The Los Angeles Dodgers finally got the World Series victory they have been fighting for the past few years. After a 60-game sprint season, the Dodgers were National League favorites and remained World Series favorites for most of the season. They would march into the postseason and then march their way to the World Series.
While the Dodgers are celebrating their victory, they have to spend the offseason preparing to return to the field for the 2021 season. The question bettors will ask as they look at Futures odds, can the Dodgers go out and answer their World Series win with a repeat?
According to VegasInsider, the Dodgers have the best odds of winning the 2021 World Series even though it is very early. The Dodgers and New York Yankees are pretty much on an island of their own compared to other teams. Currently, the Dodgers are +425 to take home the 2021 World Series. The Yankees are following closely behind at +550 to finally win the World Series that injuries have kept them from in recent years.
Beyond that, the Atlanta Braves come in third on the list; they are +1000 to win the 2021 World Series. That being said, the Dodgers should be high on bettors lists to target on the futures odds. The way the team is built, they will compete and prove they can win another World Series in the 2021 season.
Competing with the Los Angeles Dodgers is going to be tough for any team; they are built exceptionally well top to bottom making them a threat to repeat in 2021.
There is not much of a competition for a team to have as much star power as the Dodgers have in their lineup. For example, having an outfield of Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts is only beneficial for a team. The organization has a new ace in the making with Walker Buehler, and no one can forget about veteran and future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw.
With catcher Will Smith starting to come into his own behind the plate, the Dodgers lineup’s construction is going to be electric. They are going to score and score a lot. This should be more than enough to tide things over for their starting pitcher.
With Buehler being the new ace, Kershaw still mowing them down, and Dustin May coming into his own, they have three starters right off the bat that will shut the opposition down. David Price, who sat out the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, will be back on the mound for the organization as well.
Besides the Los Angeles Dodgers, there are other teams bettors should look at if they want to take a chance on a sleeper team.
For bettors looking to bet on the Dodgers to repeat, it could very likely come to fruition in the 2021 season. However, if bettors are looking to throw a little bit down onto a sleeper pick for the 2021 World Series, they should head back over to that odds sheet from VegasInsider.
The +2500 Cincinnati Reds could sneak into the playoffs and go on a run. While the organization will likely miss out on 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer, a free agent, they will still be good. Another sleeper pick is the New York Mets, who are +1800 to win the 2021 World Series. With a new owner, Steve Cohen, signing checks and looking to spend, this organization is someone to keep an eye on to make a run in the 2021 season.
These odds will change, the offseason is still getting warmed up, and some of the bigger names on the market have not signed. Some big names could possibly get traded this offseason, again shifting the odds for some teams.
Keep an eye out for more 2021 World Series odds updates from Def Pen Betting as the Spring gets closer!