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The MLB playoff field has officially been cut in half and, to nobody's surprise, the favorite to win it all is the same team that did so last season. 


In the latest World Series odds, released by FanDuel Sportsbook, the Houston Astros have the best odds to win the Fall Classic -- but it's no runaway, by any means.

The oddsmakers have pegged the Astros as the favorites to win it all at +200. With a lights-out pitching staff and a potent lineup that swept the Cleveland Indians in the NLDS, the Astros look very much like the team that won it all last season.


But don't overlook the Boston Red Sox at +240, considering they finished the season with the best record in baseball.

The Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves at a respectable +270 betting line themselves, but the oddsmakers might be sleeping on the Milwaukee Brewers heading into the NLCS. The Dodgers have the pitching to get by the Brewers, but keep in mind that Milwaukee has plated at least four runs in five of the seven games they played against them this season.

If the Brewers' pitching can hold up in the NLCS, they just might make for a sneaky-good bet at +450.


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