ -140
CIN regular season wins under 73½ +120
Cleveland Indians – MLB Regular Season Wins
CLE regular season wins over 94½ -120
CLE regular season wins under 94½ +100
Colorado Rockies – MLB Regular Season Wins
COL regular season wins over 82½ +120
COL regular season wins under 82½ -140
Detroit Tigers – MLB Regular Season Wins
DET regular season wins over 67½ +110
DET regular season wins under 67½ -130
Houston Astros – MLB Regular Season Wins
HOU regular season wins over 97½ -105
HOU regular season wins under 97½ -115
Kansas City Royals – MLB Regular Season Wins
KAN regular season wins over 71½ +100
KAN regular season wins under 71½ -120
Los Angeles Angels – MLB Regular Season Wins
LAA regular season wins over 84½ -120
LAA regular season wins under 84½ +100
Los Angeles Dodgers – MLB Regular Season Wins
LOS regular season wins over 96½ -130
LOS regular season wins under 96½ +110
Miami Marlins – MLB Regular Season Wins
MIA regular season wins over 64½ -105
MIA regular season wins under 64½ -115
Milwaukee Brewers – MLB Regular Season Wins
MIL regular season wins over 84½ -105
MIL regular season wins under 84½ -115
Minnesota Twins – MLB Regular Season Wins
MIN regular season wins over 83 -110
MIN regular season wins under 83 -110
New York Mets – MLB Regular Season Wins
NYM regular season wins over 81 -130
NYM regular season wins under 81 +110
New York Yankees – MLB Regular Season Wins
NYY regular season wins over 94½ -120
NYY regular season wins under 94½ +100
Oakland Athletics – MLB Regular Season Wins
OAK regular season wins over 74½ -115
OAK regular season wins under 74½ -105
Philadelphia Phillies – MLB Regular Season Wins
PHI regular season wins over 76½ -115
PHI regular season wins under 76½ -105
Pittsburgh Pirates – MLB Regular Season Wins
PIT regular season wins over 73½ +110
PIT regular season wins under 73½ -130
San Diego Padres – MLB Regular Season Wins
SDG regular season wins over 71½ +100
SDG regular season wins under 71½ -120
San Francisco Giants – MLB Regular Season Wins
SFO regular season wins over 84½ +105
SFO regular season wins under 84½ -125
Seattle Mariners – MLB Regular Season Wins
SEA regular season wins over 81½ -115
SEA regular season wins under 81½ -105
St. Louis Cardinals – MLB Regular Season Wins
STL regular season wins over 85½ -125
STL regular season wins under 85½ +105
Tampa Bay Rays – MLB Regular Season Wins
TAM regular season wins over 77½ +125
TAM regular season wins under 77½ -145
Texas Rangers – MLB Regular Season Wins
TEX regular season wins over 77½ +110
TEX regular season wins under 77½ -130
Toronto Blue Jays – MLB Regular Season Wins
TOR regular season wins over 81½ -105
TOR regular season wins under 81½ -115
Washington Nationals – MLB Regular Season Wins
WAS regular season wins over 92½ -135
WAS regular season wins under 92½ +115

2018 World Series Championship Odds

Spring training is right around the corner and while there are still a lot of high profile free agents out there, the favorites are unlikely to change too much. Teams like the Yankees, Dodgers, Astros and Indians have their rosters pretty much set and have been favorites since the offseason began. These are deep teams with tons of talent so their place at the top makes a lot of sense.

The favorite is the New York Yankees. Adding the NL MVP in Giancarlo Stanton to the AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge could be good for 100 homeruns right there. Throw in the awesome bullpen, the solid rotation led by Luis Severino, a revitalized Greg Bird and a deep farm system, it’s easy to see why the Yankees are so beloved. They scored a ton of runs last season and could score even more this year.

The Dodgers are next at +550. This was a near historically great team last season that went to the seventh game of the World Series. They still have the deep farm system, they still have Cody Bellinger, they still have Corey Seager and the best pitcher on the planet in Clayton Kershaw. This team is set to be in contention for a long time and they are a great bet to win this whole thing every year.

Surprisingly, it’s the defending champions who come in at third. Houston at +650 is pretty good odds for a defending champion. We’ve seen how hard it is to repeat, but the Astros aren’t resting on their laurels. They added Gerrit Cole to the rotation which gives them a really strong five-man unit and their offense should be just as great as last year. Jose Altuve is the leader, but this could be the year that George Springer and/or Carlos Carrera overtake him. They certainly have the talent to do so.

The Indians and Nationals both come in at +800. These are interesting plays for very different reasons.

The Indians are still the best team in the NL Central by a longshot and should easily have a top-2 seed in the playoffs. The rotation is awesome and the bullpen is awesome. A healthy year and this team could return to the World Series easily.

For Washington, this could be the end of an era. Bryce Harper is a free agent after this season and this feels like the end of an era for this team. A lot of their stars are getting older and this definitely feels like an “all-in” kind of season for them.

Complete odds are below.

MLB World Series
Betting Odds
New York Yankees  +450
Los Angeles Dodgers  +550
Houston Astros  +650
Cleveland Indians  +800
Washington Nationals  +800
Chicago Cubs  +1200
Boston Red Sox  +1450
St. Louis Cardinals  +2000
Arizona Diamondbacks  +2500
Los Angeles Angels  +2800
New York Mets  +2800
San Francisco Giants  +3250
Milwaukee Brewers  +4000
Seattle Mariners  +4000
Colorado Rockies  +4500
Minnesota Twins  +5000
Toronto Blue Jays  +6000
Baltimore Orioles  +10000
Pittsburgh Pirates  +10000
Tampa Bay Rays  +10000
Texas Rangers  +10000
Philadelphia Phillies  +12500
Kansas City Royals  +15000
Atlanta Braves  +20000
Chicago White Sox  +20000
Oakland Athletics  +20000
San Diego Padres  +20000
Cincinnati Reds  +30000
Detroit Tigers  +50000
Miami Marlins  +100000

For those interested, here are the odds on exact World Series match-ups.

2018 MLB  World Series match-up odds
Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Yankees  +1260
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros  +1295
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cleveland Indians  +1525
Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees  +1785
Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros  +1830
Chicago Cubs vs New York Yankees  +1970
Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros  +2020
Washington Nationals vs Cleveland Indians  +2150
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Boston Red Sox  +2360
Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians  +2375
Washington Nationals vs Boston Red Sox  +3300
Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox  +3650
St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Yankees  +4325
St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros  +4425
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels  +4450
Arizona Diamondbacks vs New York Yankees  +4625
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros  +4750
St. Louis Cardinals vs Cleveland Indians  +5200
New York Mets vs Houston Astros  +5500
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cleveland Indians  +5550
Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Angels  +6200
New York Mets vs New York Yankees  +6250
Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Angels  +6850
New York Mets vs Cleveland Indians  +7500
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Minnesota Twins  +7700
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Seattle Mariners  +7700
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Toronto Blue Jays  +7700
St. Louis Cardinals vs Boston Red Sox  +7900
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Boston Red Sox  +8500
San Francisco Giants vs New York Yankees  +8500
Colorado Rockies vs New York Yankees  +9300
Milwaukee Brewers vs New York Yankees  +9300
Colorado Rockies vs Houston Astros  +9500
Milwaukee Brewers vs Houston Astros  +9500
San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros  +10500
Washington Nationals vs Minnesota Twins  +10800
Washington Nationals vs Seattle Mariners  +10800
Washington Nationals vs Toronto Blue Jays  +10800
Colorado Rockies vs Cleveland Indians  +11100
Milwaukee Brewers vs Cleveland Indians  +11100
New York Mets vs Boston Red Sox  +11500
Chicago Cubs vs Minnesota Twins  +11800
Chicago Cubs vs Seattle Mariners  +11800
Chicago Cubs vs Toronto Blue Jays  +11800
San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians  +12300
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays  +12400
St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Angels  +14800
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Angels  +15900
Colorado Rockies vs Boston Red Sox  +17000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Boston Red Sox  +17000
Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays  +17200
Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees  +17600
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Houston Astros  +18000
San Francisco Giants vs Boston Red Sox  +18800
Chicago Cubs vs Tampa Bay Rays  +19000
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cleveland Indians  +21000
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Baltimore Orioles  +21500
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Texas Rangers  +21500
New York Mets vs Los Angeles Angels  +21500
Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Yankees  +23000
Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros  +23500
St. Louis Cardinals vs Minnesota Twins  +25500
St. Louis Cardinals vs Seattle Mariners  +25500
St. Louis Cardinals vs Toronto Blue Jays  +25500
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Minnesota Twins  +27500
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Seattle Mariners  +27500
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Toronto Blue Jays  +27500
Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Angels  +27500
Philadelphia Phillies vs Cleveland Indians  +27500
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago White Sox  +30000
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Kansas City Royals  +30000
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Oakland Athletics  +30000
Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles  +30000
Washington Nationals vs Texas Rangers  +30000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angeles Angels  +31500
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Red Sox  +32000
Chicago Cubs vs Baltimore Orioles  +33000
Chicago Cubs vs Texas Rangers  +33000
Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees  +33500
San Diego Padres vs New York Yankees  +33500
Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros  +34000
San Diego Padres vs Houston Astros  +34000
San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Angels  +35000
New York Mets vs Minnesota Twins  +37000
New York Mets vs Seattle Mariners  +37000
New York Mets vs Toronto Blue Jays  +37000
Atlanta Braves vs Cleveland Indians  +40000
San Diego Padres vs Cleveland Indians  +40000
St. Louis Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Rays  +41000
Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox  +42000
Washington Nationals vs Chicago White Sox  +42000
Washington Nationals vs Kansas City Royals  +42000
Washington Nationals vs Oakland Athletics  +42000
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Tampa Bay Rays  +44000
Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox  +46000
Chicago Cubs vs Kansas City Royals  +46000
Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletics  +46000
Colorado Rockies vs Minnesota Twins  +55000
Colorado Rockies vs Seattle Mariners  +55000
Colorado Rockies vs Toronto Blue Jays  +55000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins  +55000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Seattle Mariners  +55000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Toronto Blue Jays  +55000
New York Mets vs Tampa Bay Rays  +59000
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Angels  +60000
Atlanta Braves vs Boston Red Sox  +61000
Cincinnati Reds vs New York Yankees  +61000
San Diego Padres vs Boston Red Sox  +61000
San Francisco Giants vs Minnesota Twins  +61000
San Francisco Giants vs Seattle Mariners  +61000
San Francisco Giants vs Toronto Blue Jays  +61000
Cincinnati Reds vs Houston Astros  +63000
St. Louis Cardinals vs Baltimore Orioles  +72000
St. Louis Cardinals vs Texas Rangers  +72000
Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians  +73000
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Baltimore Orioles  +77000
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers  +77000
Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Angels  +79000
Colorado Rockies vs Tampa Bay Rays  +89000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Tampa Bay Rays  +89000
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Detroit Tigers  +95000
San Francisco Giants vs Tampa Bay Rays  +98000
Miami Marlins vs New York Yankees  +100000
St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago White Sox  +100000
St. Louis Cardinals vs Kansas City Royals  +100000
St. Louis Cardinals vs Oakland Athletics  +100000
Miami Marlins vs Houston Astros  +102500
New York Mets vs Baltimore Orioles  +105000
New York Mets vs Texas Rangers  +105000
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins  +105000
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Seattle Mariners  +105000
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Toronto Blue Jays  +105000
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago White Sox  +107500
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Kansas City Royals  +107500
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics  +107500
Cincinnati Reds vs Boston Red Sox  +112500
Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Angels  +115000
San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Angels  +115000
Miami Marlins vs Cleveland Indians  +120000
Washington Nationals vs Detroit Tigers  +132500
Philadelphia Phillies vs Minnesota Twins  +137500
Philadelphia Phillies vs Seattle Mariners  +137500
Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays  +137500
Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers  +145000
New York Mets vs Chicago White Sox  +145000
New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals  +145000
New York Mets vs Oakland Athletics  +145000
Colorado Rockies vs Baltimore Orioles  +155000
Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers  +155000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Baltimore Orioles  +155000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Texas Rangers  +155000
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays  +170000
San Francisco Giants vs Baltimore Orioles  +170000
San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers  +170000
Miami Marlins vs Boston Red Sox  +185000
Atlanta Braves vs Minnesota Twins  +200000
Atlanta Braves vs Seattle Mariners  +200000
Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays  +200000
San Diego Padres vs Minnesota Twins  +200000
San Diego Padres vs Seattle Mariners  +200000
San Diego Padres vs Toronto Blue Jays  +200000
Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Angels  +210000
Colorado Rockies vs Chicago White Sox  +220000
Colorado Rockies vs Kansas City Royals  +220000
Colorado Rockies vs Oakland Athletics  +220000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago White Sox  +220000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Kansas City Royals  +220000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Oakland Athletics  +220000
Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays  +220000
San Francisco Giants vs Chicago White Sox  +240000
San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals  +240000
San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics  +240000
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles  +300000
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Texas Rangers  +300000
St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers  +310000
Atlanta Braves vs Tampa Bay Rays  +320000
San Diego Padres vs Tampa Bay Rays  +320000
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Detroit Tigers  +340000
Miami Marlins vs Los Angeles Angels  +340000
Cincinnati Reds vs Minnesota Twins  +370000
Cincinnati Reds vs Seattle Mariners  +370000
Cincinnati Reds vs Toronto Blue Jays  +370000
Philadelphia Phillies vs Baltimore Orioles  +390000
Philadelphia Phillies vs Texas Rangers  +390000
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago White Sox  +410000
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals  +410000
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics  +410000
New York Mets vs Detroit Tigers  +460000
San Francisco Giants vs Detroit Tigers  +500000
Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago White Sox  +540000
Philadelphia Phillies vs Kansas City Royals  +540000
Philadelphia Phillies vs Oakland Athletics  +540000
Atlanta Braves vs Baltimore Orioles  +560000
Atlanta Braves vs Texas Rangers  +560000
San Diego Padres vs Baltimore Orioles  +560000
San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers  +560000
Cincinnati Reds vs Tampa Bay Rays  +590000
Miami Marlins vs Minnesota Twins  +600000
Miami Marlins vs Seattle Mariners  +600000
Miami Marlins vs Toronto Blue Jays  +600000
Colorado Rockies vs Detroit Tigers  +680000
Milwaukee Brewers vs Detroit Tigers  +680000
Atlanta Braves vs Chicago White Sox  +790000
Atlanta Braves vs Kansas City Royals  +790000
Atlanta Braves vs Oakland Athletics  +790000
San Diego Padres vs Chicago White Sox  +790000
San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals  +790000
San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics  +790000
Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays  +970000
Atlanta Braves vs Detroit Tigers  +999999
Cincinnati Reds vs Baltimore Orioles  +999999
Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago White Sox  +999999
Cincinnati Reds vs Detroit Tigers  +999999
Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals  +999999
Cincinnati Reds vs Oakland Athletics  +999999
Cincinnati Reds vs Texas Rangers  +999999
Miami Marlins vs Baltimore Orioles  +999999
Miami Marlins vs Chicago White Sox  +999999
Miami Marlins vs Detroit Tigers  +999999
Miami Marlins vs Kansas City Royals  +999999
Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics  +999999
Miami Marlins vs Texas Rangers  +999999
Philadelphia Phillies vs Detroit Tigers  +999999
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers  +999999
San Diego Padres vs Detroit Tigers  +999999