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MLB Futures Betting Odds

 

The 2020 MLB Playoffs has concluded and the Los Angeles Dodgers captured the 2020 World Series by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in six games.

Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that the 2021 regular season schedule will begin on Thursday Apr. 1.

Oddsmakers have posted early futures markets on the 2021 upcoming season.

  • World Series
  • National League Pennant
  • American League Pennant

Listed below are the future odds to win for all 30 teams via the sportsbook at BetMGM.

Odds To Win 2021 World Series (11/1/21)
Contenders
Los Angeles Dodgers +450 +450 +400 +435
New York Yankees +650 +550 +600 +550
San Diego Padres +650 +800 +900 +800
Chicago White Sox +1400 +950 +1000 +1000

2021 World Series Odds

Odds To Win 2021 MLB World Series
Team American Fractional
Los Angeles Dodgers +400 4/1
New York Yankees +600 6/1
San Diego Padres +900 9/1
Atlanta Braves +1000 10/1
Chicago White Sox +1000 10/1
New York Mets +1200 12/1
Tampa Bay Rays +1400 14/1
Oakland Athletics +1600 16/1
Minnesota Twins +1600 16/1
Cincinnati Reds +2000 20/1
Houston Astros +2200 22/1
Cleveland Indians +3000 30/1
Philadelphia Phillies +3000 30/1
St. Louis Cardinals +3000 30/1
Milwaukee Brewers +3000 30/1
Chicago Cubs +3500 35/1
Washington Nationals +3500 35/1
Los Angeles Angels +4000 40/1
Toronto Blue Jays +4000 40/1
Boston Red Sox +5000 50/1
Baltimore Orioles +8000 80/1
Colorado Rockies +8000 80/1
Detroit Tigers +8000 80/1
Miami Marlins +8000 80/1
San Francisco Giants +8000 80/1
Seattle Mariners +8000 80/1
Arizona Diamondbacks +10000 100/1
Kansas City Royals +10000 100/1
Texas Rangers +10000 100/1
Pittsburgh Pirates +15000 150/1

2021 National League Pennant Odds

Odds To Win 2021 MLB National League Pennant
Team American Fractional
Los Angeles Dodgers +200 2/1
San Diego Padres +400 4/1
Atlanta Braves +500 5/1
New York Mets +600 15/2
Cincinnati Reds +1200 12/1
Chicago Cubs +1800 18/1
Milwaukee Brewers +1800 18/1
Philadelphia Phillies +1800 18/1
St. Louis Cardinals +2000 20/1
Washington Nationals +2000 20/1
Colorado Rockies +4000 40/1
Miami Marlins +4000 40/1
San Francisco Giants +4000 40/1
Arizona Diamondbacks +5000 50/1
Pittsburgh Pirates +8000 80/1

2021 American League Pennant Odds

Odds To Win 2021 MLB American League Pennant
Team American Fractional
New York Yankees +250 5/2
Chicago White Sox +400 4/1
Minnesota Twins +700 7/1
Tampa Bay Rays +700 7/1
Oakland Athletics +800 8/1
Cleveland Indians +1100 11/1
Houston Astros +1100 11/1
Toronto Blue Jays +1500 15/1
Boston Red Sox +2000 20/1
Los Angeles Angels +2000 20/1
Baltimore Orioles +3500 35/1
Seattle Mariners +3500 35/1
Detroit Tigers +4000 40/1
Kansas City Royals +5000 50/1
Texas Rangers +5000 50/1

2021 American League Central Odds

Odds To Win 2021 MLB American League Central
Team American Fractional
Chicago White Sox -110 10/11
Minnesota Twins +140 7/5
Cleveland Indians +600 11/2
Detroit Tigers +4000 40/1
Kansas City Royals +4000 40/1

2021 American League East Odds

Odds To Win 2021 MLB American League East
Team American Fractional
New York Yankees -190 10/19
Tampa Bay Rays +325 13/4
Toronto Blue Jays +600 6/1
Boston Red Sox +1200 12/1
Baltimore Orioles +5000 50/1

2021 American League West Odds

Odds To Win 2021 MLB American League West
Team American Fractional
Oakland Athletics +120 5/4
Houston Astros +150 3/2
Los Angeles Angels +400 4/1
Seattle Mariners +2000 20/1
Texas Rangers +4000 40/1

2021 National League Central Odds

Odds To Win 2021 MLB National League Central
Team American Fractional
Cincinnati Reds +225 9/4
St. Louis Cardinals +250 5/2
Chicago Cubs +275 11/4
Milwaukee Brewers +300 3/1
Pittsburgh Pirates +5000 50/1

2021 National League East Odds

Odds To Win 2021 MLB National League East
Team American Fractional
Atlanta Braves +125 5/4
New York Mets +175 7/4
Washington Nationals +500 5/1
Philadelphia Phillies +850 17/2
Miami Marlins +1600 16/1

2021 National League West Odds

Odds To Win 2021 MLB National League West
Team American Fractional
Los Angeles Dodgers -200 1/2
San Diego Padres +175 7/4
San Francisco Giants +2500 25/1
Colorado Rockies +3500 35/1
Arizona Diamondbacks +5000 50/1

Updated Sun., Jan. 24, 12:25 PM ET - Odds Provided by BetMGM - 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.

2021 World Series Odds to Win

There are several good bets to win the World Series in 2021. The current odds on contenders who will win the World Series are:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers: +400
  • New York Yankees: +600
  • San Diego Padres: +900
  • Atlanta Braves: +1000
  • Chicago White Sox: +1000
  • New York Mets: +1200
  • Tampa Bay Rays: +1400
  • Oakland Athletics: +1600
  • Minnesota Twins: +1600
  • Cincinnati Reds: +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?

Our experts offer picks on many MLB games where they see a gambling edge. Check out our preview content or pick packages for the most up to date MLB predictions.

What type of bets can I make on MLB?

In addition to betting on who will win the World Series and the AL and NL Pennants, there are multiple angles you can bet on individual games. Check out our MLB odds page for the odds on each game.

Where can I learn how to bet on baseball?

To learn more about betting on baseball, check out our baseball betting tutorial.


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