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MLB Futures Bets

Betting on World Series and Postseason Playoff Odds

In addition to daily bets on MLB games during the season, find World Series odds, odds for the National League Championship Series (NLCS), odds for the American League Championship Series (ALCS), and other post-season playoff action. Odds for individual players to win the NL and AL MVP awards, and the AL and NL Cy Young awards are also available.

Below are quicklinks to brief explanations of how these different types of MLB Futures Bets work at TwinSpires Sports:

What are MLB Futures Bets?

Think you know which MLB team will win the World Series this season? Or do you have a strong feeling that a certain pitcher will come on strong after the All-Star Break and take home this Cy Young for his league? Then check out MLB futures betting at TwinSpires Sports. The oddsmakers set odds for the major end of series awards and for the the respective division, league, and MLB championships. Throughout the year, odds are adjusted as the fortunes of teams rise and fall. By picking a solid "value" bet early in the season, savvy bettors have an opportunity to net big wins if they're willing to take a leap of faith early on.

With any futures bets, you'll typically see a "+" number next to any available wager. For example, +3000 odds for a team to win the World Series would mean that a bet of $100 would pay off $3,000 if that team ended up as champions. In rare instances, you may see a "-" number next to a team or player that is an overwhelming favorite for a championship or award. For example, -170 odds for a team to win their division would mean that a bet of $170 on that team would pay a $100 win if they ultimately prevailed as division champions.

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MLB World Series Odds

World Series odds are available throughout the season on TwinSpires Sports for virtually any team not yet mathematically eliminated from contention for postseason play. Any team with a "+" sign next to their name will pay out whatever number is listed on a bet of $100. Below are the latest World Series odds available at TwinSpires Sports:

World Series 2021

Tue, November 2 2021, 11:00 PM

Los Angeles Dodgers

+300

Houston Astros

+450

Chicago White Sox

+550

San Francisco Giants

+1000

Milwaukee Brewers

+1100

New York Mets

+1100

San Diego Padres

+1100

Boston Red Sox

+1100

Tampa Bay Rays

+1200

Oakland Athletics

+1800

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MLB Teams with the Most World Series Championships

TeamWorld Series TitlesLast World Series Title
New York Yankees
27
2009
St. Louis Cardinals
11
2011
Oakland Athletics
9
1989
Boston Red Sox
9
2018
San Francisco Giants
8
2014

No team has shined brighter in October than the Yankees. New York won six World Series titles during the 1950s thanks to a roster full of future Hall of Famers like Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford.

MLB Teams that have Never Won a World Series

TeamYear Founded World Series Appearances
San Diego Padres
1969
2
Milwaukee Brewers
1970
1
Texas Rangers
1972
2
Seattle Mariners
1977
0
Colorado Rockies
1993
1
Tampa Bay Rays
1998
1

Not only have the Mariners never reached the World Series, but they haven't even qualified for the playoffs since 2001. That's a tough pill to swallow for a team that has featured legendary played like Randy Johnson, Ichiro Suzuki, and Alex Rodriguez.

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National League Championship Series (NLCS) Odds

The National League, established in 1876, is the older of MLB's two separate leagues. The game is played the same in both leagues, although unlike the American League, there is no Designated Hitter in the National League, and pitchers have to take at-bats each time through the lineup. Just like the World Series, odds are set at the beginning of each season for the chances of each of the 15 National League teams becoming league champions. Below are the latest NLCS odds available at TwinSpires Sports:

National League 2021

Sun, October 17 2021, 10:00 AM

Los Angeles Dodgers

+150

San Diego Padres

+450

Milwaukee Brewers

+500

San Francisco Giants

+500

New York Mets

+525

Atlanta Braves

+1800

Cincinnati Reds

+2200

Philadelphia Phillies

+2200

St. Louis Cardinals

+3300

Washington Nationals

+10000

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American League Championship Series (ALCS) Odds

While the American League, established in 1901, is the younger of MLB's two separate leagues, it has enjoyed more success in the World Series. From 1903 to 2018, the World Series has won by an American League team 66 times and a National League team just 48 times. Just like the World Series, odds are set at the beginning of each season for the chances of each of the 15 American League teams becoming league champions. Below are the latest ALCS odds available at TwinSpires Sports:

American League 2021

Sun, October 17 2021, 10:00 AM

Houston Astros

+225

Chicago White Sox

+250

Boston Red Sox

+450

Tampa Bay Rays

+500

Oakland Athletics

+900

New York Yankees

+1000

Toronto Blue Jays

+1200

Seattle Mariners

+3300

Los Angeles Angels

+6000

Cleveland Indians

+8000

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MLB MVP Odds

Similar to picking teams to win their respective division, league, or the World Series championship, bettors can also wager on individual players to earn MVP honors for the AL and NL respectively. Perhaps a highly talented player gets off to a slow start the 1st two months of the season. By placing a wager on that player when their MVP odds are long, a bettor can potentially net a big payday if their pick catches fire in the second half of the season and takes home the award. Below are the latest AL and NL MVP odds available at TwinSpires Sports:

American League MVP 2021

Sun, October 3 2021, 5:00 PM

Ohtani, Shohei

-835

Guerrero Jr, Vladimir

+450

Devers, Rafael

+4000

Olson, Matt

+5000

Martinez, J.D.

+5000

Bogaerts, Xander

+5000

Altuve, Jose

+5500

Judge, Aaron

+6000

Abreu, Jose

+7500

LeMahieu, DJ

+8000

National League MVP 2021

Sun, October 3 2021, 5:00 PM

Tatís Jr., Fernando

-106

Turner, Trea

+400

Muncy, Max

+400

Freeman, Freddie

+650

Harper, Bryce

+1800

Machado, Manny

+2200

deGrom, Jacob

+2800

Castellanos, Nicholas

+4000

Báez, Javier

+4000

Soto, Juan

+4000

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Cy Young Odds

Just like making a bet on a prospective player to win NL or AL MVP, baseball bettors can also wager on which pitcher or pitchers they think have the best chance of taking home CY Young award honors at the end of the season. Below are the latest AL and NL Cy Young odds available at TwinSpires Sports:

American League Cy Young 2021

Sun, October 3 2021, 5:00 PM

Lynn, Lance

-157

Cole, Gerrit

+275

Rodon, Carlos

+300

Ray, Robbie

+2800

Manaea, Sean

+2800

Berrios, Jose

+3300

Bieber, Shane

+3300

Bassitt, Chris

+3300

Eovaldi, Nathan

+4000

Gibson, Kyle

+4000

National League Cy Young 2021

Sun, October 3 2021, 5:00 PM

Buehler, Walker

+350

Woodruff, Brandon

+350

Burnes, Corbin

+350

Wheeler, Zack

+400

Gausman, Kevin

+400

Scherzer, Max

+650

deGrom, Jacob

+1100

Peralta, Freddy

+2800

Darvish, Yu

+6000

Morton, Charlie

+6600