2021 World Series Odds: Dodgers Favored to Defend Title Next Year
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And there you have it. Following seven straight unsuccessful postseason campaigns — including consecutive World Series runner-up finishes in 2017 and 2018 — the Dodgers are 2020 World Series champions.
It wasn’t too much of a surprise considering LA was favored to win the Fall Classic for just about the entire season, including an opening price of +350.
And speaking of opening prices, that’s right around where LA finds itself heading into 2021, followed by a fairly significant gap. Let’s take a look.
2021 World Series Odds
|Team||Odds (Oct. 27)|
|Dodgers||+375 [Bet Now]|
|Yankees||+700 [Bet Now in NJ!]|
|Padres||+750 [Bet Now]|
|Twins||+1000 [Bet Now]|
|Rays||+1000 [Bet Now]|
|White Sox||+1100 [Bet Now in IL!]|
|Braves||+1200 [Bet Now]|
|Athletics||+1400 [Bet Now]|
|Indians||+1700 [Bet Now]|
|Astros||+1700 [Bet Now]|
|Cubs||+2000 [Bet Now in IL!]|
|Mets||+3000 [Bet Now in NJ!]|
|Nationals||+3000 [Bet Now]|
|Cardinals||+3500 [Bet Now]|
|Angels||+4000 [Bet Now]|
|Phillies||+4000 [Bet Now in PA!]|
|Brewers||+5000 [Bet Now]|
|Diamondbacks||+6600 [Bet Now]|
|Giants||+7000 [Bet Now]|
|Blue Jays||+7000 [Bet Now]|
|Red Sox||+8000 [Bet Now]|
|Orioles||+12500 [Bet Now]|
|Rangers||+12500 [Bet Now]|
|Rockies||+15000 [Bet Now in CO!]|
|Royals||+15000 [Bet Now]|
|Marlins||+20000 [Bet Now]|
|Tigers||+25000 [Bet Now]|
|Mariners||+25000 [Bet Now]|
|Pirates||+35000 [Bet Now in PA!]|
Only two other clubs land inside the 10-1 mark: the Yankees (unsurprisingly), and the Padres, who outperformed expectations in 2020 in a major way. San Diego finished with the third-best record in baseball, but were unfortunately overshadowed by their division rivals in the process.
This year’s runners-up, the Rays, find themselves right at that 10-1 mark for 2021, tied with the Twins as the fourth-likeliest champions.
As for how the rest of the odds board is laid out, seven more teams come in front of the 20-1 line, which is where things start to creep up pretty a steep hill.
You can find easily find the best odds for each team as they’re rolled out this offseason by making use of our MLB futures tool.