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Houston Astros’ World Series Odds Jump Post-Trade Deadline

The Houston Astros were undoubtedly the winners on trade deadline day, adding Zack Greinke from the Arizona Diamondbacks along with Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini from the Toronto Blue Jays. 

An already formidable Houston pitching staff is now downright scary, and sportsbooks have reacted, placing Houston in a tie with the LA Dodgers at the head of the odds list to win the World Series at +275. 

Can Boston Repeat?

We’d been saying all season that Dave Dombrowski would address the Red Sox’ shortcomings ahead of the trade deadline. Well, the trade deadline came and went and they did NOT address the woeful bullpen. 

Boston has arguably the best hitting lineup in the game and that is augmented by a legit starting pitching staff. Unfortunately, that’s likely not enough to get the job done for a second consecutive season. 

The Red Sox are paying +2200 right now at Bovada.

Good Time to Get in on St. Louis? 

The Cards have recently put themselves into a first-place battle with the Chicago Cubs and are one of the hottest teams in baseball. The road to the World Series goes through Los Angeles in the National League, but there’s no reason the Redbirds can’t give them a tough series.

St. Louis is among the league leaders in most pitching categories here in the second half, however, the offense is still finding its way. At +1800, this is a pretty good long-shot bet. 

Twins, Braves Making Moves

The Atlanta Braves (+850) and Minnesota Twins (+1400) are fourth and fifth on the odds table after taking the lead in their respective divisions during the first half. 

Minnesota has cooled off recently but still has a .617 winning percentage. +1400 may be too low a price, though, as they have a very tough path to the AL pennant with Houston, New York and potentially Boston standing in the way. Cleveland is also charging hard in the AL Central.

You can find the full odds list for the 2019 World Series champion below:

Odds to win the 2019 World Series
TeamCurrent Odds at BovadaOpening Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers+275+800
Houston Astros+275+700
New York Yankees+350+800
Atlanta Braves+850+1400
Minnesota Twins+1400+7500
Chicago Cubs+1600+900
Cleveland Indians+1600+1200
St. Louis Cardinals+1800+1800
Washington Nationals+2200+1800
Boston Red Sox+2200+700
Philadelphia Phillies+2400+2000
Milwaukee Brewers+2500+1400
Tampa Bay Rays+2800+5000
Oakland Athletics+4000+3500
San Francisco Giants+5000+12500
Arizona Diamondbacks+8000+6000
Los Angeles Angels+12500+4000
Cincinnati Reds+12500+12500
San Diego Padres+15000+12500
Texas Rangers+15000+12500
Colorado Rockies+18000+3500
New York Mets+20000+2500
Pittsburgh Pirates+25000+6000
Chicago White Sox+50000+6500
Baltimore Orioles+400000+35000
Detroit Tigers+400000+25000
Kansas City Royals+400000+25000
Miami Marlins+400000+25000
Seattle Mariners+400000+6000
Toronto Blue Jays+400000+7500