Early 2019 World Series Odds & Predictions

Early 2019 World Series Odds & Predictions

Written by on November 1, 2018

With the 2018 season now a thing of the past and the Boston Red Sox completing their wire-to-wire campaign to win it all, now is a perfect time to take a look at the MLB Futures Odds to win the 2019 World Series. Whether you like one of the top favorites, a middle-of-the-pack contender or a flat-out longshot to win it all next season, you’re going to find out just which teams have the best – and worst – odds to win the 2019 World Series come next year.

Early 2019 World Series Odds & Predictions

Odds to Win 2019 World Series

Team

Odds

Boston Red Sox

7/1

Houston Astros

7/1
Los Angeles Dodgers

8/1

New York Yankees

8/1
Chicago Cubs

12/1

Cleveland Indians

12/1
Atlanta Braves

14/1

Milwaukee Brewers

14/1
St. Louis Cardinals

18/1

Washington Nationals

18/1
Philadelphia Phillies

20/1

Colorado Rockies

35/1
New York Mets

35/1

Oakland Athletics

35/1
Los Angeles Angels

50/1

Tampa Bay Rays

50/1
Pittsburgh Pirates

60/1

Seattle Mariners

60/1
Arizona Diamondbacks

75/1

Chicago White Sox

75/1

Minnesota Twins

75/1

Toronto Blue Jays

75/1

Cincinnati Reds

120/1

San Diego Padres

120/1

San Francisco Giants

120/1

Texas Rangers

120/1
Detroit Tigers

250/1

Kansas City Royals

250/1
Miami Marlins

250/1

Baltimore Orioles

350/1

  The Boston Red Sox (7/1) are the prohibitive favorites to go back-to-back next year and for good reason. The BoSox won the most games in baseball this season (108) while ranking first in runs per game (5.4) and eighth in team ERA (3.75). Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez both had career years by hitting .346 and .330 to finish first and second respectively in all of baseball in batting average and David Price and Rick Porcello came up big when Chris sale was out. It will be interesting to see what moves Boston makes in the offseason, but they’ll contend next year at the very least.

The Houston Astros came up short of repeating as World Series champs, but they made a real run at it before losing to Boston in the ALCS. I’m fully expecting the ‘Stros to be right back near the top of the AL next season because they have a loaded roster and great batch or arms that ranked first almost across the board in the most important pitching statistics there are.

The Dodgers (8/1) made back-to-back World Series appearances and although they came up short for the second straight season, Los Angeles has been a perennial title favorite in the National League for several years now.  They’ve won the NL West a whopping six consecutive times while making three World Series appearances during the span and winning it all once (2012). Yeah, the Dodgers will contend again next season because of a stellar pitching staff that ranked second in all of baseball in team ERA.

A lot of people had the Yankees winning it all when they went out and added big bopper Giancarlo Stanton to go along with Aaron Judge, but the Bronx Bomber came up short, despite the fact that they won 100 games during the regular season. While Stanton smacked 38 home runs and New York finished second in scoring, I think the Yankees clearly still need a bit more pitching to compete with the likes of the Astros and Red Sox moving forward.

The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are identical 12/1 picks to win it all next season after finishing with 95 and 91 wins respectively. Ironically, the Cubbies finished third in team ERA (3.65) while the Tribe finished an identical third in scoring (5.05 rpg).

Depending on the additions and losses both teams have this offseason, I see no reason why both won’t be in the mix to reach their respective league championships.

The Atlanta Braves (90-72) and Milwaukee Brewers (96-67) are two teams trending upward heading into next season. Atlanta stunned favored Washington to win the NL East while Milwaukee managed to beat out Chicago for the NL Central title. Both are identical 12/1 picks to win it all next season and they both look like they’re going to be at least deserving of a ‘semi-longshot’ wager.

Moving right along, I love the Oakland A’s (97-65) as a whopping 35/1 pick to win it all next season and the Colorado Rockies (91-72) just a bit less so. If there’s one team that no baseball bettors should be thinking about making a longshot wager on to win it all next season, its the 115-loss Baltimore Orioles. If you watched any O’s games this season and came out of it with your eyesight intact, then I’m advising you not to do it again until at least 2020! Now, Happy Hunting MLB betting faithful!