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  • View updated 2019 World Series odds for all 30 teams
  • Graphs show the highs and lows of the 162-game season for each team
  • Isolate individual teams, or compare their odds to other teams trending in the same direction

A 162-game season may not be the best strategy for ensuring sellouts, but it does guarantee each and every team will enjoy some highs and suffer through some lows. Even the 108-win, World Series-champion Boston Red Sox of 2018 had a stretch where they lost six of eight. The MLB season is a roller coaster ride for even the best (and worst) teams.

The graphs below, which track the 2019 World Series odds for all 30 teams in the majors, are generated by averaging the odds from multiple sources. The graphs are updated regularly over the course of the season. You can view each team’s odds in isolation or alongside similar teams.

Top World Series Contender Odds

Overall Top Contenders

The Red Sox famously went 86 years between World Series championships, but they may only have to wait an additional 12 months before winning their next title. Boston is favored to win the 2019 World Series with average opening odds of +640.

2019 World Series Odds at BetOnline

Team Odds to Win the 2019 World Series at BetOnline
New York Yankees +600
Boston Red Sox +600
  Houston Astros +800
Los Angeles Dodgers +800
Chicago Cubs +1400

*Odds taken on 02/20/19

American League 

AL East World Series Odds


When it comes to historical supremacy of the AL East, no one can top the Yankees, who have won 18 division titles, 40 American League Pennants, and 27 World Series titles.

Team AL East Titles Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Baltimore Orioles 9 1983 1983
Boston Red Sox 10 2018 2018
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 its inception in 1994, winning nine division titles. Their most recent title came in 2018 when they won 91 games.

Team AL Central Titles Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Cleveland Indians 10 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

Keep an eye on the Astros in 2019. Houston has won 100 + games in back-to-back seasons and will be returning much of the same core that captured the 2017 World Series.

Team AL West Titles Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Houston Astros 2 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

Odds for 2018 AL Playoff Teams

The Red Sox had a postseason for the ages, as they knocked off the 100-win Yankees, 103-win Astros, and 92-win Dodgers to claim their ninth World Series title in franchise history. Only time will tell if they can win back-to-back titles for the first time since 1916.

National League

NL East World Series Odds

No team surprised bettors more in 2018 than the Braves, who won 90 games despite having one of the youngest and most inexperienced rosters in the league. Much of the credit goes to rookies Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna Jr., who combined for 50 home runs and 136 RBIs in their first year in the Majors. Will they continue to fly high in 2019, or will a sophomore slump bring the Baby Braves back to earth?

Team NL East Titles Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Atlanta Braves 13 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

Chicago’s opening odds of +1100 may not look especially impressive, but they could change in a hurry as Chicago is expected to be a big player in free agency this winter. The club is interested in signing six-time All-Star Bryce Harper, and could make a play for third baseman Manny Machado, who hit .297 with a career-high 37 home runs and 107 RBI in 2018.

Team NL Central Titles Since 1994 Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Chicago Cubs 5 2016 2016
Cincinnati Reds 2 1990 1990
Milwaukee Brewers 2 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 +780 to win the World Series.

Team NL West Titles Since 1994 Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Los Angeles Dodgers 10 1988 2018
Arizona Diamondbacks 5 2001 2001
San Francisco Giants 5 2014 2014
San Diego Padres 4 N/A 1998
Colorado Rockies 0 N/A 2007

Odds for 2018 NL Playoff Teams

Few teams have experienced a longer World Series drought than the Dodgers, who last won a title in 1988. It’s a curious predicament for a team that has dominated its division and been to the World Series in back-to-back years. Will 2019 be the year LA finally breaks through and finishes the season on a winning note?

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 2019. 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

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.

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

Archived World Series Odds: 2018, 2017

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Ryan Murphy began his love affair with sports journalism at the age of nine when he wrote his first article about his little league baseball team. He has since authored his own column for Fox Sports, and now serves as SBD’s resident NBA and MLB expert.