MLB World Series Odds Update After 1st Month of Season

  • Bovada has updated 2019 World Series odds for all 30 Major League Baseball clubs
  • The Astros (+450) are favored to win the World Series with the Yankees (+550) close behind
  • The Red Sox (+1100) and Braves (+2200) could be nice values a month into the season 

Perhaps Kyler Murray would have chosen baseball if he knew he’d get to bash dingers all summer. This April, teams have already hit over 100 more home runs than they did in April 2017, a season that yielded a record 6,105 homers.

Given the early part of the year normally produces the lowest rate of long balls, the 2019 campaign is setting up to be a lot of fun. Now that we’re a month into the season, let’s check Bovada to see the latest odds to win the World Series.

2019 World Series Odds

Teams 2019 World Series Odds at Bovada
Houston Astros +450
New York Yankees +550
Los Angeles Dodgers +600
Boston Red Sox +1100
Tampa Bay Rays +1100
Philadelphia Phillies +1200
St. Louis Cardinals +1200
Chicago Cubs +1400
Milwaukee Brewers +1700
New York Mets +1700
Cleveland Indians +1800
Washington Nationals +2000
Atlanta Braves +2200
San Diego Padres +2500
Seattle Mariners +2500
Minnesota Twins +2800
Arizona Diamondbacks +3500
Pittsburgh Pirates +3500
Oakland Athletics +4500
Colorado Rockies +5500
Texas Rangers +6600
San Francisco Giants +9000
Toronto Blue Jays +10000
Cincinnati Reds +12500
Detroit Tigers +12500
Los Angeles Angels +12500
Chicago White Sox +20000
Baltimore Orioles +30000
Kansas City Royals +40000
Miami Marlins +70000

*Odds taken on 04/28/19

New York Yankees (+550)

This year, the Yankees traded in their pinstripes for hospital gowns. Somehow, New York has won 11 of its past 13 games despite having 41% of their $203.9 million payroll on the injured list. With masher Giancarlo Stanton and others expected back soon, the Bronx Bombers should be able to survive May without slugger Aaron Judge.

Boston Red Sox (+1100)

Not many people expected the Red Sox to be sitting under .500 (11-17) one month into the season, but their pitching staff has finally started to show signs of life over the past two weeks. Currently sitting at 11/1, it may be time to buy shares in Boston. The World Series champ’s odds might not get any longer.

Milwaukee Brewers (+1700)

Bernie Brewer’s backside must be chafing him after all those trips down the slide. Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich has been the story of baseball’s first month, becoming only the third player in baseball history to hit at least 14 home runs before May 1. The only problem is Milwaukee is still barely over .500 (15-14) and this Barry Bonds impression can’t last forever, can it?

Atlanta Braves (+2200)

After signing an eight-year, $100 million contract extension in early April, 21-year-old Ronald Acuna Jr. is already inspiring ESPN article headlines like this one: One year in, is Ronald Acuña Jr. ready to claim Best Player in Baseball title? With third baseman Josh Donaldson starting to heat up (raising his average nearly 50 points in the past nine games), the Braves fans might get a chance to do those racist tomahawk chops in the postseason for the first time since 2013.

Steve Dominey

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