Early 2018 World Series Odds and Expert Betting Prediction.

Early 2018 World Series Odds and Expert Betting Prediction

Written by on November 2, 2017

The 2017 MLB season may have just ended in what was undeniably one of the most exciting World Series matchups in recent memory, but if you’re a pro-baseball betting enthusiast that is already looking forward to next season, then you can already place a futures odds wager on which team you like to win it all next season. Here is a look at the early 2018 World Series Odds followed by some brief commentary on a handful of the top favorites.

Early 2018 World Series Odds and Expert Betting Prediction

Last 10 Winners

  • Houston Astros (2017)
  • Chicago Cubs (2016)
  • Kansas City Royals (2015)
  • San Francisco Giants (2014)
  • Boston Red Sox (2013)
  • San Francisco Giants (2012)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2011)
  • San Francisco Giants (2010)
  • New York Yankees (2009)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (2008)

2018 Top Contenders

Houston Astros

  • Last Season Record: 101-61
  • 2018 World Series Odds: 7/1
Houston is young and loaded with elite payers like George Springer, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman and likely AL MVP Jose Altuve. Believe it or not, Houston is just scratching the surface of their potential.

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Last Season Record: 104-58
  • 2018 World Series Odds: 11/2
Maybe it’s me, but I’m a little bit miffed at just how the Dodgers are favored to win it all next season when they just lost to a Houston team that is young and completely loaded. For me, I’d be a bit worried if I were the Dodgers that my top two starting pitchers, Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish, both got smacked around in the 2017 World Series.

Chicago Cubs

  • Last Season Record: 92-70
  • 2018 World Series Odds: 15/2
Speaking of teams that are young and brimming with talent and the Chicago Cubs come to mind very quickly for me. Let’s see, there’s a ton of talent with guys like Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber. If the Cubs can somehow reload their pitching staff, they could go from contender to favorite next season!

Cleveland Indians

  • Last Season Record: 102-60
  • 2018 World Series Odds: 15/2
The Tribe has a fantastic season and will be right back in the mix again next season with Corey Kluber, Andrew Miller, Edwin Encarnacion, Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez leading the way. Another quality starting pitcher and another big bat could help them get where they want to go next season.No matter what the 2018 World Series Odds says, many thinks the Indians can win the next Fall Classic.

New York Yankees

  • Last Season Record: 91-71
  • 2018 World Series Odds: 15/2
Starting with Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the Yankees have some serious heavy hitters that are only going to get better with time. New York could use another elite hitter or two next season and they’re going to need to address a pitching staff that gets a bit thin after Luis Severino, Sonny Gray, and Aroldis Chapman.

Boston Red Sox

  • Last Season Record: 93-69
  • 2018 World Series Odds: 10/1
The BoSox need at least one or two more big bats next season as they could not overcome the loss of David Ortiz this season and they’re going to need to address a pitching staff that was solid this season, but certainly not dominant.

Washington Nationals

  • Last Season Record: 97-65
  • 2018 World Series Odds: 10/1
The Nats will contend next season with guys like Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy and Stephen Strasburg, but they’re going to need another quality hitter and at least two or three better pitchers next season.

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Last Season Record: 93-69
  • 2018 World Series Odds: 20/1
The D-Backs are a team that is probably just one or two pitchers and another hitter or two at most, away from overtaking the Dodgers in the NL West. Paul Goldschmidt is a star and both, J.D. Martinez and David Peralta are getting there.Here is a look at the rest of the 2018 MLB World Series Odds.
  • St. Louis Cardinals: 20/1
  • Toronto Blue Jays: 22/1
  • Colorado Rockies: 25/1
  • Milwaukee Brewers: 25/1
  • Los Angeles Angels: 33/1
  • Minnesota Twins: 33/1
  • New York Mets: 33/1
  • San Francisco Giants: 33/1
  • Seattle Mariners: 33/1
  • Texas Rangers: 33/1
  • Baltimore Orioles: 50/1
  • Tampa Bay Rays: 50/1
  • Kansas City Royals: 66/1
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: 66/1
  • Atlanta Braves: 80/1
  • Chicago White Sox: 80/1
  • Philadelphia Phillies: 80/1
  • Cincinnati Reds: 100/1
  • Miami Marlins: 100/1
  • Oakland Athletics: 100/1
  • Detroit Tigers: 150/1
  • San Diego Padres: 150/1