Yankees-Dodgers Matchup a Safe Early Bet for World Series

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Kevin Stott

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2:35 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 2:35 PM UTC

Two entertaining and potentially rewarding props bets markets to flourish in recent years are the Super Bowl and World Series matchups markets. Let’s look at MLB matchup odds for the 2018 World Series.

MLB: 2018 World Series Matchups Futures Odds

Free Futures Book Pick: Dodgers-Angels +4450 (5Dimes)

Free Futures Longshot Pick: Giants-Red Sox 188/1 (5Dimes)

A matchup between two of the most storied teams in Major League Baseball, the Yankees and Dodgers, and the two largest markets in the United States, New York and Los Angeles, is the favorite to be the 2018 World Series matchup at +1260 odds (or 12.6-to-1) from 5Dimes. A Dodgers-Astros repeat of the 2017 World Series, which Houston won in seven games, is the second odds favorite at +1295.

With the acquisition of NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton (.289/59/132) from the Marlins, the Yankees (+450 to win World Series) have become the darlings on the MLB odds board with Stanton (5/1 to be MLB home run leader), Aaron Judge (.284/52/115) and Gary Sanchez (.278/33/90) providing the Bronx Bombers with three of the biggest bats in the same lineup at the same time in quite a while.

The Dodgers (+550 to win World Series) will look to continue the success they had in 2017. Some familiar names -- Adrian Gonzalez (Mets), Chase Utley (free agent), Curtis Granderson (Blue Jays) and Yu Darvish (free agent) -- are gone or could be gone, but the Dodgers still have plenty of talent as well as a great home-field advantage after leading the majors last season with a 57-24 home record. With the cross-town Angels (28/1 to win World Series) having signed Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani to join Mike Trout and Albert Pujols on the roster, perhaps an all-Los Angeles World Series (+4450) will take place in sunny California.

Opening Day for the 2018 season is March 29, with the postseason set to begin October 2 and the World Series starting October 23. It's never too early to ponder your MLB picks, so here are the latest World Series matchup odds (up to 400/1) from 5Dimes:

Futures Odds

Dodgers-Yankees +1260

Dodgers-Astros +1295

Dodgers-Indians +1525

Nationals-Yankees +1785

Nationals-Astros +1830

Cubs-Yankees +1970

Cubs-Astros +2020

Nationals-Indians +2150

Dodgers-Red Sox +2360

Cubs-Indians +2375

Nationals-Red Sox +3300

Cubs-Red Sox +3650

Cardinals-Yankees +4325

Cardinals-Astros +4425

Dodgers-Angels +4450

Diamondbacks-Yankees +4625

Diamondbacks-Astros +4750

Cardinals-Indians +5200

Diamondbacks-Indians +5500

Nationals-Angels +6200

Mets-Yankees +6250

Cubs-Angels +6400

Mets-Indians +7500

Dodgers-Twins +7700

Dodgers-Mariners +7700

Dodgers-Blue Jays +7700

Cardinals-Red Sox +7900

Giants-Yankees +8500

Diamondbacks-Red Sox +8500

Rockies-Yankees +9300

Brewers-Yankees +9300

Brewers-Astros +9500

Rockies-Astros +9500

Giants-Astros +10500

Nationals-Twins +10800

Nationals-Mariners +10800

Nationals-Blue Jays +10800

Brewers-Indians +11100

Rockies-Indians +11100

Mets-Red Sox +11500

Cubs-Twins +11800

Cubs-Mariners +11800

Cubs-Blue Jays +11800

Giants-Indians +12300

Dodgers-Blue Jays +12400

Cardinals-Angels +14800

Diamondbacks-Angels +15900

Rockies-Red Sox +17000

Brewers-Red Sox +17000

Nationals-Rays +17200

Pirates-Yankees +17600

Pirates-Astros +18000

Giants-Red Sox +18800

Cubs-Rays +19000

Pirates-Indians +21000

Mets-Angels +21500

Dodgers-Orioles +21500

Dodgers-Rangers +21500

Phillies-Yankees +23000

Phillies-Astros +23500

Cardinals-Twins +25500

Cardinals-Mariners +25500

Cardinals-Blue Jays +25500

Phillies-Indians +27500

Rockies-Angels +27500

Diamondbacks-Twins +27500

Diamondbacks-Mariners +27500

Diamondbacks-Blue Jays +27500

Dodgers-White Sox +30000

Dodgers-A’s +30000

Dodgers-Royals +30000

Nationals-Orioles +30000

Nationals-Rangers +30000

Brewers-Angels +31500

Pirates-Red Sox +32000

Cubs-Rangers +33000

Cubs-Orioles +33000

Braves-Yankees +33500

Padres-Yankees +33500

Padres-Astros +34000

Braves-Astros +34000

Giants-Angels +35000

Mets-Mariners +37000

Mets-Blue Jays +37000

Mets-Twins +37000

Padres-Indians +40000

Braves-Indians +40000

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