Friday, March 28, 2014

MLB World Series Odds.

Courtesy of Bovada via Yahoo! Sports:

Odds to win the 2014 World Series      Los Angeles Dodgers — 13/2
St. Louis Cardinals — 8/1
Detroit Tigers — 9/1
Boston Red Sox — 12/1
Tampa Bay Rays — 12/1
Washington Nationals — 12/1
New York Yankees —  14/1
San Francisco Giants — 16/1
Texas Rangers — 16/1
Oakland Athletics — 18/1
Atlanta Braves — 20/1
Los Angeles Angels — 20/1
Cincinnati Reds — 22/1
Pittsburgh Pirates —  28/1
Seattle Mariners — 28/1
Baltimore Orioles — 33/1
Kansas City Royals — 33/1
Philadelphia Phillies — 33/1
Toronto Blue Jays — 33/1
Cleveland Indians —  40/1
Arizona Diamondbacks — 50/1
Chicago White Sox — 50/1
San Diego Padres —  50/1
Chicago Cubs —  66/1
Milwaukee Brewers — 66/1
Colorado Rockies — 75/1
New York Mets — 75/1
Miami Marlins — 100/1
Minnesota Twins — 100/1
Houston Astros —  200/1

There are some interesting numbers in there.

I like Tampa Bay at 12/1 and the Oakland A's at 18/1.  If you're looking for a longshot that has an outside chance at paying off you could do worse than the Pittsburgh Pirates at 28/1 or the Kansas City Royals at 33/1. While both teams have long been considered bottom feeders, they are both young teams stocked with a ton of talent who have been getting better year over year.

If I were laying a bet today  however I'd take the Cincinnati Reds at 22/1. 

For one, I think the Cardinals are going to fall back to Earth this year and, two, I think the Reds underachieved last year and are due a bounce-back season.  They are solid, though not spectacular, at every position and have good depth on the mound. And while they wouldn't be my pre-season pick to win it all (That would be the Dodgers  in line with pretty much everyone else) I wouldn't be surprised to see them in the mix.  Of course, the thing about long-shots is that they are typically not your first choice right?

Of course, the ALstros are bringing up the rear (some books have them at 250/1) again. *sigh*

At some point we're going to have Major League Baseball back in Houston.  Maybe.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comment Policy:Any comment containing profanity or presonal attacks will be disallowed. Repeated violations will get you marked as SPAM. Real name is preferred, fake names will be carefully considered before being allowed. If your on-line moniker is so widely known as to be a clear identifier, that's OK too. If your comment doesn't appear, give it some time. I do have a day job.

Sports Section