2015 World Series Odds (10/30/14)

By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
Odds to win the 2015 World Series. Odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series 3-2. Madison Bumgarner won the series MVP after pitching five scoreless innings in relief to lead the Giants to the team's third World Series title in five years.

That's old news.

Let's talk 2015, when all of our favorite teams have a chance to win the Fall Classic. Who is the favorite to win the 2015 World Series?

It's not the Giants.

The Dodgers and Nationals, two of the favorites to win the title before the postseason started this year, are 15/2 co-favorites to win the 2015 World Series.

The Giants are tied with the Cardinals at 12/1 for the fifth best odds. San Francisco has won the title in 2010, 2012 and now 2014. In the years in between the championship runs, the Giants missed the playoffs altogether.

For the first time since the Wild Card era began in the 1995, we had a postseason without either the Yankees or the Red Sox. Two of baseball's most popular teams are in the middle of the pack with 22/1 odds to return to glory.

Four teams are true longshots (100/1) to hoist the Commissioner's Trophy. The Diamondbacks, Rockies, Astros and Twins all finished at least 20 games out of first in their respective divisions in 2014.

Odds to win the 2015 World Series

Team Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers 15/2
Washington Nationals 15/2
Detroit Tigers 10/1
Los Angeles Angels 10/1
San Francisco Giants 12/1
St. Louis Cardinals 12/1
Kansas City Royals 16/1
Seattle Mariners 18/1
Baltimore Orioles 20/1
Oakland Athletics 20/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 20/1
Atlanta Braves 22/1
Boston Red Sox 22/1
New York Yankees 22/1
Cleveland Indians 25/1
Cincinnati Reds 33/1
Tampa Bay Rays 33/1
Texas Rangers 33/1
Toronto Blue Jays 33/1
Chicago White Sox 40/1
Milwaukee Brewers 40/1
New York Mets 40/1
Chicago Cubs 50/1
Miami Marlins 50/1
San Diego Padres 66/1
Philadelphia Phillies 75/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 100/1
Colorado Rockies 100/1
Houston Astros 100/1
Minnesota Twins 100/1