Following the Los Angeles Dodgers victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 World Series, oddsmakers have already released the market for 2021, and it makes for more bad news from a Pittsburgh perspective.
The Pirates have been given the longest odds in the entire field to win the World Series, with their price of +35000 carrying an implied chance of success of just 0.28%.
Unsurprisingly, they also sit at rock bottom in the market for ‘National League Winner’, with their odds of +20000 demonstrative of a 0.50% chance.
At the other end of the World Series market, it is the Los Angeles Dodgers who have been installed as the favorites to win next year and defend their title; their odds of +480 are demonstrative of a 17.24% chance of success.
OddsChecker spokesperson Pete Watt: “After 19 wins in the shortened 60-game MLB season, a league worst, it's no wonder why the Pirates have the longest 2021 World Series odds.
“Their two best players, Josh Bell and Gregory Polanco, were terrible in 2020 and give fans no reason to be optimistic.”
“The farm system has some promise, but guys like Nick Gonzales, Liover Peguero and Quinn Priester most likely won't be ready for the big leagues in 2021.”
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