Due to their recent record of MLB betting dominance Houston has emerged as the favorite to win the 2019 World Series. Two name brand blue blood franchises join the Astros as wagering favorites. It comes as no surprise that the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers would be top public baseball betting choices to win this year’s Fall Classic. After all both teams are perennial top tier contenders with massive fan bases and worldwide name recognition. The defending champion Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, and Minnesota Twins are also top picks.
Opening as the 5/1 top MLB betting choice to win the World Series are the Houston Astros. Next on the top tier are the Dodgers at 6/1 and Yankees at 7/1. Then come the Red Sox at 12/1, Cubs 12/1, Rays 13/1, Phillies 14/1, Indians 15/1, and Twins at 15/1. At 20/1 are the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. At 25/1 are the Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, and Seattle Mariners. Following at 30/1 are the Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals. The San Diego Padres are at 35/1 with the Colorado Rockies at 50/1.
Houston Brings Complete Team
To begin with it would be hard to find a more complete Online wagering choice than the Astros. Both at the plate and on the hill do Astros rank among the best in baseball. Their starting rotation ranked first in MLB for quality starts. Wiley veteran Justin Verlander won six of his first seven decisions with a tidy 2.51 earned run average. Meanwhile closer Roberto Osuna dominated with a 0.52 earned run average. At the plate Michael Brantley was ripping the hide off the ball. To illuminate Brantley opened with a .607 slugging percentage and .993 OPS.
Dodgers Finally Show Value Increase
In view of their back to back World Series appearances casual observers would think of the Dodgers as money in the bank. No greater MLB betting myth could be more wrong. In fact, Los Angeles was one of the biggest bankroll busters on the board despite those two National League pennants. But this year things have vastly improved as far as profit margin goes. Los Angeles was in decisively in the black after a month and a half of play. Similar to Houston does LA have a complete team.
Bronx Bombers Again Draw Public Support
Certainly the New York Yankees are a bona fide American League pennant contender. Last year they lost the American League Divisional Playoffs to eventual champion and arch rival Boston. New York’s strength is run production. Of great concern is a starting rotation that ranks 22nd for quality starts. Catcher Cary Sanchez bolted out of the gate with a strong start to 2019. Sanchez clobbered 11 home runs with a .951 OPS in the first six weeks of action. Domingo German was the one bright spot in the rotation. To show, German was 7-1 with a 2.70 earned run average.
Rays of Hope
Tampa Bay is rarely a top tier favorite to win anything in MLB. Yet they were leading the American League East and were among the most highly profitable teams on the board. Pitching was the strength of the Rays. Tampa Bay ranked best in the majors for staff ERA. Tyler Glasnow led the staff with a 6-1 record and 1.86 earned run average.