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2019 MLB Futures Betting – To Win World Series

Red Sox Are Favored but not the Only Team to Bet

The 2019 MLB futures were published as soon as the Boston Red Sox won the 2018 World Series. With spring training about one month away, this is a great time to start considering betting 2019 MLB futures. There are numerous types of bets you can make with the most popular one being futures related to what team will win the World Series.

You may think that baseball is far away. It’s not. Catchers and Pitchers will report to spring training starting on February 11. That’s less than a month from now. Preseason games are scheduled to start on Feb 21. Those games go on for about a month, A month later, the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics open the 2019 MLB season on March 20 and 21 in Japan.

The traditional opening day of MLB is set for March 28. That means all teams will be playing. The final day of the 2019 regular season is on Sunday, September 29. Then it’s the playoffs and sometime in mid-to-late October the 2019 World Series will be decided, and, if you’re prescient, lucky, or amazingly brilliant, you stand the chance to collect a decent amount of cash if you get it right. Here’s a list of the present futures with a bit of analysis.

Who’s Got the Best Chance?

Who does have the best odds to win the 2019 World Series? It’s the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox and three other teams possess double-digit implied probably when it comes to winning it all, The other three MLB clubs that possess double-digit probability when it comes to taking it all down are the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Yankees. All other teams have single digit probability. The Baltimore Orioles have the longest odds at +35000 and have an implied probability to win the Series of 0.28%.

Team

Current Odds

Implied Probability

Red Sox

+650

13.33%

Astros

+700

12.50%

Dodgers

+800

11.11%

Yankees

+800

11.11%

Cubs

+1000

9.09%

Indians

+1200

7.69%

Brewers

+1400

6.67%

Braves

+1400

6.67%

Cardinals

+1800

5.26%

Phillies

+2000

4.76%

Nationals

+2000

4.76%

Mets

+2500

3.85%

A’s

+3500

2.78%

Rockies

+3500

2.78%

Angels

+4000

2.44%

Rays

+5000

1.96%

Diamondbacks

+6000

1.64%

Mariners

+6000

1.64%

Pirates

+6000

1.64%

White Sox

+6500

1.52%

Twins

+7500

1.32%

Blue Jays

+7500

1.32%

Giants

+10000

0.99%

Reds

+12500

0.79%

Rangers

+12500

0.79%

Padres

+15000

0.66%

Tigers

+25000

0.40%

Marlins

+25000

0.40%

Royals

+25000

0.40%

Orioles

+35000

0.28%

Betting 2019 MLB Futures

There are various ways that people bet MLB futures. Some people will focus on putting some cash down on their favorite team or teams, no matter what the odds are, while others may focus on wagering on the favorites. Still, others put some cash down only on long shots. After all, of you bet $100 on the Orioles at +35000, you’d win 350 x $100 plus your $100 wager or $35,100. That’s a pretty good return. Of course, the problem with the bet is your chances of seeing a profit are, as you can tell by the implied probability of 0.28%.

Here’s one way to bet futures and give yourself of winning some cash. It involves hedging your bets. This involves:

  1. Dividing your futures bankroll into equal units that total 20 (as an example, if you have a $1000 bankroll, each unit would be worth $50)
  2. Choosing four to five teams to bet on
  3. Making sure two of the teams possess double-digit implied probably, two single-digit, and one team an implied probability of under 2.00%.
  4. Then place you cash on each team, making sure that if any of the teams win the big series, you’ll make a profit

Making Cash on MLB World Series Futures

If we choose the Red Sox (+650), the Dodgers (+800) as our top-level clubs, the Cubs (+1000) and Phillies (+2000) as our single-digit teams, and Diamondbacks (+6000) are our lower-tier baseball team. You then place more units on the teams that are most likely to win and fewer on those less and least likely to win. Here’s how to then divide up your betting units using this method.

  1. Red Sox (+650) $350 (7 units) = $2,625 – $650 lost = $1,975 profit
  2. Dodgers (+800) $300 (6 units) = $2,700 – $700 lost = $2,000 profit
  3. Cubs (+1000) $200 (4 Units) = $2,200 – $800 lost = $1,400 profit
  4. Phillies (+2000) $100 (2 units) = $2,100 – $900 lost = $1,200 profit
  5. Diamondbacks (+6000) $50 (1 unit) = $3,050 – $950 lost = $2,100 profit

By betting 2019 MLB futures in this manner, you give yourself a much better chance of making a profit rather than simply making a long-shot ot even a fairly sure bet. Upcoming, we have more 2019 MLB futures articles, including subjects such as betting the over/under on numbers of wins, wagering on Cy Young and MVP winners, and putting cash on individual players stats.

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Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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