MLB World Series Odds & Best Bets 2023

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The Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in six games to win the 2022 World Series. However, a new season has arrived, and with it are early betting lines for MLB’s 2023 WS champion.

What teams do the sportsbooks think will be in the running to celebrate a Fall Classic win next fall?

Let’s look at current betting odds to determine the best bet to win the 2023 World Series.

World Series Betting Odds 2023

To see the most up-to-date World Series odds from our favorite sportsbooks, adjust the module below and select MLB - World Series - Winner:

World Series Opening Lines 2023

2023 World Series MLB betting odds are current as of Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 9 a.m. ET on Caesars Sportsbook.

  • Houston Astros (+400)
  • New York Yankees (+750)
  • New York Mets (+800)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (+800)
  • Atlanta Braves (+850)
  • San Diego Padres (+1000)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (+1300)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (+1400)
  • Seattle Mariners (+1800)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (+2200)
  • Tampa Bay Rays (+2500)
  • Cleveland Guardians (+3000)
  • Chicago White Sox (+4000)
  • Minnesota Twins (+4000)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (+4000)
  • San Francisco Giants (+4000)
  • Los Angeles Angels (+4000)
  • Texas Rangers (+5000)
  • Boston Red Sox (+7000)
  • Baltimore Orioles (+7500)
  • Chicago Cubs (+7500)
  • Detroit Tigers (+10000)
  • Miami Marlins (+10000)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (+12500)
  • Cincinnati Reds (+20000)
  • Kansas City Royals (+20000)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (+20000)
  • Colorado Rockies (+20000)
  • Washington Nationals (+30000)
  • Oakland Athletics (+30000)

The defending World Series champions enter the season as the favorite to win it all again, and a battle for New York reaches new heights.

World Series Best Bet 2023

Blue Jays Win World Series (+1300) | Caesars Sportsbook

Wager: 1 Unit

The Blue Jays are too talented to remain out of the spotlight for long, and 2023 may be their year. Their offensive core of Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Bo Bichette, George Springer, Matt Chapman, and Alejandro Kirk can be a dominant force.

The offseason additions of Daulton Varsho and Kevin Kiermaier give them a strong defensive outfield that should help support their pitching staff.

Most importantly, the Jays filled a major hole in their starting rotation by signing veteran right-hander Chris Bassitt, giving them a top four of Alek Manoah, Kevin Gausman, Bassitt, and Jose Berrios. This is an excellent group to start with, with Jordan Romano acting as a strong anchor.

If you are looking for value, give Toronto a shot at +1300.

World Series Contenders 2023

Houston Astros (+400) | Caesars Sportsbook

Wager: 1 Unit

The Astros have reached the World Series in three out of the past four seasons, and there is little reason to think they won’t do it again.

However, the last team to repeat as champions were the 1998-2000 New York Yankees, so history suggests a new team will be crowned.

Houston lost the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, Justin Verlander, to the New York Mets in free agency but they have the depth at starting pitching to survive the loss.

They return an elite offense led by Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman, and postseason hero Jeremy Pena. In addition, they have added former MVP Jose Abreu to the mix.

Unfortunately, star second baseman José Altuve will miss the first month of the season after suffering a thumb injury at the World Baseball Classic.

New York Mets (+800) | Caesars Sportsbook

Wager: 1 Unit

New York lost a two-time Cy Young award winner in free agency (deGrom) and replaced him with a three-time Cy Young award winner (Verlander). A starting rotation consisting of Verlander, Max Scherzer, Kodai Senga, Carlos Carrasco, and David Peterson makes the Queens baseball club arguably even more dangerous in 2023.

The Mets will return in 2023 with an offense that was fifth in the majors in runs scored, having re-signed Brandon Nimmo to a long-term contract. However, they could receive a real boost if prospects Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez are able to contribute this season in a meaningful way.

Tommy Pham will give the lineup a much-needed fourth outfielder who can also help the Mets be more flexible with their designated hitter slot, which Daniel Vogelbach will typically occupy vs right-handed pitchers.

New York Yankees (+750) | Caesars Sportsbook

The Yankees added Carlos Rodon to their rotation, which now gives them one of the strongest starting five in the game. However, the southpaw will miss the beginning of the season forearm strain) in addition to teammates Luis Severino (lat) and Frankie Montas (shoulder).

They will need superstar Aaron Judge to stay healthy if they are to compete for a championship, but they also have a deep farm system that includes the recently promoted Anthony Volpe and infielder Oswald Peraza.

San Diego Padres (+1000) | Caesars Sportsbook

Wager: 1 Unit

“Philly going down, to yellow and brown.
That’s what’s iiiiiinn.
Padres on the loose, let’s go Goose.
That’s what’s iiiiinn.
Bryce gonna lose, and Manny’s gonna cruise.
That’s what’s iiiiinn.
Give Philly no slack, and send ‘em back.
That’s what’s iiiiinn."

These lyrics will haunt the nightmares of Padres fans for some time after San Diego lost to the Phillies in five games during the NLCS.

That said, the Padres return a stud lineup headlined by Manny Machado, Juan Soto, and Fernando Tatis Jr., in addition to the signing of star shortstop Xander Bogaerts and veterans Nelson Cruz and Matt Carpenter.

There are few teams with a stronger 1-4 in their starting lineup.

World Series Long Shot 2023

Chicago White Sox (+3300) | Caesars Sportsbook

Wager: 1 Unit

If only the White Sox could stay healthy.

A young core of Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, Andrew Vaughn, and Luis Robert can strike fear into any team, while the addition of Andrew Benintendi gives their lineup more depth.

If the lineup can stay on the field, and Lucas Giolito can bounce back to lead a rotation with Dylan Cease and Lance Lynn, the White Sox will be very dangerous.


Matt Williams

Matt Williams is the Lead MLB Editor for The Game Day, formerly of The Athletic and NBC Sports. Matt is the former host of the Turn Two Podcast and champion of both Tout Wars and the Kings Classic fantasy expert leagues. He has been nominated for an FSWA award and is known for his analytical breakdown threads on Twitter.

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