World Series Odds

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.

Betting Favorites

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.

Potential Contenders

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.

Sleepers

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.

Bottom Feeders

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

World Series

TeamCurrent OddsImplied Probability
Astros+50016.67%
Dodgers+55015.38%
Indians+60014.29%
Yankees+65013.33%
Cubs+75011.76%
Red Sox+90010.00%
Nationals+9509.52%
Giants+22004.35%
Cardinals+22004.35%
Angels+25003.85%
Diamondbacks+28003.45%
Brewers+30003.23%
Twins+30003.23%
Mets+35002.78%
Blue Jays+35002.78%
Mariners+40002.44%
Rockies+40002.44%
Phillies+75001.32%
Rays+150000.66%
Pirates+150000.66%
Braves+175000.57%
White Sox+200000.50%
Orioles+200000.50%
Rangers+200000.50%
A’s+200000.50%
Padres+200000.50%
Reds+250000.40%
Royals+500000.20%
Marlins+500000.20%
Tigers+500000.20%
Team1-Feb2-Nov
Astros+600+500
Dodgers+550+550
Indians+800+750
Yankees+550+1100
Cubs+1000+1100
Red Sox+1000+1100
Nationals+800+1000
Giants+1800+4000
Cardinals+2000+2200
Angels+2800+5000
Diamondbacks+2500+2800
Brewers+2800+3300
Twins+4000+6600
Mets+2800+2200
Blue Jays+5000+2800
Mariners+4000+3300
Rockies+5000+4000
Phillies+10000+7500
Rays+6600+3300
Pirates+10000+6600
Braves+7500+5000
White Sox+6600+5000
Orioles+10000+5000
Rangers+10000+5000
A’s+10000+6600
Padres+10000+10000
Reds+10000+6600
Royals+10000+5000
Marlins+20000+6600
Tigers+20000+10000

AL/NL Pennant Odds

American LeagueNational League
Astros+275Dodgers+270
Yankees+275Nationals+375
Indians+400Cubs+375
Red Sox+500Cardinals+1000
Angels+1200Giants+1100
Twins+1500Mets+1200
Mariners+1600Brewers+1200
Blue Jays+1600Diamondbacks+1400
Rays+5000Rockies+1800
Orioles+6600Phillies+2000
Rangers+6600Pirates+5000
White Sox+6600Braves+6000
A’s+6600Padres+6600
Royals+7500Reds+7500
Tigers+15000Marlins+20000

Division Odds

AL EASTNL EAST
Yankees-130Nationals-320
Red Sox+145Mets+510
Blue Jays+1000Phillies+1100
Rays+6000Braves+1900
Orioles+7000Marlins+30000
AL CENTRALNL CENTRAL
Indians-450Cubs-205
Twins+440Cardinals+410
White Sox+3500Brewers+620
Royals+7500Reds+3200
Tigers+9000Pirates+3250
AL WESTNL WEST
Astros-420Dodgers-220
Angels+625Diamondbacks+650
Mariners+1200Giants+700
A’s+4500Rockies+900
Rangers+5000Padres+5250

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

YearTeamPreseasonOpening DayAll Star BreakPlayoffs
2017Houston Astros+1600+800+425+450
2016Chicago Cubs+650+500+350+180
2015Kansas City Royals+2000+3300+900+550
2014San Francisco Giants+2500+2500+1400+1400
2013Boston Red Sox+2800+2800+850+350
2012San Francisco Giants+2000+2000+1400+750
2011St. Louis Cardinals+2500+2500+2000+1400
2010San Francisco Giants+2500+2500+3300+1000
2009New York Yankees+300+300+400+200
2008Philadelphia Phillies+2000
2007Boston Red Sox+900
2006St. Louis Cardinals+700
2005Chicago White Sox+2200