2018 World Series MLB Futures Betting Update

With the NFL preseason getting underway, many bettors have shifted their focus to everything football. However, this is still a great time of year to bet on baseball. We still have just under two months until the MLB postseason, which means lots more time for regular season betting, leading up until the postseason. Which team is positioned to win it all according to the oddsmakers? Let’s take a look.

Top 10 Teams & Odds To Win World Series At Sportsbetting.ag

Top 10 Teams Odds To Win Current Record (W-L) Last World Series Won
Boston Red Sox +400 85-35 2013
Houston Astros +450 73-46 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers +600 64-56 1988
New York Yankees +750 74-44 2009
Chicago Cubs +800 68-49 2016
Cleveland Indians +800 67-51 1948
Oakland Athletics +1600 71-48 1989
Philadelphia Phillies +1600 65-52 2008
Arizona Diamondbacks +2000 65-55 2001
Atlanta Braves +2000 66-51 1995

MLB American League World Series Odds Breakdown

The Red Sox are a whopping 50 games over .500 with an 85-35 overall record and have run away with the league’s best record in the AL East. They were +1000 to win the World Series when the season began but are now at +400. It’s a tough break for the Yankees, a team that has the second-best record in all of baseball. They will almost certainly be relegated to a one-game Wild Card Playoff, despite their sterling mark. At+750, New York is about near their preseason odds of +800 to win the World Series.

The Astros are second behind the Red Sox regarding World Series odds at +450. However, Houston is dealing with several injuries, including several injuries to their rotation and bullpen, and catcher, Brian McCann, second basemen, Jose Altuve, and shortstop, Carlos Correa. Outfielder, George Springer, also sprained his right thumb but is expected to be back sooner than the others. The positional All-Stars listed above should be back for the postseason, but injuries can linger. Houston was +600 to win the World Series before the season started. In my opinion, they are not a great bet now at +450. But as events evolve we’ll update accordingly.

The Indians are the team that no one seems to be talking about but are just as talented as last season where they exited the playoffs in the first round. There are no better top three starters than Kluber, Carrasco, and Bauer. They have a 12-game lead in AL Central and have seen their odds increase from +600 when the season started to +800 as of this writing.

MLB National League World Series Odds Breakdown

The Dodgers lead the National League with a +600 of raising the trophy in October. They were +500 to start the season. L.A. has a loaded lineup and a strong pitching staff. Perhaps their lack of postseason success in recent years still has them a value in postseason markets.

The defending champion, Chicago Cubs, are +800 to win it all, after opening the season at +1000. The Cubs have not run away with the NL Central yet, with the Brewers and Cardinals, both within six games. It’s likely they would get a Wild Card spot if they lost the division, by that is far from certain. After that, the NL’s chances drop dramatically of winning the World Series. The Phillies at +1600 are next in odds, followed b the Diamondbacks, Braves, and Brewers at +2000. However, if you managed to bet Philadelphia before the season started, you got some amazing odds at 80/1!

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Joseph Falchetti

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