Who are the Best Underdogs in the 2017 MLB Playoffs?

Written by Kevin Oldroyd on 2017-10-02 at 06:50
2017 World Series underdogs Can any of these underdogs pull off the upset this year? (photo: mlb.com)
The regular season is now behind us, meaning right now is the perfect time to check out some of the best underdogs in the 2017 MLB Playoffs you can bet on right now with Bet365 Sportsbook.

On October 3rd, the 2017 MLB postseason will officially begin. 10 teams still remain in contention for the championship this year, and some fantastic odds are available for both the favorites and underdogs.

In this article we’ll focus on the underdogs heading into the postseason. Not a ton of MLB betting experts are banking on these teams pulling off the upset, but anything’s possible.

Bet on the Chicago Cubs: 15/2


The reigning champions from last year is, somewhat surprisingly, one of the best underdogs in the 2017 MLB playoffs that you can bet on with one of the many online sportsbooks in the US.

World Series winner odds at Bet365
  • LA Dodgers: 13/4
  • Cleveland Indians: 17/5
  • Houston Astros: 5/1
  • Washington Nationals: 7/1
  • Chicago Cubs: 15/2
The Cubs had somewhat of a lackluster season this year. They went 92-70 this year but some analysts predict they might fare better in the playoffs. They will be taking on the Nationals in their first playoff match, and with a win will likely see their current odds dramatically increase.

The Cubs have a solid roster but showed some weakness during the regular season with many losses against teams they were expected to easily get by. At the moment, the Cubs’ odds to win the 2017 World Series are set at 15/2.

Bet on the New York Yankees: 25/2


The New York Yankees have certainly fallen off the radar over the past several years, however 2017 has been one of their best years in recent memory. The Yankees went 91-71 in the regular season and are just 3 series away from a World Series Championship.


If you’re wondering why we said 3 series, it’s because the Yankees still need to finish their Wild Card series against the Twins in order to qualify for the playoffs. Nevertheless, this team is one of the best underdogs in the 2017 MLB playoffs that you can bet on.

Right now, the Yankees’ odds to win the championship this year are set at 25/2. They will need to get past the Twins, but if they can it’s possible they can make US gambling news with the upset World Series victory.

Bet on the Colorado Rockies: 25/1


Another team not yet actually inside the playoffs but still in contention are the Colorado Rockies. They need to beat the Diamondbacks in order to make the Division Series, and most sites including Bet365 Sportsbook list them as one of the biggest underdogs in the 2017 MLB Playoffs.

The Rockies didn’t have the most impressive regular season this year with a 87-75 record. They had a solid showing against the LA Dodgers recently but ultimately lost. There’s no doubt that Colorado is the biggest underdog of any team this year, yet if they manage to win the championship it will be one of the biggest upsets in recent memory.

At the moment, the Rockies odds’ to win the 2017 World Series are set at 25/1. A bet on them right now could earn you some serious cash if they manage to win.

They are a number of great underdogs in the 2017 World Series that you can wager on right now. Make sure to head to Bet365 Sportsbook to find a complete list of the 2017 World Series odds, and tell us who you think wins in the comment section below!
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