World Series Odds: MLB Team Odds To Win 2020 Baseball Title

The most popular futures bet when it comes to MLB and baseball betting is who will win the World Series. All 30 teams will receive bets, but certainly some more than others each season as the odds drastically change based on which teams the bettors believe will have the most successful campaigns. With the 2020 World Series potentially being the end of a shortened season, the odds will certainly be a different animal. Let’s take a look at the current World Series odds, odds movement, betting history and more World Series facts.

 

Latest MLB World Series Odds 2020

 

Team Odds to Win World Series
LA Dodgers +375
NY Yankees +400
HOU Astros +550
ATL Braves +1200
WAS Nationals +1600
MIN Twins +1800
PHI Phillies +2000
STL Cardinals +2000
TB Rays +2000
CHI Cubs +2500
CLE Indians +2500
NY Mets +2500
CIN Reds +2800
OAK Athletics +2800
MIL Brewers +3300
BOS Red Sox +3500
CHI White Sox +3500
LA Angels +4000
ARI Diamondbacks +5000
SD Padres +5000
PIT Pirates +10000
TEX Rangers +10000
TOR Blue Jays +10000
COL Rockies +15000
SF Giants +25000
KC Royals +50000
SEA Mariners +50000
BAL Orioles +75000
DET Tigers +75000
MIA Marlins +75000

 

Houston Astros World Series Odds

Assuming the MLB season starts up without cancelling the season, the Astros will certainly take some ridicule after the recent cheating scandal. The Astros will be under a close eye from not only MLB fans, but other teams and media alike. With all that being said, the Astros are still a very good baseball team and DraftKings Sportsbook has them at +550 to win the World Series. The Astros will get Lance McCullers back to a stellar rotation anchored by Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke, but they did lose Gerrit Cole to the Astros. With one of the most lethal and deep lineups in all of baseball, the Astros are set to make noise again (no pun intended) in 2020.

 

Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Odds

The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently the favorite to win the World Series on DraftKings Sportsbook, set at +375. If the Dodgers made zero moves in the offseason, they would still likely be the favorite. But as all baseball fans know, the Dodgers are not a team to stay still. Los Angeles acquired OF Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox to anchor the best lineup in baseball for a serious run in 2020. Betts joins an already lethal lineup of Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner, Gavin Lux and others in hopes of being one of the best lineups we have seen in a long time.

The lineup is just half of the story, as the Dodgers are equipped with an elite starting rotation with Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, David Price, Alex Wood and Julio Urias and likely the most talented bullpen in the National League. At the end of games, the Dodgers have names like Kenley Jansen, Blake Treinen, Pedro Baez, Joe Kelly and others. The Dodgers are the favorite for a reason, and look to be a dominant force when the MLB season begins. In addition, the World Series could be hosted at Dodgers Stadium either way.

 

World Series Odds Movement

We will update the World Series odds movement here as the season progresses, or as odds change before the season. Expect to see how odds change over time, which could lead to value betting in the futures market. Stay tuned!

 

World Series History

 

Top 5 World Series Upsets

 

2003 – Marlins Defeat Mighty Yankees

The (then Florida) Marlins had just a $54M payroll compared to the Yankees’ $164M payroll, which makes this a massive upset in every sense of the word. The storyline of the Marlins’ season was incredible, as they hired Jack McKeon in the middle of the season as manager, and went on an incredible run behind the arm of Josh Beckett and leadership of Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez.

1969 – Miracle Mets of 1969

The title “Miracle Mets” should explain everything. The Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles who had won 109 games. The Mets certainly had a great pitching staff led by Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan, but in 1969 there was no way the Baltimore Orioles were losing to the Mets.

1988 – “I Don’t Believe What I Just Saw”

Kirk Gibson’s heroics changed Dodgers history forever, but that was just one fact of that World Series. The Athletics had a near-perfect baseball club, and the Dodgers just somehow scraped together wins throughout the playoffs. The real story was Orel Hershiser’s incredible run in the postseason that led the Dodgers to a World Series victory.

1990 – Reds Take Down the Favored Athletics

Ever heard of Billy Hatcher? He hit .750 in the 1990 World Series and Jose Rijo allowed just one earned run in over 15 innings of work to defeat the Athletics, who were filled with talent from top to bottom. Not only was it an upset, the Reds swept the A’s in four games.

1960 – The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

Bill Mazeroski hit a walk-off home run in Game 7 of the World Series. The moment does not get any better, and it was a massive upset for the Pirates over the historic Yankees. In a seven-game series, the Yankees scored 28 more runs than the Pirates, but the last four were the only ones that mattered as the Yankees dropped Game 7 to the Pirates in a massive upset.

 

World Series Champions By Year

A look at each World Series champion in the last 20 years.

Year World Series Champion Runner Up
2019 Washington Nationals Houston Astros
2018 Boston Red Sox Los Angeles Dodgers
2017 Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers
2016 Chicago Cubs Cleveland Indians
2015 Kansas City Royals New York Mets
2014 San Francisco Giants Kansas City Royals
2013 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals
2012 San Francisco Giants Detroit Tigers
2011 St. Louis Cardinals Texas Rangers
2010 San Francisco Giants Texas Rangers
2009 New York Yankees Philadelphia Phillies
2008 Philadelphia Phillies Tampa Bay Rays
2007 Boston Red Sox Colorado Rockies
2006 St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers
2005 Chicago White Sox Houston Astros
2004 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals
2003 Florida Marlins New York Yankees
2002 Anaheim Angels San Francisco Giants
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks New York Yankees
2000 New York Yankees New York Mets

 

World Series MVP By Year

A look at each World Series MVP for the last 20 years.

 

Year World Series Champion World Series MVP
2019 Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg
2018 Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce
2017 Houston Astros George Springer
2016 Chicago Cubs Ben Zobrist
2015 Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez
2014 San Francisco Giants Madison Bumgarner
2013 Boston Red Sox David Ortiz
2012 San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval
2011 St. Louis Cardinals David Freese
2010 San Francisco Giants Edgar Renteria
2009 New York Yankees Hideki Matsui
2008 Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels
2007 Boston Red Sox Mike Lowell
2006 St. Louis Cardinals David Eckstein
2005 Chicago White Sox Jermaine Dye
2004 Boston Red Sox Manny Ramirez
2003 Florida Marlins Josh Beckett
2002 Anaheim Angels Troy Glaus
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks Curt Schilling/Randy Johnson
2000 New York Yankees Derek Jeter

 

All Time World Series Stats

Most Home Runs in a Single World Series

A list of the players with the most home runs in one World Series.

World Series Year Player Home Runs
2017 George Springer 5
2009 Chase Utley 5
1977 Reggie Jackson 5

 

Most Home Runs in a World Series Career

A list of the players with the most career home runs in the World Series.

 

Player Career World Series Home Runs
Mickey Mantle 18
Babe Ruth 15
Yogi Berra 12
Duke Snider 11
Lou Gehrig 10
Reggie Jackson 10

 

Most Strikeouts in a Single World Series

A list of the players with the most strikeouts in one World Series.

 

World Series Year Player Career World Series Strikeouts
1968 Bob Gibson 35
1964 Bob Gibson 31
1965 Sandy Koufax 29
1903 Bill Dinneen 28
1967 Bob Gibson 26
2001 Curt Schilling 26

 


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2020 World Series Frequently Asked Questions

 

When will the 2020 World Series be?

The 2020 World Series is likely to be played in October or November, possibly even into December depending on the coronavirus plan between the MLB and MLBPA.

 

Where is the World Series played?

The World Series is played in each of the two home ballparks of the two teams in the series.

 

Who is home in the World Series?

Traditionally, the home team in the World Series was decided by the winner of the All Star game. Now, it is decided by the record of the two teams in the World Series.

 

How many games are in the World Series?

The World Series is the best of a seven-game series. This means that whoever wins four games first, wins the World Series. It can be from four to seven games long.