2023 World Series odds: Texas Rangers open as World Series favorites

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By Samantha Rose

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers will meet in an unlikely pairing in the World Series.

How unlikely?

BetMGM data analyst John Ewing said the preseason odds of a Diamondbacks-Rangers World Series were +175000 (bet $10 to win $17,510 total). Yes, you read those odds right.

As for the World Series betting market, the Rangers have opened as heavy favorites to win it all at -178. Conversely, the Diamondbacks’ title odds opened at +138.


The Rangers won the American League Championship Series over the Astros in seven games with an 11-4 victory in Houston on Monday night.

The Diamondbacks earned their spot in the Fall Classic by beating the Phillies 4-2 in Game 7 in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

The Rangers, who will have the home-field advantage in the World Series, were +260 to win the World Series heading into Game 7.

Arizona has been a huge surprise this season, as the Diamondbacks were at +12500 to win the title at the start of the season. Arizona was at +6000 as recently as Aug. 19.

Who could’ve predicted this run?

Well, FOX Sports MLB Analyst Ben Verlander did have this say about Arizona last year.

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Game 1 of the World Series is at 8 p.m. ET Friday on FOX and the FOX Sports App.

Here’s a look at the updated 2023 World Series odds:


Texas Rangers: -178 (bet $10 to win $15.62 total)
Arizona Diamondbacks: +138 (bet $10 to win $23.80 total)

*as of 10/24/2023

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