Odds to Win World Series Reveal Shake-Up at Top After 2020 MLB Spring Training Games Cancelled
It's been a somber past 48 hours in the world of sports, to say the least.
With almost all major sporting leagues across the globe having now either cancelled or postponed competitive action as a precautionary response to the recent spread of Coronavirus, including the 2020 NCAA Men and Women's March Madness Tournaments, the MLB is no different.
Even though the 2020 MLB regular season wasn't initially scheduled to begin until March 26, the league announced Tuesday that all Spring Training games were to be cancelled and that this year's MLB Opening Day will now occur no earlier than April 9.
Amid these announcements, we've also seen some movement in the latest odds to win the 2020 World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, beginning at the very top. Despite trailing the New York Yankees (+390) for the entirety of 2020, the Los Angeles Dodgers have now leaped the Yanks for the best odds to win it all at +380.
The Houston Astros continued their gradual descent since the opening World Series odds as well, falling from +650 to +700 since late February. The Atlanta Braves remained steady at +1400 with the fourth-best odds, while the Minnesota Twins continued their climb in the odds at +1600, having improved from a +3000 shot in the original odds.
Clubs like the Philadelphia Phillies (+2500), Cleveland Indians (+3000), Milwaukee Brewers (+3500) and Boston Red Sox (+3500) also saw continued regression as well, with all four teams dropping by +200 in the odds since Feb. 25.
We also saw our first major plummets among teams already sitting at the very bottom of the barrel. Previously tied for the league-worst odds to win it all at +10000, the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers all took an even plunge to +50000 odds.
Interestingly enough, the Toronto Blue Jays were the only team previously facing +10000 odds that stayed put. Overall, these odds are sure to change many times over we arrive at the postponed 2020 MLB Opening Day, especially during this period of unprecedented uncertainty.
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