2018 World Series Odds have been released in Las Vegas by the WestGate SuperBook and even though the Dodgers are still battling the Astros in the 2017 World Series, Los Angeles is already favored next season at 5-1 by oddsmakers. The next batch of teams to win it all in 2018 are the Cleveland Indians at 6-1, Houston Astros at 6-1, Washington Nationals at 7-1 and the New York Yankees at 8-1. Who are oddsmakers giving the “worst shot” at winning the 2018 World Series? That honor would be bestowed on my Detroit Tigers are sitting at 300-1, with the next batch of predicted losers at only 80-1.
Vegas odds to win the National League Pennant have the Dodgers favored at 9/4, followed by Nationals at 3-1 and Cubs at 9/2. On the American League side, the Indians and Astros are co-favorites at 11/4, followed by the Yankees at 7-2 and Red Sox at 9-2.
World Series Facts: The first World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Americans/Pilgrims (Red Sox) in 1903 (won by Boston). The World Series in 1903, 1919-1921 actually was a best of nine format. The tradition to give rings to players won win the World Series started in 1922. There has only been one perfect game in World Series history and that happened in 1956 by Don Larsen for the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees have won the most World Series at 27, followed by the St. Louis Cardinals at 11. The only person to ever play in a World Series and Super Bowl is Deion Sanders. The only two teams never to appear in a World Series are the Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos.