Odds on Astros Winning World Series Take Slight Step Backward Prior to AL Division Series

By David Hayes
World Series - Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Seven
World Series - Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Seven / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Houston Astros have spent almost the entire 2019 MLB season with the league's best odds to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. And with the AL Wild Card game tonight, the narrative remains the same for the 107-win Astros as we dive into October baseball.

Astros Odds to Win World Series

However, just because the Astros have been the stand-alone favorite for months, that doesn't mean their odds have also improved as the 2019 MLB postseason kicks off.

Houston Astros World Series Odds

The Astros currently have +220 odds to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, but the latest odds actually reflect a slight drop from the team's +200 odds less than a week ago on Sept. 27.

After the Astros opened the year with a league-best +700 odds to win it all (tied with the New York Yankees), Houston raced ahead as the lone favorite at +450 odds through late May. But Houston then fell behind a combination of both the Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers between early June and the end of July.

However, since acquiring Zack Greinke shortly before the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline, the Astros' odds improved from +350 to +250, and Houston has remained the MLB's lone betting favorite to win the World Series since Aug. 1.

Beyond the Astros, the Dodgers are sitting +280 with the Yankees not too far behind them at +450.

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