World Series Odds Update After 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

  • Bovada has updated its 2019 World Series odds for all 30 Major League Baseball teams
  • The Astros (+250) are once again the favorites after landing Zack Greinke at the trade deadline
  • The Indians (+1600) remain in the hunt despite dealing ace Trevor Bauer

With new rules eliminating the “waiver deadline”, which made deals possible until the end of August, last week’s July 31st trade deadline was essentially the final chance for MLB playoff hopefuls to improve their rosters.

While most clubs decided not to purge prospects in order to make an October run, a few teams filled key holes in their lineup and, subsequently, boosted their odds at Bovada. Let’s take a look.

2019 World Series Odds

MLB Team Odds
Houston Astros +250
Los Angeles Dodgers +285
New York Yankees +400
Atlanta Braves +850
Minnesota Twins +1200
Chicago Cubs +1600
Cleveland Indians +1600
St. Louis Cardinals +1800
Boston Red Sox +2200
Washington Nationals +2200
Philadelphia Phillies +2500
Tampa Bay Rays +2800
Milwaukee Brewers +3000
Oakland Athletics +4000
San Francisco Giants +5000
New York Mets +6000
Arizona Diamondbacks +12500
Los Angeles Angels +12500
Cincinnati Reds +15000
San Diego Padres +20000
Texas Rangers +20000
Colorado Rockies +22000
Chicago White Sox +50000
Pittsburgh Pirates +75000
Baltimore Orioles +400000
Detroit Tigers +400000
Kansas City Royals +400000
Miami Marlins +400000
Seattle Mariners +400000
Toronto Blue Jays +400000

Houston Astros

Well, it might already be time to add another chapter to Astroball. Major League Baseball’s analytical darlings made a string of last-minute deadline deals to catch the competition flat-footed and become the new betting favorites.

While big market clubs like the Yankees, Dodgers and Red Sox strangely stood pat, the Astros acquired former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke from the Diamondbacks as well as the Jays’ Aaron Sanchez, who threw a combined no-hitter in his debut start for Houston.

Added to a staff with Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole, Houston’s starting rotation looks downright scary after going 14-1 in the last 17 games.

Atlanta Braves

While Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins shipped off star players for questionable returns, Toronto’s former GM Alex Anthopoulos shored up the Braves’ bullpen by adding All-Star Shane Greene from Detroit and Mark Melancon from San Francisco.

At least he thought he did anyway. After recording the second-best ERA (1.18) among MLB relievers while with the Tigers, Greene has already blown two saves with the Braves. While the sample size is still small, Atlanta fans have reason to worry.

Cleveland Indians

Sitting only three games back of the Twins in the AL Central, the Indians dealt one of their best pitchers (Trevor Bauer) for prospects and two powerful bats (Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes), who will add much-needed pop to an offense that ranks 18th in home runs and slugging percentage.

With All-Star Game MVP Shane Bieber enjoying a breakout season (11-4, 3.31 ERA, 182 strikeouts) and two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber expected back shortly, trading Bauer is the type of smart, calculated risk that could pay off now and in the future.

Sitting with a MLB-best 37-15 record since June 3rd, the Tribe are a solid value at 16/1 to win the World Series.

Steve Dominey

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