MLB Future Odds

2021 American League Pennant - To Win

Boston Red Sox +450
Baltimore Orioles +350000
Kansas City Royals +30000
Seattle Mariners +2500
Detroit Tigers +25000
Texas Rangers +350000
Los Angeles Angels +3500
Toronto Blue Jays +1200
Cleveland Indians +3300
New York Yankees +1200
Tampa Bay Rays +450
Minnesota Twins +40000
Chicago White Sox +300
Houston Astros +210
Oakland Athletics +900

2021 National League Pennant - To Win

Pittsburgh Pirates +200000
Los Angeles Dodgers +210
San Diego Padres +350
Atlanta Braves +2000
Cincinnati Reds +2200
Chicago Cubs +4000
New York Mets +450
Washington Nationals +4000
St Louis Cardinals +2500
Colorado Rockies +200000
Arizona Diamondbacks +300000
San Francisco Giants +500
Milwaukee Brewers +470
Miami Marlins +15000
Philadelphia Phillies +2000

2021 World Series - To Win

Los Angeles Dodgers +470
Los Angeles Angels +7000
Milwaukee Brewers +950
Boston Red Sox +900
Miami Marlins +30000
San Francisco Giants +1000
Arizona Diamondbacks +450000
Colorado Rockies +400000
Seattle Mariners +5000
Baltimore Orioles +450000
Detroit Tigers +50000
Kansas City Royals +60000
Texas Rangers +450000
Pittsburgh Pirates +400000
Philadelphia Phillies +4000
Toronto Blue Jays +2500
St Louis Cardinals +5000
New York Yankees +2500
San Diego Padres +700
Tampa Bay Rays +900
Atlanta Braves +4000
Minnesota Twins +80000
Chicago White Sox +470
Oakland Athletics +1600
Houston Astros +420
Cleveland Indians +6600
Cincinnati Reds +4500
Chicago Cubs +8000
New York Mets +900
Washington Nationals +7500

American League - Central Division To WIn

Kansas City Royals +30000
Detroit Tigers +20000
Cleveland Indians +1400
Minnesota Twins +50000
Chicago White Sox -8000

American League - East Division To WIn

Toronto Blue Jays +1500
New York Yankees +1400
Tampa Bay Rays +100
Boston Red Sox +100
Baltimore Orioles +450000

American League - West Division To WIn

Oakland Athletics +500
Houston Astros -1000
Los Angeles Angels +5000
Seattle Mariners +3000
Texas Rangers +300000

National League - Central Division To WIn

Pittsburgh Pirates +100000
Chicago Cubs +2200
Milwaukee Brewers -900
Cincinnati Reds +700
Saint Louis Cardinals +1400

National League - East Division To WIn

Philadelphia Phillies +470
Miami Marlins +5000
Washington Nationals +1100
New York Mets -300
Atlanta Braves +550

National League - West Division To WIn

Los Angeles Dodgers -200
San Diego Padres +500
Arizona Diamondbacks +400000
San Francisco Giants +220
Colorado Rockies +300000

Baseball fans can bet on MLB futures by predicting the outcome of season-long events, namely the World Series winners, the National League Pennant winners or the American League Pennant winners.

MLB futures, sometimes referred to as outrights, are markets that reward bettors who have an eye for a winning team over a long period. As opposed to betting baseball matches, these markets are settled towards the end of the season, when the winners of each event are known.

Often it means fans have to be patient and wait for their payout, but the odds are usually quite chunky. 

You can compare MLB futures odds with our handy tool that lets you see which sportsbooks have the best odds.

Betting on MLB futures

The MLB is a long old slog, with 60 teams playing at least 162 matches - perhaps more if they go all the way in the World Series. 

However, MLB futures bets don’t necessarily have to be season-long affairs. Most sportsbooks keep their MLS futures markets open throughout most of the season, at least until the winner is settled. Of course, the odds fluctuate depending on teams’ form, but it is often a wise strategy to wait a few games into the season to get a better read on the current rosters and how they might perform before committing with your wager.

Time to cashout?

As well as starting the bet late, there’s the option to end it early, as most sportsbooks offer cash-out options on future bets. This means you can take your winnings before the outcome is settled, usually at a reduced price.

You might want to do this if, for example, your selection looks nailed on to win but their roster has just been hit with a swathe of injuries or they have a particularly tough run of games coming up. Or, perhaps, you’re in a position to take your winnings and make another selection to lock-in a profit no matter what happens.

Ready to parlay?

MLB outrights can be used as part of a parlay for an entertaining and potentially profitable accumulator. For example, you might parlay the winners of the World Series, winners of American League and winners of the National League to form a three-fold bet with sizable odds.

MLB outrights - alternative markets

As well as straight ‘X to win’ options, some sportsbooks offer variations on their MLB futures markets.

A common option is “without X” - usually the favourites. For example, World Series winner without New York Yankees, would mean the winning bet would be on the runners-up if the Yankees won the title. You can also bet on the winners of each division.

Most books also offer an each-way option on futures bets, meaning you get a return if your team finishes within a specified bracket (usually top two). Bear in mind that each-way selections require two bets and the odds for the place are reduced.  

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