With the 2021 MLB All-Star Game just around the corner, we see a shift in the 2021 MLB World Series futures odds. Putting all your eggs in one basket might not be ideal for some, but focusing on one favorite or considering longshots that offer long-term value is one of the ways to execute successful futures betting. Some teams have extremely high hopes for winning a championship, while others face a tall order.
With that, let’s take a look at the favorites and sleepers in relation to the results of the first half of the regular season. Don’t forget to check for more MLB odds and lines at our online BTC sportsbook and gain more chances to win!
Odds to Win the 2021 World Series
In the past 10 months, Tampa Bay pro sports teams have completed four seasons. The results:— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 8, 2021
▫️ ‘20 Lightning: Won Stanley Cup
▫️ ‘20 Rays: Went to World Series
▫️ ‘20 Bucs: Won Super Bowl
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- Los Angeles Dodgers (+375)
- Houston Astros (+500)
- Chicago White Sox (+700)
- San Diego Padres (+700)
- New York Mets (+900)
- Milwaukee Brewers (+900)
- Boston Red Sox (+1100)
- Tampa Bay Rays (+1200)
- San Francisco Giants (+1300)
- Oakland Athletics (+1600)
- New York Yankees (+1800)
- Toronto Blue Jays (+2200)
- Atlanta Braves (+3300)
- Cincinnati Red (+4000)
- St. Louis Cardinals (+5000)
- Philadelphia Phillies (+5000)
- Los Angeles Angels (+5000)
- Washington Nationals (+5500)
- Cleveland Indians (+6000)
- Seattle Mariners (+6600)
- Chicago Cubs (+8000)
- Miami Marlins (+22500)
- Minnesota Twins (+37500)
- Detroit Tigers (+50000)
- Kansas City Royals (+75000)
- Colorado Rockies (+300000)
- Texas Rangers (+300000)
- Pittsburgh Pirates (+300000)
- Baltimore Orioles (+450000)
- Arizona Diamondbacks (+49990)
NOTE: ALL ODDS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Who Are 2021 MLB World Series Favorites?
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers faced several injuries that hurt their lineup, which included Dustin May and Cody Bellinger. Nonetheless, they remain in good spirits as they hold a good position in the challenging NL West. They try to chase down the Giants for the top spot with the help of their deep squad.
Recently, we saw the rise and return of Tony Gonsolin from injury, which greatly helped the team achieve a competitive position. More than that, the team performed several upgrades to fix their offensive difficulties against left-handed pitching.
Chicago White Sox
Great pitching brings the Chicago White Sox on the favorites list. Despite controversies surrounding Tony La Russa, the team can produce a breakout season with the help of Carlos Rodon. More than that, their rotation is efficient enough to maintain quality pitching from the rest of the team.
The offense side is plagued with injuries, including Eloy Jimenes, Luis Robert, and Nick Madrigal, but their deep roster is enough to cover for the gaping holes left by the aforementioned. Jose Abreau and the company have been doing well as of late and are expected to play a pivotal role in their campaign towards the 2021 World Series.
Milwaukee struggled to make any significant offensive threat. This was partly a result of Christian Yelich’s slow start. But the starting rotation makes up for the 29-year-old’s inefficiency. The trio of Corbin Brunes, Brandon Woodruff, and Freddy Peralta looks promising, putting the team in a good spot in the NL Central. Topping the standings and ahead of the Reds and the Cardinals.
Who Are 2021 MLB World Series Sleepers?
On paper, the Phillies are overflowing with starts. But, the team is yet to see some traction in the season with plenty of inconsistencies along the way. Bryce Harper suffered through numerous injuries, while the rest of the frontline hasn’t been producing significant numbers. The starting rotation faces issues behind Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola, but if they start to get their groove in the second half of the season, the Phillies can be a threat to any team.
The two main problems of the Nats lie within Juan Soto and Stephen Strasburg. Both face injuries issues and are not playing to their full potential. Patrick Corbin seems to have brought his erratic performances from last season, while the bullpen is yet to find its stride. We might see the team locking in deals by trading free agent Max Scherzer soon if things don’t improve soon. However, if everything works out for the team, we might see a better Nationals team after the All-Star.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.