The Cleveland Indians are set to open the 2019 MLB season as World Series contenders both on the field and on the betting lines.
It sure has been an odd Monday in Cleveland.
Two head coaches have been fired in a span of 24 hours and two franchises are in disarray. Luckily, the Cleveland Indians are doing just fine.
Today also marks the official beginning of the MLB offseason and that means it is time to look at some early World Series odds for next season. In case you plan a trip to Vegas to get away from the sports madness here in Cleveland.
The Westgate SuperBook has released its initial 2019 World Series odds and as expected, the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros sit at the top each with 6/1 odds.
But the Indians are not too far off, being given 10/1 odds to win it all. That puts the Indians behind only the Red Sox, Astros and New York Yankees in the American League. The next closest team is the Oakland Athletics at 30/1.
As for rest of the AL Central, the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins are behind the Indians at 60/1. Meanwhile, the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers have lovely 200/1 odds to win it all. For all the bold bettors out there.
So as rough as things were this postseason, it is clear that the Indians remain top contenders to win the World Series in 2019. The problem is that we now have to wait five months for another regular season game. I won’t even begin to think of what I will be doing come next October. Hopefully preparing for a parade.
10/1 odds is a nice figure because a simple $10 bet for fun can result in a nice return. Anything more than that may lead to some unnecessary stress.