MLB Betting Trends & World Series Futures

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BetMGM Jun 15, 2021, 9:43 AM

The southern coast of California is popular these days, and it’s not just because of the beaches, palm trees, and sunshine.

The Major League Baseball betting lines have shifted a bit in recent weeks, and three Southern California teams top the list. The Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and Los Angeles Angels have seen their odds to win the World Series improve. If you’re ready to bet online, these three teams are worth a long look.

The defending World Series champion Dodgers (+325) have the top handle percentage of any MLB team at 33.9%, while the Padres opened this week at +800 and are back at +900, but rank No. 2 at 12.6%.

As of May 6, the Dodgers and Padres have posted records among the best four — percentage-wise — in the National League.

The Angels have improved their line considerably since opening at +4000. They now stand at +2000.

Meanwhile, the New York Yankees dipped in the MLB odds from +550 to +700, the New York Mets went from +550 to +700, and the Chicago White Sox dropped from +900 to +1300. All three franchises continue to sit in the top five (along with the Dodgers and Padres) in terms of popularity in World Series futures betting, but their baseball betting odds have dipped.

While we’re taking a look at the World Series futures, don’t forget to visit BetMGM’s MLB Team Season Specials and promotions for 2021. And who will win the NL MVP Award, AL MVP Award, AL Cy Young, and NL Cy Young?

TeamOpening DayCurrentHandle%
Dodgers35032533.9
Padres90090012.6
Yankees5507008.3
Mets10009005.7
White Sox90013005.5
Braves100015003.7
Cardinals220030002.8
Twins180020002.5
Angels400020006.5
Astros220018002.4
Cubs400050001.1
Phillies350040001.4
Red Sox500020002.0
Nationals300050001.1
Mariners1000080001.0
Brewers500022001.5
Tigers100001500000.5
Blue Jays220025001.3
Rays250025001.6
Reds350035000.5
Athletics250022001.1
Royals1000066001.1
Giants800080000.7
Rockies10000200000.3
Indians400040000.3
Pirates20000250000.2
Orioles10000100000.2
Marlins800080000.4
Diamondbacks10000200000.1
Rangers15000150000.1

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