- The Houston Astros have the shortest odds (+450) to win the 2021 World Series.
- Generally sitting around +325 on the year, the LA Dodgers are now +500.
HOUSTON – Looking to be the third team to hit 60 wins before July ends, the Houston Astros have been seeing action at legal sportsbooks.
The Astros were above +2000 from the beginning of the year until MLB Opening Day. Once the season began, the odds fell to around +1400 until mid-June.
Fast forward to Saturday and the Houston Astros are World Series favorites, sitting with +450 odds.
Just skipping ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers (+500), the Astros have been somewhat average in team stats over the last month. Sitting in the middle of the pack for most statistical categories, nothing stands out as to how they got to their 59-39 record.
Still, with a 39-22 record against teams above .500, the contender status should be respected.
The Open Field Of World Series Odds
Many have been betting on the Dodgers all season long and the odds have never been longer than they currently are.
2021 World Series Odds
- Houston Astros +450
- Los Angeles Dodgers +500
- Chicago White Sox +550
- San Diego Padres +700
- Boston Red Sox +900
- New York Mets +900
- San Francisco Giants +900
- Tampa Bay Rays +900
- Milwaukee Brewers +1000
Even though they were leapfrogged, over the last 30 days, the Dodgers have led the league in runs (141), home runs (45), RBI (139), and were third in hits (232).
With so much firepower, maybe now is the time to a bet on LA, as the team has held +300 to +350 odds for the majority of the season.
A team that should be getting looks is the Oakland Athletics. Outside of the top nine grouping of favored teams below +1000 odds at legal sports betting sites, the Athletics sit tenth with odds of +1600 and a record of 56-43.
Led by their pitching, the rotation has continued to have a quality month, leading the league in ERA (2.20) and WHIP (1.06) over the last 30 days.
With rumors about the MLB trade deadline and the Oakland As heating up, finding value on a hot wild card team heading into August is never a bad idea.
With about 70 games to go, there is still plenty of season left, but for now, the Astros are the talk of the MLB betting town.
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Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting bills, sports betting revenue data, tennis betting odds, and sportsbook reviews. Michael likes to play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching midlevel tennis matches.