Odds to win the World Series: Dodgers remain on top after hot start
The Dodgers are the only team inside of 4-to-1 odds to win the World Series. Photo by Lee Jin-man/AP.

The week of Opening Day has finally arrived, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are prominent frontrunners out of the gate.

The latest: L.A. has already played a pair of games against the San Diego Padres in the Seoul Series, and that 1-1 series split had not bearing on the Dodgers' +325 World Series odds. In the vaunted AL East, the Toronto Blue Jays are one of three teams sitting inside of 20-to-1.

Here are the latest World Series odds for the 2024 season.

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The favourite: Los Angeles Dodgers (+325)

It was a spendy winter for the Dodgers, who committed more than $1 billion in future salary to its offseason acquisitions.

Chief among those acquisitions was two-time AL MVP Shohei Ohtani, though the team didn't stop there. They also brought in NPB star pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Teoscar Hernandez, while trading for Tyler Glasnow.

If the Dodgers had a weakness before signing Yamamoto, it was the rotation. Glasnow is talented but oft-injured, Walker Buehler hasn't pitched since 2022, and Clayton Kershaw likely won't be healthy until July at the earliest.

On the offensive side, pitchers won't have anywhere to hide in a lineup that features Ohtani alongside two other former MVPs (Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts).

Since 2013, the Dodgers have won all but one NL West division title. And they've been to the NLCS or further in six of those 11 seasons.

That success — along with a whack of cash — helps explain why guys like Ohtani and Yamamoto want to wear Dodger blue.

Blue Jays World Series odds

Blue Jays (+1,900)

The Blue Jays had a dream of signing Ohtani, but when that died, no backup plan looked nearly as enticing.

Here's a breakdown of the Jays' biggest acquisitions this offseason:

  • Joey Votto, who is 40 years old and only had one spring training at-bat before getting injured
  • Justin Turner, who is coming off a solid season (114 OPS+) but is 39 years old
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who has finished below league-average OPS+ in all six of his MLB seasons
  • Yariel Rodriguez, a Cuban-born pitcher who had some success in other pro leagues but has never pitched in the majors (and took the 2023 season off to train for an MLB showcase)

That's not exactly a group of headliners — especially when you consider that the AL East only figures to get tougher. After all, the Yankees added Juan Soto and the Orioles brought in Corbin Burnes.

The Blue Jays crawled into the postseason last year but were ousted in two games. Offence was the main issue all season, and it was hardly addressed.

Toronto finished outside the top 10 in several offensive categories last season, including runs, OPS, home runs and stolen bases.

On the bright side, the pitching staff — particularly the rotation — was spectacular in 2023. Toronto had four starters with 30-plus starts and a sub-3.70 ERA, and all four of them are under contract for 2024.

World Series notes

  • The Cincinnati Reds (+4,500) haven't won a playoff game since 2012, but they've posted above-.500 records in three of the past four seasons. The Reds are relying on a ton of youth, as six players in their batting order and three in their rotation have 2.00 years of MLB service time or less. This could be a year of impressive growth — or a failure to launch.
  • Last year, the Baltimore Orioles (+1,300) put together a 101-win season and claimed just their second division title of the millennium. The rebuild is over, and now the rebuilt Orioles are looking to take a legitimate stab at the title. The pitching staff is likely the biggest concern, even with Burnes. Two starters (John Means and Kyle Bradish) will begin the year on the injured list.
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