Odds to Win the 2015 MLB World Series

Odds to Win the 2015 World Series

Odds to Win the 2015 MLB World Series

The MLB Playoffs start this week, which means that the 2015 World Series odds are out. The favorites are Toronto, St. Louis and Kansas City. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets are also at odds under 10 to 1. Is one of the favorites the best bet?  Which longshot team appears capable of winning at overlay odds? Keep reading for our run down of the 2015 World Series!

A Closer Look At the 2015 MLB World Series Betting Odds

  1. Toronto Blue Jays 3/1 – The odds might seem low on a team that lost 5 out of their last 6 games. But, Toronto appears more than capable of living up to the favorite’s label. Two aces and the best hitting team in baseball?  Bet with confidence.
  2. St. Louis Cardinals 5/1 – They can definitely get to the World Series and that’s half the battle. Unfortunately, the pitching isn’t as sound as it has been in the past. What happens if they do end up facing the Blue Jays’ batting line-up? Also, they’ll have to face either Pittsburgh or Chicago in the NL Divisional Playoffs. That’s tough. They’re an underlay at the odds.
  3. Kansas City Royals 5/1 – The Royals are definitely an underlay at the odds. Was gaining home field advantage throughout the playoffs that important for KC? If Dallas Kuechel does his job, the Royals will have to face Houston, a team that definitely has the ability to hit Royal pitchers, in the AL Divisional Playoffs. Stay away.
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers 6/1 – As long as Clayton Kershaw and Zach Greinke have their best stuff, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have a shot to win the World Series. Kershaw has looked fantastic in his last 2 starts while Greinke has been awesome during the entire season. The Dodgers have to get hot at the plate and the bullpen has to step it up but at 6/1, you have to consider playing this team, right?
  5. New York Mets 6/1 – They’ve got the pitching, but they might be somewhat light on hitting. Since the Dodgers’ pitching appears more formidable, they’re the play tat 6 to 1, not the team from Queens. 
  6. Chicago Cubs 12/1 – Here’s your double-digit play to win the World Series. Starting pitching?  Check with Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester. Great hitting? Check with Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro. Managing?  Check with Joel Maddon. This team could win at all at awesome odds.
  7. Pittsburgh Pirates 12/1 – If you believe that the Pirates beat Chicago on Wednesday in the NL Wildcard Game, they’re a decent bet at 12 to 1. Arrieta has been un-hittable lately, though. So, it’s tough to see Pittsburgh actually beating the Cubs on Wednesday. If they miraculously do, then, yes, the Pirates can definitely take down St. Louis in the NL Divisional Playoffs.
  8. Texas Rangers 12/1 – Texas is the worst team to bet on to win the World Series. The odds should be closer to 20 to 1. Why? The Rangers face Toronto in the AL Divisional Playoffs. Toronto should have no trouble beating the Rangers in that series.
  9. New York Yankees 14/1 – Like Pittsburgh in the NL, if you think that the Yankees can win the AL Wildcard Game on Tuesday, why not? But, if you don’t believe that they have a shot against Keuchel, and the stats say that they don’t, don’t consider a bet.
  10. Houston Astros 16/1 – The odds are terrific on a team that should play very well in the AL Divisional Playoffs against Kansas City. Versus Toronto, they might have some trouble, but the Astros could actually upset KC once they move on from their battle against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Now the MLB series-by-series schedule.

American League Wild Card Game

Who: Astros vs. Yankees
Where: New York
When: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 8:00 pm ET
TV: ESPN

National League Wild Card Game

Who: Cubs vs. Pirates
Where: Pittsburgh
When: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 8:00 pm ET
TV: TBS

American League Division Series

Who: Rangers vs. Blue Jays
Where: Games 1, 2, 5 in Toronto; Games 3, 4 in Texas
When: See chart below
TV: See chart below

American League Division Series

Who: AL Wild Card winner vs. Royals
Where: Games 1, 2, 5 in Kansas City; Games 3, 4 in Houston/New York
When: See chart below
TV: See chart below

National League Division Series

Who: Mets vs. Dodgers
Where: Games 1, 2, 5 in Los Angeles; Games 3, 4 in New York
When: See chart below
TV: See chart below

National League Division Series

Who: NL Wild Card winner vs. Cardinals
Where: Games 1, 2, 5 in St. Louis; Games 3, 4 in Chicago/Pittsburgh
When: See chart below
TV: See chart below

Thursday, Oct. 8 ALDS Game 1: AL Wild Card winner at Royals
ALDS Game 1: Rangers at Blue Jays
FOX, FS1 or MLBN
FOX, FS1 or MLBN
Friday, Oct. 9 ALDS Game 2: AL Wild Card winner at Royals
ALDS Game 2: Rangers at Blue Jays
NLDS Game 1: NL Wild Card winner at Cardinals
NLDS Game 1: Mets at Dodgers
FOX, FS1 or MLBN
FOX, FS1 or MLBN
TBS
TBS
Saturday, Oct. 10 NLDS Game 2: NL Wild Card winner at Cardinals
NLDS Game 2: Mets at Dodgers
TBS
TBS
Sunday, Oct. 11 ALDS Game 3: Royals at AL Wild Card winner
ALDS Game 3: Blue Jays at Rangers
FOX, FS1 or MLBN
FOX, FS1 or MLBN
Monday, Oct. 12 *ALDS Game 4: Royals at AL Wild Card winner
*ALDS Game 4: Blue Jays at Rangers
NLDS Game 3: Cardinals at NL Wild Card winner
NLDS Game 3: Dodgers at Mets
FOX, FS1 or MLBN
FOX, FS1 or MLBN
TBS
TBS
Tuesday, Oct. 13 *NLDS Game 4: Cardinals at NL Wild Card winner 
*NLDS Game 4: Dodgers at Mets
TBS
TBS
Wednesday, Oct. 14 *ALDS Game 5: AL Wild Card winner at Royals
*ALDS Game 5: Rangers at Blue Jays
FOX, FS1 or MLBN
FOX, FS1 or MLBN
Thursday, Oct. 15 *NLDS Game 5: NL Wild Card winner at Cardinals
*NLDS Game 5: Mets at Dodgers
TBS
TBS

*If necessary; LDS times TBD

For the planners, mark your calendars. The ALCS begins on Friday, Oct. 16th. The NLCS on Saturday, Oct. 17th. Game 1 of the World Series is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27.