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The 2021 MLB season is back after the All-Star break, with 15 games slated for today. But before we get into the second half of the regular season, let’s look at William Hill’s updated 2021 World Series odds and trends.
The Dodgers and Yankees had the lowest World Series odds at William Hill Nevada back on Opening Day (Apr. 1). Yet, both teams’ odds have risen throughout the season. The Dodgers are still the favorites after rising from +200 to +350, however the gap has shrunk between them and other teams. Meanwhile, the Yankees are all the way up to 13/1 from +550, which is currently tied for the eighth-lowest odds.
The team that now possesses the second-lowest odds is the Padres. San Diego is down to +400, which is the lowest price the Padres have been all season long at William Hill. The Padres were at +850 back in May and opened at 12/1 when these futures were first released on Oct. 30, 2020.
The White Sox (+650), Astros (+800) and Mets (+900) round out the top 5, with a pair of AL East teams in the Red Sox and Rays at 12/1 each. Houston has attracted the biggest 2021 World Series wager, with a $2 million bet that came in on Astros 10/1. If they were to win it all in October, the $22 million total payout would be the largest in U.S. sports betting history.
Along with the Yankees, the Giants are also at 13/1. San Francisco has made the biggest leap from Opening Day, as the Giants had the 10th-highest World Series odds then at 125/1. San Francisco currently owns the best record in baseball, as its 57-32 mark is 2 games ahead of the Dodgers in the NL West.
The Brewers have the highest World Series odds of any team on top of its division, as the NL Central leader is at 15/1 as well as the Athletics. The Blue Jays are next at 23/1, followed by the Braves (30/1), Indians (35/1), Cardinals (40/1) and Cubs (40/1). The Braves opened with the third-lowest World Series odds at 10/1, and they’re the highest they’ve been all season at 30/1.
The Angels have William Hill’s AL MVP favorite in Shohei Ohtani, but their World Series odds are at 50/1 with the Phillies and Reds. The Nationals (60/1) are the only other team with odds below 100/1.
In terms of the most popular World Series futures bets at William Hill by total number of tickets, three teams in the same division lead the charge. The Giants are tops at 9%, with the Dodgers and Padres close behind at 8%.
The White Sox (7%) and Yankees (6%) are also nearby, then the Mets and Braves are each at 5%. Six more teams have grabbed 4% of the total number of tickets: the Cardinals, Athletics, Cubs, Angels and Twins (150/1). The Astros, who rank first in total dollars wagered, have captured 3% of the total number of tickets as well as the Brewers and Rays.
Check out William Hill’s latest odds and trends for 2021 World Series futures below.