Atlanta Braves

  • The Atlanta Braves World Series odds have become tied for the second shortest with the New York Yankees.
  • The Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees each have +750 odds to win the 2023 World Series.
  • The Houston Astros are the preseason World Series favorite with +600 odds.

ATLANTA – Recent World Series odds movement features the Atlanta Braves moving past the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves now share the second-best odds with the New York Yankees at +750. The Los Angeles Dodgers opened as betting favorites to win the 2023 World Series but have since receded to fourth on the odds list.

MLB 2023 World Series Odds

  • Houston Astros +600
  • Atlanta Braves +750
  • New York Yankees +750
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +800
  • San Diego Padres +850
  • New York Mets +950
  • Toronto Blue Jays +1200
  • Philadelphia Phillies +1700
  • Seattle Mariners +1800
  • St. Louis Cardinals +2000

The Braves were +950 back in December with teams like the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Houston Astros all posting shorter odds.

There hasn’t been any significant upgrades or developments within the Braves organization responsible for their odds jump. Ronald Acuna Jr. appears fully healthy, and Matt Olson has been crushing balls all spring, but these are unlikely to be the reason.

A possible reason for their line movement could be because of other teams in the National League East.

The New York Mets odds dropped to +950 on legal sportsbooks in response to losing their star closer Edwin Diaz for the season.

Diaz is undeniably one of the best closing pitchers in the MLB, earning a historic 5 year $102 million dollar contract to prove it.

Edwin Diaz unfortunately suffered a season-ending leg injury after celebrating Puerto Rico’s win over the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Diaz had a career low earned run average of 1.31 in 2022, while also posting 32 saves for the Mets. His absence in 2023 surely had an impact on the Mets World Series odds but also could improve the Braves World Series odds because it makes it easier for them to win the NL East.

The Philadelphia Phillies also recently lost one of their key players to a season-ending injury.

First basemen Rhys Hoskins tore his ACL during a Spring Training game on Thursday. Hoskins was expected to provide much needed power in the Phillies batting order until two-time MVP Bryce Harper returns to the lineup.

These recent devastating injuries in the Braves division make them more likely to win the NL East and therefore improves their World Series odds. A wild card team has won the World Series only four times, most recently in 2004.

The Atlanta Braves have two NL Cy Young candidates in Max Fried and Spencer Strider and two clear MVP candidates in Ronald Acuna Jr. and Austin Riley, with a dark horse MVP candidate in Michael Harris Jr.

The Atlanta Braves are well deserving of their jump to +750 World Series odds on MLB sportsbooks.

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