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|
|BOS Red Sox||+3500|
|CHI White Sox||+3500|
|TOR Blue Jays||+10000|
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.
MLB is discussing a 100-game regular season that would begin July 1, include no All-Star Game and end with a November World Series at Dodger Stadium. https://t.co/xoCWdoV377
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 2, 2020
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|
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|
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|
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.