The Houston Astros saw their odds of winning the 2019 World Series jump significantly when they added pitcher Zack Greinke to their staff — despite Greinke’s struggles in games with a lot on the line. The Los Angeles Dodgers are running away with the National League, which is why they are the top favorite from the senior circuit despite failing to bolster their bullpen at the trade deadline. The New York Yankees are nearing the top of the list as well, thanks to their pulling away from Tampa Bay and Boston in the American League East. We have the full list of MLB betting odds for each team still in contention to win the 2019 World Series, as well as thoughts on some of the contenders.
Updated 2019 World Series Odds – August 13th
Contender Odds to Win the 2019 World Series
- Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros +275
- New York Yankees +350
- Atlanta Braves +850
- Minnesota Twins +1400
- Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians +1600
- St. Louis Cardinals +1800
- Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox +2200
- Philadelphia Phillies +2400
- Milwaukee Brewers +2500
- Tampa Bay Rays +2800
- Oakland A’s +4000
- San Francisco Giants +5000
- Arizona Diamondbacks +8000
- Los Angeles Angels, Cincinnati Reds +12500
- San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers +15000
- Colorado Rockies +18000
- New York Mets +20000
- Pittsburgh Pirates +25000
- Chicago White Sox +50000
- Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals,
Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays +40000
They have gotten its biggest surprise from Yuli Gurriel. In 2017 and 2018, he hit 31 home runs combined. As of June 30 he had hit eight in 2019. Then he went on a monster run, hitting a dozen in July, driving in 31 runs. August has looked much the same, as he drove eight runs in in one game against Colorado last week. So even though Greinke got shelled in his Astros debut, Houston keeps winning.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have seen the return of Clayton Kershaw’s dominant form. Over his last six starts, he has posted a 1.66 ERA and has not allowed more than two runs in any appearance. Kristopher Negron came over from the Mariners at the trade deadline and hit .345 with a pair of home runs in his first nine starts.
New York has gotten Masahiro Tanaka’s form back. After the All-Star break, he had posted an unsightly 9.49 ERA, but then he blanked Toronto over eight innings on Sunday, the third time a Yankees starting pitcher has completed eight or more innings this season. Mike Tauchman had five home runs last week, and so did Gio Urshela. With those big bats joining the regulars, the Yankees are a scary team — and Luis Severino could be on his way back to the rotation as well.
Cleveland has been on a tear, winning three of four to move into a tie with Minnesota atop the American League Central. Roberto Perez has emerged as a big contributor, hitting a career-best 19 home runs already and ranking high in runs generated by pitch-framing. If the Tribe can keep their offense humming, they are getting the pitching they need to win the division and push deep into the postseason.
The Vikings is still hitting the ball like crazy — eleven members of the team have 10 or more home runs. Twelve would tie the major league record. Eight players could get to twenty home runs. The problem for the Twins is inconsistent starting pitching, led by the collapse of Martin Perez. The Twins need to get their rotation back in order if they want to grab a wild card, let alone win the Central.
Atlanta picked up three relievers at the trade deadline, but now they can’t pick a closer, as Luke Jackson, Shane Greene and Mark Melancon have all had shots at it but blown saves. Manager Brian Snitker needs to pick a closer and let him build confidence going into the postseason. The Nationals could make a late run for the division, but they are more likely to push for a wild card, especially with Max Scherzer still on the shelf.