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World Series Odds 2020: Can the Washington Nationals repeat? Astros, Dodgers, Yankees early favorites

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The 2020 World Series odds have arrived. Pic credit NBC News/YouTube

The 2019 World Series is in the books. Congrats to the Washington Nationals who after a thrilling 6-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series are now the new MLB champs!

While the Nationals and their fans will be celebrating for weeks, the rest of the league is already looking towards the 2020 season, and so are Las Vegas oddsmakers.

Astros favored, again

Despite falling just short vs. Washington, the Houston Astros have already been tagged as the favorites to win the Fall Classic in 2020.

Listed at +400, meaning for every $100 you wager you win $400, it seems the Astros recent setback isn’t changing the minds of oddsmakers that they are still going to be one of the best in baseball next season.

The Nationals, on the other hand, are being given the Rodney Dangerfield treatment with their opening odds – no respect. The newly crowned champs are listed as the fifth-shortest odds on the board at +1000.

That could be for several reasons, including the upcoming free agency class that includes Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg has the option to opt-out of his final year in his current contract. If the Nats lose both players, it will be tough to repeat in 2020.

Ahead of the champs are the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox. The Dodgers are the second overall favorite at +450 with the Yankees right behind at +600.

The 2018 champion Red Sox are listed at +900.

Longshots

At the opposite end of the table are the longshots. You know, the teams that no one is giving a chance to do well next season.

That “honor” if you will belongs to the Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals. All four are listed at 200/1. Not far at that pace are the Mariners, Blue Jays, Pirates and Giants who are all listed at 100-1.

It is amazing how quickly things can change in sports. Just three seasons ago, the Tigers and Royals were two of the teams that many expected to do well and possibly win the World Series. Now they are looked at as the two of the worst.

Things can change that quick.

Here is a look at every team’s odds to win the 2020 World Series.

  • Houston Astros +400
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +450
  • New York Yankees +600
  • Boston Red Sox +900
  • Washington Nationals +1000
  • Atlanta Braves +1200
  • Cleveland Indians +1600
  • Minnesota Twins +2000
  • Chicago Cubs +2000
  • Tampa Bay Rays +2000
  • St. Louis Cardinals +2000
  • New York Mets +2500
  • Philadelphia Phillies +2500
  • Milwaukee Brewers +2500
  • Oakland Athletics +2500
  • San Diego Padres +4000
  • Cincinnati Reds +5000
  • Chicago White Sox +5000
  • Colorado Rockies +6600
  • Arizona Diamondbacks +6600
  • Los Angeles Angels +6600
  • Texas Rangers +8000
  • Pittsburgh Pirates +10000
  • San Francisco Giants +10000
  • Seattle Mariners +10000
  • Toronto Blue Jays +10000
  • Kansas City Royals +20000
  • Detroit Tigers +20000
  • Baltimore Orioles +20000
  • Miami Marlins +20000
Joseph Karbousky has been freelance writing since 2010 and enjoys covering a wide variety of topics, with his main focus on college and professional sports.... read more
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