by OddsShark (@OddsShark)
The trade deadline has been a catalyst for some significant movement on the 2019 World Series odds, with the team that acquired the best-known pitcher on the market taking over at the top of the betting futures.
The Houston Astros are now the +230 (bet $100 to win $230) favorite on the 2019 World Series champion futures at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Los Angeles Dodgers (+285) are the second favorite, followed by the New York Yankees (+450), Atlanta Braves (+850), Minnesota Twins (+1200), Chicago Cubs (+1600) and Cleveland Indians (+1600).
Houston had 4/1 odds, or +400, in mid-July, but the Astros traded for six-time all-star pitcher Zack Greinke at the trade deadline on July 31. Greinke has joined a rotation where the top three of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley are all among the top eight pitchers in MLB in earned-run average, and strong frontline pitching is what tends to win the day in October.
The Dodgers’ price has just barely budged from its +280 in mid-July, as they remain in a strong position to finish with the National League’s best record and try to become the first team in 75 years to win three NL pennants in a row.
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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation