Astros still favored, but odds decrease

Juan Soto
Nationals LF Juan Soto had 3 RBIs in Game 1. (Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports)

The Houston Astros remain favored to win the World Series, but the odds have decreased significantly after losing Game 1 5-4 at home to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.

The Astros opened the World Series as the biggest favorites in a decade by most sportsbooks, with DraftKings (-235), PointsBet (-228) and FanDuel (-240) among them.

Even after dropping the series opener at home and essentially turning home-field advantage over to the Nationals, the Astros remain favored by all three books at -118, -115 and -120, respectfully.

DraftKings’ Over/Under line for total games played did move from 5.5 to 6.5, and the odds shifted heavily for the final series outcome.

An Astros victory in seven games now has the lowest odds at +300 by DraftKings. PointsBet is offering Houston winning in seven games at +290, while FanDuel has the same wager at +330.

Series Markets:

Astros win 4-3: +300 (+290 by PointsBet, +330 by FanDuel)
Astros win 4-2: +360 (+350, +370)
Nationals win 4-1: +475 (+525, +480)
Nationals win 4-2: +575 (+550, +550)
Nationals win 4-3: +626 (+500, +500)
Nationals win 4-0: +1000 (+1000, +800)

FanDuel’s “Correct score after 3 games” prop bet did change significantly as well. The Nationals are now +370 to build a 3-0 lead and -130 to hold a 2-1 edge, compared to +1200 and +195 for the same two props before Game 1.

Houston’s odds of leading 2-1 dropped from +105 to +200.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)