Baseball fans sometimes like to wager on the winner of the MLB at the start of the season, making what is known as a “futures” bet via a land-based or online sportsbook. Gamblers can place wager on a MLB Futures betting market at any time, but the sportsbooks will adjust the odds over the course of the season depending on results, injuries, illnesses (e.g due to COVID19) and other factors & news.
The New York Yankees is the The most successful teams in MLB / World Series history – their win record of 27 World Series wins is more than twice that of any other team.
No Major League Baseball team has won consecutive World Series titles in 20 years, however the reigning champion Los Angeles Dodgers head into 2021 as the betting favorite to reign supreme once again in October.
The top MLB players currently include Mike Trout, Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts and Alex Bregman.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are considered the two favorites for the World Series in 2021 based on odds from international sportsbook Bovada. Other leading contenders include San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago White Sox.
With the likes of Bellinger, Betts and Corey Seager on the squad, it’s easy to see why reigning champions the Dodgers are again favorites with sportsbooks to win the World Series 2021.
If you wish to view historical MLB odds data, view our MLB Odds datasets page.
|Los Angeles Dodgers||+315|
|New York Yankees||+550|
|San Diego Padres||+800|
|Chicago White Sox||+1000|
|New York Mets||+1200|
|Toronto Blue Jays||+1600|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+2200|
|Tampa Bay Rays||+3000|
|Los Angeles Angels||+3500|
|Boston Red Sox||+4000|
|San Francisco Giants||+8000|
|Kansas City Royals||+10000|