|Los Angeles Dodgers||+400||+400|
|New York Yankees||+600||+600|
|Chicago White Sox||+1000||+1000|
|San Diego Padres||+1000||+1000|
|Tampa Bay Rays||+1200||+1200|
|New York Mets||+2500||+2500|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+3000||+3000|
|Toronto Blue Jays||+4000||+4000|
|Los Angeles Angels||+5000||+5000|
|Boston Red Sox||+5000||+5000|
|San Francisco Giants||+8000||+8000|
|Kansas City Royals||+10000||+10000|
Tracking Major League Baseball’s 2021 World Series Odds
The most optimistic of baseball fans have circled April 1st on their calendars. Not because it’s April Fools’ Day, but because that’s the day the 2021 MLB regular season is slated to commence.
A best-case scenario would see each of the league’s 30 teams play out a full 162-game season which would conclude on October 3rd. This would be followed by the playoff rounds and a World Series that would start on October 26. If the Fall Classic goes the distance, that crucial game seven would happen on November 3rd.
A similar plan was in place heading into the 2020 season, but circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic threw the entire scheme into chaos. In the end, teams were given a truncated 60-game regular-season schedule which played out between July 23rd and September 27. The league also expanded its playoff format by including 16 teams.
While the season was significantly shortened, it produced plenty of excitement and culminated with the Los Angeles Dodgers defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series. Many fans were not surprised when the Dodgers won the championship. After all, at 6/1, bookmakers had them among the top three most heavily favored teams to win it all. The same couldn’t be said about the Rays who opened at a rather long 30/1.
Speaking of World Series betting odds, it didn’t take very long for bookmakers to establish their 2021 World Series odds. It might not be a surprise to see that the Dodgers are the early favorites at +480. Some bettors might be somewhat astonished by the respect teams like the Yankees (+525), the Braves (+1000), and the Rays (+1200) are getting though. On the other end of the odds spectrum, the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, and the Pittsburgh Pirates are listed at +10000 while the Mariners and Rangers ring in at +8000.
The World Series is a long way away and the opening odds are sure to change as rosters continue to take shape. That is why we will continue to update the 2021 World Series odds as we lead up to and play through the regular season and playoffs. Buckle up Buckaroo! We could be in for a wild ride.
- The Dodgers have now appeared in 21 World Series. They have won only 7 of them.
- The New York Yankees have made 40 World Series appearances. They have won it 27 times.
- The St. Louis Cardinals own the second-most World Series titles with 11 including seven championships since 1996. Their last World Series win happened in 2009.
- San Diego, Tampa Bay, Texas, Milwaukee, and Colorado have never won a World Series despite getting there at least once.
- Seattle is the only current MLB team to never make a World Series appearance.