The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here. MLB season is about to start on July 23, with all franchises going toe-to-toe on a shortened season. For the first time in Major League Baseball history, it feels like anything can happen.
Players have had plenty of time to rest and fully recover from the prior campaign to be at their best for Opening Day, and now that we know the full roster of every team, oddsmakers have wasted no time to make their picks about the potential winner of the upcoming World Series.
There's a lot at stake this time. Owners and players fought a long battle to have baseball this season so we can be sure that we'll have a top-notch show night in and night out. But, which are the teams to watch this season?
MLB teams: Favorites and Underdogs
It seems like both FanDuel and DraftKings can agree on something: The Los Angeles Dodgers are the team to beat right now. The sportsbooks give them +380 and +375 odds to win it all, respectively, following the Mookie Betts trade.
However, Gerrit Cole's signing didn't go unnoticed, as the New York Yankees and their reinforced rotation follow the Dodgers as a close second with +400 odds in both sportsbooks, mostly because the hiatus helped them get most of their players back at full strength.
But if we take a look at those teams that aren't supposed to compete this season, it seems like the Baltimore Orioles have to be at the top of the conversation. This time, FanDuel gives them +30000 odds to win the World Series, while DraftKings has them at +75000.
And despite a fully healthy and rejuvenated Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers join the Orioles at the bottom of the projections, also having +30000 odds on FanDuel and +75000 odds in DraftKings.
MLB World Series odds:
|Los Angeles Dodgers||+380||+375|
|New York Yankees||+400||+400|
|Tampa Bay Rays||+1700||+1800|
|New York Mets||+2200||+2000|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+2600||+2200|
|Chicago White Sox||+3300||+2500|
|Los Angeles Angels||+3500||+3500|
|Boston Red Sox||+4300||+4000|
|San Diego Padres||+4600||+4000|
|Toronto Blue Jays||+8500||+10000|
|Kansas City Royals||+30000||+50000|
|San Francisco Giants||+30000||+15000|
FanDuel & DraftKings