Tampa Bay Rays Given 20:1 Odds of Winning the World Series

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We take a look at where the Tampa Bay Rays ranked in OddsShark.com’s betting odds for the 2020 World Series.

The Tampa Bay Rays tied for ninth on OddsShark.com’s betting odds rankings in a January 20th article.

The odds-on favorite to win the World Series is a member of the AL East, but it’s not Tampa Bay.

The New York Yankees are the favorites at +350.

By the way, if you aren’t familiar with the odds, a +350 means you’d make $350 for every $100 you bet.

The Dodgers finished second at +600. The Houston Astros third at +700, and the Atlanta Braves fourth at +1000.

Tampa Bay finds themselves tied for ninth with formidable teams such as the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, and Cleveland Indians.

Here’s how the odds look down to the ninth-place tie (full list can be found here):

  1. New York Yankees +350
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers +600
  3. Houston Astros +700
  4. Atlanta Braves +1000
  5. New York Mets +1400
  6. Philadelphia Phillies +1400
  7. St. Louis Cardinals +1600
  8. Chicago Cubs +2000
  9. Cleveland Indians +2000
  10. Los Angeles Angels +2000
  11. Minnesota Twins +2000
  12. Tampa Bay Rays  +2000

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The Rays are coming off of a 96-win season. They’ve added considerable firepower on offense and could potentially have the best platoons in baseball this year.

They had the top bullpen in the league last season and bring three legitimate Cy Young candidates to the rotation this season with a Rookie of the Year candidate in Brendan McKay waiting in the wings.

I want to know where Rays’ Nation stands on these odds? Do you believe the Rays have better odds than the Indians or the Cubs?

Do you think the addition of Gerrit Cole makes the Yankees that much better than the Rays this season?

Do you think 20:1 odds makes for a good bet on Tampa Bay in 2020? Is Tampa being underestimated and overlooked?

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Let us know in the comments!