- 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|
|New York Yankees||+550|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||+600|
|Boston Red Sox||+1100|
|Tampa Bay Rays||+1100|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+1200|
|New York Mets||+1700|
|San Diego Padres||+2500|
|San Francisco Giants||+9000|
|Toronto Blue Jays||+10000|
|Los Angeles Angels||+12500|
|Chicago White Sox||+20000|
|Kansas City Royals||+40000|
*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.
— Alex Brasky (@AlexBraskyBDN) April 21, 2019
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?
This is @ChristianYelich‘s 14th HR this year.
It’s not even May yet. pic.twitter.com/2KvP63BseG
— MLB (@MLB) April 28, 2019
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.
Legendary effort here from Ronald Acuña Jr.
This would have made the highlight reels for the rest of his career. pic.twitter.com/EvuApxujco
— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) April 27, 2019