Because there’s only about 6 weeks until the start of the MLB Season, and spring training starts in a week, we should ready ourselves by checking out and possibly even wagering on teams to win the World Series. Check out a full list of 2019 World Series odds along with some thoughts on how to approach Fall Classic Futures.
Updated 2019 World Series Odds – February 15th
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2019 World Series Odds
- Arizona Diamondbacks +5000
- Atlanta Braves +1400
- Baltimore Orioles +60000
- Boston Red Sox +600
- Chicago Cubs +1100
- Chicago White Sox +5000
- Cincinnati Reds +7000
- Cleveland Indians +1400
- Colorado Rockies +1800
- Detroit Tigers +25000
- Houston Astros +600
- Kansas City Royals +25000
- A. Angels +5000
- LA Dodgers +700
- Miami Marlins +35000
- Milwaukee Brewers +1300
- Minnesota Twins +6000
- New York Mets +2000
- New York Yankees +600
- Oakland Athletics +2500
- Philadelphia Phillies +1200
- Pittsburgh Pirates +7000
- San Diego Padres +10000
- San Francisco Giants +12000
- Seattle Mariners +6000
- Louis Cardinals +1400
- Tampa Bay Rays +3500
- Texas Rangers +20000
- Toronto Blue Jays +9000
- Washington Nationals +1700
Will the team that signs Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, or both have a shot to win the World Series?
Harper and Machado entered the MLB offseason as two of the most highly-prized free agents in baseball. They should sign contracts before spring training…but will they? Rumor has it, Machado met with the Padres while Harper’s planning on signing with the White Sox if no other team offers him a deal.
If San Diego gets Manny and the other Chicago squad gets Bryce, the answer is “no”, it won’t matter. Neither the White Sox nor the Padres have the pitching to win the World Series.
Which team has the best shot at World Series glory: Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, or New York Yankees?
No team has repeated as World Series Champions since the New York Yankees in 1999-2000. The Boston Red Sox could end the streak. Last year’s dominant squad is back. Not only that, but lest we forget, Chris Sale suffered through injuries most of last season. With Sale at one-hundred percent, there’s no reason to believe the Red Sox aren’t as dominant in 2019 as they were in 2018.
Also, no team has a starting rotation as deep and dominant as Boston. If you base your World Series bet on who’s go the top rotation, it’s the Red Sox.</p.
Are the Dodgers an overlay or underlay at +700?
The Dodgers have punched their ticket to the Fall Classic in the last couple of seasons. They’ve flat out dominated the National League, but to beat the Red Sox, Astros, or Yankees, they must improve. Did they?
Nope. Not at all. The biggest problem is with the starting rotation of Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Rich Hill, and Hyun-Jin Ryu. Those four pitchers are great during the regular season. They’re not so great in the postseason. Not only that, but the Dodgers bullpen has some soft spots that showed up big time in last year’s World Series.</p.
Who is the best underdog play in the AL? How about the NL?
At +1400 odds, Cleveland offers excellent value to win the AL Pennant. The Tribe made it to the World Series in 2016. The rotation, led by Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer is tight while fourth in the rotation Mike Cleavinger could step forward and become one of the better starters in the AL.</p.
In the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies could be the team to beat after the Dodgers. The Phillies boast a strong rotation with Aaron Nola, Jake Arrieta, and Vince Velasquez. They also signed catcher J.T. Realmuto and Andrew McCutchen should bounce back after a tough year in San Francisco.
The Phillies could win the NL Pennant while Cleveland has the best shot of upsetting the Red Sox, Astros, and Yankees in the American League. Baseball season is almost here. It’s time to get excited!