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World Series Odds: Dodgers Hold as Title Favorites Ahead of Series with Yankees

Gabriel Santiago
Gabriel Santiago@gps_onthemic
World Series Odds: Dodgers Hold as Title Favorites Ahead of Series with Yankees

With June now upon us, the current MLB campaign is beginning to intensify. Simply, the Fall Classic will arrive before we know it.

A few sides have already begun separating from the pack in 2024. Interestingly enough, last season's World Series winners -- the Texas Rangers -- are not within the top-seven team to earn the upcoming title at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Let's dive into the latest World Series odds, highlighting the frontrunners and their respective cases to bring back the Commissioner's Trophy.

All MLB odds via FanDuel Sportsbook.

2024 World Series Odds

Team
Odds (Entering June 4th)
Los Angeles Dodgers+260
New York Yankees+500
Philadelphia Phillies+700
Atlanta Braves+800
Baltimore Orioles+1000
Seattle Mariners+1600
Houston Astros+1700
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Los Angeles Dodgers (+260)

The Los Angeles Dodgers (38-23) have grown tired of winning only division titles, putting their best foot forward for 2024. After recently adding stars like Shohei Ohtani, Teoscar Hernandez and Tyler Glasnow to a team that won 100 games last year, the Boys in Blue have put the pedal to the metal.

numberFire currently has the Dodgers (1.96 nERD) listed as the second-best team in MLB. Comparatively, their 77 home runs as a group is the top mark on the Senior Circuit. As for pitching, Los Angeles owns a 3.78 skill-interactive ERA (SIERA) to this point, and we'll see how that latter number looks after a series in The Bronx this weekend.

Currently, LA carries -3500 odds to win the NL West, so we can pretty much guarantee seeing them in the postseason. Still, can the Dodgers finally right their playoff woes? FanDuel Sportsbook lists them with +260 odds to go all the way in 2024.

New York Yankees (+500)

On the opposite coast, the New York Yankees (42-19) are just beginning to flex their collective muscles in the current campaign. As it is now, the Yanks (2.14 nERD) are atop many categories around baseball, and that includes numberFire's MLB power rankings.

As we've crossed into June, New York paces a competitive AL East division. The Bronx Bombers have lived up to their historic nickname in 2024, leading the Majors in homers (90), team OPS (.774) and walk rate (10.0 BB%). They are also thriving from a betting perspective, showing a 35-26 (57.4%) record versus the runline.

The present version of the Yankees is powered by sluggers Aaron Judge and Juan Soto. These two are currently positioned first and second within FanDuel Sportsbook's AL MVP odds. With Judge and Soto both obliterating the baseball, the Yanks will be a tough out. Right now, NYY's odds to win the World Series yield a five-to-one label.

Philadelphia Phillies (+700)

Looking for a second World Series appearance over the past three campaigns, the Philadelphia Phillies (42-19) have soared through 2024. With April and May now complete, the Fightin' Phils lead their division by more than just a handful of games.

Philadelphia has won a pennant (2022) more recently than winning the NL East (2011). Still, at this moment, they've advanced to the NLCS in back-to-back years. Simply, you can assume that boppers Bryce Harper and Bryson Stott are eager to win that elusive first title. They just might have the pitching to do it; Philly is sporting best SIERA in baseball right now (3.40).

Entering June 4th, the Phillies are tied with the Yankees for the top record in MLB. From there, Philadelphia has scored more frequently -- 316 total runs or 5.18 per game -- than any other ball club in 2024. As such, Philly is left with seven-to-one odds to win the upcoming Fall Classic.

Atlanta Braves (+800)

A modern powerhouse, the Atlanta Braves (33-24) have actually won a World Series more recently (2021) than any other team in the top-five of the current market. However, they are a bit banged up at this time.

Notably, reigning-MVP Ronald Acuna Jr. will be out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. That loss comes on top of ace Spencer Strider's injury news from April; Strider underwent a successful elbow surgery that will keep him sidelined until 2025.

numberFire's power rankings have the Braves as the 10th-best team in baseball right now. Big bats Marcell Ozuna and Matt Olson are attempting to shoulder the load as the team boasts a .725 OPS (7th). Still, they are seven games behind Philadelphia in the NL East standings. Incidentally, FanDuel Sportsbook lists Atlanta with eight-to-one odds in terms of 2024 World Series betting.

Baltimore Orioles (+1000)

In an unbiased fashion, the Baltimore Orioles (38-20) just might be the easiest contender to root for in the current campaign. They are an entertaining side to watch, and they have the luxury of operating in a beautiful home ballpark. Most importantly, the O's -- a franchise that has not won the Fall Classic since 1983 -- are flush with young talent.

Baltimore is built strong up the middle with the likes of shortstop Gunnar Henderson and catcher Adley Rutschman: both of whom are younger than 27-years-old. Behind them, Ryan Mountcastle and Anthony Santander are also feared hitters.

At .752, the Orioles have the third-best OPS in the Majors. Additionally, no team is above Baltimore's .194 ISO right now. Their lineup is legit; there's no denying that. The O's have solid pitching as well, posting a 3.27 FIP thus far.

Genuinely, the Orioles' 10-to-1 odds to win the approaching World Series feels worth consideration.


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