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
The Astros defeated the Dodgers in an epic 7-game series on the first day of November. The very next day and we are already looking ahead to the odds for 2018.
No surprise that the books have Houston listed as the odds on favorite to win it all next season. The Astros have opened up at +500. Note that last year when we first looked at the odds they were +1600 (check out the archive to see where every team was at this time last season). Also no shock to see the Dodgers with the next best odds at +550. While these opening lines take into account the expected roster for next season, the odds are certainly shaded towards the teams who finished the 2017 campaign strong.
After the Astros and Dodgers, you have the Indians at +750, Nationals at +1000 and the Red Sox, Cubs and Yankees all at +1100.
There’s a decent gap from these top contenders until we hit the Cardinals and Mets at +2200. You then have the Diamondbacks and Blue Jays at +2800, followed by the Brewers, Mariners and Rays all at +3300.
Not every playoff team gets a lot of love the next year. Couple prime examples of that are the two Wild Card game losers from this season in the Rockies and Twins. Colorado is setting at +4000 and Minnesota is way back at +6600 with the likes of the Marlins, Pirates, A’s and Reds. Note that only 3 teams have worse odds than the Twins going into next year.
Couple interesting notes for anyone considering placing a wager on this prop based off these early odds. We haven’t had a team win back-to-back titles since the Yankees won 3 straight from 1998 to 2000. It’s also worth noting that all the same things that are being said about the Astros being built to defend their title are the same things they were saying about the Cubs going into this year.
There have also been just one teamwho had opening odds worse than 25 to 1 win it all since 2005. That was the 2013 Red Sox, who opened at +3300. That’s interesting to note, as there are just 9 teams who have opening odds for 2018 of +2500 or better.
Odds to Win 2018 World Series, NL & AL Pennant, & Division Titles
|Team||Current Odds||Implied Probability|
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|