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Yankees top World Series betting heading into Spring Training

The Yankees loaded up this offseason and are 2020 World Series favorites. It is no surprise the betting public is backing them heading into Spring Training.

New York Yankee Pitching Coach, Matt Blake, Gerrit Cole, New York Yankee Manager, Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees pose for a photo at Yankee Stadium during a press conference at Yankee Stadium on December 18, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Major League Baseball is back next week! Spring Training gets underway when Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers and catchers report on Monday, February 10th. That will quickly be followed by the remaining 29 teams over the following days, and the first spring training games take place on Saturday, February 22nd.

DraftKings Sportsbook has been taking bets on World Series odds over the offseason, and we have an overwhelming betting favorite. 62 percent of the handle and 49 percent of the total bets at DK have been on the New York Yankees. The New York Mets follow them at six percent and four percent, respectively. The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals are next, followed by the runner-up Houston Astros.

The Yankees topping the betting handle is not entirely surprising. They are the betting favorite, and their preseason win total odds (101.5) are highest as well. The Mets mixed in is not shocking with so much of DraftKings’ gambling business based in New Jersey.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are next in win total behind the Yankees, having been boosted from 97.5 to 100.5 following the Mookie Betts trade. The Dodgers have the second best World Series odds behind the Yankees, and it would not be surprising to see their handle percentage increase between now and Opening Day thanks to the Betts trade.

Here’s the top ten splits at DraftKings Sportsbook the weekend before Spring Training starts.

2020 World Series betting splits

Player Odds % Handle % Bets
Player Odds % Handle % Bets
Yankees +350 62% 49%
Mets +2500 6% 4%
Nationals +1600 5% 4%
Astros +600 4% 3%
Reds +4000 3% 5%
Dodgers +400 3% 5%
White Sox +3500 3% 3%
Phillies +2000 2% 3%
Angels +4500 2% 3%
Red Sox +3300 2% 3%

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