As the 2021 MLB All-Star break fast approaches, bettors have begun to make serious adjustments to their future markets. Focusing on a favorite or spotting a risky bet that offers long-term value is still the best way to attack futures bets.
Let’s take a deeper look at the ups and downs in each respective offering at the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.
MLB 2021 Futures Odds Movement
Odds makers continue to show favoritism towards the Dodgers and Padres, as they are in the top three overall betting options. However, among them this week is a team with a notable change in its odds from last week. The Astros, who have won eight of their last 10 games, saw their odds drop from 10/1 to 7/1.
Another notable move belongs to the Nationals, who after winning seven of their last 10 games, have seen their 100/1 odds posted last week reduced to just 40/1 this week.
Also, one team the sportsbooks have their eyes on is the Red-Hot Brewers who are on a six-game winning streak. Bettors on the Westgate Superbook believe that Milwaukee’s latest streak is no fluke and consequently reduced their starting odds from 40/1 to 16/1.
The Braves have been one of the biggest disappointments in the first half of the season and their odds have doubled from last week, going from 30/1 to 60/1. Atlanta is 4.5 games behind the Mets in the NL East, and is now witnessing their highest odds after opening at 12/1 odds.
Plus, St. Louis, which has lost seven of its last 10 games, is a team that could be out of the chase for the NL pennant by the time we get to the All-Star break. Bettors were out of line when they opened St. Louis at 16/1 odds only to fit a 60/1 offer based on their recent struggles.
Updated 2021 World Series Odds
Updated 2021 National League odds
The Dodgers, despite trailing the Giants, continue to hold the highest position on the NL Pennant odds table at (2/1). They are currently well ahead of San Francisco on 6/1.
The biggest move of the past week belongs to the Washington Nationals, who thanks to their torrid late-game play of winning seven of 10, have seen their odds drop from 30/1 to 20/1.
The Mets’ dominant game at Citi Field (24-11) continues to force punters to show respect. Since then, New York’s initial 15/1 odds have been reduced to +450.
2021 Updated American League Odds
The team that made the biggest move last week is the Astros in the American League pennant futures. Houston has taken first place in the American League West and has become the favorite (+275) to win the American League Pennant, beating the White Sox, Yankees and Red Sox.
The Chicago White Sox, who have lost seven of their last 10, really need José Abreu and Yermin Mercedes to get off their recent streaks. In the past 23 games, both star plays are hitting below .182 with a combined homerun and 16 RBIs (RBI). Chicago is still a 4/1 pick to win the pennant, but is now behind the Astros for the first time this season.
Whispers out of Vegas
TO TwinSpiresThe liabilities of the World Series are quite different from what is happening in Las Vegas. The Brewers, Indians and Reds are among the highest-bet teams with only Milwaukee residing in first place in their respective division (NL Central).
Regarding the NL pennant futures, “The” Dodgers are the worst case scenario for us (they opened +170). They have received both 17% of the tickets and 20% of the money, “he said. TwinSpires Business analyst Zachary Lucas.
“Also, we have significant risk on (the) Brewers (they bet at +2275) and now they are down to +650.”
In the American League pennant futures, “(The) Astros (opened 1/8, now 3/1) have received 15% of the tickets, resulting in 19% of the money,” he added. Luke. “The Yankees and Indians also pose as big liabilities.”
“It’s fair to say that our book will encourage the White Sox to hang on the rest of the way after taking big steps in Cleveland to win the AL Central.”
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.