Red Sox are slight favorites over Dodgers to win World Series, according to oddsmakers

After 2,432 regular season games and 28 postseason games, the World Series is just days away. The Boston Red Sox will play the Los Angeles Dodgers, and even though the Red Sox are the more successful team on paper, oddsmakers in Las Vegas think the series is going to be pretty tight.

Via the Associated Press, here’s what oddsmakers at one Las Vegas sportsbook have to say about the series.

Oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook set the Red Sox as minus-135 favorites in early betting, with the Dodgers made plus-115 to win the series. That means a $135 bet on the Red Sox will pay $100, while a $100 bet on the Dodgers pays $115.

The Red Sox are favored to win the series, but it’s close — a lot closer than you might think

The Red Sox won a franchise-record 108 games in the regular season. They dispatched the New York Yankees in four games in the American League Division Series, and took care of the Houston Astros in five games in the American League Championship Series. They’ve received offensive help from the bottom of their lineup in critical times (like Jackie Bradley Jr.’s home runs in Games 3 and 4 of the ALCS), and seen young stars break out (like Rafael Devers with a decisive three-run home run in Game 5 of the ALCS).

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox reacts in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Tony Kemp #18 of the Houston Astros leaps but is unable to make the catch on a Mitch Moreland #18 of the Boston Red Sox double in the sixth inning during Game 5 of the ALCS at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Loren Elliott/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros reacts in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Tony Kemp #18 of the Houston Astros watches a three-run home run by Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox (not pictured) in the sixth inning during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a three run home run during the sixth inning of game five of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on October 18, 2018 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with Mookie Betts #50 at the dugout after hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox reacts during the sixth inning of game five of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on October 18, 2018 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros reacts in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Red Sox Mookie Betts catches Astros Alex Bregman fly ball in the sixth inning. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Five of ALCS at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Oct. 18, 2018. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox makes a leeping catch at the wall against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning of Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros (not pictured) to end the sixth inning during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Houston Astros' Jose Altuve reacts after flying out to end the eighth inning in Game 5 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel celebrates with catcher Christian Vazquez winning the baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after winning the baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after winning the baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after winning the baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The Boston Red Sox pose for a picture after winning the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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The Dodgers had a much more difficult road to the World Series than the Red Sox. They didn’t coast into the playoffs — in fact, just a few months into the season, some had already written off the struggling Dodgers. In early May, the Dodgers were nine games out of first place, flirting with last place in the National League West, and were 10 games under .500. They fought their way back, but the NL West was so tight at the end of the season that the Dodgers and Colorado Rockies had to play Game 163 to break the tie at the top of the division.

The Dodgers have battled throughout the postseason, and just won the first winner-take-all game of the playoffs in the National League Championship Series. The Red Sox, on the other hand, finished off the Astros on Thursday, and have five days to rest before the World Series begins on Tuesday. There will be more odds released once both teams announce their starters, but these early odds should have fans of both teams breathing easy — the Red Sox are favored, but the Dodgers aren’t far behind.

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2018 NLCS: Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angeles Dodgers
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Milwaukee Brewers' Jesus Aguilar and Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado have words during the 10th inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado reacts after scoring on a Cody Bellinger walk-off hit during the 13th inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 2-1 to tie the series at 2-2.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Manny Machado de los Dodgers de Los Ángeles anota la carrera de la victoria frente al receptor Erik Kratz de los Cerveceros de Milwaukee en el cuarto juego de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Nacional. Los Dodgers ganaron 2-1 tras 13 innings. (AP Foto/Mark J. Terrill)
Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun hits an RBI double during the first inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger can't catch a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers' Travis Shaw during the sixth inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig can't catch a two-run home run hit by Milwaukee Brewers' Orlando Arcia during the seventh inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig (66) breaks a bat after striking out during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Milwaukee Brewers' Orlando Arcia celebrates his home run with third base coach Ed Sedar during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner (10) celebrates with manager Dave Roberts (30) after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Milwaukee Brewers' Orlando Arcia (3) celebrates as he runs bases after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Enrique Hernandez (14) fields a grounder by Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain during the first inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after retiring the side in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 13: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers fields the ball against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning in Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 13, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers licks his bat during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Liz Roscher is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at lizroscher@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter at @lizroscher.

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