Playoff-contending Giants tied for worst odds to win 2020 World Series

Elwanda Tulloch

The Giants are listed at +30000 ($10 wins $3,000) at William Hill. Those odds are tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners for the worst in MLB. If the season ended Monday, the Giants would occupy the seventh playoff spot in the NL. The Pirates, Royals and Mariners would […]

With half of the 2020 MLB season finished for most teams, World Series odds have been updated. 

+30000 ($10 wins $3,000) at William Hill. Those odds are tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners for the worst in MLB.” data-reactid=”22″>The Giants are listed at +30000 ($10 wins $3,000) at William Hill. Those odds are tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners for the worst in MLB.

If the season ended Monday, the Giants would occupy the seventh playoff spot in the NL. The Pirates, Royals and Mariners would all sit in last place in their respective divisions. 

the Giants odds were +12500 ($10 wins $1,250) so their odds have actually gotten worse halfway through the season despite being in contention.” data-reactid=”24″>Prior to the start of the season, the Giants odds were +12500 ($10 wins $1,250) so their odds have actually gotten worse halfway through the season despite being in contention.

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some insane second-half schedule to explain these odds either. ” data-reactid=”26″>And it’s not like the Giants have some insane second-half schedule to explain these odds either. 

Here’s how the final 30 games break down: 

Padres: 7 games 
Diamondbacks: 7 games
Rockies: 6 games
Mariners: 4 games
Dodgers: 3 games
A’s: 3 games

” data-reactid=”28″>Padres: 7 games 
Diamondbacks: 7 games
Rockies: 6 games
Mariners: 4 games
Dodgers: 3 games
A’s: 3 games

That amounts to 13 games against teams over .500 and 17 games against teams below .500. 

The Giants are still in the playoff hunt and if the season ended today, they would qualify. But William Hill is treating them like their season is already over and one of the worst teams in the league based on their odds.

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Miami Marlins have the second-worst odds to win the World Series at +15000 ($10 wins $1,500). That’s a pretty sizable gap between the two. ” data-reactid=”32″>Out of all the teams in the playoffs right now, aside from the Giants, the Miami Marlins have the second-worst odds to win the World Series at +15000 ($10 wins $1,500). That’s a pretty sizable gap between the two. 

Look, it’s still unlikely the Giants make the playoffs and there is even less of a chance that they win the World Series. But if you care about value when you place a bet, it’s hard to come up with a better one than this. 

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