- You can wager on every single possible World Series matchup
- Astros vs Dodgers is the favorite at +760, while a Red Sox vs Dodgers rematch pays +1800
- Is there value on a rematch, or should bettors look elsewhere?
The World Series is still five months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about potential matchups. MyBookie has taken it a step further and released odds on every possible World Series matchup, and a rematch of last year’s Fall Classic is drawing longer odds than you might expect.
2019 World Series Possible Matchups
|Potential World Series Matchup||Odds at MyBookie|
|Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers||+760|
|New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers||+1000|
|Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies||+1300|
|Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs||+1400|
|New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies||+1700|
|Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals||+1700|
|New York Yankees vs Chicago Cubs||+1800|
|Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Dodgers||+1800|
|Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers||+1900|
|Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers||+2000|
*Odds taken 05/14/19
The Red Sox and Dodgers are two of the hottest teams in baseball, with Los Angeles owning the most wins in the National League and Boston rounding back into form after a shaky start.
A Red Sox and Dodgers Rematch Presents Value
The Red Sox were an American League worst 6-13 after 19 games, but since then they’ve been on a tear winning 16 of their last 22, while outscoring their opponents by 69 runs.
Lots of souvenirs being handed out on the Monster tonight. pic.twitter.com/pPJZAxN7RC
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 15, 2019
Since April 23rd, their offense ranks first in the Majors in runs scored, batting average, and OBP, while their pitching staff ranks first in ERA, opponent batting average, and opponent OPS.
Hi. We scored 34 runs this weekend.
How’s your weekend going? pic.twitter.com/dXJe1TS9aQ
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 12, 2019
The Dodgers, meanwhile, have scored an NL best 227 runs, and are top three in home runs, OPS, ERA, opponent batting average, and quality starts.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 13, 2019
Hyun-Jim Ryu is a legit Cy Young candidate, while Cody Bellinger is hitting above .400 and is firmly in the triple crown conversation.
Simply put, these are two of the best teams in baseball and to see a potential World Series rematch priced at +1800 screams value. Naysayers will be quick to point out there hasn’t been a World Series rematch since 1978, but in a league with so little parity, it’s only a matter of time before it happens again.
Favorite Long Shot Matchup
You need great pitching to win championships, and few teams have as much depth at the position as the Rays and the Cubs. Chicago has allowed an NL low 133 earned runs this season and has the best ERA in the Majors since April 8th.
— MLB (@MLB) May 13, 2019
The Rays’ pitching staff, meanwhile, ranks first in the AL in ERA, WHIP, runs allowed, and opponent batting average. Each one of their qualified starters has a positive WAR, and they’ve stranded an MLB best 78.6% of the runners they’ve allowed to reach base.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 12, 2019
Chicago and Tampa Bay have two of the highest positive run differentials in the Majors and +3600 is a tempting price for a potential World Series showdown.