Updated MLB 2017 World Series Odds – October 3rd

Updated MLB 2017 World Series Odds – October 3rd

Written by on October 3, 2017

The Cleveland Indians didn’t record the most wins in the majors this year, but according to the latest 2017 World Series Odds, they’re the prohibitive favorites. Will the Tribe make consecutive World Series appearances or will they get beat out for the AL Pennant by a Houston Astros team that was the best team in baseball for a long stretch this season? Better yet, will either AL favorite get beat out by one of the top long shots in the American League like the Minnesota Twins or maybe a middle-of-the-pack title hopeful like the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees? Over in the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers are favored to represent the senior circuit in the 2017 World Series but will they be able to hold off the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs? Could both teams be upstaged by a Washington Nationals team that looks like it could be underrated or one of the longer shots like the Diamondbacks or Rockies? Let’s take a look at the odds to win the World Series for every 2017 playoff participant!

Updated MLB 2017 World Series Odds – October 3rd

AL Wild Card Betting Prediction: Minnesota Twins at NY Yankees

Cleveland Indians (World Series Odds at +330)

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 5.05
  • Offensive Hits: 8.93
  • Offensive Walks: 3.73
  • Average Score Against: 3.48
  • Defensive Hits: 7.83
  • Defensive Strikeouts: 9.96
After winning the AL Pennant a year ago, the Tribe (102-60) are back in the postseason and are now the prohibitive favorites to win it all after putting together a stunning 22-game winning streak from Aug. 24 to Sept. 14 that stands as the second-longest winning streak in Major League Baseball history.

Los Angeles Dodgers (World Series Odds at +380)

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 4.75
  • Offensive Hits: 8.32
  • Offensive Walks: 4.01
  • Average Score Against: 3.58
  • Defensive Hits: 7.56
  • Defensive Strikeouts: 9.56
The Dodgers (104-58) were on a historic pace to potentially record the most wins ever in a single season before hitting the skids in a big way from late August to mid-September. Still, after getting back on track just prior to the end of the regular season, the Dodgers look like they’ll be tough for anyone to dispatch.

Houston Astros (World Series Odds at +455)

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 5.53
  • Offensive Hits: 9.77
  • Offensive Walks: 3.14
  • Average Score Against: 4.32
  • Defensive Hits: 8.11
  • Defensive Strikeouts: 9.83
The Astros (101-61) looked like the best team in all baseball for the vast majority of the season, but then they hit the skids as well and started losing games rapidly from late July to late August before re-finding their mojo right around August 31. Now, the ‘Stros are back to looking like arguably the best team in the AL and maybe all baseball once again.

Chicago Cubs (World Series Odds at +775)

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 5.07
  • Offensive Hits: 8.67
  • Offensive Walks: 3.84
  • Average Score Against: 4.29
  • Defensive Hits: 7.97
  • Defensive Strikeouts: 8.88
The Cubs (92-70) clearly had a World Series hangover for the vast majority of the first half of the season before getting their act together right around the middle of July. At +775, no one should forget that Chicago is loaded with young talent, but their pitching staff could be their downfall this time around – maybe!

Washington Nationals (World Series Odds at +825)

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 5.06
  • Offensive Hits: 9.08
  • Offensive Walks: 3.35
  • Average Score Against: 4.15
  • Defensive Hits: 8.01
  • Defensive Strikeouts: 8.99
I love the value that the Nationals (97-65) are offering as a +825 pick seeing as how they ranked fifth in scoring (5.06) and sixth in team ERA (3.88) and have both, a trio of .300 hitters and two starting pitchers that won at least 15 games.

Boston Red Sox (World Series Odds at +850)

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 4.85
  • Offensive Hits: 8.97
  • Offensive Walks: 3.52
  • Average Score Against: 4.12
  • Defensive Hits: 8.55
  • Defensive Strikeouts: 9.75
The BoSox managed to win the AL East (93-69) despite losing superstar David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz to retirement off of last season’s team. Boston finished 10th in scoring (4.85 rpg), but an impressive fourth in team ERA (3.72), thanks mostly to Chris Sale and Drew Pomeranz, both 17-game winners.

New York Yankees (World Series Oddds at+1350)

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 5.30
  • Offensive Hits: 9.05
  • Offensive Walks: 3.80
  • Average Score Against: 4.07
  • Defensive Hits: 7.70
  • Defensive Strikeouts: 9.63
The Yankees (91-71) make a return to the postseason for the first time since making it in as a WildCard in 2015 and they could be a lot more dangerous than it appears seeing as how they finished second in scoring (5.3 rpg) and fifth in team ERA (3.73). Aaron Judge improves the Yankees 2017 World Series Odds.  

Arizona Diamondbacks (World Series Odds at +1850)

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 5.01
  • Offensive Hits: 8.67
  • Offensive Walks: 3.57
  • Average Score Against: 4.07
  • Defensive Hits: 8.09
  • Defensive Strikeouts: 9.15
The D-Backs (93-69) won an impressive 93 games and have an MVP candidate in the first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (36 HR, .297, 120 RBI). Arizona was also outstanding defensively in finishing the regular season ranked third in team ERA (3.67) and fourth in quality starts, thanks mostly to a trio of hurlers that all won 14 games or more.

Colorado Rockies (World Series Odds at +3300)

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 5.09
  • Offensive Hits: 9.32
  • Offensive Walks: 3.20
  • Average Score Against: 4.67
  • Defensive Hits: 8.96
  • Defensive Strikeouts: 7.84
The current Rockies (87-75) remind me a lot of the 1990s Rockies teams that featured Larry Walker, Vinny Castilla, Andres Galarraga and Todd Helton in the sense that they have a ton of offense with MVP candidates in Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon but an uninspiring pitching staff that ranked 17th in team ERA (4.51).

Minnesota Twins (World Series Odds at +3300)

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 5.03
  • Offensive Hits: 8.90
  • Offensive Walks: 3.66
  • Average Score Against: 4.86
  • Defensive Hits: 9.17
  • Defensive Strikeouts: 7.20
The Twins (85-77) might be a massive long shot to win it all, but they’ve been absolutely delightful to watch after losing 103 games just a year ago. Miguel Sano is definitely fun to watch at the plate and Ervin Santana can be the best pitcher on the planet at times, even though it will take a series of minor miracles for them to win the AL Pennant.