Chicago Cubs Odds to Win the World Series

Nicholas Vazquez
Nicholas Vazquez@nickvaz

The Chicago Cubs finished one game out of a Wild Card spot in the National League. This would have been the first time they've made the postseason in a full season since 2018.

Despite that, the team decided to make a managerial change. They replaced David Ross with Craig Counsell, who had previously managed the rival Milwaukee Brewers.

What are the Cubs’ odds to win the World Series, per the World Series odds at FanDuel Sportsbook?

The Chicago Cubs are listed at +3700 to win the World Series, the 13th-best odds.

Let's look at what we can expect from the Cubs in 2024.

All MLB odds come from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cubs World Series Odds

Cubs Betting Odds

Cubs Projections

nERD via numberFire. Projections via FanGraphs.

  • nERD: 0.07 (15th)
  • Wins: 81 (14th)
  • Runs Per Game: 4.66 (14th)
  • Runs Allowed Per Game: 4.65 (18th)
  • Run Differential: +2 (15th)

Cubs Analysis

The Cubs did not spend a lot of money this offseason, as was the case with many teams. They did make a big re-signing with Cody Bellinger, who was their best hitter last season.

Bellinger posted his best weighted on-base average (wOBA) and weighted runs created plus (wRC+) since 2019. His underlying Statcast data wasn't as promising -- he had the lowest hard-hit rate and barrel percentage of his career -- but he did considerably cut back on his strikeouts.

Another key transaction was the loss of Marcus Stroman in free agency. Stroman had the third-highest WAR among pitchers on the team.

The Cubs replaced Stroman's spot in the rotation with somewhat of a mystery. They signed Shota Imanaga from Japan, replacing a lefty with another lefty. Nicknamed "The Throwing Philosopher," Imanaga is getting some love from projection systems. There is a reasonable case to be made that he has a better season than Stroman did.

Chicago's offense was eighth in wOBA last season. On the pitching side, their expected FIP (xFIP) was the 12th-lowest. They have a case to at least be in the hunt for the playoffs, especially considering their division.

The St. Louis Cardinals are the favorites to win the NL Central (+145). That is assuming a huge improvement from them after they went 71-91 last season. They made some signings to address starting pitching, but counting on 36-year-olds Kyle Gibson and Lance Lynn isn't the most comforting idea for Cardinals' believers.

This means the Cubs could win a weak division. The new playoff format has shown us that parody is abound the MLB these days.

Betting on the Cubs to win the World Series isn't the craziest idea in the world, especially if they can win their division.

Every Team's Odds to Win the World Series

  • Los Angeles Dodgers (+320)
  • Atlanta Braves (+450)
  • Houston Astros (+700)
  • New York Yankees (+800)
  • Texas Rangers (+1400)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (+1500)
  • Baltimore Orioles (+1500)
  • Minnesota Twins (+2000)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (+2000)
  • Seattle Mariners (+2000)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (+3200)
  • Tampa Bay Rays (+3300)
  • Chicago Cubs (+3700)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (+4000)
  • New York Mets (+5000)
  • Boston Red Sox (+5000)
  • Cincinnati Reds (+5500)
  • San Diego Padres (+6000)
  • Detroit Tigers (+6000)
  • San Francisco Giants (+6500)
  • Cleveland Guardians (+7500)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (+8500)
  • Miami Marlins (+9000)
  • Kansas City Royals (+15000)
  • Los Angeles Angels (+18000)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (+20000)
  • Washington Nationals +25000)
  • Chicago White Sox (+25000)
  • Oakland Athletics (+50000)
  • Colorado Rockies (+50000)

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