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Braves Being Disrespected by 2021 World Series Odds

Larry Rupp
The Atlanta Braves are being disrespected when it comes to their odds to win the World Series in 2021.
The Atlanta Braves are being disrespected when it comes to their odds to win the World Series in 2021. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

With the NFL season officially in the books, it's time to look ahead to the upcoming MLB season. World Series odds have been open for every MLB team on FanDuel Sportsbook and one team, in particular, is being downright disrespected.

The Atlanta Braves are tied with the New York Mets for the fifth-best odds to win the World Series next season at +1000. With their best players from last season set to return and a roster full of depth at each position, the Braves should be up towards the top-three teams.

The most recent major signing in the MLB was outfielder Marcell Ozuna re-signing with the Braves on a 4-year contract. That keeps their impressive lineup together as Ozuna hit 18 homeruns and tallied 56 RBIs in the shortened 2020 season playing primarily as the Braves' designated hitter.

The team also returns last year's NL MVP in first baseman Freddie Freeman (.462 OBP) and has one of the best young players in the game in Ronald Acuna Jr. There is a reason the Braves finished second in the MLB in runs scored per game last season (5.62). Their lineup is deep and powerful.

Atlanta's pitching rotation is no joke, either. At the top, it features a duo of young talented starters in Max Fried (2.25 ERA last season) and Mike Soroka. The Braves also made a splash this offseason by signing Charlie Morton, who has shined over the last four seasons posting a combined 47-18 record.

Overall, the Braves trail the Los Angeles Dodgers (+350), the New York Yankees (+550), the San Diego Padres (+800) and the Chicago White Sox (+850) in the odds. However, coming off of a Game 7 NLCS loss last season, don't be surprised if Atlanta makes another title run.

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