2023 MLB World Series Odds

By Betmaker Team

There is a lot of buzz and excitement coming into the 2023 MLB season. The league has finally taken steps to modernize after being beholden to old school seamheads for far too long. That should lead to a lot more viewers than we have seen in recent years, and a lot more attention will be paid to baseball than we have seen in some time with the amount of dead time reduced. Come to BetRivers and jump on the baseball boom!


MLB World Series Betting Odds at BetRivers Sportsbook

Houston Astros +650
Los Angeles Dodgers +700
New York Yankees +700
New York Mets +800
Atlanta Braves +900
San Diego Padres +900
Toronto Blue Jays +1500
Philadelphia Phillies +1600
Seattle Mariners +2000
Tampa Bay Rays +2200
St. Louis Cardinals +2200
Cleveland Guardians +3000
Chicago White Sox +3500
Milwaukee Brewers +4000
Los Angeles Angels +5000
Minnesota Twins +5000
San Francisco Giants +5500
Texas Rangers +5500
Boston Red Sox +7500
Baltimore Orioles +8000
Arizona Diamondbacks +9000
Chicago Cubs +9000
Miami Marlins +12500
Kansas City Royals +15000
Detroit Tigers +20000
Cincinnati Reds +25000
Colorado Rockies +25000
Pittsburgh Pirates +30000
Oakland Athletics +50000
Washington Nationals +50000


Bet-Rivers-Banner-Sep-29-2022-03-57-25-53-PM-3The defending World Series champions are slight favorites per the MLB betting odds to repeat in 2023. The Houston Astros are looking to become the first team to win back-to-back World Series titles since the New York Yankees won it all in 1999 and 2000. Houston had the most wins in the American League last season, and no one appears to be a real threat to them in the AL West. Although the Astros lost long-time ace Justin Verlander, they still have a very good rotation and added another big bat in Jose Abreu. Even though people still don’t like the Astros, this is probably the best bet on the board since Houston has made it to the ALCS for six straight seasons, and they are arguably even better than they were last year.


This is the first time in a few seasons that the Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t been considered the team to beat by the initial MLB futures odds. The Dodgers won more games than any other team in the majors last year, and they won the NL West by a whopping 22 games. This pitching staff is not as strong as it was in recent years as Clayton Kershaw will be 35 years old before the start of the season and Walker Buehler is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and there are more concerns about the lineup than we’ve seen recently. There might be value in backing the Dodgers later in the season, but there isn’t a lot right now.


The Bronx Bombers did what they needed to this offseason. They re-signed Aaron Judge to a big contract extension after his record season, but Judge could be a major liability going forward given his age and his durability. Judge will turn 31 in April, and he missed 30 or more games in four of his first five seasons in the majors. This lineup becomes a lot less potent if Judge isn’t in it, so it’s hard to bet the Yankees on a long-term market.


Perhaps the most high-variance team at this point is the New York Mets. They might have the best two pitchers in the majors in Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, but age and durability are serious concerns for both Verlander and Scherzer. Verlander turned 40 in February and Scherzer will turn 39 in July. Both aces are coming off big years, and they have multiple Cy Young Awards under their belts, but it’s rare that we see pitchers thrive at this stage of their career.


The other two teams with odds of under 10-1 to win the World Series are the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres. There’s a lot to like with Atlanta considering the pitching staff and the presence of so many young players on team-friendly contracts, while San Diego has spent itself into relevancy. The Padres are set to pay Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr., and Xander Bogaerts almost $1 billion over the next decade and change, and they are still trying to re-sign Juan Soto to a long-term deal too. There is a little value in both teams, but there is more risk with San Diego than Atlanta.