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.
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
Just like that we are a mere one week away from the start of a new MLB season. Opening Day is set for Thursday, March 29 and for the first time in history all 30 teams will be in action.
It took awhile for a lot of the big name free agents to sign this offseason and there are still a few out there who haven’t signed. With that said, we have a pretty clear picture on the makeup of each roster.
According to the books the odds on favorite to win the World Series in 2018 is the Astros, who are listed at +500. Houston will be attempting to become the first team to defend their title since the Yankees won three straight from 1998 to 2000.
The team with the next best odds is the Dodgers at +550, who were actually the favorites at our last checkpoint in early February. LA will be looking to do what the Royals did a few years back. That is win the World Series the year after making it and not winning.
While those two teams have the best odds to win it all, based on the odds it’s more of a race between 7 teams, who all have odds better than 10 to 1. After the top two, we have the Indians at +600, Yankees at +650, Cubs at +750, Red Sox at +900 and Nationals at +950.
Those are the perceived best teams in baseball and for good reason. While there’s a good chance the winner will come from that elite group at the top, we know there’s going to be teams not in that list that contend this season.
That next tier of teams, which I refer to as the ones the books aren’t all that high on, but are respecting their potential to surprise, starts with Giants and Cardinals at +2200. Note the significant gap between the bottom of the top tier (Nationals +950) and the top teams in this second tier. After San Francisco and St Louis, we see the Angels at +2500, Diamondbacks at +2800 and the Brewers and Twins at +3000.
We then hit another tier of teams that are much bigger sleepers, but also not to the point where they aren’t trying to win/don’t have the talent. First up are the Blue Jays and Mets at +3500, followed by the Mariners and Rockies at +4000.
I’m going to go ahead and include the Phillies here, who are at +7500, as they are the only other team with odds better than 150 to 1.
Lastly we have the bottom tier, which primarily consist of the teams that are expected to be rebuilding/tanking. The best of this bunch according to the books are the Rays (+15000), Pirates (+15000) and Braves (+17500). You then have the White Sox, Orioles, Rangers, A’s and Padres all at +20000.
The Reds sit are next up at +25000, before we finally hit the three perceived worst teams in the league in the Marlins, Royals and Tigers, who are all at +50000.
I’ve also included both the pennant and division odds in their own separate tables below.
Be sure to check back often, as I’ll continue to update the odds and add checkpoints as the season progresses.
Odds to Win 2018 World Series, NL & AL Pennant, & Division Titles
|Team||Current Odds||Implied Probability|
AL/NL Pennant Odds
|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|