2023 World Series Futures & Breakdowns - Taking Vegas

2023 World Series Futures & Breakdowns

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
August 23, 2023

The 2023 World Series could be one of the more interesting ones as we might see the first postseason without the New York Yankees in 15 years. There are a lot of interesting teams to dissect but today we will be talking about the four teams with the best odds. Let’s take a deeper dive into the odds for the World Series and discuss if we should be buying our tickets right now. 

Atlanta Braves (+330)

The Atlanta Braves have been dominant throughout the season as they are 80-44 thus far. They have been playing very well every month and their home/road splits help. This lineup has been dominating with the best average, OBP, runs scored and home runs in the majors. Their bullpen has been a major strength.

With the starting rotation of Max Fried, Spencer Strider, Bryce Elder and Charlie Morton it is hard to envision a team that can beat them four times in a series. 

Los Angeles Dodgers (+400)

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been the best threat for the National League to take down the Atlanta Braves. They have an All-Star lineup with Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and J.D. Martinez at the top of the lineup. They have a strong rotation with Clayton Kershaw, Lance Lynn and a returning Walker Buehler. 

They have quality arms out of the bullpen and experienced hitters in the postseason, they should be a team to place a wager on as well.  

Houston Astros (+800)

The Houston Astros have been a good team and should be the favorites to win the American League pennant once again. They were able to add Justin Verlander at the Trade Deadline and still have their core together. Houston still can get the bye in the AL and should as they are the best team standing. They have the experience and are in striking distance for the AL West and are only seven games back for the top spot in the AL as a whole. 

Tampa Bay Rays (+800)

This one is not long enough for me, especially with everything that has been going on around the organization. The first news was that their ace Shane McClanahan needed Tommy John Surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. Then we have Wander Franco being placed on administrative leave. 

Since May 1, the Rays are 52-45 which is not as dominant. The injuries are piling up and the Rays are just 17-20 in one-run games. The odds are not good enough to take Tampa Bay here.