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2021 MLB World Series Odds: LA Dodgers Favored To Repeat

2021 MLB World Series Odds feature the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the board.

The 2021 MLB season is well underway and the Los Angeles Dodgers remain the betting favorites in MLB 2021 World Series odds.

The Dodgers are +350 favorites to win the 2021 World Series and be the first team to go back to back since the New York Yankees won three in a row from 1998 to 2000. The Dodgers are 56-35 SU through 91 games of the 2021 season and oddsmakers see a squad with arguably the deepest roster in MLB, including one of the game’s most potent rotations with several National League Cy Young candidates.

The next teams on the oddsboard are the Houston Astros (+500), San Diego Padres (+700) and Chicago White Sox (+700). The Padres have one of the best records in MLB at 53-40 SU in 93 games and superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has been a human highlight reel in the batter’s box and in the field. The Padres’ starting pitching is almost as scary as the Dodgers’, led by Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove.

As for the Yankees, they’ve been leapfrogged several times on the oddsboard and are now 11th in MLB World Series odds. The Yanks have dropped to +2200 and are jockeying for positioning in a crowded AL East. They now sit in fourth place in the division at 46-43 SU through 89 games.

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Who Is The Favorite To Win 2021 World Series?

Los Angeles Dodgers+350
Houston Astros+500
San Diego Padres+700
Chicago White Sox+700
New York Mets+900
Boston Red Sox+1000
San Francisco Giants+1000
Milwaukee Brewers+1200
Tampa Bay Rays+1200
Oakland Athletics+1800
New York Yankees+2200
Toronto Blue Jays+2200
Atlanta Braves+4000
Philadelphia Phillies+5000
Cleveland Indians+5500
Seattle Mariners+6000
Chicago Cubs+6600
Cincinnati Reds+6600
Los Angeles Angels+6600
Washington Nationals+6600
St. Louis Cardinals+6600
Minnesota Twins+20000
Kansas City Royals+25000
Miami Marlins+25000
Detroit Tigers+100000
Pittsburgh Pirates+100000
Texas Rangers+100000
Colorado Rockies+100000
Baltimore Orioles+100000
Arizona Diamondbacks+150000

Odds as of July 12 at Bovada

Why Are The Los Angeles Dodgers Favored To Win The 2021 World Series?

Finally getting the monkey off their back and winning their first World Series since 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers are primed for another run in 2021. 

Even with a rotation that features Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler and other top arms, the 2021 Dodgers flex their might at the plate. With a healthy Mookie Betts, Max Muncy and Justin Turner anchoring the lineup for most of the season, the deep squad has been able to overcome injuries to the pitching staff and star outfielder Cody Bellinger.

Even with Bellinger missing time, hitting .176 and swatting just four homers, the Dodgers have one of the highest-ranked lineups in baseball. The Dodgers rank within the top five in home runs, RBIs and on-base percentage.

At +350 in odds to win the World Series, it’s not the best value at this stage to take LA as there are a lot of unanswered questions about how the 2021 season will shape up. But, if you want a Dodgers ticket, their odds may only get worse and worse.

Will Padres Challenge Dodgers in National League?

The San Diego Padres were one of the more entertaining teams to watch on a game-to-game basis last season because their talent made it look like they were having fun and just happy to be there. Well, the fun is over because Padres management made some huge win-now moves by restocking the starting rotation with an eye on the 2021 World Series title.

The Padres have a solid batting order led by NL MVP candidates Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. The latter may be the most exciting player in the game today with his outstanding defense coupled with his ability to hit for power. The young slugger is near the top of the league in home runs and, impressively, hit five of them against the Dodgers.

The pitching trio of Yu Darvish, Blake Snell and Joe Musgrove acquired during the offseason have the ability to shut down opposing batting orders, especially in pitcher-friendly Petco Park. Darvish in particular has already shown that he was a worthy investment. In 105 innings pitched, he has a 3.09 ERA, 1.000 WHIP and 123 strikeouts. Darvish recently joined Snell on the injured list, but neither is set to miss significant time.

Musgrove has been nearly as solid and also tossed the first no-hitter in franchise history vs the Rangers earlier this season. If Musgrove and Darvish can be 80 percent of the pitchers they were last season, the Padres should at least be in the National League playoff hunt.

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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