Opening 2018 World Series Odds

2018 World Series Opening Odds Released: Dodgers Favored 11/7/17

The 2018 World Series opening odds have been released. Who is favored, who is the biggest challenger, and who is also in the mix?

The Favorite: Los Angeles Dodgers

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Dodgers are 5/1 favorites to win the 2018 World Series after coming one game shy of winning it all in 2017. Yu Darvish, Andre Ethier and Curtis Granderson are just some of their free agents this winter. Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen will all return, forming one of the most-talented rosters in baseball.

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The Challenger(s): Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros

The Indians and Astros both have 6/1 odds, respectively, to win the 2018 World Series. Outside of the Dodgers, those are the most favorable odds of any teams in baseball. Cleveland has decisions to make about Jay Bruce, Bryan Shaw, Carlos Santana and others, while Houston only has a few free agents, including Carlos Beltran, Luke Gregerson, Francisco Liriano and Cameron Maybin.

The Next Best: Nationals, Yankees, Red Sox and Cubs

Washington has 7/1 odds to win the 2018 World Series while the Yankees are 8/1 and the Red Sox and Cubs are both 10/1, respectively. Jayson Werth, Howie Kendrick and Joe Blanton are all free agents for the Nationals, while the Yankees have decisions to make on C.C. Sabathia, Matt Holliday, Todd Frazier and Michael Pineda. In Boston, Addison Reed, Chris Young, Mitch Moreland and Eduwardo Nunez are free agents, while the contracts of John Lackey, Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis are all up in Chicago.

In the Mix

The Diamondbacks, Mets and Cardinals are all 20/1, respectively, to win the World Series, while the Brewers, Mariners, Rays and Blue Jays all have 30/1 odds. The Rockies, meanwhile, are 40/1, while the Braves, White Sox, Angels and Giants are all 50/1, respectively.

The Complete List: 2018 World Series Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers 5/1

Cleveland Indians 6/1

Houston Astros 6/1

Washington Nationals 7/1

New York Yankees 8/1

Boston Red Sox 10/1

Chicago Cubs 10/1

Arizona Diamondbacks 20/1

New York Mets 20/1

St Louis Cardinals 20/1

Milwaukee Brewers 30/1

Seattle Mariners 30/1

Tampa Bay Rays 30/1

Toronto Blue Jays 30/1

Colorado Rockies 40/1

Atlanta Braves 50/1

Chicago White Sox 50/1

Los Angeles Angels 50/1

San Francisco Giants 50/1

Baltimore Orioles 60/1

Minnesota Twins 60/1

Texas Rangers 60/1

Cincinnati Reds 80/1

Kansas City Royals 80/1

Miami Marlins 80/1

Oakland Athletics 80/1

Philadelphia Phillies 80/1

Pittsburgh Pirates 80/1

San Diego Padres 80/1

Detroit Tigers 300/1

 

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