- Bovada has updated 2019 World Series odds for all 30 Major League Baseball clubs
- The Astros (+275) and Dodgers (+275) are the favorites to win the World Series
- The big bats of the Twins (+700) and Braves (+1000) have made them contenders
Given the Astros and Dodgers lead their respective leagues with identical 48-24 records, it’s no surprise the two clubs are the co-favorites to win the World Series.
With about three weeks until the All-Star break, let’s use Bovada‘s odds to examine some other championship contenders.
2019 World Series Odds
|Los Angeles Dodgers||+275|
|New York Yankees||+700|
|Tampa Bay Rays||+1400|
|Boston Red Sox||+1600|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+3000|
|New York Mets||+6000|
|San Diego Padres||+6000|
|Los Angeles Angels||+12500|
|Chicago White Sox||+20000|
|San Francisco Giants||+100000|
|Kansas City Royals||+250000|
|Toronto Blue Jays||+250000|
*Odds taken 06/17/19
New York Yankees
Brian Cashman is running a baseball team the way I imagine a 12-year-old boy would… “We need more home runs!”
Despite Luis Severino’s return date still being a mystery and the starting pitching being a bit of a mess, the Yankees GM instead chose to acquire designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion, whose 21 home runs currently lead the American League.
Some thoughts on the Yankees’ latest trade and broader roster construction https://t.co/6muqwKhObY
— Zach Kram (@zachkram) June 17, 2019
With Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton both due back from injury this week, the Bronx Bombers should be able to bash their way to the postseason. However, they’ll need pitching help before the July 31st trade deadline in order to compete in October.
Minnesota just keeps on mashing. On pace to break the team record for home runs in a season (267), the Twins’ slugging percentage (.515) is the highest of any team in history. With shortstop Jorge Polanco hitting an AL-leading .332, the club has flipped the script on the Indians to build up a 10-game lead in the AL Central.
We have 7 players with 10+ home runs. No team in MLB history has done that within its first 70 games of a season.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) June 8, 2019
If the Twins can land left-hander Madison Bumgarner from the Giants, as rumored, they’ll have the ace they need to go head-to-head with Justin Verlander and the Astros.
Shortly after calling “the Braves to win the NL East” my MLB best bet, Atlanta rolled off eight-straight wins and are 12-3 in June.
Since moving young phenom Ronald Acuña Jr. back to the leadoff spot on May 10, they have tallied six runs per game while producing an NL-high 24 victories.
#Braves averaging 8.8 runs per game in their last 8, which has led to an 8-0 OVER run. #Mets in town tonight, total 9. More #MLB Total Stats and Streaks up.https://t.co/8ZekleuEVv pic.twitter.com/4wShmo2Bc1
— VegasInsider.com (@TwitVI) June 17, 2019
If new free-agent-signing Dallas Keuchel can improve a starting rotation that has a mediocre 4.60 ERA during June’s surge, this team will be hard to beat.