by OddsShark (@OddsShark | https://twitter.com/oddsshark)
The betting favorites remain just that with good reason, but there is some interesting movement among the outside contenders in World Series futures as the Major League Baseball regular season enters the final six weeks.
The Houston Astros are the +225 favorite (bet $100 to win $225) on the 2019 World Series odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Los Angeles Dodgers (+275) are the second favorite, followed by the New York Yankees (+450), Atlanta Braves (+900), Chicago Cubs (+1600), Cleveland Indians (+1600), Minnesota Twins (+1800), Washington Nationals (+1800), New York Mets (+2000) and St. Louis Cardinals (+2000).
The prices on the big four at sports betting sites are essentially unchanged from two weeks ago. The dominance the Astros and Dodgers are showing may serve to keep one team’s price from dropping. For what it might be worth, Houston’s pitching staff that recently integrated six-time all-star Zack Greinke into its rotation leads MLB in lowest batting average against since the all-star break, which might bode well for October when power pitching negates power hitting.
The Dodgers have MLB’s third-best ERA since the midsummer classic, and while their middle relief has elicited concerns, they have the seventh-best bullpen ERA so far this season.
Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation