World Series Odds 2024

William Schwartz
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2023

The Texas Rangers just capped off the 2023 MLB season by earning their first-ever World Series title, but it’s never too soon to think about who might be next.

A major theme of the 2023 postseason was high-achieving regular season teams coming up short, and there will be plenty of high-profile teams coming into 2024 motivated to make it farther than they did a year earlier.

Let’s dig into some early 2024 World Series odds.

World Series Odds 2024

MLB betting odds used for these World Series best bets are current as of Monday, Nov. 13, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Atlanta Braves (+700)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (+750)
  • Houston Astros (+900)
  • Texas Rangers (+900)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (+1100)
  • Baltimore Orioles (+1500)
  • New York Yankees (+1500)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (+1700)
  • San Diego Padres (+1800)
  • Tampa Bay Rays (+1900)
  • Seattle Mariners (+2000)
  • New York Mets (+2000)
  • Boston Red Sox (+2200)
  • Minnesota Twins (+2500)
  • Chicago Cubs (+2800)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (+3000)
  • San Francisco Giants (+3500)
  • Cincinnati Reds (+4000)
  • Louis Cardinals (+4000)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (+4000)
  • Miami Marlins (+5500)
  • Detroit Tigers (+6000)
  • Cleveland Guardians (+6000)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (+6000)
  • Los Angeles Angels (+8000)
  • Washington Nationals (+9000)
  • Chicago White Sox (+10000)
  • Kansas City Royals (+15000)
  • Colorado Rockies (+20000)
  • Oakland Athletics (+20000)

The Rangers are tied with the division-rival Astros for the third-highest odds, while the Arizona Diamondbacks, the defending National League champs, are once again seen as major longshots.

The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers are in a class of their own at the top, but we’ll have to see if they can avoid another early-round letdown this season.

World Series Winner Pick

Houston Astros (+900)

This value on the most successful team of the current era is phenomenal after a season in which the Houston Astros came up short of their usual standards in both the regular season and playoffs.

That being said, when 90 wins in an ALCS title is substandard, you’re clearly in a good place as a franchise, and the Astros should bounce right back next season.

Houston, as always, will be returning an extremely talented core, with the legendary Justin Verlander back after a trade, and star bats like Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker set to anchor the lineup.

The Astros are the league’s standard until further notice, and finishing five wins short of their goal does not change that fact.

World Series Favorites

Atlanta Braves (+700)

The Braves were the clear best team of the regular season, as they won 104 games en route to a comfortable title in a challenging NL East.

Between Ronald Acuña Jr.’s assault on the record books, Matt Olson’s power-hitting heroics, and some great work from a star-studded rotation highlighted by Spencer Strider and Max Fried, this team had some phenomenal performances from players who should all be back next year.

Of course, the Braves are always looking to improve, especially after consecutive eliminations at the hands of the division-rival Phillies, and they are rumored to be major players in the upcoming Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes when the two-way superstar hits free agency.

The Japanese legend wants to play for a contender, and nobody fits the bill better than Atlanta.

Los Angeles Dodgers (+750)

The Dodgers will also be making a push for Ohtani, as they attempt to convince him that he can win his coveted World Series title without leaving Los Angeles.

They definitely have the stars to back up their pitch, as Ohtani would be joining fellow former MVPs Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts, both of whom are coming off phenomenal offensive seasons.

The starting rotation definitely needs some help around Clayton Kershaw, who is going to be 36 next season and seems to slip up every October.

That’s been the issue with the Dodgers in general, who once again won 100 games this season just to fall in the NLDS to an NL West foe. We’ll see if they can take a step further next year.

World Series Contenders

Texas Rangers (+900)

Of course, the defending champs have to be taken seriously this season. Legendary postseason performances from the likes of Corey Seager and Adolis García took them higher than they’ve ever been before, but the path to a repeat is a tough one, and it has not been successfully navigated since the 2000 season.

For starters, the Rangers’ team ERA wasn’t even league-average; they’ll want to shore up the rotation and especially the bullpen going into next year if they want to stay on top.

Furthermore, they won’t even be favored in their own division, with the Astros still hanging around. But it didn’t matter this year, as Texas won it all as a Wild Card, so maybe it will make some magic once more.

Philadelphia Phillies (+1100)

The Philadelphia Phillies had two chances to win one game at home with perhaps the league’s best home-field advantage and advance to the World Series, but they fell flat.

They’ll be looking to make it back to the end of October next season, hopefully with a full year of health from superstar bat Bryce Harper, who returned from Tommy John surgery midseason in 2023.

Philly will have to contend with a challenging division, including those loaded Braves, a surprisingly competitive Miami Marlins squad, and a New York Mets team that will make a point of taking a big step up from 2023.

With most of their core set to return, the Phillies should be able to make a run again and are pretty good value at +1100.

World Series Sleepers

Seattle Mariners (+2000)

The Seattle Mariners had a rough start this year after high expectations following a promising 2022, but they played some great baseball down the stretch.

Unfortunately, their late surge came up just short, but finishing just two games behind the eventual champions and one of the league’s best overall teams after that dreadful start definitely showed us something about this group.

You can get incredible value on the Mariners at +2000, simply because they play in a division with two contenders and missed the playoffs last year, even though they won four more games than the NL Champion Diamondbacks.

With Luis Castillo heading up a solid rotation and Julio Rodríguez anchoring that lineup, this team could make a serious push in 2024.

Chicago Cubs (+2800)

The Chicago Cubs have already made enormous waves this offseason, as they signed manager Craig Counsell after he walked away from the division-rival Brewers at the end of his contract.

Counsell is on the most expensive manager contract in MLB history, and he will be frequently managing against the team for which he is the all-time managerial wins leader, so drama will abound across the NL Central this season.

The Cubs were one of the best teams in baseball for a portion of this season, sandwiched between a lukewarm start to the year and a disastrous finish.

They finished just a game behind the Diamondbacks, who of course eventually won the pennant, so it’s clear how tight the margins are between missing the playoffs and being able to make a significant run.

Chicago will need to try to retain talent such as Cody Bellinger, who hits free agency after an awesome year, but the pieces are in place for a bright future on Chicago’s North Side.

Past World Series Winners

2023: Texas Rangers

2022: Houston Astros

2021: Atlanta Braves

2020: Los Angeles Dodgers

2019: Washington Nationals

2018: Boston Red Sox

2017: Houston Astros

2016: Chicago Cubs

2015: Kansas City Royals

2014: San Francisco Giants


William Schwartz

As a former athlete and lifetime fan, sports have always been a huge part of my life. I've written about them for almost as long as I've been watching and playing them, from a blog I wrote with a friend in middle school, to journalism classes at the University of Michigan, to today. I hope to bring you entertaining coverage, strong analysis, and profitable betting picks on any and all sports, whether it's baseball, college football, European soccer, or anything in between.

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