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MLB playoff picture: Odds to win 2021 World Series, NL East

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With the 2021 postseason around the corner, the MLB playoff picture is starting to take shape. Which team has the best odds to win this year’s World Series?
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The MLB 2021 regular season is almost over, and teams are making a push for the postseason.

The Washington Nationals, who have a record of 55-74, are in fourth place in the NL East, sitting 15.0 games behind the division-leading Atlanta Braves. While the Nats can most likely count themselves out of the playoff race, it will be interesting to see how the National League standings shake out over the last month of regular season play.

Let’s take a look at which teams are projected to be successful throughout the remainder of the 2021 MLB season:

Who has the best odds to win the 2021 World Series?

The reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers remain the favorite to defend their title in 2021. They are currently 82-49, but sit 2.5 games back of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. The Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays and Giants also are favored to make a run for a championship ring this year.

Here are the current odds for the 2021 World Series champions, presented by PointsBet:

 

Los Angeles Dodgers +300

Houston Astros +450

Chicago White Sox +650

Milwaukee Brewers +800

New York Yankees +900

San Francisco Giants +900

Tampa Bay Rays +900

Atlanta Braves +1300

Boston Red Sox +2000

Cincinnati Reds +4000

Oakland Athletics +5000

San Diego Padres +5000

Toronto Blue Jays +6600

Philadelphia Phillies +8000

New York Mets +10000

St. Louis Cardinals +10000

Seattle Mariners +15000

Los Angeles Angels +20000

Cleveland Indians +30000

Arizona Diamondbacks +100000

Baltimore Orioles +100000

Chicago Cubs +100000

Colorado Rockies +100000

Detroit Tigers +100000

Kansas City Royals +100000

Miami Marlins +100000

Minnesota Twins +100000

Pittsburgh Pirates +100000

Texas Rangers +100000

Washington Nationals +100000

Which team is favored to win the National League in 2021?

Los Angeles is also still favored to win the National League pennant with +140 odds, despite sitting in second place of the NL West. The division-leading Giants have the third-best odds (+400) to win the National League, sitting only behind the Dodgers and the NL Central-leading Brewers (+375).

 

Here’s a look at the rest of the favorites to take the National League title in 2021, provided by PointsBet:

Los Angeles Dodgers +140

Milwaukee Brewers +375

San Francisco Giants +400

Atlanta Braves +550

Cincinnati Reds +1500

San Diego Padres +3000

Philadelphia Phillies +4000

New York Mets +5500

St. Louis Cardinals +10000

Arizona Diamondbacks +50000

Chicago Cubs +50000

Colorado Rockies +50000

Miami Marlins +50000

Pittsburgh Pirates +50000

Washington Nationals +50000

Who is the current favorite to be the NL East winner?

Here are the latest odds for the winner of the NL East in 2021, presented by PointsBet:

Atlanta Braves -700

Philadelphia Phillies +500

New York Mets +1400

Washington Nationals +100000

Miami Marlins +100000

Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.