According to the oddsmakers, the Texas Rangers have the best chance to win the World Series between them and the Arizona Diamondbacks. As of today, the Rangers are favored to win the title at -136, while the Diamondbacks are underdogs at +450.
The Rangers have a number of advantages over the Diamondbacks, including home-field advantage in the World Series, a more balanced offense, Max Scherzer, and a deeper bullpen, (which includes Closer, Aroldis Chapman). The Rangers also have a better record against the Diamondbacks this season, going 5-4 in their nine regular-season meetings.
However, the Diamondbacks are a dangerous team that has shown the ability to beat anyone on any given day. They have a powerful offense led by Ketel Marte, Christian Walker, and Daulton Varsho, and their pitching staff has been solid all season long.
Overall, the Texas Rangers have the best chance to win the World Series, but the Arizona Diamondbacks should not be overlooked.
Here is a more detailed breakdown of the two teams:
- Pros: Home-field advantage in the World Series, balanced offense, deep bullpen, good record against the Diamondbacks this season
- Cons: No major weaknesses
- Pros: Powerful offense, solid pitching staff
- Cons: Lack of home-field advantage, less balanced offense than the Rangers, not as deep of a bullpen
Ultimately, the World Series is a best-of-seven series, and anything can happen. The Diamondbacks are certainly capable of winning the title, but the Rangers are the favorites for a reason.
Game 1 is this Friday @ 8:03pm EST.