Favorites to Win the 2020 MLB World Series

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The top team in baseball takes home the World Series Trophy each year.  The table below tracks futures odds on every MLB team to win the upcoming World Series.

As of the latest update, the LA Dodgers are the favorites to win it all in this shortened season. Their most likely opponent out of the AL projects to be the Dodgers.

MLB Playoffs: Projected Division Winners & Championship Predictions

World Series Projected Matchup & Winner

World Series:  Yankees vs Dodgers

World Series Champions: LA Dodgers

The change column represents how much the odds have improved or decreased since the last update. The Team WAR column shows how each team’s players are performing above the average MLB team. A team’s WAR has been shown to be strongly correlated with their season success.  The final column shows the normalized probability for each team to win the World Series based on the current market odds as provided at BetOnline.

Vegas World Series Odds to Win the 2020 MLB Championship

Team 2020 Record Division Team WAR Odds Change World Series
Dodgers 27-10 NL West 6.9 +350 +150 18.40%
Yankees 20-14 AL East 5.1 +600 -125 11.83%
Rays 25-12 AL West 6.3 +950 +550 7.89%
A’s 22-12 AL West 5.9 +1000 +400 7.53%
Padres 22-15 NL West 9.2 +1000 +1000 7.53%
White Sox 22-14 AL Central 8.9 +1400 +100 5.52%
Braves 21-14 NL East 4.0 +1600 -200 4.87%
Cubs 21-14 NL Central 6.1 +1600 None 4.87%
Astros 19-15 AL West 5.0 +1600 None 4.87%
Indians 22-14 AL Central 3.6 +1800 +200 4.36%
Twins 21-16 AL Central 4.7 +1800 -600 4.36%
Phillies 16-15 NL East 5.1 +4000 +1000 2.02%
Cardinals 14-13 NL Central 4.8 +4000 None 2.02%
Reds 15-21 NL Central 3.0 +5000 -2000 1.62%
Rockies 17-19 NL West 2.6 +5000 -2500 1.62%
Brewers 16-19 NL Central 1.0 +5000 None 1.62%
Mets 15-21 NL East 5.6 +5000 -2000 1.62%
Blue Jays 18-16 AL East 3.8 +5000 +3000 1.62%
Nationals 12-21 NL East 1.9 +5000 -2500 1.62%
Marlins 16-15 NL East 2.4 +8000 -2000 1.02%
Giants 18-19 NL West 6.1 +10000 +5000 0.82%
D-Backs 14-22 NL West 1.9 +12500 -7500 0.66%
Orioles 16-19 AL East 3.6 +25000 +5000 0.33%
Rangers 13-21 AL West -2.1 +25000 -10000 0.33%
Tigers 17-16 AL Central 4.8 +30000 -17500 0.28%
Red Sox 12-24 AL East 2.5 +50000 -43400 0.17%
Royals 14-22 AL Central 3.1 +50000 -10000 0.17%
Angels 12-24 AL West 4.0 +50000 -45000 0.17%
Mariners 15-22 AL West 3.1 +50000 -20000 0.17%
Pirates 10-23 NL Central -0.2 +100000 -50000 0.08%

World Series Futures: Best Bets

In terms of best bets on futures, we are looking at value above all else.  Sometimes favorites are simply too popular to take a flier on, while betting on a longer shot to get hot at the right time and win the World Series is well worth the risk.

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