2016 World Series Odds

2016 world series oddsThe Kansas City Royals have been to the last two World Series and they won the crown last year, beating the Mets in five games. In spite of that, KC is not getting much love from the odds makers (just like last year). Bovada’s latest 2016 World Series Odds release has the Chicago Cubs lined as a +400 favorite to win this year’s Fall Classic.

The Royals, meanwhile, are seventh on the bookmaker’s World Series favorites list with a +1600 line ($100 wins $1600). That puts Kansas City behind American League squads in Boston and Toronto, both of which are drawing +1200 World Series odds, as well as the Giants, Mets and Dodgers at +750, +800 and +1400 odds, respectively.

While the Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908, their presence atop Bovada’s leaderboard makes sense. Chicago broke out of a seven-year funk in 2015, winning 97 games and it defeated hated rival St. Louis 3-1 in the NLDS before being swept by the Mets in the NLCS.

The Cubs were, obviously, already loaded with talent heading into the offseason, but they only bolstered their roster during free agency, adding key pieces in Jason Heyward, John Lackey and Ben Zobrist. So there is little reason to think Chicago will not crest the 90-win mark and find a spot in the playoffs again this year.

The Red Sox are the top American League team on the list and they will need a big turnaround to meet expectations. Boston won just 78 games a season ago as Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval each struggled in their new uniforms.

Obviously, a bounce back is anticipated from those two while free agent signees David Price and Craig Kimbrel are expected to shore up a pitching staff that ranked 25th in team ERA (4.31).

2016 World Series Odds: MLB Odds Provided by Bovada.lv

Chicago Cubs +400
San Francisco Giants +750
New York Mets +800
Boston Red Sox +1200
Toronto Blue Jays +1200
Los Angeles Dodgers +1400
Washington Nationals +1600
Kansas City Royals +1600
Houston Astros +1800
St. Louis Cardinals +2000
Arizona Diamondbacks +2000
Detroit Tigers +2000
Pittsburgh Pirates +2200
Texas Rangers +2200
New York Yankees +2200
Cleveland Indians +3300
Los Angeles Angels +3300
Chicago White Sox +3300
Seattle Mariners +4000
Baltimore Orioles +5000
Minnesota Twins +5000
Miami Marlins +7500
Tampa Bay Rays +7500
Oakland Athletics +7500
Milwaukee Brewers +10000
Cincinnati Reds +10000
San Diego Padres +10000
Philadelphia Phillies +10000
Atlanta Braves +15000
Colorado Rockies +15000