2018 World Series Odds Tracker
- Updated 2018 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 101-win, World Series-champion Houston Astros of 2017 had a stretch where they lost 11 of 14. The MLB season is a rollercoaster ride for even the best (and worst) teams.
The graphs below, which track the 2018 World Series odds for all 30 teams in the majors, are generated by averaging the odds from multiple sources. The graphs are updated bimonthly (at minimum) over the course of the season. You can view each team’s odds in isolation or alongside similar teams.
MLB Top Contenders
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.
Top 5 Contenders (August 31, 2018)
|Boston Red Sox||+333|
|New York Yankees||+600|
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|
|Tampa Bay Rays||1998||0|
|San Diego Padres||1969||2|
2017 AL Playoff Teams
The Minnesota Twins defied the odds in 2017 when they became the first team in Major League history to make the playoffs after losing 100 games the previous season. They have an excellent chance of sneaking back again in 2018 after bolstering their rotation by signing veteran starters Lance Lynn and Jake Odorizzi.
2017 NL Playoff Teams
The Dodgers had a season for the ages in 2017 when they put together the best 50 game stretch in 100 years and won a franchise-best 104 games. Sweet-hitting outfielder Cody Bellinger was named NL Rookie of the Year, closer Kenley Jensen was named NL Reliever of the Year, and shortstop Corey Seager won his second Silver Slugger Award.
The Dodgers have an excellent shot at winning the pennant again in 2018, but they’ll have to do so without Seager, as the 24-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in May.
AL East World Series Odds
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||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|
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|
|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|
|Los Angeles Angels||9||2002||2002|
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|
|New York Mets||6||1986||2015|
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|
|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|
|San Francisco Giants||5||2014||2014|
|San Diego Padres||4||N/A||1998|
Take a look back at our 2017 World Series Odds Tracker.