World Series Baseball Futures Odds 2019

World Series Winner

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06/17/2019
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(EST)
Houston
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+325
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+300
LA Dodgers
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+350
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+320
NY Yankees
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+650
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+650
Minnesota
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+1000
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+800
Atlanta
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+1200
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+1400
Philadelphia
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+1200
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+1400
Tampa Bay
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+1400
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+1600
Boston
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+1600
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+2000
Milwaukee
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+1600
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+1900
Chicago Cubs
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+1600
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+1400
St. Louis
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+3300
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+3800
Cleveland
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+4000
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+4200
Colorado
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+4000
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+4500
Arizona
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+5000
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+5500
NY Mets
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+5000
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+5500
Washington
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+5000
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+5500
San Diego
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+5000
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+5000
Oakland
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+6600
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+6600
Texas
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+6600
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+7000
LA Angels
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+10000
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+10000
Chicago WS
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+12500
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+20000
Pittsburgh
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+20000
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+10000
Cincinnati
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+20000
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+17500
San Francisco
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+50000
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+100000
Seattle
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+100000
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+50000
Toronto
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+200000
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+100000
Detroit
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+200000
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+100000
Kansas City
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+500000
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+100000
Miami
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+500000
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+100000
Baltimore
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+500000
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+100000

Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint, which provides more opportunities for bettors with foresight to cash in on the right teams.

Betting MLB futures is a way to liven up the long baseball season and add a favorite team to your arsenal as you root them along. DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook are among the many sportsbooks taking bets on MLB futures throughout the season. Of course, the odds are constantly changing.

Follow our table above for regular updates on the odds for the top contenders to win the 2019 World Series.

Basics of MLB Futures

Not sure how to find those long-term bets? Just look for the tab on sportsbooks next to live action. Tabs labeled “Futures” should have a list of prop bets, beginning with the 2019 World Series Winner.

Some of those bets may include the winner of the American League, National League, and each division. Some sportsbooks (such as 888sport) delve deeper with “Prop Bets” on individual achievements, such as who will lead the Majors in home runs, wins, strikeouts, etc.

Generally, books take bets on Futures in between game action. When teams are competing on a full slate of night games, your sportsbook of choice might hold off on updating odds in the event there is a catastrophic injury or another event that might change the prospects of a contender.

Here is a quick summary of how the odds are displayed for MLB Futures bets:

  • Some sportsbooks will use a system that shows the odds as 5/1, while some display them as +500. This is just semantics, as both systems indicate that a winning $100 bet on the team would cash out at 5x that amount ($500).
  • Odds can also be split into fractions. A team may be listed as a 9/2 favorite on one book, which is the same as a +450 favorite, i.e. a winning ticket pays out 4.5x the amount of the bet.

Favorites to Win 2019 World Series

The primary contenders to win the 2019 World Series (Astros, Dodgers, Yankees) are getting +500 or higher odds on most sportsbooks. Some books, such as BetStarsNJ, had the favorites at 6/1 or higher early in the season.

There is good value in those futures bets because baseball is such a marathon and relatively unpredictable in nature.

Injuries can play a huge role in how those odds change and how each contender lines up to actually compete for a championship once the playoffs finally roll around. Odds will be updated if a key player suffers a concerning injury or if a key pitcher starts to show signs of wearing down late in the season. When hot teams go on winning streaks, that can change their odds as well.

Many sportsbooks account for the future in comparable fashion. For example, the Yankees are still one of the primary favorites to win the 2019 World Series despite their litany of injuries early in the season. Sharp bettors understand that Luis Severino and Didi Gregorius should be fully healthy and contributing by the end of the year, even if they’re currently on the disabled list.

History of MLB futures

Placing a longshot Futures bet is a very risky proposition. In the NBA, for one, it’s almost akin to throwing away your money. The NFL is a bit more unpredictable with its single-elimination postseason, and the MLB is somewhere in between.

Rarely has a team come out of “nowhere” to win the World Series over the past several years, but plenty of fringe contenders have started the season with long odds before getting hot at the right time. According to archives compiled by William Hill Sportsbook, the Kansas City Royals were listed with +3300 odds to win it all during the first month of the 2015 season. Those odds dropped to +1400 in May, +1000 in June, and were down to +550 by the time the playoffs began.

In 2014, the San Francisco Giants opened the season with +2500 odds and went on to win it all. The Boston Red Sox were getting +2800 odds prior to the 2013 season, and the St. Louis Cardinals were getting +2500 odds prior to the 2011 season.

Hence, there is value in placing a small bet on an underdog early in the season. The Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, and even the slugging Colorado Rockies come to mind as fringe contenders with long odds this year. The past three years, the World Series crown has gone to one of the favored teams. The Cubs, Astros, and Red Sox paid off after opening the season with odds around +1000 or lower. There is a chance that an unexpected champion is crowned, but it is not guaranteed in today’s MLB due to the importance of pitching in the postseason.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I bet on the World Series in the US?

Currently, there are seven states (Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island) that offer legal sports betting. Residents of those states can use online sportsbooks (if available) or casino sportsbooks to place legal, real-money bets.

Who is the favorite to win the World Series in 2019?

The Astros, Yankees, and Dodgers are all among the favorites to win the 2019 World Series. Odds are rising for the Twins and Braves following their recent success.

When is the 2019 World Series?

The 2019 MLB postseason is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1. The World Series is scheduled to begin on Oct. 22 with a potential Game 7 concluding on Oct. 30.

Where can I get MLB betting tips?

PlayPicks.com provides free updates on the movement of MLB Futures lines and offers up-to-date advice on the best bets for games and Futures. Those interested in Daily Fantasy Sports can also check out our free plays and picks each day with advice relevant for DFS contests on DraftKings and FanDuel.