2019 MLB Vegas Futures Odds: World Series, Win Totals, Division and Playoffs

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  • On Sunday, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released a large amount of MLB futures for the 2019 season.
  • Included below are updated World Series odds, as well as win totals, division odds and odds to make/miss the playoffs.

On Sunday, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released a number of different 2019 MLB props and futures.

There’s just over a month remaining until the start of the 2019 regular season, as the Mariners and Athletics will play in Japan on March 20. The rest of the league will begin play on March 28.

Check back for updates — which will surely happen following the signings of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado — as we lead up to the 2019 baseball season.

2019 World Series Odds

Though the World Series champion Red Sox began the offseason as co-favorites to win it again this year along with the Astros, they’ve since dropped back a nose.

Joining Houston at the top of the ranks are the arch-rival Yankees, who have had a more impressive offseason by adding James Paxton and Adam Ottovino among others.

The NL East and NL Central both have several teams that could contend and are listed between 10-1 and 20-1.

This is a running trend, as that glut of teams all have similar win totals, division odds and playoff odds.

2019 Win Totals

Caesars Palace in Las Vegas became the first book to post win totals over a month ago, and there are some significant differences between those openers and Westgate’s.

  • Phillies – 86.5 vs. 83: Philly has added J.T. Realmuto since Caesars opened, and many believe they will be adding Bryce Harper and/or other key free agents.
  • Diamondbacks – 73.5 vs. 77: The D-Backs won 82 games last year, but have lost Paul Goldschmidt, Patrick Corbin and A.J. Pollock this offseason — perhaps three of their five best players over the past couple of seasons.
  • Mariners – 70.5 vs. 74.5: Seattle could be one of the worst teams in the league this year and early bettors picked up on that. The Mariners are rumored to still be shopping Edwin Encarnacion, as well.

2019 Division Odds

Another book posted division odds on Sunday morning, beating Westgate to the punch, but they weren’t too far behind.

For the most part, these odds are quite similar, expect the odds-on favorites are much more heavily juiced at the Westgate.

Make Playoff Odds

The make-or-miss playoff odds posted by the Westgate are the first ones I’ve seen.

The first four spots in the American League are expected to be near-locks per the odds, with the Astros, Yankees, Indians and Red Sox all -600 or better to make the playoffs.

The fifth and final spot will be a close race, though, with Minnesota (+240), Oakland (+240), Los Angeles (+300) and Tampa (+300) all competing for a chance to play likely Boston or New York in the wild card game.

The National League is the complete opposite. The Dodgers (-1100) are the only team with better than -125 odds to make the playoffs. Thanks to the hotly contested NL East and NL Central, there are nine teams in the National League with 2-1 odds or shorter. Unfortunately, only five teams will make the cut.

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