Baseball Handicapping – MLB Futures Odds
Looking for our updated 2017 World Series Futures Betting Odds and predictions? The MLB season is a little more than a third of the way through, giving bettors a good sampling of what they can expect from each of the league’s 30 franchises, and a decent amount of information with which bettors can re-evaluate the futures board.
MLB Predictions & Handicapping Insight
Here’s a look at three favorites, three teams from the middle of the pack, and three long shots to win the 2017 World Series.
Updated June 2017 World Series Futures Betting Odds
Houston Astros +450
The Astros have cruised out to a huge lead in the AL West and are showing no signs of slowing down.
The return to dominance of Dallas Keuchel coupled with the emergence of Lance McCullers has given the team a formidable 1-2 punch to supplement their loaded offense.
Couple that with one of the deepest bullpens in the majors and you’ve got a team that no one wants to meet in the postseason. They’re the clear favorite to win it all this year.
Chicago Cubs +600
The Cubs are having trouble taking control of their division right now, but they’re still within striking distance of the top spot in the NL Central and could claim that mantle any day.
This is largely the same group that won a year ago and remains the deepest and most talented roster in the National League by a comfortable margin.
They’ll surely figure it out in the second half.
New York Yankees +850
The Yankees currently sit atop the AL East with a solid record at home thanks to the short porches at Yankee Stadium which have been a blessing to the team’s array of power hitters.
Finding some starting pitching at the deadline will be key to continuing their success through into the playoffs, but this is a franchise that’s proven to be more than willing to give away future assets for short term success.
The World Series Futures Betting Odds Play: Cubs +600
Colorado Rockies +1400
The Rockies have never won a World Series, but they’re putting themselves into position to change that in the years ahead.
Pitching has always been the problem for this franchise, but they’ve done a good job of addressing that with their young talent and hanging onto those players as they mature. Bud Black has done a great job with them.
Toronto Blue Jays +3300
It’s been a slow start to the season for the Blue Jays, who entered the year with World Series aspirations after back-to-back trips to the ALCS. They’re finally starting to get healthy, and that should make all the difference moving forward as they move back into contention.
Baltimore Orioles +3600
The Orioles have the hitting to contend, but the pitching staff has been slow out of the gate. Even still, the Orioles are in contention of the top spot in the AL East or at least another Wild Card berth.
The starting staff should come around at some point.
The World Series Futures Betting Odds Play: Blue Jays +3300
Milwaukee Brewers +5000
The Brewers have slugged their way to the top of the NL Central. Some injuries have slowed them down, but all signs point to that explosive offense returning to form once that group returns to full health.
Seattle Mariners +5000
The Mariners have a lot of pieces in place on offense, but surprisingly, it’s the starting pitching that’s slowed this team down. Yes I know all about their injuries, but the organization has to account for that every year…right?
Given their favorable home ballpark, it should just be a matter of time before that group figures it out.
San Francisco Giants +8000
The Giants and slow starts go hand in hand. This is a team that saves its best work for when the games really count.
This is the time to get the best value on a team that usually turns it on as October nears, and the return of Madison Bumgarner in the summer should only accelerate that ascent.
The World Series Futures Betting Odds Play: Giants +8000
Here are the remaining 2017 World Series Futures Betting Odds in their entirety:
- Arizona Diamondbacks +2200
- Atlanta Braves +25000
- Boston Red Sox +800
- Chicago White Sox +25000
- Cincinnati Reds +15000
- Cleveland Indians +750
- Detroit Tigers +5000
- Kansas City Royals +15000
- Los Angeles Angels +8000
- Los Angeles Dodgers +600
- Miami Marlins +20000
- Minnesota Twins +5000
- New York Mets +3300
- Oakland Athletics +25000
- Philadelphia Phillies +75000
- Pittsburgh Pirates +15000
- San Diego Padres +100000
- St. Louis Cardinals +2800
- Tampa Bay Rays +5000
- Texas Rangers +4000
- Washington Nationals +750
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