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Cardinals World Championship odds improve

Back in April, the folks at Bovada.lv provided a set of odds on a number of Major League Baseball-related races. Recently, they provided a refresh so I thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast then versus now.

In this installment, we look at the odds to win the six divisions, then the two league championships and finally, the World Series. The first manager to be fired odds are also listed for your interest.

Notice how the St. Louis Cardinals’ odds have evolved from the start of the season until June.

First manager fired

First manager fired April June
Don Mattingly no line 7/4
Mike Scioscia 12/1 9/4
Ron Roenicke 7/1 5/1
John Gibbons 20/1 7/1
Eric Wedge 8/1 7/1
Charlie Manuel 4/1 10/1
Terry Collins 10/1 12/1
Ned Yost 9/1 12/1
Bud Black 9/2 15/1
Ron Gardenhire 5/1 15/1
Joe Girardi 15/2 15/1

Divisions

Odds to Win AL East April June Odds to Win NL East April June
Boston Red Sox 11/4 2/1 Atlanta Braves 1/1 1/3
Tampa Bay Rays 9/2 11/4 Washington Nationals 6/5 2/1
Baltimore Orioles 9/2 13/4 Philadelphia Phillies 13/2 18/1
New York Yankees 3/1 13/4 New York Mets 12/1 50/1
Toronto Blue Jays 5/2 15/1 Miami Marlins 200/1 1000/1
Odds to Win AL Cent April June Odds to Win NL Cent April June
Detroit Tigers 2/7 1/3 Cincinnati Reds 10/11 11/10
Cleveland Indians 9/1 4/1 St. Louis Cardinals 7/5 11/10
Chicago White Sox 12/1 12/1 Pittsburgh Pirates 7/1 9/2
Kansas City Royals 11/2 15/1 Milwaukee Brewers 18/1 66/1
Minnesota Twins 20/1 15/1 Chicago Cubs 25/1 100/1
Odds to Win AL West April June Odds to Win NL West April June
Texas Rangers 7/4 1/2 San Francisco Giants 7/5 6/5
Oakland Athletics 9/5 2/1 Arizona Diamondbacks 9/2 3/2
Los Angeles Angels 7/4 7/1 Colorado Rockies 7/1 13/2
Seattle Mariners 18/1 50/1 Los Angeles Dodgers 7/5 8/1
Houston Astros 200/1 300/1 San Diego Padres 40/1 15/1

Leagues

Odds to win AL April June Odds to win NL April June
Detroit Tigers 4/1 3/1 Atlanta Braves 7/2 4/1
Texas Rangers 13/2 4/1 St. Louis Cardinals 8/1 4/1
Boston Red Sox 10/1 7/1 Cincinnati Reds 6/1 5/1
New York Yankees 10/1 8/1 San Francisco Giants 6/1 6/1
Tampa Bay Rays 14/1 9/1 Washington Nationals 4/1 6/1
Baltimore Orioles 12/1 10/1 Arizona Diamondbacks 16/1 9/1
Oakland Athletics 8/1 10/1 Pittsburgh Pirates 33/1 11/1
Cleveland Indians 25/1 12/1 Colorado Rockies 25/1 15/1
Los Angeles Angels 5/1 14/1 Los Angeles Dodgers 9/2 15/1
Toronto Blue Jays 13/2 16/1 Philadelphia Phillies 15/1 20/1
Chicago White Sox 22/1 40/1 San Diego Padres 75/1 50/1
Kansas City Royals 18/1 40/1 New York Mets 33/1 75/1
Minnesota Twins 50/1 60/1 Milwaukee Brewers 40/1 125/1
Seattle Mariners 50/1 100/1 Chicago Cubs 66/1 150/1
Houston Astros 200/1 500/1 Miami Marlins 350/1 1500/1

World Series

Odds to win World Series April June
Detroit Tigers 7/1 13/2
Atlanta Braves 15/2 8/1
St. Louis Cardinals 16/1 8/1
Texas Rangers 14/1 17/2
Cincinnati Reds 14/1 12/1
San Francisco Giants 12/1 12/1
Washington Nationals 8/1 12/1
Boston Red Sox 20/1 15/1
Baltimore Orioles 25/1 18/1
New York Yankees 20/1 18/1
Tampa Bay Rays 28/1 18/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 33/1 20/1
Oakland Athletics 16/1 22/1
Cleveland Indians 66/1 25/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 66/1 25/1
Los Angeles Angels 10/1 28/1
Colorado Rockies 50/1 33/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 10/1 33/1
Toronto Blue Jays 12/1 33/1
Philadelphia Phillies 30/1 40/1
Chicago White Sox 50/1 75/1
Kansas City Royals 40/1 75/1
Minnesota Twins 100/1 100/1
San Diego Padres 150/1 100/1
New York Mets 66/1 150/1
Seattle Mariners 100/1 200/1
Milwaukee Brewers 100/1 250/1
Chicago Cubs 150/1 300/1
Houston Astros 500/1 1000/1
Miami Marlins 1000/1 5000/1

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15 Responses to “Cardinals World Championship odds improve”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    Molina is fantastic.

    He deserves more help from team-mates not named Beltran.

  2. JumboShrimp says:

    Westbrook has surrendered zero home runs in 50 innings.

  3. blingboy says:

    From Bernie’s column today:

    ” . . . (Westbrook) has thrown 787 pitches this season, and only 28 have resulted in fly balls …”

    Bernie also says Jake has a new pitch this year, a split finger fastball.

    He also reports that Gonzales threw a bullpen at Busch with a crowd of pitchers and staff looking on, but nothing on how it went or reactions.

    • JumboShrimp says:

      If you avoid HRs, K and BB rates are immaterial. While WHIP is a good indicator normally, HRs allowed is a trump statistic, as Westbrook is demonstrating.
      If he has added a split finger, maybe he learned it from Mujica.

      • crdswmn says:

        What utter nonsense.

        Yu Darvish 11 HRs in 2013
        Felix Hernandez 8HRs in 2013
        Max Scherzer 8 HRs in 2013
        Jordan Zimmerman 8HRs in 2013
        Justin Verlander 7HRs in 2013
        Shelby Miller 6 HRs in 2013
        Clayton Kershaw 5 HRs in 2013
        Patrick Corbin 5 HRs in 2013
        Adam Wainwright 4 HRs in 2013

        Please enlighten me as to how Jake Westbrook “trumps” all of the aforementioned pitchers. On second thought, don’t, because I hear if I roll my eyes hard enough they will stick there.

  4. Bw52 says:

    Since Westbrook doesn`t have a dominating pitch and relies on location and smarts 51 innings without a HR is just icing on the xake and adds a veteran presence to a somewhat youthful rotation.Now that is not “utter nonsense”.

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