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2020 World Series Odds

The Major League Baseball season will begin in late July with a 60-game campaign. Although it's over 100 games shorter than a normal season, it will make for an interesting stretch run. The schedule will break down into 40 games against division opponents and 20 games against the corresponding division in interleague play for geographic purposes.

The future odds didn't see much change as the Los Angeles Dodgers remain the favorites at +375, followed by the New York Yankees at +400 to win the World Series.

Nine teams are listed at 100/1 or higher, as the 60-game sample size could open the door for an under-the-radar squad to sneak into the playoffs and potentially the World Series.

MLB Futures Odds Betting Market
Odds To Win 2020 MLB World Series (10/1/2020)
Team American Fractional Decimal
Los Angeles Dodgers +375 15/4 4.75
New York Yankees +400 4/1 5.0
Houston Astros +650 13/2 7.5
Atlanta Braves +1200 12/1 13.0
Minnesota Twins +1600 16/1 17.0
Tampa Bay Rays +1800 18/1 19.0
Washington Nationals +1800 18/1 19.0
New York Mets +2000 20/1 21.0
Philadelphia Phillies +2000 20/1 21.0
St. Louis Cardinals +2000 20/1 21.0
Chicago Cubs +2200 22/1 23.0
Cleveland Indians +2200 22/1 23.0
Chicago White Sox +2500 25/1 26.0
Cincinnati Reds +2500 25/1 26.0
Oakland Athletics +2500 25/1 26.0
Boston Red Sox +3000 30/1 31.0
Los Angeles Angels +3500 35/1 36.0
Milwaukee Brewers +3500 35/1 36.0
San Diego Padres +4000 40/1 41.0
Arizona Diamondbacks +5000 50/1 51.0
Texas Rangers +8000 80/1 81.0
Pittsburgh Pirates +10000 100/1 101.0
Toronto Blue Jays +10000 100/1 101.0
Colorado Rockies +15000 150/1 151.0
San Francisco Giants +15000 150/1 151.0
Kansas City Royals +50000 500/1 501.0
Seattle Mariners +50000 500/1 501.0
Baltimore Orioles +75000 750/1 751.0
Detroit Tigers +75000 750/1 751.0
Miami Marlins +75000 750/1 751.0

2020 National League Pennant Odds

MLB Futures Odds Betting Market
Odds To Win 2020 MLB National League Pennant (10/1/2020)
Team American Fractional Decimal
Los Angeles Dodgers +170 17/10 2.7
Atlanta Braves +600 6/1 7.0
Washington Nationals +750 15/2 8.5
New York Mets +900 9/1 10.0
St. Louis Cardinals +900 9/1 10.0
Chicago Cubs +1100 11/1 12.0
Philadelphia Phillies +1100 11/1 12.0
Cincinnati Reds +1500 15/1 16.0
Milwaukee Brewers +2000 20/1 21.0
San Diego Padres +2200 22/1 23.0
Arizona Diamondbacks +3000 30/1 31.0
Colorado Rockies +7000 70/1 71.0
Pittsburgh Pirates +10000 100/1 101.0
San Francisco Giants +12500 125/1 126.0
Miami Marlins +35000 350/1 351.0

2020 American League Pennant Odds

MLB Futures Odds Betting Market
Odds To Win 2020 MLB American League Pennant (10/1/2020)
Team American Fractional Decimal
New York Yankees +175 7/4 27.5
Houston Astros +350 7/2 4.5
Minnesota Twins +800 8/1 9.0
Tampa Bay Rays +800 8/1 9.0
Cleveland Indians +1100 11/1 12.0
Boston Red Sox +1300 13/1 14.0
Oakland Athletics +1300 13/1 14.0
Chicago White Sox +1500 15/1 16.0
Los Angeles Angels +1500 15/1 16.0
Texas Rangers +5000 50/1 51.0
Toronto Blue Jays +5000 50/1 51.0
Kansas City Royals +25000 250/1 251.0
Seattle Mariners +25000 250/1 251.0
Baltimore Orioles +35000 350/1 351.0
Detroit Tigers +35000 350/1 351.0
Updated Mon, July 6, 8:30 AM ET - Odds Subject to Change

How to Bet on MLB Futures

The “Odds to Win” wager in pro baseball is also commonly referred to as a future odds wager. Bettors must correctly select a team to win an event that takes place a later time than the current day. The money wagered will be tied up until there is an outcome and bettors will receive fixed odds when they place the wager.

The Major League Baseball (MLB) Futures market is available on a 12-month basis and the future odds are normally updated on a weekly basis at betting shops in Las Vegas and globally in the United States. Bettors can place wagers on the event in both the offseason, regular season and postseason. With so many things to bet on during the MLB, see VegasInsider's verified legal sportsbooks in the United States for more information on where you can place your bets.

The most popular MLB Futures wager is on the World Series. There are currently 30 teams in MLB, divided equally into two leagues – the American and National. Each of those leagues have a champion and they meet in the World Series, which is a best-of-seven series. The first team to win four games is declared your World Series winner and MLB Futures winner.

2020 World Series Odds to Win

There are several good bets to win the MLB Playoffs in 2020. The current odds to win the baseball World Series today are:

  • Dodgers: +375
  • Yankees: +400
  • Astros: +650
  • Braves: +1200
  • Twins: +1600
  • Rays: +1800
  • Nationals: +1800
  • Mets: +2000
  • Phillies: +2000
  • Cardinals: +2000

World Series Odds

The MLB World Series is usually scheduled for the third week of October and has often been referred to as the “Fall Classic.” The World Series Futures Odds for each season are made available quickly at the majority of sportsbooks at the conclusion of the previous campaign. Some sports betting operators even release the future season odds while the current MLB playoffs have not yet concluded.

Since the MLB regular season is the longest of all four major sports, bookmakers don’t make one team a decisive favorite over another prior to the season. You’ll usually see three to four teams have World Series Odds listed below 10/1 (Bet $100 to win $1,000).

The majority of the MLB teams will have future odds between 20/1 and 100/1 before the numbers begin to drop off. Unfortunately for some fans, there are teams with World Series Odds listed as high as 1000/1 to win the future event.

How do I bet on the World Series?

It’s very simple to bet on the World Series and the MLB Future Odds market is always open for business.

To figure out your Win Amount, a bettor would take the betting odds offered on a team and multiply by the amount wagered.

Ex. New York Yankees (20/1) to win the World Series.

In the above example, the Yankees have their MLB future odds listed as a 20/1 betting choice to win the World Series.

If you wager $100 on New York to win the World Series and it captures the championship, then you would win $2,000 (20 ÷ 1 x 100).

You would collect $2,100, which includes your win and stake ($100). The stake is the initial dollar amount that you wager on the MLB future, either at a sportsbook or through an online sportsbook.

Bettors viewing their odds in American Format would see the Yankees listed at +2000 and if you prefer Decimal Odds, then New York would be seen as 21.00.

What’s great about betting on the World Series and MLB Future Odds is that there are plenty of betting opportunities for players throughout the season. Often in the MLB season, you’ll see teams start out slow in April and May, only to rally and make the playoffs. Forecasting the turnaround isn’t easy but the returns are often great and the risk is very low in the MLB Futures market.

Betting on World Series Odds

Where can I bet on the World Series?

There are several legal sportsbook options in the United States. Visit our sportsbook directory to find online sportsbooks where you can bet on the MLB season.

Who are the experts picking to win?

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What type of bets can I make on MLB?

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