Let’s take a deep dive into the 2020 World Series odds between two teams that most observers would agree are the sport’s best as we gear up for Game 1 of the Fall Classic tonight.
The 2020 World Series odds show that the Los Angeles Dodgers are favored to end a 32-year championship drought against a Rays team looking for its first title. The Dodgers enter as a -210 favorite to win the series, while the Rays are priced at +165. The Dodgers are also favored in Game 1 at -182, while the underdog Rays are +155.
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Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the 2020 World Series odds.
2020 World Series Game 1 Odds
Let’s start with the most immediate matter, which is a Game 1 that features Tampa Bay’s Tyler Glasnow vs. Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw. Will Kershaw finally exorcise his postseason demons, or will it be more October heartache for one of this generation’s most talented pitchers?
Ahead of Game 1, oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook are giving the edge to the Dodgers.
Here is a look at the odds as of early Tuesday afternoon:
|Rays||+1.5 (-139)||+155||O 7.5 (-103)|
|Dodgers||-1.5 (+117)||-182||U 7.5 (-120)|
Meanwhile, over at FanDuel Sportsbook, the Dodgers are slightly less expensive at -174. The Rays are +150.
Notably, the Rays are 12-12 (+385) as a postseason underdog all-time, including including 2-2 (+$61) this season.
Since the 2006 season, the Dodgers are 39-30 (-$617) as a postseason favorite, including 9-3 ($196) this season. However, they are just 3-4 (-$208) as a World Series favorite.
World Series MVP Odds
Here are some of the top favorites in terms of the current World Series MVP odds, courtesy of DraftKings:
- Mookie Betts (+800)
- Tyler Glasnow (+900)
- Randy Arozarena (+1000)
- Cody Bellinger (+1000)
- Clayton Kershaw (+1000)
- Walker Buehler (+1200)
- Corey Seager (+1200)
As you can see, the top of the board is dominated by Dodgers, a reality that reflects their overwhelming odds to win the series.
World Series Winner Odds
Oddsmakers at DraftKings are placing a hefty price tag on the Dodgers to win it all, as they are a -210 favorite. Meanwhile, the Rays are +165. Over at FanDuel, the price on the Dodgers is the same, but the Rays pay out a more aggressive +176.
You can also wager on markets such as total games played, series spread, and exact outcome.
Total Games Played
- 4 games (+465)
- 5 games (+300)
- 6 games (+215)
- 7 games (+225)
Dodgers -1.5 games (-112)/Rays +1.5 games (-112)
- Dodgers 4-2 (+350)
- Dodgers 4-1 (+400)
- Dodgers 4-3 (+425)
- Rays 4-3 (+650)
- Rays 4-2 (+750)
- Rays 4-1 (+1200)
- Dodgers 4-0 (+775)
- Rays 4-0 (+2000)
World Series Player Props
Let’s take a look at some player prop options for Game 1 of the World Series.
FanDuel is offering starting pitcher strikeout markets for Game 1. You can grab Glasnow’s over/under at 6.5 strikeouts. Meanwhile, you can wager over/under 7.5 strikeouts by Clayton Kershaw — though the under is heavily juiced at -190.
You can also bet on individual players to hit a home run. Hunter Renfroe is the favorite (+290) for the Rays, while NLCS MVP Corey Seager has the best odds (+290) among Dodgers players.
DraftKings is offering a more extensive list of prop bet options, including the following markets:
- Player to homer
- Strikeouts by pitcher
- Total hits
- Total RBI
- Home run/team to win
- Winning pitcher
- Total runs scored
World Series Promos
If you’re looking to jump into World Series betting action in Illinois, you can grab the following offers:
Finally, FanDuel is offering new players a $1,000 risk-free first bet and same-game parlay insurance up to $10, along with several Game 1 odds boosts. Grab those offers here.
World Series Betting Splits
Where is the money at ahead of Game 1? Here is the current betting split information, courtesy of DraftKings:
- The Dodgers are drawing 72% of the handle and 65% of run line bets.
- The over is getting 58% of the handle and 61% of the bets.
- Los Angeles is getting 47% of the moneyline handle and 40% of the bets.
The Dodgers are also drawing the majority of series winner bets at FanDuel. However, more than 70% of the bets are backing the Rays in Game 1. It’s obvious people don’t want to lay such a heavy number with Kershaw in Game 1.