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 we are just a little over a month away from opening day of the 2017 regular season. The new campaign will kick off with 3 games on Sunday, April 2, followed by a full slate the next day. Spring Training games will start up later this week. On top of that, we are also just a couple weeks away from the start of the World Baseball Classic. Regardless if you like baseball or not, the beginning of a new season means the end of winter is near and that summer is just around the corner.
NL Favorite – Chicago Cubs (+450)
It seems like just yesterday the Cubs were celebrating their first title in 108 years. Defending the title is no easy task. In fact, the last team to repeat was the New York Yankees. They won 3 straight from 1998 to 2000. The only other team to repeat since 1980 is the Toronto Blue Jays (1992-93). Sometimes a team that won it all the previous year can be overvalued. That doesn’t appear to be the case with Chicago. The Cubs are absolutely loaded with young talent all across the diamond and have the pitching rotation and bullpen to be even better than they were in 2016. Keep in mind their over/under win total for this year is 95.5 wins.
As far as the other top contenders in the NL, the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers have the second best odds at +1000. Not to far behind them are the San Francisco Giants (+1200), New York Mets (+1800) and St Louis Cardinals (+2200).
AL Favorite – Boston Red Sox(+450)
The Red Sox are considered to be the team to beat in the American League. Boston had quite an eventful offseason. First, they said their goodbyes to future Hall of Famer David Ortiz. They then made a blockbuster trade to bring in ace Chris Sale from the White Sox. Sale forms quite a trio at the top of the rotation with David Price and reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello. Much like the Cubs, Boston also has a ton of young talent in the field.
I can understand the Red Sox having great odds, but I’m not sure they are the best team. I would argue that would be last year’s AL winner in the Cleveland Indians (+800). The Indians bring back the nucleus from last year. Plus they welcome back potentially their best player in Michael Brantley and new free agent pickup in Edwin Encaracion. If the pitching staff is as good as it looks on paper, this team should dominate the AL Central and be a force in the postseason.
Other AL teams with odds near the top of the list include Houston Astros (+1400), Toronto Blue Jays (+2000), New York Yankees (+2500) and Texas Rangers (+2800).
Odds to Win 2017 World Series, NL & AL Pennant, & Division Titles
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*Division odds have not yet been posted*
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.
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|
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