With the 2019 MLB regular season set to get underway in just over 24 hours, now is a perfect time to offer up some expert betting analysis that could hep you cash in all season long. That’s right MLB betting faithful, thanks to the eye-opening insight that you’re about to get on four longshot 2019 World Series odds hopefuls, you’re going to be able to make a series of wise wagers on each team – and their respective opponents all season long.
With that said and Opening Day pitches about to be thrown everywhere, let’s get started.
4 Long Shots That Could Beat the 2019 World Series Odds
Baseball is almost here and the defending champion Red Sox start the season at the top in our Opening Day MLB rankings 📈The rest: https://t.co/5K27k9RQ3f pic.twitter.com/ZaXGWFG5l9— ESPN (@espn) 27 de marzo de 2019
- 2019 World Series Odds: 20/1
I have no idea why the Milwaukee Brewers (96-67) are lower favorites in the National League than a St. Louis Cardinals team they beat by seven games in the NL Central last season or hell, a Chicago Cubs team they also bested by a game to claim the NL Central crown a year ago. No matter, the Brewers look like a team that could surprise in a big way for the second straight season. Milwaukee has a true superstar in reigning 27-year-old NL MVP Christian Yelich (36 Hrs, .326 BA, 110 RBIs) and seriously talented hurler in reliever Josh Hader (2.30 ERA, 12 Saves), not to mention the fact that they will, have an ‘us against the world’ mentality after being overlooked – despite their fantastic season that saw them reach the seventh game of the NLCS last season.
- 2019 World Series Odds: 20/1
The Atlanta Braves are a value-packed 20-1 long shot despite going 90-72 to win the NL East last season. That’s okay though, I like Atlanta a lot heading into 2019 and so much so that I believe they could challenge for the NL Pennant. Atlanta has some impressive young talent in players like outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (.293 BA, 26 HR) and shortstop Dansby Swanson and some solid veteran leadership starting with guys like third baseman Freddie Freeman. If Atlanta improves its modest pitching from a year ago, I believe the sky is the limit for this once, perennially-powerful franchise.
- 2019 World Series Odds: 30/1
I know the Okaland A’s play in the same AL West as the powerful Houston Astros, but this is a team that won 97 games a year ago which is more than any team in the National League and the AL Central. Oakland has a fantastic closer in Blake Treinen (38 saves). The A’s accomplished all of this despite not having a regular position player bat at least .300 and no starting pitcher that won more than a dozen games. Oakland had four starters compile ERA’s under 3.88 and it is that kind of understated effort that could help Oakland challenge for the AL wild card – and a chance to dethrone Boston – and 2017 World Series -winning Houston – in the postseason.
- 2019 Wolrd Series Odds: 40/1
The Colorado Rockies finished a game behind the NL West-winning Dodgers last season and their 91-win campaign means that could be even better in 2019. Colorado has an MVP candidate in veteran third baseman Nolan Arenado (38 Hrs, 110 RBI, .297 BA) and another in young shortstop Trevor Story (37 HR, 108 RBI, .291 BA) not to mention, outfielder Charlie Blackmon will be looking to get back to the MVP-caliber campaign he unleashed on the NL in 2017 (.33 BA, 37 HR, 104 RBI). The Rockies have a rock-solid team leader in second baseman Daniel Murphy and if their pitching holds up, the Dodgers might fail to reach the postseason altogether after representing the NL in each of the past two Fall Classics.