Each year we take a detailed look at the Las Vegas odds to win the World Series. We don’t waste any time after the previous season is in the books. In fact, the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 championship on Nov. 2. We had the lines up on this page for 2017 by Nov. 5.
We continue to update this page with the latest odds. Each time we update, we make a checkpoint to reference how the odds have changed. You will also see a probability percentage for each to win the title based on their current odds. There is also a search feature you can use to look only at a specific team.
For those of you who aren’t familiar, the money line odds format is used on this page. Basically, if the number is a positive one then if you bet $100 that is how much you would win. If the number is negative you need to bet that number to cash $100.
For example, if the odds are +160 then a $100 bet would win you $160. If the odds are -120 a $120 bet is needed to cash $100.
Vegas MLB Betting Favorites to Win World Series & Future Predictions
It’s hard to believe that the middle point of the 2017 MLB season has come and gone. Baseball celebrates the half-way mark with the All-Star Break. It might not seem like much, but the 4-day break is welcomed by all 30 teams.
We have a pretty good idea of who is in contention to make the playoffs. Just don’t write it in stone just yet. In 2016, the San Francisco Giants nearly had an epic collapse. The Giants, not the Cubs, had the best record in baseball at the All-Star Break at 57-33. San Francisco finished 4-games back of 1st in the NL West at 87-75, just one-game ahead of the Cardinals for the final Wild Card spot.
NL Favorite – Los Angeles Dodgers (+350)
CIt took oddsmakers a while to adjust to the disappointing start of the Cubs. Despite a less than impressive start, Chicago remained the odds on favorite to not just win the NL but defend their World Series title.
If it wasn’t for the Cubs playing in a weak NL Central, they would almost out of the race entirely. As it stands, they are only 5.5-games out of 1st in the division and 7.5 for the final Wild Card.
The new king of the NL is the Dodgers, who have the best record in the majors at 61-29. There’s already talks of this team being the best in franchise history. LA ranks 2nd in runs scored in the NL and are 1st by a landslide with a 3.15 team ERA. Next best is Diamondbacks at 3.41.
The other team getting a lot of respect out of the National League is the Nationals. Injuries slowed down Washington going into the break, but this definitely a team to keep an eye on.
Two teams chasing the Dodgers in the NL are also in the mix. That the Rockies and Diamondbacks, both of which would be in if the season ended today.
AL Favorite – Houston Astros (+425)
As impressive as the Dodgers have been, the Astros are on par in the AL. Houston has looked the part of a World Series contender since day 1. They are just 1-win back of LA at 60-29. Same thing in run differential where they are +162 and Dodgers are +163.
Houston packs a little more punch offensively, but are equally balanced. They rank 1st in runs score in the AL at 527 (Yankees next best at 477) and 3rd in team ERA at 3.93.
Boston is considered the biggest threat, as the Red Sox appear to be getting better with each month. You also can’t count out Cleveland, though the Twins and Royals are on their heels in the AL Central. Same thing with Boston, as just 8.5-game separates 1st from last in the AL East.
Odds to Win 2017 World Series, NL & AL Pennant, & Division Titles
|Team||Current Odds (All-Star Break)||Implied Probability|
|Team||31-May||27-Mar||3-Mar||20-Feb||13-Feb||Opening Line (5-Nov)|
|American League||National League|
|AL EAST||NL East|
|AL CENTRAL||NL CENTRAL|
|AL WEST||NL WEST|
More Baseball Futures Betting
Something else you might be interested in checking out is our MLB over under win totals page. This has the expected records for each team before the baseball season began.
We also have individual player stat projections. These are over unders for all of the major stats for key players in the league. You can also head over to our MVP odds and Cy Young odds to see who is expected to bring home the hardware this season.
Our baseball lines feed will have the latest money lines, run lines, and totals for every game in the playoffs.
Previous MLB World Series Winners
|Year||Team||Preseason||Opening Day||All Star Break||Playoffs|
|2015||Kansas City Royals||+2000||+3300||+900||+550|
|2014||San Francisco Giants||+2500||+2500||+1400||+1400|
|2013||Boston Red Sox||+2800||+2800||+850||+350|
|2012||San Francisco Giants||+2000||+2000||+1400||+750|
|2011||St. Louis Cardinals||+2500||+2500||+2000||+1400|
|2010||San Francisco Giants||+2500||+2500||+3300||+1000|
|2009||New York Yankees||+300||+300||+400||+200|
|2007||Boston Red Sox||+900|
|2006||St. Louis Cardinals||+700|
|2005||Chicago White Sox||+2200|