The LA Dodgers were crowned 2020 World Series Champions and are favorites to do it all over again in 2021.
A 3-1 victory in Game 6 last night meant that the Dodgers were crowned 2020 World Series champions, bringing LA its first title since 1988. It was a long time coming for Dodgers fans who had to endure seven straight unsuccessful postseason campaigns and back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2017 and 2018.
With a very different schedule this year due to the pandemic, the Dodgers were the MLB’s best team through 60 games. LA finished the season 43-17.
The Dodgers were considered one of the favorites to win the World Series from the start of the season, so it was no major surprise when they were last team standing. The sportsbooks have now tipped them to defend their World Series title in 2021.
Here are the current 2021 World Series odds at FanDuel Sportsbook:
Besides the Dodgers, only two other teams are priced below the +1000 (10-1) mark – the Yankees and the Braves. Tampa Bay, the 2020 runners-up, find themselves at +1300 to clinch the World Series next time out. There’s definitely strong competition against the Dodgers heading into 2021.
The Dodgers weren’t a fluke this season and will rightfully be in the mix next season. It will be interesting to see who steps up to match them.