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Pittsburgh Pirates Odds to Win the World Series

Scott Edwards Jr.
Scott Edwards Jr.@ScottEdwardsJr
Pittsburgh Pirates Odds to Win the World Series

While they are not built to make a run, the Pittsburgh Pirates could be one of the fun teams to watch this season in a wide-open NL Central.

Per the World Series odds at FanDuel Sportsbook, what are the Pittsburgh Pirates odds to win the World Series this season?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are listed at +20000 to win the World Series, which ranks as the 26th-best odds.

Let's take a look at what we can expect from the Pirates in 2024.

All MLB odds come from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Pirates World Series Odds

Pirates Betting Odds

Pirates Projections

nERD from numberFire. Projections via FanGraphs.

  • nERD: -1.13 (23rd)
  • Wins: 77 (25th)
  • Runs Per Game: 4.56 (22nd)
  • Runs Allowed Per Game: 4.79 (22nd)
  • Run Differential: -36 (25th)

Pirates Analysis

It's been a long while since the Pittsburgh Pirates made the playoffs, let alone challenged for a World Series title. The reality is that it's unlikely that they come anywhere close to the top prize -- as their +20000 odds show -- but there are things to like about what could be another scrappy campaign for the Buccos.

What should be the most exciting part of their season is the eventual arrival of MLB.com's No. 3 prospect, Paul Skenes. The LSU product was drafted first overall in the 2023 MLB Draft and is expected to arrive in the majors sometime this year. Until then, the Pirates do have a rotation that includes 2023 All-Star Mitch Keller and offseason additions Martin Perez and Marco Gonzales.

Their bullpen is one of the better ones in the league with two-time All-Star David Bednar being joined by a resurgent Aroldis Chapman on the backend.

For the Pirates, it's their lineup that carries all the question marks, but it could surprise. Bryan Reynolds will lead the way once again for the offense. Longtime veteran Andrew McCutchen will also return as a veteran presence for this young roster.

After that is where the questions start. Oneil Cruz will return after missing the majority of 2023 due to injury with the hopes of recapturing some of the magic we saw in his rookie campaign.

Former first overall pick Henry Davis will get his chance to be the full-time catcher after playing 62 games in 2023. If he can find a spark in his first full season, it could be what the Pirates need to make some unexpected noise.

Ultimately, while there's some excitement with the young core, it's not going to get them a World Series right now.

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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