BASEBALL HANDICAPPING – MLB FUTURES ODDS
Looking for our updated 2020 World Series Futures Betting Odds and predictions? The MLB offseason has taken shape a lot quicker than it has the past few offseasons, with the three biggest names coming off the board during the winter meetings. That affords bettors some additional time to evaluate the futures board in search of value.
MLB Predictions & Handicapping Insight
Here’s a look at three favorites, two teams from the middle of the pack, and two long shots to win the 2020 World Series.
Updated November 2020 World Series Futures Betting Odds for 2020
New York Yankees +300
The Yankees landed the prize free agent of the offseason in Gerrit Cole, who becomes the ace of a staff that already included Luis Severino and James Paxton. And keep in mind the Yankees built a lethal bullpen to hide deficiencies in their rotation, so they can shut opponents down from start to finish.
The offense is coming off a record-breaking season despite down years from Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, as well as a very limited Giancarlo Stanton. No team is deeper from top to bottom. The road to the World Series once again goes through the Bronx.
Houston Astros +600
The headlines around the Astros have been overwhelmingly negative all offseason long, whether it be inappropriate comments by former front office members, the poor handling of that situation by ownership and upper management, the revelation of the scope of the sign-stealing scandal, and the loss of Gerrit Cole. But this is still one of the deepest and most talented rosters in all of baseball. They’ll remain a force to be reckoned with in 2020.
Los Angeles Dodgers +700
The Dodgers are an afterthought as they haven’t made any splashes this offseason, but this is still one of the most complete rosters in baseball. And there remains the potential for them to make a major move with some quality talents without contracts, but the trade market could be the place where the Dodgers add an elite piece to their championship puzzle.
The World Series Futures Betting Odds Play: Dodgers +700
New York Mets +2500
The Mets brought in some big names in hopes of going on a playoff run a year ago, but that wasn’t how things played out. They lost Zach Wheeler to the rival Phillies, but added Rick Porcello to fill out what may be the deepest starting rotation in baseball. It would be nice to see them add another bat, but they already have enough pieces to compete.
Los Angeles Angels +3500
The Angels have been wasting some of the prime years of Mike Trout’s career, but they seem serious about putting an end to that this offseason. After they were finalists for Gerrit Cole, the team landed a heck of a consolation prize in Anthony Rendon, who’ll solidify third base for the Angels – a position that didn’t generate much production for them in 2019.
They still need to make some moves to improve a starting rotation posted a dreadful ERA in 2019, but they’ve shown a willingness to go after the top free agents this offseason to plug some of these holes.
The World Series Futures Betting Odds Play: Mets +2500
San Diego Padres +6000
The Padres are serious about joining the conversation as a contender in the National League. They made some major moves last offseason, and added Tommy Pham into the fold in a trade with the Rays this offseason. If they can add a few more pieces to an already solid roster, they can climb the ranks in a hurry.
Colorado Rockies +10000
After qualifying for the postseason in 2018, the Rockies too a big step back in 2019. After everything went right for the pitching staff in 2018, nothing went right in 2019. They seem like a very strong bounce back candidate.
The World Series Futures Betting Odds Play: San Diego Padres +6000
Here are the remaining 2020 World Series Futures Betting Odds in their entirety:
- Atlanta Braves +1200
- Boston Red Sox +1200
- Philadelphia Phillies +1500
- Washington Nationals +1500
- Cleveland Indians +1600
- St. Louis Cardinals +2000
- Chicago Cubs +2500
- Milwaukee Brewers +2500
- Minnesota Twins +2500
- Oakland Athletics +2500
- Tampa Bay Rays +2500
- Cincinnati Reds +5000
- Chicago White Sox +5500
- Arizona Diamondbacks +6000
- Toronto Blue Jays +8000
- San Francisco Giants +10000
- Texas Rangers +10000
- Pittsburgh Pirates +20000
- Seattle Mariners +30000
- Baltimore Orioles +100000
- Detroit Tigers +100000
- Kansas City Royals +100000
- Miami Marlins +100000
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