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.
When is the 2018 World Series & What Dates are Games on?
All start times yet to be announced. All games will be broadcast exclusivley on FOX. *Games 5-7 if neccessary.
Game 1 – Tuesday, October 23rd
Game 2 – Wednesday, October 24th
Game 3 – Friday, October 26th
Game 4 – Saturday, October 27th
*Game 5 – Sunday, October 28th
*Game 6 – Tuesday, October 30th
*Game 7 – Wednesday, October 31st
Vegas Betting Futures Favorites & Predictions
Just like that we are a more than a month into the start of the 2018 MLB season. We take a look at how the betting odds to win the World Series have changed from right before the season to now. You can also scroll down for updated pennant and division odds.
Who is Predicted to Win?
According to the books, the odds on favorite to win the World Series is still the defending champs. The Astros odds haven’t changed, as they remain on top the list at +500. Houston is attempting to become the first team to repeat since the Yankees won three straight from 1998 to 2000.
Next on the list is the Red Sox at +650, followed by the Diamondbacks (+850), Yankees (+900), Indians (+950) and Mets (+1000). Note that I only included teams with odds of 10 to 1 or better in this tier. The two teams that weren’t in this tier before the season are the Diamondback and Mets. Both teams have really seen their odds improved. Arizona was at +2800 before the season started and New York was way back at +3500.
2018 Major League Baseball Postseason Contenders
For a lot of people this tier is going to feel like it includes some serious contenders and I would agree. A lot of these teams just missed out on making that first tier. The best of the bunch is the Cubs at +1100, followed by the Dodgers at +1200, Angels at +1400 and the Nationals at +1600.
I’m also including the Cardinals (+2000), Brewers (+2500) and Blue Jays (+2500).
Sleeper Picks on Who is Going to Win the World Series
This next tier consists of both teams that have disappointed and surprised early on. The Giants and Rockies lead the way at +3000. San Francisco has seen their odds fall from +2200, while Coloardo’s have improved from +4000.
Next we have the Twins and Phillies at +3500. Minnesota’s odds have gotten worse from their opening line of +3000, while the Phillies have made quite a jump from +7500.
The next three teams are all surprises. We have both the Mariners and Pirates at +5000, followed by the Braves at +7000. Seattle might present some of the best value, while no one expected Pittsburgh or Atlanta to be in contention.
Teams Projected as Least-Likely MLB Championship Winners
That leaves the teams who are already looking ahead to next season. According to the oddsmakers the best of the garbage teams in 2018 are the Tigers (+150000), A’s (+17500), Rays (+20000) and Rangers (+25000).
The White Sox and Padres are next in line at +50000, while the Reds, Royals and Marlins are all tied for the worst odds at +75000.
Postseason Odds: Probabilities 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 Odds History
|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|