The 2018 World Series odds have changed quite a bit since they opened back in February. While the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox are still living up to their lofty expectations, some longshot teams are still hanging around.

Brewing in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers added two key pieces this offseason in Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich, and boy has it paid off. Yelich leads the team in batting average (.297) and runs scored with 46. Cain is also mashing. The former Kansas City Royals star is hitting .289 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases.

The National League Central Division was supposed to come down to the Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals. While that could very well still happen, right now the Brewers are leading the way. The Brewers opened the season at +3300 to win the 2018 World Series, however, according to an SB Nation report they are now listed at 16-1 or +1600. That is a big jump.

Braves, Tigers fighting for division supremacies

The Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves had one thing in common heading into the 2018 season - they were both supposedly in their rebuilding years. Heading into late June, they look more like contenders to upset the apple cart. Yes, the Tigers are under .500 at 36-37, but they are just 2 1/2 games behind the first place Cleveland Indians.

More than that, this is why Detroit is going to be a thorn in many teams’ sides the rest of the season - they aren’t supposed to be this good.

Vegas sportsbooks had the Tigers over/under win total set at anywhere between 62 1/2 and 67, meaning most believed they would lose more than 100 games this season. Gone are names like Verlander, Avila, Kinsler, Upton, and JD Martinez from the 2017 roster, and out for the entire 2018 season is slugger Miguel Cabrera.

Yet the Tigers continue to improve. No, they most likely won’t win the World Series, but at 10,000-1 odds it is nice to dream! The Tigers have actually improved from those 10,000-1 odds up to 200-1.

Another longshot making noise is the Atlanta Braves. Unlike the Tigers, these kids look to be ready to win now. The Braves are leading the NL East by 2 1/2 games over the Washington Nationals and don’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

Don't be surprised if Atlanta is postseason bound this fall. The longest longshots on the Vegas board as of June 17 are the Texas Rangers at 500-1.

Below is a look at the top ten favorites to win the 2018 World Series.

  • New York Yankees +475
  • Houston Astros +500
  • Boston Red Sox +600
  • Chicago Cubs +750
  • Washington Nationals +800
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +1000
  • Seattle Mariners +1400
  • Milwaukee Brewers +1600
  • Atlanta Braves +1600
  • Cleveland Indians +1600