MLB will have a season this year, and the public is betting on the teams most likely to win the 2020 World Series. DraftKings Sportsbook had the betting splits for the top contenders after the league announced its plans to shorten the season to 60-games, and we have updates on those numbers here.
The New York Yankees have the second best odds (+400) to win it all and led all teams with 18 percent of the handle on World Series bets in late June. That mark has ballooned to a whooping 43 percent since then. New York also leads all teams with 34 percent of the total bets. It is trailed by the neighboring New York Mets in handle percentage and percentage of total bets.
The disparity between the title odds of the Yankees and Mets (+2000) is large, but the Mets rank second in handle percentage. The Mets had 14 percent of the handle on World Series bets in June but have dropped to 11 percent. Their 6 percent of total bets ranks third.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have the best odds to win the championship series at +375 and have seen their handle percentage jump from 4 percent to 7 percent since June. Their percentage of total bets has risen from 6 percent to 11 percent. Los Angeles ranks third in handle percentage on DraftKings Sportsbook now and second in percentage of total bets.
The Philadelphia Phillies (+2200) and Cincinnati Reds (+2500) round out the top five in handle percentage. Both teams are at 4 percent but the Phillies’ 5 percent of total bets bets the Reds’ mark of 4 percent by a narrow margin.
The Yankees and Mets both have elite pitching staffs, which will be important in an abbreviated season. However, DraftKings’ strong presence in New Jersey and Pennsylvania could skew the distribution of the betting splits. This is how things stack up for now, though.
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