As of May 26, the Houston Astros' odds to win the World Series in 2023 are +700, fourth in MLB behind the Atlanta Braves (+500), Los Angeles Dodgers (+500), and Tampa Bay Rays (+650).
Prior to Opening Day, the online sportsbook had the Astros at +700 to win the World Series, second only to the Dodgers (+500). As they struggled at the beginning of the season and have since come back, the Astros' odds have fluctuated accordingly, though the reigning champions have never slipped out of the top four teams.
Houston Astros World Series History
The Astros have won two World Series titles in their franchise's history – 2017 and 2022.
Now marred in controversy, the Astros won their first World Series in 2017, beating the Dodgers in seven games. In 2019, it was uncovered that Houston had been using illegal sign-stealing technology during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, including the 2017 World Series, including using a video camera in the center field seats to film the opposing catcher’s signals regarding the next pitch. Astros players or staffers would watch the camera feed behind the dugout and use various cues, including banging on a trash can, to signal to the batter what type of pitch was coming next.