World Series Odds Update: Padres Pull Closer With Favored Dodgers

  • The Dodgers (+325) remain heavy World Series favorites despite the Padres (+900) pulling within 1.5-games in the NL West
  • Tampa Bay (+750) has moved ahead of the Yankees (+800) as the top title contender in the American League
  • The Twins’ talented pitching staff makes them a nice longshot at +1600

There have been some seismic shifts in the World Series odds since we last checked in, and with only two weeks left in baseball’s regular season, September should produce a stretch run to remember.

With 16 clubs set to make the MLB playoffs this year, let’s take a look at the latest World Series odds at BetOnline and pick a few longshots who could make noise in October.

2020 WORLD SERIES ODDS

 

MLB Team Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers +325
Tampa Bay Rays +750
New York Yankees +800
San Diego Padres +900
Chicago White Sox +1200
Atlanta Braves +1400
Oakland Athletics +1400
Chicago Cubs +1600
Minnesota Twins +1600
Houston Astros +1800
Cleveland Indians +2000
Toronto Blue Jays +2500
St. Louis Cardinals +3300
Philadelphia Phillies +3500
Miami Marlins +4000
San Francisco Giants +5000
Cincinnati Reds +6600
Milwaukee Brewers +6600
Colorado Rockies +8000
New York Mets +8000
Baltimore Orioles +15000
Detroit Tigers +15000
Washington Nationals +15000
Seattle Mariners +30000

PADRES NOW AMONG THE FAVORITES

San Diego has moved from +1800 to +900 in the past three weeks and are now only 1.5-games behind the Dodgers for the NL West divisional crown. The Padres defeated Los Angeles (+325) on Monday night and could close the gap even further with two more games to go against a LA club that’s missing starting pitchers Walker Buehler and Dustin May.

Fernando Tatis Jr. and company will of course make the postseason either way, but winning the division would mean getting the No. 1 seed in the National League, rather than the fourth seed.

In the American League, oddsmakers have installed Tampa Bay (+750) as the favorite over the Yankees (+800), who had lost 15 of 20 games before finally turning it around. Now on a five-game winning streak, New York is in a dogfight with Toronto for the No. 2 seed in the AL East.

With Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton eying returns next weekend, the Bronx Bombers could be dangerous come October, however, the Rays’ pitching makes them the better team. Tyler Glasnow is on fire in his last five starts, posting a 3-0 record with a 3.19 ERA and 46 strikeouts.

LONGSHOTS THAT WE LIKE

Winners of 10 of their past 12 games, the Twins (+1600) could have the pitching depth required to win in the postseason, with the fifth-best overall ERA in the majors this season and the best WHIP (1.04) and average against (.208) in September.

Jake Odorizzi could also return soon, and would provide a perfect complement to Jose Berrios and Kenta Maeda at the top of the rotation.


Speaking of pitching, don’t fully dismiss the Indians (+2000) after their recent four-game slide. If they could squeak into the playoffs, Shane Bieber will make life difficult for any opponent after becoming the fastest pitcher to 100 Ks (62 ⅓ innings) since 1900.

However, the most fun bet on the board has to be the young Blue Jays (+2500), who just welcomed back Bo Bichette from a knee injury that kept him out a month. Teoscar Hernandez and Rowdy Tellez should also return for October, but the trick for Toronto will be staying afloat until then with their next 11 games against the Yankees (seven) and Phillies (four).

Best Bet: Twins (+1600) at BetOnline.

 

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.