FEB 21 - Updated MLB Odds To Win The 2017 Worlds Series

Updated MLB Odds To Win The 2017 Worlds Series

Written by on February 21, 2017

This coming Friday will see the start of play in the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues, which signifies that spring training is underway, and that the MLB regular season is right around the corner. Last season was one for the ages, as the Chicago Cubs broke what many people thought was a curse on their way to winning the World Series. The feeling among baseball fans is that we have not seen the last of this team, as they have a collection of young players that look primed to be good for a very long time. There are sure to be some serious challengers this season, though, so let’s get a closer look at the MLB betting favorites to win the 2017 World Series.

Analyzing The Updated MLB Odds To Win The 2017 Worlds Series

 
 

Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox (+300)

The Cubs racked up 103 wins in the regular season last year before tearing through the postseason, and it’s safe to say that they are not going to see much of a dip, if any, in their win total this year. This team is loaded, and their young core of players now has another year under their belts. I would not see surprised to see this team repeat. The Red Sox made it all the way to the ALDS last season before losing to the Cleveland Indians. They have added to their roster in the offseason, with pitcher Chris Sale being their biggest addition. Boston now has a legitimate championship pitching roster, assuming they all deliver.

Cleveland Indians (+550)

The Indians represented the American League in the 2016 World Series, and were about as close as you can get to winning the entire thing. It’s going to be interesting to see whether losing the World Series in the manner that they did will have them coming into the season with a chip on their shoulder, or whether they will still be harboring a hangover that will have them stumbling out the gate.

LA Dodgers (+800)

When you have as much money to spend as the Los Angeles Dodgers do, you can essentially guarantee that you are going to have a squad of elite players ready to compete for a championship. That they have been unable to do so since boosting the payroll shows that it takes more than a bog checkbook to win in the MLB. The Dodgers will once again be the team to beat in the National League, but do they have what it takes to get past the Cubs?

Washington Nationals (+900)

The Nationals appear to be a team that has grown tired of being the nearly men, as they traded away a lot of young prospects to strengthen what is already a stacked squad. Their biggest question mark is in their pitching rotation. While it is one of the best in the business, there are some legitimate injury concerns with both Strasburg and Scherzer. They need those two guys to remain healthy if the Nats are to live up to these rather lofty betting odds.