World Series Odds Update Before 2019 MLB Draft

  • Bovada has updated 2019 World Series odds for all 30 Major League Baseball clubs
  • The Astros (+350) are favored to win the World Series with the Dodgers (+375) close behind
  • The Twins (+900) have emerged as contenders with a league-leading 106 home runs

The 2019 MLB Draft kicks off this Monday, providing some much-needed hope for fans of the Orioles, Royals, Marlins, and Tigers. Those cellar-dwelling clubs will all pick in the top five.

Before the next generation of prospects flood farm systems across the league, let’s evaluate baseball’s penthouse to see what teams Bovada sees as having the best chance to win the World Series.

2019 World Series Odds

Teams 2019 World Series Odds at Bovada
Houston Astros +350
Los Angeles Dodgers +375
New York Yankees +500
Minnesota Twins +900
Philadelphia Phillies +1000
Tampa Bay Rays +1000
Boston Red Sox +1200
Chicago Cubs +1400
Atlanta Braves +1700
Milwaukee Brewers +1700
San Diego Padres +2800
New York Mets +3500
St. Louis Cardinals +3500
Arizona Diamondbacks +4000
Cleveland Indians +4500
Oakland Athletics +5000
Washington Nationals +5000
Pittsburgh Pirates +6000
Colorado Rockies +7000
Texas Rangers +7500
Los Angeles Angels +12500
Cincinnati Reds +15000
Seattle Mariners +25000
San Francisco Giants +30000
Chicago White Sox +35000
Detroit Tigers +75000
Toronto Blue Jays +75000
Baltimore Orioles +200000
Kansas City Royals +200000
Miami Marlins +200000

*Odds taken 05/30/19

The AL Favorite: Houston Astros

Houston is baseball’s most complete team. They are currently tied with the Dodgers for the Major League lead in quality starts with 31 and have the lowest bullpen ERA (2.91) – the only team under 3.00.

According to FanGraphs, their team batting line is .275/.349/.488, which means if the entire Astros offense (bench players and all) were a player, they’d be a top-60 hitter in all of baseball.

Third baseman Alex Bregman also just set a club-record with 12 homers in the month of May and has an American League-leading 17. If the ‘Stros stay away from the massage tables from here on out, they could win their second championship in three years.

The NL Favorite:  LA Dodgers

Considering the Dodgers have the 22nd ranked bullpen in the majors (4.76 ERA), it’s kind of impressive they hold the National League’s best record (36-19) and are on pace to win 108 games.

The man largely responsible for that success is Cody Bellinger, who was hitting .400 up until last week and doing things that only Babe Ruth did (and I don’t mean smoking cigars and drinking whiskey in the clubhouse).

The 23-year-old third baseman leads baseball in hitting (.383), on base percentage (.469), slugging (.761), OPS (1.229), total bases (143), runs (48), hits (72), and RBIs (49), and is second only to Christian Yelich in homers (19).

The Fast Riser: Minnesota Twins

About a month ago, the Twins were at 28/1 to win the World Series, but their prodigious power has caught Vegas’ attention.

Since George Herman Ruth came up earlier, I should mention that Minnesota’s current .515 team slugging percentage would be the best in big league history if sustained, ahead of Ruth’s famed 1927 New York Yankees.

With six Latino regulars in the lineup, the Bomba Squad’s league-leading home run total (106) is powering the Twinkies to the best record in baseball (37-17). They’re one of baseball’s best stories, but at 9/1 you might have missed the betting window on this one.

Steve Dominey

Steve has almost 15 years of experience in marketing, PR and sports television. After acquiring a Journalism degree from Carleton University, he assembled highlight packs for Canada's most-watched sports network (TSN) before transitioning to a career in communications. He describes himself as a good father, great dog owner, and mediocre gambler and husband.