2021 World Series Odds: Astros, Braves Favored After Wednesday Wins

The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves both find themselves one win away from qualifying for the 2021 World Series, and they also find themselves at the top of the futures odds board. Find out how everything stacks up as we get deeper into the MLB playoffs.

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021 12:15 PM ET Read Time: 5 min
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We're deep into the LCS portion of the MLB playoffs, with the World Series odds board down to four teams. 

Both the Astros and Braves scored convincing wins over their opponents Wednesday night, and now sit one win away from qualifying for the Fall Classic. The Astros clobbered the Boston Red Sox 9-1 to go up 3-2 in the ALCS, while the Braves hammered the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-2 to take a 3-1 series lead in the NLCS.

Let’s see how the odds to win the World Series are shaking down, ahead of October 21's game.

Odds to win the 2021 World Series

The odds below are up-to-date within a five-minute delay and reflect the Covers Line, an average comprised of odds from multiple sportsbooks. Be sure to compare MLB futures odds before betting to ensure you get the best number.

Favorites to win 2021 World Series

The Houston Astros shot up the odds board, moving into the No. 1 spot at -105 after taking a 3-2 lead in their series with the Red Sox, who fall to fourth at +1,100. Game 6 is taking place in Houston on Friday night with Game 7 (if necessary) on Saturday.

The Atlanta Braves sit at No. 2 on the futures odds board at +180. The Braves took a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Dodgers (+650) on Wednesday night and will look to wrap up the NLCS on Thursday in Los Angeles. Games 6 and 7 (if necessary) will take place Saturday and Sunday in Atlanta.

World Series 2022 odds

The 2021 season hasn't actually concluded — in fact, we don't even know who's playing in this year's World Series yet — but that hasn't stopped some sportsbooks from posting early odds to win the 2022 World Series, with the Dodgers and Braves as early betting favorites.

Team Odds to win 2022 World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers +500
Atlanta Braves +1,000
New York Yankees +1,200
Tampa Bay Rays +1,200
Chicago White Sox +1,200
Houston Astros +1,200
San Diego Padres +1,400
Milwaukee Brewers +1,400
Toronto Blue Jays +1,400
New York Mets +1,800
Boston Red Sox +1,800
San Francisco Giants +2,000
St. Louis Cardinals +3,000
Cincinnati Reds +4,000
Oakland Athletics +4,000
Philadelphia Phillies +4,000
Los Angeles Angels +4,000
Seattle Mariners +4,000
Detroit Tigers +4,000
Kansas City Royals +4,000
Cleveland Guardians +5,000
Colorado Rockies +6,000
Miami Marlins +6,000
Washington Nationals +6,000
Minnesota Twins +8,000
Chicago Cubs +10,000
Baltimore Orioles +10,000
Arizona Diamondbacks +10,000
Texas Rangers +10,000
Pittsburgh Pirates +10,000

Odds courtesy of The Superbook as of October 20, 2021

Understanding World Series futures odds

Sportsbooks will post odds for the World Series as early as the day after the end of the previous MLB postseason. These odds are constantly adjusted throughout the offseason as players get hurt or are suspended or traded. Once the season begins, title odds will change as often as daily as teams win and lose games and as players get hurt or suspended. Sportsbooks will also adjust MLB futures odds based on handle and liability to certain teams.

World Series futures odds will usually look like this:

  • Houston Astros +210

This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to profit $210 if the Astros win the World Series. If it's close to the end of the regular season or during the playoffs and if there is a very dominant team, you might see that a team is has a minus sign (-) ahead of its odds. 

  • Los Angeles Dodgers -120

This means that you would need to bet $120 to win $100 on a Dodgers championship.

Above we have posted the American odds for MLB futures. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.

How to bet on MLB futures odds

There are a few different ways to bet on professional baseball futures odds. One way is by selecting the winner of the World Series. You're able to do this from basically after the final out of the previous year's World Series all the way through to next year's playoffs.

There are many other baseball futures markets to dive into as well, such as odds to win the National League and American League pennants, odds to win each division within both the NL and AL, and by taking the Over or Under on a team's total wins for the season. Some sportsbooks will also offer markets on player awards such as the MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year.

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Where can I bet on World Series odds?

You can bet on MLB and World Series odds at every online and casino sportsbook. Find ratings and reviews for the best sportsbooks for betting on baseball futures in your area.

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