The usual suspects are the favorites to win the 2020 World Series. But it’s two teams that have endured long dry spells between titles who top the list.
The New York Yankees are the +350 favorites at sports betting site/app Bet365 NJ to win the 2020 World Series. Right behind them at +400 are the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers and Yankees have met in a record 11 World Series and the odds favor them making it an even dozen this year.
The Yankees lost to the Houston Astros in the 2019 American League Championship Series. But the Bronx Bombers scooped up Houston ace pitcher Gerrit Cole via free agency during the off-season. The Yanks haven’t won the World Series since 2009.
In the National League, the Dodgers made a bold swap with the Boston Red Sox, trading for outfielder Mookie Betts and left-handed starting pitcher David Price. The addition of 2018 AL MVP Betts gives LA an outfield that consists of two-thirds MVPs. Clay Bellinger is the reigning NL MVP.
Price joins Clayton Kershaw to give LA a pair of Cy Young Award winners in the starting rotation. The Dodgers lost in the 2017 and 2018 World Series. The most recently won the title in 1988.