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With a little over 40 percent of the MLB season in the books, Fanduel Sportsbook has updated its odds for which team will win the 2019 World Series. The Chicago Cubs' odds have continued to improve following their signing of marquee free agent Craig Kimbrel, but they're not No. 1.
The top three favorites are the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees. However, the Dodgers have flip-flopped with the Astros at the top of the board, perviously being No. 2 in the odds behind Houston.
At +310, the Dodgers are now the odds-on favorite to win the World Series, followed by the Astros at +330.
The Yankees still have the third-best odds at +600, while the Minnesota twins may be creeping into that top tier, as they have the fourth-best odds at +700.
The big changes in the World Series odds mainly affected teams in the upper-middle of the pack. Similar to the Cubs, the Braves have seen their odds skyrocket following the signing of Dallas Keuchel and now have the fifth-best odds at +1300. The Red Sox, who had the sixth-best odds to win it all as recently as a week ago, have dropped dramatically from +1400 to +2100.
While it appears the talent of the teams at the top of this list might be too much to overcome, there is still value in some of the long shots. For instance, the Cleveland Indians are +5000 and still have the pedigree of a team that's used to making postseason runs.
While there's still a long ways to go in the MLB season, certain teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack. This includes the Dodgers, who are looking to once again return to the World Series.
As always, they'll no question be a team to watch this fall, and quite possibly in October.
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