- Acquiring Justin Verlander shortened the Houston Astros odds to win the World Series, American League, and division.
- The Houston Astros are now favored to win the American League West Division with -125 odds.
HOUSTON – The Houston Astros odds to win the World Series at jumped from +850 to +750 after acquiring Justin Verlander Tuesday. The former MVP has a 3.15 ERA with 81 strikeouts across 94.1 innings pitched this season for the New York Mets.
Betting Odds to Win 2023 MLB World Series
- Atlanta Braves +310
- Los Angeles Dodgers +475
- Tampa Bay Rays +700
- Texas Rangers +750
- Houston Astros +750
- Baltimore Orioles +1200
The Houston Astros World Series odds at Texas online sportsbooks caught back up to their divisional-opponent Texas Rangers after acquiring Justin Verlander. Texas climbed ahead of the Astros after trading for Max Scherzer, but Houston acquired a New York Mets starting pitcher of their own in the form of Justin Verlander to bring their World Series odds to +750.
The Houston Astros odds to make a World Series appearance are +350. The most likely two teams to win the World Series based on odds are National League teams, so bettors can find value at MLB sportsbooks by betting Houston to win the American League.
Betting Odds to Win 2023 MLB American League
- Tampa Bay Rays +310
- Texas Rangers +350
- Houston Astros +350
- Baltimore Orioles +500
Houston’s odds to win the American League shortened from +475 to +350 in response to the Justin Verlander trade. The Astros won nine of their last 12 games, including winning two of three games in their series with the Texas Rangers.
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American League West Betting Odds
- Houston Astros -125
- Texas Rangers +105
After the Texas Rangers’ trades for Max Scherzer and Jordan Montgomery on Monday, they held -120 odds to win the division while the Astros had -105 odds. Now, the Astros are favored at USA online sportsbooks to win the AL West while the Rangers have +105 odds.
The Houston Astros won the AL West in five of the last six seasons, only falling short to the Oakland Athletics in a 60-game shortened season in 2020. Houston is currently a 0.5 game back from the Texas Rangers in the AL West standings.
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