Updated Betting Odds to win 2021 World Series
The dog days of August will soon give way to the playoff chase in September, followed of course, by the quest for a World Series title. This baseball season has been full of interesting storylines and competitive teams, and right now, it’s truly anyone’s guess as to who will win this year’s Fall Classic.
Here is a look at the updated betting odds to win the 2021 World Series, along with some of the more note-worthy teams mentioned.
Odds to win World Series
- Los Angeles Dodgers +300
- Houston Astros +575
- Chicago White Sox +675
- Milwaukee Brewers +1000
- Tampa Bay Rays +1100
- San Diego Padres +1300
- New York Yankees +1400
- San Francisco Giants +1400
- Boston Red Sox +1800
- New York Mets +2000
- Oakland Athletics +2200
- Toronto Blue Jays +2500
- Atlanta Braves +2800
- Philadelphia Phillies +3500
- Cincinnati Reds +7000
Los Angeles Dodgers +300
The defending champs got even better at the trade deadline, acquiring Max Scherzer and Trea Turner from the Nationals. That also improved their odds to win it all again, even though they have been the betting favorite for the entire season.
LA is dealing with a couple of injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Mookie Betts, as well as the legal troubles of Trevor Bauer. But with Kershaw and Betts expected to be back and healthy well before the playoffs, there’s no reason to think the Dodgers are not the favorites.
Chicago White Sox +675
While the Cubs became major sellers, the first-place White Sox added Cleveland’s Cesar Hernandez and closer Craig Kimbrel from their crosstown foe. Those moves made a good team even better, as they look to be running away with the AL Central.
The Sox have gotten by for the bulk of the season without standout sluggers like Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert. Between a stacked lineup, a rotation with Cy Young favorite Lance Lynn, and a bullpen backended by Kimbrel and All-Star Liam Hendriks, Chicago’s “other” team might be worth betting on to win a title.
San Francisco Giants +1400
Why is it that the best team in baseball is tied for the seventh-highest odds to win the World Series? That’s what the Giants have dealt with all season, as they are still not getting a ton of respect even after the deadline acquisition of third baseman Kris Bryant.
With Bryant joining a solid lineup and a rotation led by Cy Young candidate Kevin Gausman, San Francisco is on pace to have home-field advantage through the National League playoffs. At 14-1, you could do a lot worse.
Oakland Athletics +2200
The A’s finally won their first postseason series since 2006 last year, so their odds of winning it all are deservingly lower than a team like the Rays or Red Sox. But the acquisition of Starling Marte gives Oakland a team that looks just as good as the rest of the AL title contenders.
First baseman Matt Olson has been a standout player, while their starting rotation has five guys with sub-four ERAs. There is obvious concern about the possibility of Oakland playing in a winner-take-all Wild Card game, but they have to break through their postseason struggles eventually.
Cincinnati Reds +7000
The Reds are the final team on the list before the odds take a significant drop down. And while no one has realistically thought of them as World Series contenders, they have played really good baseball down the stretch.
Joey Votto has been a man possessed, hitting his way into the MVP conversation while Jesse Winker continues to rake. In addition, the team’s top bat Nick Castellanos returned from the IL over a week ago and has immediately surged. Just a couple of games out of a playoff spot, the Reds might be worth a flier as a surprise champion.
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