Updated 2019 World Series Odds & Betting Picks – July 9th.

Updated 2019 World Series Odds & Betting Picks – July 9th

Written by on July 9, 2019

After sitting through a breathlessly brilliant Home Run Derby on Monday night, the next event on the MLB calendar is the All-Star Game, which is likely to be anti-climactic in comparison. Once we have done with all the pomp and circumstance of the All-Star Break, we get back to the serious business of the MLB regular season on Thursday night.

With the trade deadline approaching, we are going to see teams go all-in on a potential World Series run, and while we don’t yet know how those moves will play out, we can still look ahead and try to deliver some updated World Series picks. With that in mind, let’s take a close look at the latest MLB odds to win the pennant in both leagues.

Updated 2019 World Series Odds & Betting Picks – July 9th

American League

At the midway point of the season, the favorites in the American League have become crystal clear. While the top 3 are all close in terms of wins and losses, you need to give the edge to the New York Yankees, a team that managed to win 57 games in the first half despite being absolutely hammered by injuries. They look like an absolute certainty to win the East.

In the Central, the Minnesota Twins have been a very nice surprise package, but they gave up some serious ground in a closing couple of weeks of the first half, with the Cleveland Indians cutting the margin in the Central to just 5 ½ games. Look for the Indians to continue to pile on the pressure in the Central, with They and the Twins making it into the postseason.

While the Houston Astros have had a couple of hiccups along the way, they are still far and away from the best team in the AL West. I see them expanding their 7 ½ game lead as the Texas Rangers and Oakland A’s continue to battle it out for the #2 spot that might just lead to a Wild Card spot.

MLB Odds to Win the American League Pennant (Top 5)

Expert Pick

I am taking the Houston Astros to win the American League.

National League

Things are a good deal tighter and tougher to predict over in the NL, with the race for playoff spots likely to go all the way down to the wire. Starting out in the East, it is the defending division champion Atlanta Braves who have a nice little 6-game lead at the top. Their offense is on fire and they are likely to upgrade their pitching at the deadline. They should hold on and win.

It looks as though the Central Division is going to take some sorting out, as it appears that none of the teams in there actually want to win it. The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers have been flip-flopping in first, with the chasing pack staying close. I have a feeling that it will only be the winner of the division that makes the postseason, and I like that winner to be the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs are among the favorites at the latest 2019 World Series Odds.

Yes, there is a lot of baseball still to be played, but I think that the LA Dodgers are too far out in the lead to be caught. The biggest question here is whether any other team can do enough in the second half to get into the Wild Card. I had the Rockies doing it in my preseason picks, so I will stick with them until the end.

MLB Odds to Win the American League Pennant (Top 5)

Expert Pick

I have the LA Dodgers winning the NL and the World Series.

MLB Odds to Win the 2019 World Series (Top 5)