World Series +2400
The Chicago Cubs have been on a roller-coaster ride in a very competitive NL Central division all season long. The Chicago Cubs’ chances of making the playoffs as division champion have wavered, but they have been able to at least hold one of the NL Wild Card spots. Now, with the season coming to a close, betting on the Chicago Cubs seems like a decent bet as the Cubs odds are +1200 to take the NL Pennant and +150 to take the Central.
They have led the NL Central by as many as three games just at the end of July after digging out of an early hole. However, the Cardinals have recently taken off in late August — combined with a cold stretch for the Cubs — placing them now as many as three games back to start September.
The Cubs have dealt with more than their fair share of injuries during the 2019 MLB season, and that has definitely hampered their chances at winning the NL Central and competing for the World Series. However, they are a deep team that has playoff experience that knows how to turn it up a notch when the time comes. That time will be coming soon for the Cubs as their lead in the NL Wild Card race widens.
Once the Cubs make the playoffs, or if they do, they have a good chance in the first round or the NL Wild Card game. They have strong starting pitching that can carry them with either Kyle Hendricks or Cole Hamels on the mound. They have a deep lineup and bench that keeps teams guessing. The Cubs can win a winner-take-all game if they end up in the Wild Card position, or a short five-game series in the NLDS to get things rolling as the postseason begins.
The Cubs’ chances to win the NL Central are growing. They are just a few games behind the St. Louis Cardinals and their odds show it. Winning the NL Central at +150 odds would be a good bet.
The Cubs’ odds of winning the World Series could be worth a look. They have the eighth best odds in the MLB with +2400 odds, which could make them a good bet to take it all this year. They have overcome their injuries and are a well-tested bunch that can take the next step in the playoffs.
Before the World Series, the Cubs would first have to win the National League. They are similarly placed in the odds with the fifth-best chances in the National League at +1200. With Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Nicholas Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber in the Cubs’ lineup, they’re going to be a tough out in the postseason.