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Yankees World Series Odds 2020: Bronx Bombers Set For 28th Championship?

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When you think of the Yankees, you think of one thing. Success. The NY Yankees have won a whopping 27 World Series titles, by far the most in MLB history. A franchise filled with a rich history of success is always in the running to win the next World Series

Let’s take a look at the New York Yankees World Series Odds 2020, history, and more.


What are the odds the Yankees Win The World Series?

SportsbookYankees World Series Odds
DraftKings Sportsbook400
Unibet Sportsbook400
PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook400
FanDuel Sportsbook380
BetMGM Sportsbook350
William Hill Sportsbook300


When betting on the New York Yankees to win the 2020 World Series, be sure to shop for the best odds. With plenty of online sports betting sites to choose from, finding the best odds is a great way to be more profitable in the long run. DraftKings, Unibet, and SugarHouse are offering the longest odds currently at +400. This means if you bet there instead of William Hill, you would get an extra $100 for every $100 bet if the Yankees did win the World Series.


Yankees Preseason World Series Odds History

Our friends at SportsOddsHistory.com have tracked the Yankees’ preseason World Series Odds since 1985, giving us a good look at how the public has been able to bet on the Bombers to win the World Series. Looking at the last 10 seasons, the Yankees’ highest odds to win the World Series is now, with +300 at some sportsbooks!

YearPreseason World Series Odds

The Yankees were as high as +3300 entering the 2017 season, a year where they finished 91-71 and lost in the ALCS to the Houston Astros, who have been determined to have been cheating during that season. There could have been some big winners!

Yankees MLB Champion Odds

Francesa Doesn’t Like the Yankees Odds This Season

At DraftKings Sportsbook, the Yankees were +350 when Francesa said he does not like the World Series future. Francesa also mentions how high the win totals are for the Yankees and Dodgers, the highest he “has ever seen”. Francesa mentions that betting the Yankees to win the AL Pennant would be a smarter bet than the Yankees to win the World Series. Currently, the Yankees are +200 to win the American League.


Severino Injury Impacts Yankees World Series Odds

The Yankees’ World Series odds took a slight hit after Severino’s injury news, as they dropped from +350 to +400 on DraftKings Sportsbook. Luis Severino will miss the entire 2020 MLB season with Tommy John surgery, which puts the Yankees in the market for another starting pitcher.


Yankees Are A Solid Bet For Over’s

Last season, per TeamRankings.com, the Yankees finished with a record of 88-77-6 when it comes to overs. That means all Yankees games were 11 games over .500 when betting the over. This is a rate of 53.3%, which was good for fourth-best in baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates had the highest “over” rate, of 59.6%.

TeamRecord (Overs)Over Percentage
Pittsburgh Pirates93-63-659.60%
Boston Red Sox90-67-557.30%
Seattle Mariners87-69-655.80%
New York Yankees88-77-653.30%


57.9% Run-Line Cover Rate for Yankees

Of all teams last season when it comes to betting the run line, the team with the highest cover percentage was the New York Yankees at 57.9%. The Yankees’ run line record was 27 games over .500, and topped the leaderboard over the Washington Nationals and the Oakland Athletics.

TeamRecord (Run Line)Run Line Cover Percentage
New York Yankees99-7257.90%
Washington Nationals102-7757%
Oakland Athletics91-7255.80%


Bet The Yankees Home!

The Yankees were quite successful at home last year when betting the run line, as they had a 5.5% lead on the second-place Astros. The Yankees were 51-35 at home when betting the run line, good for 59.3%. Keep in mind, this does not factor in run line prices but the Yankees were successful at home when betting on the run line. This has a lot to do with the Yankees overall run line record of 99-72, as 51 of those wins came at Yankee Stadium.

Home TeamRecord at Home (Run Line)Run Line Cover Percentage
New York Yankees51-3559.30%
Houston Astros49-4253.80%
Oakland Athletics42-3852.50%


Yankees World Series History

World Series Championships27
World Series Appearances40
World Series Record27-13 (.675)
Last World Series Win2009
Last World Series Appearance2009

The Yankees have won 27 World Series, which is 16 more than the Cardinals who have the second-most World Series victories. The Yankees have been to 40 World Series, but have not been since 2009. The Yankees have 13 World Series losses, which is still two more than the second-most World Series wins!

The Yankees have played the Dodgers in the World Series 11 times, the San Francisco Giants seven times, the Cardinals five times, and the Braves four times.

Yankees Championships by Manager

Yankees ManagersWorld Series Titles
Joe McCarthy7
Casey Stengel7
Joe Torre4
MIller Huggins3
Ralph Houk2
Bucky Harris1
Billy Martin1
Bob Lemon1
Joe Girardi1

Nine managers have won World Series titles with the New York Yankees, including five with multiple wins. Joe McCarthy and Casey Stengel each have seven World Series victories, Joe Torre has four, and Miller Huggins follows with three. Ralph Houk is the only other Yankees manager with more than one World Series. Bucky Harris, Billy Martin, Bob Lemon, and Joe Girardi all have one World Series win.

Yankees World Series MVPs

YearPlayerPlayoff Stats
2009Hideki MatsuiAVG: .349, HR: 4, RBI: 13
2000Derek JeterAVG: .317, HR: 4, RBI: 9
1999Mariano RiveraW-L: 2-0, ERA: 0.00, SV: 6
1998Scott BrosiusAVG: .383, HR: 4, RBI: 15
1996John WettelandW-L: 0-0, ERA: 2.19, SV: 7
1978Bucky DentAVG: .333, HR: 0, RBI: 11
1977Reggie JacksonAVG: .306, HR: 5, RBI: 9
1962Ralph TerryW-L: 2-1, ERA: 1.80, SO: 16
1961Whitey FordW-L: 2-0, ERA: 0.00, SO: 7
1960Bobby RichardsonAVG: .367, HR: 1, RBI: 12
1958Bob TurleyW-L: 2-1, ERA: 2.81, SO: 13
1956Don LarsenW-L: 1-0, ERA: 0.00, SO: 7

2 Yankees have won World Series MVP awards since 1955, when the award was originally awarded. There have been six pitchers and six position players, with only one pitcher being a reliever in Mariano Rivera. The most recent World Series MVP is Hideki Matsui who hit three home runs in a six-game series against the Phillies with eight RBI and a 2.027 OPS. Surprisingly, no Yankees have won the World Series MVP more than once with the team.

Famously, Reggie Jackson hit five home runs in the 1977 World Series en route to winning MVP.


Yankees World Series Stat Leaders

Most HRs by Yankees in a Single World Series

Reggie Jackson, 1977 (5)
Babe Ruth, 1926 (4)
Lou Gehrig, 1928 (4)

Reggie Jackson is tied with George Springer (HOU, 2017) and Chase Utley (PHI, 2009) for the most home runs in a single World Series.

Most HRs by Yankees in World Series All Time

Mickey Mantle (18)
Babe Ruth (15)
Yogi Berra (12)
Lou Gehrig (10)
Reggie Jackson (10)

Mickey Mantle holds the record for the most home runs in a career in the World Series.

Most Career Hits by Yankees in World Series

Yogi Berra (71)
Mickey Mantle (59)
Joe DiMaggio (54)
Derek Jeter (50

Yogi Berra holds the record for the most career hits in the World Series, as well as the most at bats in his career (259).

Most Career RBI by Yankees in World Series

Mickey Mantle (40)
Yogi Berra (39)
Lou Gehrig (35)
Babe Ruth (44
Joe DiMaggio (40)

Mickey Mantle holds the record for the most career RBI in the World Series. The top 5 all time leaders in RBI in the World Series are all Yankees.

Most Career Wins by Yankees Pitchers in World Series

Whitey Ford (10)
Red Ruffing (7)
Allie Reynolds (7)
Waite Hoyt (6)
Lefty Gomez (6)
Andy Pettitte (5)

Whitey Ford holds the all time record for most World Series wins with 10. Tied for second all time are Red Ruffing and Allie Reynolds.