2017 is done, the Houston Astros fulfilled the 2014 prophecy of Sports Illustrated and Justin Upton has already re-signed with the Angels to kick off the hot stove season. You know what that means: It’s time to talk 2018 odds! Bovada sportsbook needed only days to start preparing for the upcoming season and the Red Sox are near the top of the pack – before adding that big bat we’re all hoping for!

According to Bovada, with chances of winning the 2018 World Series at 11/1 Boston trails only the reigning champion Astros, the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers, Terry Francona’s juggernaut in Cleveland, and the Washington Nationals (in what could be their final season with Bryce Harper).

For some perspective, the Sox were at 9/1 odds in November 2016 trailing only the Chicago Cubs, coming off their World Series win, just ahead of LA, Washington, and Cleveland. All those teams made the postseason – although the 16/1 Astros did too – but the crowd seemed to have the landscape mapped out well pretty early.

Here are the full odds for 2018:

Odds to win the 2018 World Series

Houston Astros 5/1

Los Angeles Dodgers 11/2

Cleveland Indians 15/2

Washington Nationals 10/1

Boston Red Sox 11/1

Chicago Cubs 11/1

New York Yankees 11/1

New York Mets 22/1

St. Louis Cardinals 22/1

Arizona Diamondbacks 28/1

Toronto Blue Jays 28/1

Milwaukee Brewers 33/1

Seattle Mariners 33/1

Tampa Bay Rays 33/1

Colorado Rockies 40/1

San Francisco Giants 40/1

Atlanta Braves 50/1

Baltimore Orioles 50/1

Chicago White Sox 50/1

Los Angeles Angels 50/1

Kansas City Royals 50/1

Texas Rangers 50/1

Cincinnati Reds 66/1

Miami Marlins 66/1

Minnesota Twins 66/1

Oakland Athletics 66/1

Pittsburgh Pirates 66/1

Philadelphia Phillies 75/1

Detroit Tigers 100/1

San Diego Padres 100/1

Way-too-early 2018 Power Rankings the Red Sox rank sixth, behind the Astros, Dodgers, Indians, Nationals, and Yankees with a projected record of 93-69.

With Dave Dombrowski likely to hit the offseason running these odds might continue to improve as J.D. Martinez or Giancarlo Stanton or…Eric Hosmer…fill out the lineup.

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