While Covid-19 still poses a threat to our society the MLB will try to return to some normalcy. The season will feature a full 162 game schedule. Last season, the MLB saw a major overhaul due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The MLB played the 2020 season with no in-person attendance and only 60 games. This season will also see the return of some fans with limited in-person attendance in every ballpark on opening day.
Fifteen games are scheduled for the opening day of the 2021 season. Four games of note will be broadcast nationally. In the first game of the day, the Toronto Blue Jays will head to Yankee Stadium to face the New York Yankees. The next game will see the Los Angeles Dodgers travel to face the Colorado Rockies to begin their title defense. The New York Mets will then travel to our nation’s capital to face the Washington Nationals. And, finally, the Chicago White Sox will travel to face the Los Angeles Angels.
This season sees four teams enter as favorites to win the World Series. Last year’s World Series winner, the Los Angles Dodgers, enter this season at +350 odds to win the World Series.