World Series Odds 2016

odds-to-win-world-series-2016 tracks the 2016 World Series Odds on a weekly basis during the regular season and MLB playoffs. Check out the latest futures odds below for which MLB team will be crowned 2016 World Series Champions.

Odds To Win 2016 World Series

(updated 11/2/15)

Los Angeles Dodgers 8/1
Chicago Cubs 10/1
New York Mets 10/1
Toronto Blue Jays 10/1
Washington Nationals 10/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 12/1
St Louis Cardinals 12/1
Texas Rangers 12/1
Houston Astros 14/1
Kansas City Royals 14/1
New York Yankees 16/1
Boston Red Sox 18/1
Cleveland Indians 20/1
Detroit Tigers 20/1
Los Angeles Angels 20/1
San Francisco Giants 20/1
Seattle Mariners 30/1
Baltimore Orioles 40/1
Chicago White Sox 40/1
Minnesota Twins 40/1
Tampa Bay Rays 40/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 60/1
Cincinnati Reds 60/1
Miami Marlins 60/1
Milwaukee Brewers 60/1
Oakland Athletics 60/1
San Diego Padres 60/1
Atlanta Braves 100/1
Colorado Rockies 150/1
Philadelphia Phillies 300/1

Major League Baseball World Series Betting Odds

Although not as popular as individual game betting, futures wagers do have their place in the sports betting community. In Major League Baseball, Vegas World Series betting futures draws a variety of players to the betting window on a yearly basis.

Shortly after one World Series ends, online bookmakers must promptly be ready for the next World Series in the following year. The defending champion is almost always among the early favorites. The “hot stove” action in the offseason involves various trades and free agent signings. These moves are closely evaluated by professional bettors and the World Series odds could shift depending on how significant the changes are. While an NFL roster consists of 53 players, an MLB roster has only 25. Therefore, the movement of a certain player or two can be very important.

Public teams draw a lot of wagers

Because of the long tradition and history of Major League Baseball, certain teams will draw more interest than others, based on their fan base. The odds of the Chicago Cubs are a little slanted each year because fans of the team are prone to making a World Series wager on the team each and every season. Even when the Cubs are considered a long-shot to win the championship, fans of the team will usually enact a pilgrimage to Las Vegas during the winter to place a wager on their beloved team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1908.

In addition to the Cubs, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are the other public teams that are commonly bet upon heavily in the offseason. However, unlike the Cubs, these teams have won championships in the last few years.

Baseball Bettors must have patience

While sports bettors enjoy the daily action that is tied to MLB games over six months of play, they must have patience when making a wager on a World Series winner. On a typical day in the spring and summer, there are usually 15 games to bet on that deliver an immediate payoff. However, a bettor may have to wait for nearly a year to cash in on a World Series champion in late October each season betting season

With approximately one year to evaluate the futures odds, the bettor can use this to their advantage to make astute wagers over a period of time. Sportsbooks can also benefit from the amount of time that a World Series Future is open to maximize the hold percentage for the house.