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Where World Series odds stand coming out of the suspension

MLB is planning to start its 2020 season the last week of July and spring training the first week of July. We break down World Series following the announcement.

New signage arrives at the Washington Nationals spring training facility to honor their World Series championship last season. Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball formalized plans to restart its season, and the Washington Nationals World Series defense will officially get underway in July. Players will report to training camps over the next week to be tested for Covid-19, spring training will start on July 1st, and the regular season will get underway on either July 23rd or 24th.

There will be a 60-game season played over the course of no more than 67 days, through September 27th. It’s going to be a mad dash, and we are probably going to see at least one or two unexpected teams make the playoffs. Consider that a year ago, through 60 games, the World Series champion Washington Nationals were 27-33.

There is a lot to unpack from what could be a chaotic season, and we’ll set it up with World Series odds. Prior to the pandemic shutdown, it had already been a big offseason of player movement. Most notably, the New York Yankees signed Gerrit Cole to a mega-contract and the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off a trade with the Boston Red Sox for Mookie Betts and David Price. There will be some additional moves still to happen, and there will even still be a trade deadline on August 31st.

The World Series odds below from DraftKings Sportsbook are sorted into three key dates, including yesterday with the announcement of the season’s starting timeline. December 9th is the first odds we have for this season and March 11th is the day before MLB suspended the season.

2020 World Series odds

Team Dec 9 odds Mar 11 odds June 23 odds
Team Dec 9 odds Mar 11 odds June 23 odds
Los Angeles Dodgers +600 +375 +375
New York Yankees +550 +400 +400
Houston Astros +550 +550 +650
Atlanta Braves +1100 +1200 +1300
Minnesota Twins +2000 +1800 +1600
Washington Nationals +1200 +1600 +1800
Tampa Bay Rays +2000 +2000 +1800
Philadelphia Phillies +1400 +2000 +2000
St. Louis Cardinals +1600 +2000 +2000
New York Mets +2000 +2200 +2200
Chicago Cubs +2200 +2500 +2200
Cleveland Indians +2000 +2500 +2200
Cincinnati Reds +4500 +2800 +2500
Oakland Athletics +2500 +2800 +2500
Boston Red Sox +2000 +2500 +3000
Milwaukee Brewers +2700 +3300 +3000
Chicago White Sox +4000 +3500 +3000
Los Angeles Angels +5000 +4000 +3300
Arizona Diamondbacks +5000 +5000 +4000
San Diego Padres +5000 +5000 +4000
Texas Rangers +6600 +10000 +8000
Pittsburgh Pirates +15000 +10000 +10000
Toronto Blue Jays +10000 +10000 +10000
Colorado Rockies +12500 +15000 +15000
San Francisco Giants +15000 +25000 +25000
Kansas City Royals +50000 +50000 +50000
Seattle Mariners +15000 +50000 +50000
Baltimore Orioles +50000 +75000 +75000
Detroit Tigers +50000 +75000 +75000
Miami Marlins +25000 +75000 +75000

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