World Series Odds and Series Prices for MLB Divisional Round

  • BetOnline has updated World Series odds for all 8 teams in the MLB Divisional Round
  • The Dodgers (+225) are favored to win their first championship since 1988 while the Yankees (+375) and Rays (+400) are viewed as the top American League contenders.
  • Scroll down for Series Prices on all four ALDS and NLDS matchups

After an entertaining best-of-three Wild Card Series round, baseball’s 16-team playoff field was cut in half with six teams needing just two games to advance. The best-of-five Division Series starts Monday from neutral locations in Southern California and Texas with no off-days in between games.

Let’s look at the updated World Series odds for the remaining eight teams at BetOnline and preview all four matchups in the AL and NL.

2020 WORLD SERIES ODDS

MLB Team Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers +225
New York Yankees +375
Tampa Bay Rays +400
Atlanta Braves +750
San Diego Padres +850
Oakland Athletics +900
Houston Astros +1200
Miami Marlins +2000

HEATED RIVALRIES

The Dodgers (+225) will square off with the NL West-rival Padres (+850) at Arlington’s Globe Life Field after sweeping the Brewers in the National League Wild Card Series. San Diego managed to win four of 10 contests against Los Angeles this season, which isn’t too bad considering LA went a league-best 43-17.

The two favorites in the American League, the Yankees (+375) and Rays (+400), will renew their heated rivalry at Petco Park in San Diego. Tampa Bay enters the ALDS on an eight-game winning streak while New York just played the longest nine-inning game in Major League history (4 hours, 50 minutes), a 10-9 Game 2 win over the Indians to sweep the series.

Over at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the Athletics (+900) and Astros (+1200) ALDS series could get ugly. Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers, the whistleblower to Houston’s sordid cheating scheme, will likely face his old teammates for the first time after avoiding them in the regular season.

Finally, from Houston’s Minute Maid Park, the Braves (+750) will take on the underdog Marlins (+2000), who advanced to the NLDS against all odds. Miami was 300-1 to win the World Series when odds posted for the season restart in July

ALDS AND NLDS ODDS

Team Odds To Win Series
New York Yankees (#5 AL) -128
Tampa Bay Rays (#1 AL) +108
Team Odds To Win Series
Oakland Athletics (#2 AL) -133
Houston Astros (#6 AL) +113
Team Odds To Win Series
Los Angeles Dodgers (#1 NL) -285
San Diego Padres (#4 NL) +240
Team Odds To Win Series
Atlanta Braves (#2 NL) -275
Miami Marlins (#6 NL) +230

BEST BETS TO WIN EVERY SERIES

Gerrit Cole, New York’s $324 million offseason acquisition, will get the ball in the series opener against the Rays. Given that the winner Game 1 of a best-of-five series goes on to win approximately 70 percent of the time, there’s tons of pressure on the Yankees ace to replicate his ALDS performance against the Rays last year, where he struck out 25 and surrendered only one run in 15 2/3 innings.

However, it’s Tampa that has the better pitching staff, finishing the regular season with the second-lowest ERA in baseball. After they led the AL with 20 comeback wins, we like the resilient Rays (+108) to win the series.

In defeating the White Sox in three games, Oakland advanced in the postseason for the first time since 2006. They’ll now face their AL West-rivals in Houston, who they beat seven out of ten times in the regular season. The Astros are the only under-.500 regular season team (29-31) playing in October and simply don’t have the pitching to outlast Oakland. We like the A’s (-133) to advance.   

Fernando Tatis Jr. went 5-for-11 with two homers, a double and three walks in San Diego’s Wild Card Series against the Cardinals, but it’s tough to see the Padres toppling the Dodgers considering the state of their pitching staff.

Dinelson Lamet and Mike Clevinger are both questionable to play while the break in between rounds will allow Los Angeles to reset their rotation and roll out Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw to start the series. While there’s no value in betting on it, expect the Dodgers (-285) to book their ticket to the NLCS. 

Braves pitchers held the Reds scoreless through all 22 innings of their NL Wild Card Series sweep, becoming the first club in MLB history to win a multi-game postseason series without surrendering a run, and advancing past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

Atlanta finished second in the majors in runs scored this season, so assuming their pitching can stay hot, they should have no trouble chopping down the Cinderella Marlins. We like the Braves (-275) to win the series, but again, it’s hard to bet at that number.

Go to BetOnline for the latest series prices and updated World Series odds.

Steve Dominey

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