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The Red Sox capped off their most successful season in franchise history by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games in the 2018 World Series. It wasn’t an easy task, as Boston had to knock off  a pair of 100-win juggernauts to get there, but Alex Cora’s squad was the last team standing thanks to their timely hitting and clutch pitching.

Super sub Steve Pearce was named World Series MVP after hitting .333 with three home runs and eight RBI. It was an unlikely honor for a journeyman who had played with six different franchises in his 12-year career before being traded to Boston in late June.

Relive the highs and lows of the Red Sox (and all 29 other Major League teams) in the graphs below. The graphs were generated by averaging the odds from multiple sources and were updated regularly over the course of the season. You can view each team’s odds in isolation or alongside similar teams.


2018 Playoff Teams

Few teams have experienced more ups and downs this season than the Dodgers, whose odds were as long as +1800 on June 1st after they fell to four games below .500. LA has since seen its fortunes improve after getting unexpected contributions from Max Muncy and Matt Kemp, and adding four-time All-Star Manny Machado.

2018 World Series Odds

Team Odds to Win World Series as of 10/25/18
Boston Red Sox -650
Los Angeles Dodgers +450


AL East World Series Odds

Team AL East Titles Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Baltimore Orioles 9 1983 1983
Boston Red Sox 9 2013 2013
New York Yankees 18 2009 2009
Tampa Bay Rays 2 N/A 2008
Toronto Blue Jays 6 1993 1993

AL Central World Series Odds

The Cleveland Indians have dominated the AL Central since it’s inception in 1994, winning nine division titles. Their most recent title came in 2017 when they won an AL-best 102 games.

Team AL Central Titles Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Cleveland Indians 9 1948 2016
Minnesota Twins 6 1991 1991
Detroit Tigers 4 1984 2012
Chicago White Sox 3 2005 2005
Kansas City Royals 1 2015 2015

AL West World Series Odds

No one expected the Rangers to be world beaters entering the 2018 season, but Texas has performed far worse than even its harshest critics could have anticipated. The team’s long odds got even longer on April 12th when All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus went down with a broken elbow.

Team AL West Titles Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Houston Astros 1 2017 2017
Los Angeles Angels 9 2002 2002
Oakland Athletics 16 1989 1990
Seattle Mariners 3 N/A N/A
Texas Rangers 7 N/A 2011


NL East World Series Odds

No team experienced a more precipitous fall from grace during the offseason than the Marlins, whose average World Series odds plummeted from +6600 on November 24th to +39000 on March 13th after the team unloaded Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon, Marcell Ozuna, and Christian Yelich. Miami has gotten off to a predictably slow start in 2018 and is on pace to lose 100 games.

Team NL East Titles Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Atlanta Braves 12 1995 1999
Miami Marlins 0 2003 2003
New York Mets 6 1986 2015
Philadelphia Phillies 11 2008 2009
Washington Nationals 5 N/A N/A

NL Central World Series Odds

Few teams needed more immediate help during the offseason than the Reds, who finished 2017 with a dismal 68-94 record. Unfortunately management didn’t seem to get the memo and instead got rid of All-Stars Zack Cozart and Bronson Arroyo, and veteran pitchers Scott Feldman and Drew Storen. Vegas took notice and dropped Cincinnati’s odds from +5000 on November 24th to +20000 on February 21st.

Team NL Central Titles Since 1994 Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Chicago Cubs 5 2016 2016
Cincinnati Reds 2 1990 1990
Milwaukee Brewers 1 N/A N/A
Pittsburgh Pirates 0 1979 1979
St. Louis Cardinals 10 2011 2013

NL West World Series Odds

The Dodgers have owned the NL West since it was realigned in 1994. LA has won the last five division titles and entered this season with average odds of +530 to win the World Series.

Team NL West Titles Since 1994 Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Los Angeles Dodgers 9 1988 2017
Arizona Diamondbacks 5 2001 2001
San Francisco Giants 5 2014 2014
San Diego Padres 4 N/A 1998
Colorado Rockies 0 N/A 2007

Most Head-to-Head World Series Matchups

Teams Number of Head-to-Head World Series Matchups
Yankees and Dodgers 11
Yankees and Giants 7
Yankees and Cardinals 5
Yankees and Braves 4
Cardinals and Red Sox 4
Cub vs Tigers 4
A’s and Giants 4

The Yankees could be facing a familiar foe if they advance to the World Series in 2018. The Bronx Bombers have played the Dodgers 11 times in October, winning eight of those matchups.

Teams that Have Never Won a World Series Title

Team Inception World Series Appearances
Washington Nationals 2005 0
Tampa Bay Rays 1998 1
Colorado Rockies 1993 1
Seattle Mariners 1977 0
Texas Rangers 1972 2
Milwaukee Brewers 1970 1
San Diego Padres 1969 2

Every Major League team enters the season with the hope of winning the World Series, but only one squad can ultimately come out on top. Here are the seven MLB franchises that are still waiting to win their very first title.

Archived World Series Odds: 2017 

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