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
We are less than two months from the end of the 2018 MLB regular season (ends on Sept. 30th). Here’s an updated look at the betting odds to win the 2018 World Series. You can also scroll down for updated pennant and division odds.
Who is Predicted to Win?
Up to this point the Houston Astros were the odds on favorite to win it all, but there’s a new front runner as we head into the stretch run. The Boston Red Sox own the best odds of any team to win the title in 2018 at +400. Not a big surprise, as the Red Sox are sitting with the best record in the majors at 79-34.
The only other team with more than 70 wins is the Astros, who have the second best odds at +450. Note that while Boston has leap-frogged over Houston, the Astros odds are the same as what they were back at our last checkpoint (click on the archive link below for a look back at the previous odds) before the All-Star break.
Next up is the Los Angeles Dodgers at +500. LA has seen their odds improve quite a bit, as they were at +800. A big reason for that is the additions of Manny Machado and Brian Dozier prior to the trade deadline.
You then have the New York Yankees at +650, followed by the Chicago Cubs at +900 and the Cleveland Indians at +1000. The interesting thing to keep in mind with the Yankees, is despite owning the 3rd-best record in the majors, they will likely be forced to make it as a Wild Card. New York is 9.5-games back of the Red Sox in the AL East. As far as value is concerned, it’s hard to not like the Cubs and Indians at their respective prices.
2018 Major League Baseball Postseason Contenders
The next tier of teams aren’t quite on the same page as the betting favorite, but are all still in the mix. The Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves own the best odds of this tier at +1600, followed closely by the Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland Athletic’s at +1800.
You then have the Diamondbacks and Nationals at +2600. I’m also going to include the Seattle Mariners (+4000) and Pittsburgh Pirates (+5000), as no other team has odds better than 90 to 1.
Sleeper Picks on Who is Going to Win the World Series
This next tier consists of teams still have some hope, but will need to catch fire over the final two months to make the playoffs. There’s really own two teams that fall into this category. That’s the San Francisco Giants and St Louis Cardinals, who are both sitting at +9000.
As of right now the Cardinals are 6.5-games back int he NL Central and 4-games back of the final Wild Card spot. San Francisco is just 5-games back in the NL West, but are 5.5-games back of the Braves, who own that final Wild Card spot.
Teams Projected as Least-Likely MLB Championship Winners
There’s not a lot to get excited about with this last list of odds. The books have already removed the options of betting on the Orioles, Rangers, White Sox, Tigers, Marlins and Royals and it doesn’t figure to be long before a number of other teams are taken off the board.
Those teams on the cusp of being completely out of the picture are the Los Angeles Angels, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds. The Angels are sitting at +25000, while the other six teams are all at +90000.
Every one of these teams are basically fighting for a Wild Card spot. The closest any of these teams are to winning their division is the Twins, who are 9-games back of the Indians in the AL Central. Tampa Bay is the closest to that elusive Wild Card, as they are 10.5-games behind the A’s in the American League.
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|