World Series Odds 2019: Red Sox, Astros, Yankees Top Favorites

World Series Odds
BetVega.com tracks the 2019 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 2019 World Series Champion.

Odds To Win The World Series 2019

(updated 1/22/19)

Boston Red Sox +500
Houston Astros +700
New York Yankees +1000
Los Angeles Dodgers +1000
Chicago Cubs +1000
Washington Nationals +1050
Cleveland Indians +1400
St. Louis Cardinals +1500
Milwaukee Brewers +2000
Atlanta Braves +2000
Philadelphia Phillies +2100
New York Mets +2300
Colorado Rockies +2800
Oakland Athletics +4000
Chicago White Sox +4700
Los Angeles Angels +5500
Tampa Bay Rays +5750
Minnesota Twins +7200
Seattle Mariners +7500
Pittsburgh Pirates +8000
Cincinnati Reds +8500
Toronto Blue Jays +9000
Arizona Diamondbacks +9500
San Francisco Giants +14000
San Diego Padres +14000
Texas Rangers +17000
Detroit Tigers +25000
Kansas City Royals +28000
Miami Marlins +29000
Baltimore Orioles +45000

Previous World Series Champions

wdt_ID SEASON WINNER LOSER SERIES
1 2018 Boston Red Sox Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1
2 2017 Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3
3 2016 Chicago Cubs Cleveland Indians 4-3
4 2015 KC Royals New York Mets 4-1
5 2014 San Francisco Giants KC Royals 4-3
6 2013 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals 4-2
7 2012 San Francisco Giants Detroit Tigers 4-0
8 2011 St. Louis Cardinals Texas Rangers 4-3
9 2010 San Francisco Giants Texas Rangers 4-1
10 2009 New York Yankees Philadelphia Phillies 4-2
SEASON WINNER LOSER SERIES

MLB 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 Super Bowl 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.

World Series Futures 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.