Massive Shakeup in World Series Odds Following Surprising Weekend

Jason Schandl
World Series odds have undergone some big changes following a surprising weekend of action between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics.
World Series odds have undergone some big changes following a surprising weekend of action between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
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With a shortened regular season, every MLB game carries extra meaning this year. That explains why one hectic weekend of action can cause a pretty significant shakeup in the World Series odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

This was most evident in the moves of some AL West teams — more specifically the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics.

Sweeping the Astros with three wins in as many days, the Athletics vaulted Houston as the favorites to win the AL West. They're now -155 favorites, while the Astros are +165 underdogs.

In terms of World Series odds, the Astros now rank third in the majors at +1100, which represents a sizable drop from the +800 odds they were given before the season.

The A's have also taken a nice jump in those rankings, sitting tied for seventh in the Majors at +2100. That's an improvement from ninth place at +2500 before the season.

For all the preseason concerns about the practical implications of a shortened regular season, the ability for a simple three-game stretch to shake things up this much has certainly made things exciting.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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