5 Midseason favorites to win 2019 World Series

5 things to know about Braves’ playoff chances

Expectations for the Atlanta Braves entering the 2019 season were high enough following last season’s 90 wins and division title

Their first postseason since 2013 ended in disappointment against L.A., but oddsmakers saw enough improvement to predict Atlanta would make a return to the playoffs

Their odds to win their second title since 1995 were a healthy 12/1 behind the Cards (16/1); Nationals (16/1) and Brewers (12/1). 

Offseason moves by division foes, dropped the Braves’ odds to 18/1. 

Now that Atlanta has reached 50 wins by their 84th game (faster than any Braves team since the 2003 team reached the mark by its 77th game) there’s no National League team east of Los Angeles that’s clearly better than the Braves. 

With the Braves leading the NL East, Vegas has updated their postseason odds and the Braves are in the thick of it.  

Odds to win NL East 

Braves 2/15 
Phililes 6/1 
Nationals 8/1 
Mets 75/1 
Marlins 2000/1 

Odds to win the NL pennant 

Dodgers 27/20 
Braves 3/1 
Cubs 8/1 
Brewers 10/1 
Phillies 11/1 
Nationals 17/1 

Odds to win World Series 

Dodgers 53/20 
Yankees 16/5 
Astros 18/5 
Braves 15/2 
Twins 8/1 
Cubs 17/1 

Cy Young odds

Atlanta hasn’t had a Cy Young winner since Tom Glavine in 1998. All-Star Mike Soroka is among the contenders entering June. 

Mike Soroka 9/1 
Max Fried 33/1

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