Like so many other sports, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the 2020 MLB season.
After months of waiting and negotiations between owners and players, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred finally pressed the “nuclear button” and imposed a 60-game regular season to begin on July 24.
For the time being, despite a heavy surge in COVID-19 cases in the states of Arizona, Florida, and Texas, the MLB 60-game season is still a go.
Until that changes, here are your current futures odds to win the World Series and AL/NL pennants.
Odds to Win 2020 MLB World Series
|Boston Red Sox||+4300||+3000||+4000|
|Chicago White Sox||+3300||+2500||+3300|
|Kansas City Royals||+30000||+50000||+30000|
|Los Angeles Angels||+3500||+3500||+3300|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||+380||+375||+350|
|New York Yankees||+400||+400||+385|
|New York Mets||+2200||+2000||+2200|
|San Diego Padres||+4600||+4000||+4000|
|San Francisco Giants||+30000||+15000||+22500|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+2500||+2000||+3000|
|Tampa Bay Rays||+1700||+1800||+1800|
|Toronto Blue Jays||+8500||+10000||+10000|
The Dodgers and Yankees remain the consensus short-favorites to claim the 2020 World Series, with the ever-controversial Houston Astros* coming in right behind them from anywhere between +650 and +800.
The defending World Series Champion Washington Nationals come into the 2020 MLB Season listed at 18-1 to do it all again, while Red Sox faithful can take a flyer ranging from 30-1 at DraftKings Sportsbook all the way up to 43-1 at FanDuel Sportsbook.
* Audible sounds from trash cans are not believed to be included with any Astros futures’ bets.
Odds to Win American League 2020
|Boston Red Sox||+2200||+1300||+2000|
|Chicago White Sox||+1600||+1500||+1600|
|Kansas City Royals||+15000||+25000||+15000|
|Los Angeles Angels||+1800||+1500||+1400|
|New York Yankees||+175||+175||+170|
|Tampa Bay Rays||+750||+800||+800|
|Toronto Blue Jays||+5000||+5000||+5000|
The Yankees and Astros remain the presumptive favorites to claim the American League pennant in 2020, with the Twins and Rays in a virtual tie for the third-best odds to punch their ticket to the Fall Classic this October.
Odds to Win National League 2020
|Los Angeles Dodgers||+160||+170||+150|
|New York Mets||+1100||+900||+1000|
|San Diego Padres||+2400||+2200||+2000|
|San Francisco Giants||+10000||+12500||+11500|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+1200||+900||+1400|
After acquiring Mookie Betts and David Price (who has since announced he will not play the 2020 season due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus), the Dodgers are the heavy favorite to win their third National League pennant in four years.
The Braves and Nationals make up the rest of the top-three.
Mets fans may not want to hear this (or believe this), but per oddsmakers, the Metropolitans are listed as the fourth most likely team to reach the World Series from the National League.
All Odds Current as of July 7, 2020
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