As the MLB season inches closer to October, the Houston Astros’ playoffs hopes are alive and well. They’re in first place in the AL West with their magic number at 1 to clinch a playoff spot.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorite to win the World Series with +340 odds at DraftKings, +325 at BetMGM and +300 at FanDuel, but there is value in the Astros' odds to win the World Series right now.
The Astros' odds to win the World Series at DraftKings are +450, +475 at BetMGM and +480 at FanDuel.
They have a record of 92-65 and they lead the AL West by 4.5 games over the Seattle Mariners. And they just snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 walk-off win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. That was the momentum this team needed to propel them through their final regular season games.
And manager Dusty Baker believes this team has a winning morale.
“They continue to believe,” Baker said of this team after their walkoff win. “You would not have believed that we would have lost four in a row down the stretch here. You walk in the clubhouse, and the music’s blasting and guys are laughing and there’s really no tension. I’ve been in clubhouses where you could cut the tension with a knife. These guys, they believe that we can win and will win.”
The Astros will finish up the season with two more games against the Rays and three against the Oakland A’s. And they’re already off to a good start in the Tampa Bay series.
Based on their optimism after the win on Tuesday night, the walk-off was the spark they needed to keep their energy up to go deep into the playoffs.
I would strongly consider getting in on the Astros' World Series odds now before they clinch their playoff spot and those odds get even shorter.