Astros Favorites To Win 2018 World Series Championship
It has been less than a month since the Houston Astros won the World Series, but sportsbook future odds already have the Astros as favorites to repeat in 2018.
Though the National League’s Los Angeles Dodgers opened as small favorites to claim the 2018 World Series, the Houston Astros have now become +500 betting favorites over the Dodgers at +550 odds.
Bettors that wagered on the World Series to go the distance were able to cash in big time, as the 5-1 win for the Houston Astros marked the third time in the last four Series that fans have witnessed a Game 7.
The Astros were able to win their first World Series in franchise history, with the help of star pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander, along with shortstop Carlos Correa and second baseman Altuve. World Series MVP George Springer hit a two-run home run off Dodgers’ Yu Darvish in the 11th, giving him five total home runs to tie for the World Series record.
The Houston Astros successfully clinched the AL West and eventually the American League Championship Series, but there are a few clubs that could pose a threat to Houston winning the AL pennant in 2018.
Right behind the Dodgers are the Cleveland Indians with +550 betting odds to win the 2018 World Series. The Indians won the AL Central title before being defeated by the Yankees in Game 5 of their series. The New York Yankees have +1100 World Series betting odds, with the team holding the Astros to seven games in the ALCS. The Boston Red Sox, who also have +1100 World Series betting odds, finished first place in the AL East but disappointed in division series.
We all know how unpredictable the MLB season can be, with consecutive World Series wins a true rarity. The last team to do so were the New York Yankees in 1998, 1999, and 2000. With that in mind, you can get your World Series futures bets in on the Astros - or any of the other 29 MLB teams - at online sportsbooks like Bovada.
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