The All-Star Break provides contending MLB teams with the chance to plan out the type of moves it would take to contend for a World Series. As the second half nears, two teams stand out as the favorites to win it all.
According to Sports Betting Dime, the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox are co-favorites to win the World Series. Houston leads the pack with 6-to-1 odds to repeat as champions. The Red Sox are right behind them with 13-to-2 odds to win their ninth title in club history.
An American League team is the overwhelming favorite to win the World Series as we head into the All-Star Break with the Astros, Red Sox and New York Yankees as the three favorites.
As the MLB trade deadline approaches on July 31, the landscape could rapidly change. Both the Astros and Yankees have a deep farm system that could allow them to further improve their odds.
The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers, who are the two favorites to land Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado, have 15-to-1 and 10-to-1 odds to win the World Series, respectively.