NY Yankees, LA Dogers World Series Rings

  • The LA Dodgers (+400) and New York Yankees (+450) are favored to meet in the World Series for this 2020 season.
  • The Yankees have -105 odds to win over 38 games (of 60) and because of the delay in the season, they will have key players back from injury.
  • The Dodgers are a +135 favorite to win the National League and will have an easier schedule that can help put them in that position.

NEW YORK – Baseball fans were excited to know that this year would not end without live baseball action.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are the teams topping odds to win the season’s title. Before the World Series can be played, teams will have a very different regular season to play.

This season will be the shortest season since 1878 and will have 60 games in 66 days.

Regular Season Wins – New York Yankees

  • Under 38 ½ Wins -125
  • Over 38 ½ Wins -105

The delay of the start to the 2020 MLB regular season could have significantly helped the Yankees.

At the beginning of the year, it looked like the team would go into the season missing multiple players to injuries but the three months off may have been a saving grace.

James Paxton, who had back surgery, and Giancarlo Stanton, who strained his right calf, were both said to be ready to play by manager Aaron Boone.

Aaron Hicks has also been said to be good for the upcoming season after his Tommy John surgery in October was going to force him to miss half of the initial regular season.

Odds to Win the American League

  • New York Yankees +180
  • Houston Astros +550
  • Minnesota Twins +900

Last year was the second time in three years that the Yankees lost in the ALCS. The Houston Astros beat them 4-2 to the series.

With what seems to be a hopeful move in the opposite direction for injuries for the team, the Yankees are slated to get back to the World Series stage.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to have a similar path as the Yankees in the National League.

Regular Season Wins – Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Under 38 ½ Wins -130
  • Over 38 ½ Wins +100

The Dodgers also seem to be benefiting from the drastic change to the schedule of the 2020 regular season by facing easier competition.

The team will play NL west opponents 10 times and other teams close to them in the American League (Athletic, Rangers, Mariners, and Angels).

Some analysts have even given the Dodgers the fourth-easiest schedule.

Last year’s top NL team set a team record with 106 wins but that momentum did not translate into the postseason well. The odds are in favor of a less productive regular season this year.

Odds to Win the National League

  • Los Angeles Dodgers +135
  • Atlanta Braves +900
  • New York Mets +1100
  • St. Louis Cardinals +1100

The Dodgers lost their first postseason series last year to the eventual World Series Champions the Washington Nationals. Ending the regular season as No. 1 in the NL West, the path to their third World Series in a row fell short in 2019.

The legal sports betting sites have this year panning out much differently.

Odds to Win the World Series

  • Los Angeles Dodgers +400
  • New York Yankees +450
  • Houston Astros +1200

This year the Dodgers and the Yankee are both expected to make it to the World Series with a small advantage for the Dodgers to win the championship.

The season will be much different than anyone has ever witnessed and it will be up to these teams to translate the expectations into success this season.

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