Astros’ 2020 World Series odds take hit in aftermath of cheating scandal Katherine Acquavella, CBC Sports · January 14, 2020 at 5:50 am The Houston Astros are still one of the favorites to win the 2020 World Series, just not the favorite. Houston’s World Series odds are now sitting at 7/1 after Major League Baseball punished the franchise for electronically stealing signs in the 2017 season. Astros manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow were suspended and then fired, but no players were penalized by the league. In the wake of the scandal and MLB sanctions, the Astros’ World Series odds (as of Jan. 13 according to Westgate) now sit behind the Los Angeles Dodgers (6/1) and New York Yankees (3/1). The Astros opened as favorites to win it all in 2020 with 5/1 odds. During the league’s investigation into the Astros, players who cooperated with the investigation were told they can expect leniency when it came time to hand down discipline.