The Milwaukee Brewers came within a game of their first World Series appearance since 1982 last year. But what are their current odds of winning the World Series?
Are you heading to Las Vegas for March Madness or as a break from the constant Polar Vortexes? Why not place a few dollars on the Milwaukee Brewers for the World Series? A bet in February or March could end up paying off in October in more ways than one.
What are the current odds for the World Series? The NL Pennant?
The Milwaukee Brewers are 20-1 to win the World Series and 10-1 to win the National League pennant at most legal sports books. If you’re betting on one, it makes sense to bet on the other to ensure profitability.
Are there any other futures bets worth looking at?
The Milwaukee Brewers won 96 games last year, but most legal sports books have them around 84 1/2 wins for 2019. They’re -130 to go over, and +100 to go under. That means a potential bettor would have to bet $130 on the over to win $100, or bet $100 to earn $100 profit on the under.
Which does the RtB team like best?
Bet the over. It may pay less, but at least it will pay. An improved roster plus the returning core means that the 2019 Milwaukee Brewers should pick up right where they left off.
How much better are the 2019 Brewers?
Than the 2018 Milwaukee Brewers? Well, they managed to keep their entire core together, and added Yasmani Grandal at catcher. Their bench makes a bit more sense with Ben Gamel and Cory Spangenberg, and they still have their bullpen.
The real wild card is the starting rotation. If the Milwaukee Brewers can find a configuration of starting pitchers that work best for them, they have a good chance on another deep playoff run. However, they still need to figure out second base, and continue to kick the tires on any available ‘ace’ level pitchers. Whether that means signing free agent Dallas Keuchel or adding Madison Bumgarner before the deadline, the Brewers need to be on the phone trying to find an option that matches their needs and assets. The team is in a good position to continue their success, but they should continue to add as the Winter turns into Spring, and then Summer.