Houston Astros' Odds to Win World Series Dead Even With Dodgers for Best in MLB After Trade Deadline

David Hayes
League Championship Series - New York Yankees v Houston Astros - Game Two
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While the final 24 hours leading up to Wednesday's 2019 MLB Trade Deadline didn't exactly deliver the kind of fireworks most of us were expecting, we did see one major change in the betting sphere.

One marquee trade that sent Arizona Diamondbacks' starting pitcher Zack Greinke to the Houston Astros proved enough to bring the Astros into a tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best odds to win the 2019 World Series, at +290, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Earlier in the day on Wednesday, Houston's +350 odds to win it all were firmly behind the Dodgers (+280). However, Los Angeles took a small step back while the Astros improved, putting the two in an odds-tie following the MLB trade deadline.

News of the Greinke trade came in at the 4 p.m. EST deadline, and it didn't take long to send ripples throughout the MLB futures odds beyond Houston.

A host of other AL contenders, including the New York Yankees took a step back in the wake of the deadline. New York dropped from +360 to +400 on Wednesday, while the Minnesota Twins went from +1100 to +1500.

Aside from the Dodgers' small shift, the Arizona Diamondbacks are the only other NL club to take a dive as of Wednesday evening, falling from +8000 to +10000 after parting ways with Greinke.


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