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2021 World Series Betting Odds (January)

By Hank Blaine

It was quite a year for the MLB. The COVID-19 Pandemic brought in a lot of changes in order to get it going. Reducing the amount of games, moving specific schedules that are usually not moved around, and more. But, in the end, the leagues was able to do what it could with 60 games, crowing the Los Angeles Dodgers as the champions this season.

As of now, the MLB’s plans for 2021 are still on schedule, with the season to begin in April, the usual time frame as any other season. But, as the pandemic evolves, this might change. Considering that, you can start making your predictions and picks for next season.

Oddsmakers have started to publish their odds to win the 2021 World Series, as they always do when the previous season ends.

The current champions, Los Angeles Dodgers, are the top favorites to repeat +450 (9/2). They were close to getting a surprise by the Tampa Bay Rays, but the series ended 4-2. Can they do it? We’ll see with the changes they might implement this season.

Now that we mention the Yankees, they are next in line to win the championship. Their World Series currently sit at +550. It looks like they will be reorganizing a bit via the free agency. Indeed, it will be an interesting season for them.

The teams that are right behind these two are The Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, who were in the 2020 World Series. But then again, anything can happen in the world of baseball.

As well as the outright winners, the ALCS and NLCS conference winners are also a very popular market, all of these initial odds can be found below.

Odds to Win the 2021 World Series

*As of January 18th, 2021

Team American Fractional
LA Dodgers +450 9/2
NY Yankees +550 11/2
San Diego Padres +800 8/1
Chicago White Sox +900 9/1
Atlanta Braves +1100 11/1
NY Mets +1200 12/1
Minnesota Twins +1300 13/1
Tampa Bay Rays +1300 13/1
Houston Astros +1700 17/1
Oakland A’s +1700 17/1
Cincinnati Reds +2000 20/1
Cleveland Indians +2500 25/1
Toronto Blue Jays +2800 28/1
Chicago Cubs +3000 30/1
St. Louis Cardinals +3300 33/1
Philadelphia Phillies +3500 35/1
Washington Nationals +3500 35/1
Los Angeles Angels +4000 40/1
Miami Marlins +5000 50/1
Milwaukee Brewers +4500 45/1
Boston Red Socks +5000 50/1
Arizona Diamondbacks +6000 60/1
San Francisco Giants +6600 66/1
Colorado Rockies +7500 75/1
Baltimore Orioles +8000 80/1
Seattle Mariners +8000 80/1
Texas Rangers +10000 100/1
Detroit Tigers +10000 100/1
Kansas City Royals +10000 100/1
Pittsburgh Pirates +20000 200/1


READ MORE: 2021 World Series Betting Odds (March)

2021 MLB Conference Championships Odds

Conference Odds are always lower than the odds on the same team to win the World Series. This makes sense because there are less teams to overcome in the conference and the likelihood of them winning it is much higher.

The MLB odds are pretty much different, but usually favorites will almost always be the same. The Dodgers are favorite to win their conference but with lower odds of +180. If you are confident that a team will do well next season but are unsure whether they have what it takes to go all the way, conference betting could be a great option.

Odds to Win 2021 ALCS Championship

Team American Fractional
NY Yankees +260 11/4
Chicago White Sox +400 4/1
Tampa Bay Rays +650 13/2
Minnesota Twins +650 13/2
Oakland A’s +850 17/2
Houston Astros +850 17/2
Cleveland Indians +1250 25/2
Toronto Blue Jays +1700 17/1
Los Angeles Angels +2000 20/1
Boston Red Sox +2500 25/1
Seattle Mariners +4000 40/1
Baltimore Orioles +4000 40/1
Kansas City Royals +5000 50/1
Detroit Tigers +5000 50/1
Texas Rangers +6000 60/1


Odds to Win 2021 NLCS Championship

Team American Fractional
Los Angeles Dodgers +200 2/1
San Diego Padres +375 75/2
Atlanta Braves +500 50/1
New York Mets +550 11/2
Cincinnati Reds +1250 25/2
Chicago Cubs +1600 16/1
Washington Nationals +1800 18/1
St. Louis Cardinals +1800 18/1
Philadelphia Phillies +1800 18/1
Milwaukee Brewers +2500 25/1
Miami Marlins +2500 25/1
Arizona Diamondbacks +3300 33/1
Colorado Rockies +4000 40/1
San Francisco Giants +4000 40/1
Pittsburgh Pirates +10000 100/1


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