MLB just got things going on paper, but that has not stopped the sportsbooks from getting ready to get back to normal. Caesar’s Sportsbook set their MLB favorites, and the Dodgers are right at number one.
Caesar’s set the Los Angeles Dodgers as 7-2 favorites to take home their first championship since 1988. The sportsbook also had the New York Yankees at 7-2, making them the two favorites for a World Series. The Houston Astros came in at third with 11-2 odds.
The news comes just a few short hours after commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement that Major League Baseball would be returning as soon as July 23rd. Dodgers players will start to head back to Los Angeles to get Spring Training started by July 3rd, though they are expected much sooner.
The fact that the Dodgers are slated to start the season as favorites should come as no surprise. They already had MVP Cody Bellinger in the outfield, but they also added another MVP in Mookie Betts to the outfield mix for 2020. The two combined for a ridiculous 16 WAR in what amounted to Bets’ 2nd or 3rd best offensive season.