Breaking news has altered the Major League Baseball betting landscape.
The reported three-team trade, in which Mookie Betts and David Price head to the Los Angeles Dodgers while Alex Verdugo and Brusdar Graterol go to the Boston Red Sox, had a dramatic impact on 2020 World Series futures.
DraftKings Sportsbook cut the Dodgers’ World Series line from +500 to +400 and lengthened the Red Sox’s World Series odds from +2200 to +3300.
After Mookie Betts and David Price was traded to the Dodgers, MLB futures quickly shifted.
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) February 5, 2020
This shift in World Series and AL East betting lines makes sense, as the Dodgers are set to acquire potential MVP and Cy Young candidates in Betts and Price, respectively, while the Red Sox’s lineup and starting rotation likely will suffer without them in the short term.
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