Cubs' Odds to Win World Series Plummet Despite Addition of Craig Kimbrel

Zach Brunner
Atlanta Braves v Chicago Cubs
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The Chicago Cubs waited out Craig Kimbrel in their contract negotiations until the two sides agreed to a three-year, $40 million contract. Now activated to the roster, many believe this addition could be the key to a postseason run. However, the Cubs odds to win the 2019 World Series have dropped (+1800), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Cubs opened with +1200 odds to win it all, but they have been steadily dropping. On June 26, they had +1400 odds to win, but after losing three out of their last four games, they are down to +1800.

The Dodgers remain the favorites in the overall odds, at +270. They currently own a 56-28 record, holding down the top spot in the National League and extending their 6.5-game lead over the second-seeded Braves, whose odds have improved to +950.

The Yankees took over the lead in the American League this week over the Twins. Still, both teams saw an improvement in their World Series odds, sitting at +400 and +750, respectively.

With another half of the season left to play, there will be plenty of movement in the odds, especially during the month of July, with MLB Trade Deadline.

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