In an ordinary world, we would already have seen the MLB season begin, but we are not living in an ordinary world at the moment. The good news is that there does seem to be some talk about how to proceed, with the MLB said to be considering playing games in smaller stadiums used for preseason. Still, the World Series still feels as though it is a million miles away, especially with the start of the season still suspended, but it’s still fin to think about the teams that we might see in the World Series once play does begin. We are going to take a look at some potential World Series matchups Odds. Not all of which would be considered great bets at this point, just to get an idea of the wide variety of odds currently available.
MLB World Series Possible Matchup Odds
Washington Nationals Vs Houston Astros
World Series Possible Matchup Odds: +5200
Let’s start out by looking at the possibility of a rematch of the World Series that we saw last season. We are all aware that the Nationals shocked everyone by coming out of the Wild Card and making a run that ended with them being crowned as champions. They are going to have a tough time knocking off the Atlanta Braves in the NL East this season, which means they would need to go the long route again. The Astros are loaded from top to bottom and definitely look like a good bet to represent the AL, but that chances of a repeat of last year’s World Series are not great, in my humble opinion.
New York Yankees Vs Atlanta Braves
World Series Possible Matchup Odds: +1500
If we were making an educated guess, the battle for the AL pennant is likely to be between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros. The Yankees are absolutely loaded and look like a team that can power their way through the opposition with some serious offense. The Atlanta Braves have seen all their prospects come good in back to back AL East winning seasons, but the postseason has proven to be a problem for them. They’ve added a few veteran pieces to the lineup in hopes of taking that next step, so this is a very decent bet.
LA Angels Vs LA DodgersWorld Series Possible Matchup Odds: +4700
The Dodgers have appeared in 2 of the last 3 World Series, losing both times, and while they had an early postseason exit last year, they look primed to make another run. Make no mistake about it, the Dodgers are the team to beat in the National League, so it would not be a surprise to see them go all the way. The LA Angels would be a bit of a surprise World Series participant, as they still appear to be some way off the best teams in the AL. Still, in Mike Trout, they have the best player in the league, while new manager Joe Maddon has a reputation of taking teams all the way.
Minnesota Twins Vs St. Louis Cardinals
World Series Possible Matchup Odds: +7900
We all know who the favorites are in each of the leagues, but what about the dark horses. There are a handful of teams sitting not that far back from the favorites who could make things very interesting for the big guns. The Minnesota Twins had a major breakthrough in winning the AL Central last season, while the St. Louis Cardinals did the same in the NL. At the very least, these two should be in the running for a Wild Card spot, so is it really that unrealistic to imagine that they could take a run at the World Series?