World Series Predictions 2021 & Best World Series Odds: 3 Bets For MLB Fall Classic

Tim HeaneyDirector of Sports Content
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2021

Thank you for reading our World Series Predictions 2021 & Best World Series Odds report. Here, you will find 3 Bets On MLB’s Fall Classic Winners, including the best sleeper World Series bets for 2021.

After a challenging but eventually exhilarating 2020 season, Major League Baseball’s fans have returned for 2021. One question looms: Who will hoist the Commissioner’s Trophy in October? Adding to our previous 2021 World Series Futures Bets preseason report, here’s another look at baseball’s top World Series contenders — and pitch two sleepers — to win the 2021 World Series. (Odds from BetMGM)

World Series Predictions 2021 & Best World Series Odds’s Top 2021 World Series Contenders

  • Los Angeles Dodgers (+350)
  • New York Yankees (+550)
  • Chicago White Sox (+900)
  • San Diego Padres (+900)
  • Atlanta Braves (+1000)
  • New York Mets (+1000)

Naturally, the defending-champion Dodgers and big-market Yankees lead the list. The White Sox and Padres join them after busy offseasons. Fun facts: (1) Excluding the Mets, each team here ranked top-5 in home­­rs in 2020, and (2) Chicago and LA were betting favorites, sharing the top Run Line cover percentage (60.3%).

Which lower-ranked teams could surprise the baseball world?

3 Bets To Make For The 2021 World Series

1. Milwaukee Brewers (+5000): Let’s start with a logical midrange team with upside. 2018 NL MVP Christian Yelich is ready to rebound. The Brew Crew boasts baseball’s best strikeout pitcher, Josh Hader, plus budding aces Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes. If Freddy Peralta can also break out, even better. The NL Central is there for the taking.

2. Kansas City Royals (+10000): Dangerous bats like Adalberto Mondesi, Whit Merrifield, and Jorge Soler fuel this long-shot pick. If the Royals find consistent pitching to complement the underrated Mike Minor, they could rediscover their 2015 World Series-winning magic.

3. LA Dodgers to beat Toronto Blue Jays (+5000): Here’s the most logical way to incorporate a sensible profit pick. The Blue Jays (+2200) already have some recognition in the World Series betting market, ranking among the top 10 clubs predicted to win the trophy, but pairing them with a likely World Series participant like the Dodgers is one way to make a better return on an investment in them. If Toronto can get stable pitching to complement George Springer‘s new team with its young elite hitters Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and Cavan Biggio, the market price for them will quickly soar. Get the ROI early on this season.

Sharp bettors should dig for value. Watch the inseason futures movement of promising teams like the Houston Astros (+2200) and St. Louis Cardinals (+2200), too.

Still, to bet an exact World Series result, go with a favorite (Dodgers) and a riser from a likely wide-open American League playoffs. The Blue Jays (+2200) will break through if their young stars blossom.


Tim Heaney

Before joining The Game Day, Tim spent more than a decade in the fantasy sports and betting industry. Having written for ESPN, RotoWire, and USA TODAY, Tim earned an FSWA award nomination for Best MLB Print Article and multiple Top-5 finishes in fantasy baseball rankings contests. Tim has competed in Tout Wars (1 championship), LABR, Scott Fish Bowl, NFBC/NFFC, TGFBI, and RazzBowl (recent 4th-overall finish out of 200+). Drop him a line about TV, music, craft beer & pro wrestling.

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