Right now, the top team in the American League are the New York Yankees. The top team in the National League are the Los Angeles Dodgers. The most likely World Series matchups include either the Dodgers from the NL or the Yankees from the AL. The third team with the best shot of making the Fall Classic are the Houston Astros. Check out possible 2019 World Series betting matchups!
2019 World Series Matchups Betting Predictions & Picks
L.A. Dodgers vs New York Yankees
What a classic this would be! Those in charge are secretly hoping for a Dodgers-Yankees matchup because the ratings would be massive. If the battle it out for the MLB Championship, the Dodgers have the slight edge. They’ve got two powerhouse starters in Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Kershaw and Ryu should manage the Yankees’ batters. New York ranks ninth in team ERA at 4.04, though. The Yankees rank sixth in bullpen ERA at 3.93. They also have a great batting lineup. Although the Dodgers have the edge, the Yankees would put up a great fight.
If this were to happen, we’d be looking at a possible 7-game World Series classic.
L.A. Dodgers vs Houston Astros
A 2017 World Series repeat could also shatter viewing records. The Dodgers appear much better now than they were when falling to the Houston Astros in the Fall Classic. The Astros are loaded in every phase of the game: a third ranked bullpen, a sixth ranked starting rotation, and the third best hitting team in baseball based on batting average.
Houston should win the AL West. They can definitely beat the Yankees and win the AL Pennant. Don’t sleep on an Astros-Dodgers World Series.
L.A. Dodgers vs Minnesota Twins
We’d be wrong to not mention the Minnesota Twins. As of July 16, the Twins are 5 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central Division. Minnesota has a strong starting rotation led by former Tampa pitcher Jake Odorizzi. Odorizzi is 11-4 with a 3.04 ERA.
The Twins are also the second best hitting team in MLB based on batting average. Minnesota hits .271. The icing on the Twins’ possible World Series cake is that the bullpen ranks tenth. The Twins are a sleeper AL Pennant squad, but they can get past New York and Houston.
Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees
In the NL, the Atlanta Braves have enough time to win homefield advantage over the Dodgers. If the Braves get homefield advantage, they should be tough to knock out of the playoffs. The team hits well. More importantly, they’ve got a strong starting rotation. The rotation is even stronger now that Dallas Kuechel throws for them.
Braves-Yankees would make for a great World Series. The Braves dominated the NL in the mid to late 1990’s. The Yankees beat Atlanta 4-2 in the 1996 World Series. That started NYY’s late 1990’s early 2000’s dynasty.
Chicago Cubs vs New York Yankees
Two of the most storied teams in MLB history throwing down in the Fall Classic? What’s not love about a Chicago Cubs versus New York Yankees World Series? The Cubs have a long road ahead of them to just beat the Cardinals and Brewers for the NL Central Division.
If they pull it off, though, they could upset the Braves and, or, the Dodgers in the postseason. Facing the Yankees in the World Series would make for an intriguing matchup.
St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Yankees
Same goes for a Cardinals-Yankees World Series. St. Louis is to the National League what the Yankees are to the American League. St. Louis-NYY would make for a great Fall Classic.
Houston Astros World Series Possible Matchups
The New York Yankees aren’t a lock to make it to the World Series. In fact, although the Yankees are at +150 odds to win the AL Pennant, the Astros are at +170. Houston has a real shot of making it to their second World Series in the past three seasons. Check out possible matchups in addition to an Astros-Dodgers Fall Classic.
- Astros vs Cubs
- Astros vs Braves
- Astros vs Cardinals
The key is to find the team you like to win the World Series. Then, call for World Series matchup odds and make a few matchup wagers. Odds should be excellent no matter what World Series matchups you prefer.