MLB Betting – World Series Future Odds Update


MLB Betting – World Series Future Odds Update Many of the top MLB teams have lost focus and enter this weekend looking to turn things around. Two of the top four teams in the American League, along with the two best teams in the National League, all have losing records in their last ten games.

Here we’ll see what those losing streaks have done to their overall odds to win their respective leagues as well as their odds to win the World Series.

Kansas City seemed like a sure thing to lock up home field advantage throughout the playoffs, but after losing five of their last six games (all at home), their lead in the American League is down to just four games (Toronto).

The sportsbooks have reacted, having them dead even with the Blue Jays at +180 to represent the AL in the World Series, and they also share the best odds of winning the World Series at 4:1.

AL West Division leader Houston has also fallen on hard times, failing to win back-to-back games since August 26th. The Astros are a 5:1 underdog to win the American League pennant – by far the worst of any division leader and worse off than current Wild Card leader New York. There are six teams with better odds than Houston’s +850 to win the World Series.

In the National League, the NL Central is home to the three best teams in terms of win/loss record. Much to the disappointment of many mlb betting fans, both St. Louis and Pittsburgh have had a rough couple of weeks. The Cardinals have dropped six of their last eight games overall heading into Friday night, while the Pirates have lost seven of their last eleven.

The LA Dodgers, meanwhile, are heating up winning 13 of their last 16 games, and have the attention of the online sportsbooks. St. Louis is still the favorite to come out of the National League at +200, but the Dodgers are right behind them at +225 – better odds than both the Pirates and the Cubs who have better records.

Toronto and Kansas City still have the best overall odds to win the World Series at 4:1, with St. Louis right behind them at +450 and the Dodgers at +550. With nobody being better than 4:1, the sportsbooks still believe this is a tough call to make with nobody separating themselves as a clear favorite. Perhaps this will change as we head towards the end of the regular season, with the final games occurring in the first weekend of October.