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  • The charts below will show the highs and lows of what will inevitably be another COVID-impacted season

The graphs below, which track the 2021 World Series odds for all 30 teams in Major League Baseball, are generated by averaging the odds from multiple sportsbooks. The averages are recalculated regularly over the course of the offseason, regular season, and postseason. You can view each team’s odds in isolation or alongside the teams in its league and/or division.

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Top World Series Contenders

2021 World Series Odds

Team Odds
LA Dodgers +333
Yankees +567
Padres +783
Mets +867
White Sox +933
Braves +1100
Blue Jays +1667
Twins +1867
Athletics +1933
Rays +2033
Astros +2167
Cardinals +2300
Reds +3033
Cleveland +3533
Cubs +3667
Angels +4000
Phillies +4167
Nationals +4333
Red Sox +5333
Brewers +5533
Marlins +6000
Giants +8000
Mariners +8667
Diamondbacks +9500
Orioles +10833
Rangers +11667
Tigers +12500
Royals +12500
Rockies +13333
Pirates +23333

Odds as of Feb. 10, 2021.

Odds Movement Timeline

  • Feb. 10: LAD has improved from an already-short +400 to +333 with the acquisition of Trevor Bauer. Division-rival San Diego faded from +617 to +783, in turn.
  • Jan. 29: The full impact of the Cardinals’ acquisition of Nolan Arenado remains to be seen. The Red Birds remain at +4000, but that is sure to change in the coming hours.
  • Jan. 22: The Blue Jays’ addition of George Springer only moved the needle slightly. Their odds improved from +2667 to +2467
  • Jan. 12: The White Sox (+1000) are now considered the second-biggest World Series threat in the AL after the Yankees, narrowly ahead of the Rays (+1355) and Twins (+1640).
  • Jan. 7: The Padres’ high-profile offseason transactions have finally led to a jump in the odds. The Friars are now the third-favorite at +567, narrowly behind NYY (+533) for second.
  • Dec. 28: The Padres have held steady at +1000 despite adding Blake Snell (and possibly Yu Darvish in the coming days) to a starting rotation that already features Dinelson Lamet, Mike Clevinger, and Chris Paddack.
  • Dec. 2: The free-agent market has been dead silent of late. There has been little change in the 2021 World Series odds as a result. The only notable movement saw Tampa Bay move back into the top four ahead of Atlanta
  • Nov. 25: Atlanta has been the biggest mover early in free agency, acquiring Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly while also retaining Josh Tomlin. Their odds are now in the top four (+1067).
  • Oct 28: The Los Angeles Dodgers (+500) have opened as favorites to win back-to-back World Series. No team has repeated since the 1999-2000 Yankees.

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American League Top Contenders

AL East World Series Odds

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 3 N/A 2020
Toronto Blue Jays 6 1993 1993

AL Central World Series Odds

Team AL Central Titles Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Cleveland Indians 10 1948 2016
Minnesota Twins 7 1991 1991
Detroit Tigers 4 1984 2012
Chicago White Sox 3 2005 2005
Kansas City Royals 1 2015 2015

AL West World Series Odds

Team AL West Titles Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Houston Astros 2 2017 2019
Los Angeles Angels 9 2002 2002
Oakland Athletics 17 1989 1990
Seattle Mariners 3 N/A N/A
Texas Rangers 7 N/A 2011

National League Top Contenders

NL East World Series Odds

Team NL East Titles Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Atlanta Braves 14 1995 1999
Miami Marlins 0 2003 2003
New York Mets 6 1986 2015
Philadelphia Phillies 11 2008 2009
Washington Nationals 5 2019 2019

NL Central World Series Odds

Team NL Central Titles Since 1994 Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Chicago Cubs 6 2016 2016
Cincinnati Reds 2 1990 1990
Milwaukee Brewers 2 N/A 1982
Pittsburgh Pirates 0 1979 1979
St. Louis Cardinals 10 2011 2013

NL West World Series Odds

Team NL West Titles Since 1994 Last WS Championship Last WS Appearance
Los Angeles Dodgers 11 2020 2020
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 vs Dodgers 11
Yankees vs Giants 7
Yankees vs Cardinals 5
Yankees vs Braves 4
Cardinals vs Red Sox 4
Cubs vs Tigers 4
A’s vs Giants 4

 

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 six remaining MLB franchises that are still waiting to win their very first title.

Team Inception World Series Appearances
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: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

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Sascha was a hockey player in his youth, a lawyer in his capricious mid-20s, and has now been an assigning editor, writer, and lead oddsmaker for SBD for over five years. He covers everything you can possibly put odds on, but specializes in football, baseball, hockey, and basketball.