The ball hitting a catcher’s mitt, the crack of the bat, the overpriced beers, the weird tingly sensation that a ballpark hotdog makes in your mouth. For now, those experiences are gone. Baseball season is over, but that just means it’s time to look ahead to next year.

Offseason futures are some of the best ways to make MLB wagering money, so we have early 2023 World Series odds over at Bovada. Looking ahead, the defending champion Houston Astros are 2023 World Series odds favorites, with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves rounding out the top three.

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Astros Lead Early 2023 MLB World Series Odds

Houston Astros+500
Los Angeles Dodgers+600
Atlanta Braves+800
New York Yankees+900
Toronto Blue Jays+1000
New York Mets+1000
San Diego Padres+1200
Philadelphia Phillies+1500
Seattle Mariners+1800
St. Louis Cardinals+2000
Chicago White Sox+2000
Tampa Bay Rays+2200
Milwaukee Brewers+2500
Boston Red Sox+3000
Los Angeles Angels+3000
San Francisco Giants+3500
Cleveland Guardians+2500
Baltimore Orioles+4000
Minnesota Twins+5000
Detroit Tigers+5000
Miami Marlins+5000
Texas Rangers+5000
Chicago Cubs+6000
Arizona Diamondbacks+7000
Kansas City Royals+7000
Colorado Rockies+8000
Cincinnati Reds+9000
Oakland Athletics+10000
Pittsburgh Pirates+10000
Washington Nationals+10000

Odds as of November 18 at Bovada

Dodgers vs Astros, Once Again

It’s become an annual tradition, the Los Angeles Dodgers opening as heavy favorites in the NL and the Astros at or near the top in the AL.

The Dodgers are, almost always, rightfully the team to beat. With MVP candidates at the top of the batting order in Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, the Dodgers should be able to stomach the potential loss of free-agent infielder Trea Turner. Add in a great bullpen and a rotation anchored by Julio Urias, Tony Gonsolin and Clayton Kershaw, and it’s obvious why they’re near the top of this list. 

On the Astros side, it’s consistency and depth that carry them to the top of 2023 World Series odds. Houston isn’t losing much from the team that steamrolled to the World Series in 2022. The hitting core of Jose Altuve, Jeremy Pena, Yordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman isn’t going anywhere. The only potential loss is the AL Cy Young winner, Justin Verlander, but the Astros are maybe the only team in the majors that could lose JV and still have an elite rotation.

One reason to lean Los Angeles in these odds is because they’ll almost certainly get even better. Every offseason the Dodgers make a big splash and bring in at least one superstar — Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts, Zack Greinke. They’ll do it again this winter, maybe even stealing Verlander from the Astros, and cement their spot as World Series favorites.

2023 World Series Odds: Value Picks

Seattle Mariners (+1800)

The Seattle Mariners finally broke their playoff drought this year and even won a playoff round. But they’re barely in the top 10 in World Series odds looking ahead to 2023.

The Mariners have a perfect mix of experience and youth and a balance of pitching and hitting to remain contenders again next year. On the pitching side, a full season of Luis Castillo alongside Robbie Ray, George Kirby, Logan Gilbert and a few other veteran depth options should produce one of the best rotations in baseball.

In the lineup, there are few as dynamic as Julio Rodriguez. Behind Rodriguez, the Mariners had room to improve, and they’ve already done so. With the addition of big bat Teoscar Hernandez, the Mariners look like a pretty complete team.

Texas Rangers (+5000)

Now, the Texas Rangers probably won’t win the World Series next year. But they have what it takes to supply great value on these opening odds.

They have a solid core built around Marcus Semien and Corey Seager. They also have some top prospects to complement it, with Josh Jung, Jack Leiter and Cole Winn set to break into the big leagues next year. 

But, most importantly, the Rangers are actually trying to win — something not many teams can claim. The Rangers dropped a boatload of money last offseason to start building out a contender, and can’t stop now. If Texas makes a few signings and trades to build out the pitching staff, the Rangers could be sneaky contenders in 2023.

What Is A Futures Bet On MLB World Series Odds?

When you visit your sportsbook of choice, you’ll see an option to bet on which team will win the World Series. This kind of bet is a futures wager, which means you’re betting on events that will happen in time. Oddsmakers release action on the Fall Classic before the season starts and adjust the lines as teams surge and stumble in the standings.

You would see odds listed like this:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers +375
  • New York Yankees +375
  • Houston Astros +1200
  • Atlanta Braves +1200
  • Minnesota Twins +1500

Unlike a moneyline bet, where there would be a clear favorite and underdog, the team with the lowest MLB World Series odds is the closest thing to a fave. In this case, it’s the Dodgers and Yankees. The team with the highest odds would be the closest thing to a dog. Here, it’s the Twins.

If you were to bet $100 on the Twins at the beginning of the season and they won the World Series, you’d get a payout of $1,600 – your original $100 is returned, along with your winnings of $1,500. On the other hand, the same bet amount on the Dodgers would give you a payout of $475 – you get your $100 back, plus your loot of $375.

Our Odds Calculator can help you determine how much you’d pocket depending on the odds and the amount bet.

The earlier you can make a futures bet the better, because you’ll see higher returns since MLB World Series odds ebb and flow depending on a team’s overall performance, injuries to key staff, and how they stack up against the rest of their division.

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MLB World Series Futures FAQ

Can I bet on the World Series?

Yes, you can bet on the World Series and a potential winning team. Oddsmakers have released World Series odds for you to wager on who you think will win. MLB lines are set with the consideration of offseason roster shuffling, coaching moves, as well as past performance on the diamond.

Who is favored to win the World Series?

The Houston Astros are the early betting favorites to win the 2023 World Series with +500 odds. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets round out the top teams on the oddsboard.

Who won the World Series in 2022?

The Houston Astros won the World Series in 2022, knocking off the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies in six games to win the Fall Classic. The championship was the Astros’ second World Series win, following their victory in 2017.