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Cardinals sliding in September Major League Baseball odds

Back in April, the folks at Bovada.lv provided a set of odds on a number of Major League Baseball-related races. I updated them back in June and again in August.

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 early September odds to win the two league championships and the World Series.

In the American League, the Detroit Tigers remain on top. The Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers have improved while the A’s and Rays slipped since August.

The Los Angeles Dodgers remain the National League favorite. Atlanta and Pittsburgh improved a tick.

For the NL pennant, the Cardinals have dropped from 10/3 in August to 5/1 in September. To win the World Series, the fall is greater – from 15/2 to 11/1 currently.

In case you are wondering where the MVP and Cy Young Award odds went, Bovada has pulled them down. Here is the explanation from Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager.

“With just around 20 games left we are not re-opening our MVP or Cy Young odds as I cannot see how anyone but Cabrera, Scherzer, and Kershaw can win. McCutchen may be the only one who is not a sure thing, but with the fact that the Pirates are having their best season in 20 years and that he is such a complete player, this one is also a no-brainer.”

(In the tables below, the teams are ordered by current odds.)

American League

Odds to win AL April June Aug Sept
Detroit Tigers 4/1 3/1 7/2 2/1
Boston Red Sox 10/1 7/1 17/4 15/4
Texas Rangers 13/2 4/1 7/1 5/1
Oakland Athletics 8/1 10/1 4/1 6/1
Tampa Bay Rays 14/1 9/1 4/1 6/1
New York Yankees 10/1 8/1 20/1 12/1
Baltimore Orioles 12/1 10/1 8/1 14/1
Cleveland Indians 25/1 12/1 12/1 25/1
Kansas City Royals 18/1 40/1 35/1 40/1
Los Angeles Angels 5/2 14/2 33/1 NL
Toronto Blue Jays 13/2 16/1 55/1 NL
Seattle Mariners 50/1 100/1 125/1 NL
Minnesota Twins 50/1 60/1 450/1 NL
Chicago White Sox 22/1 40/1 800/1 NL
Houston Astros 200/1 500/1 NL NL

National League

Odds to win NL April June Aug Sept
Los Angeles Dodgers 9/2 15/1 11/4 3/2
Atlanta Braves 7/2 4/1 10/3 11/4
St. Louis Cardinals 8/1 4/1 10/3 5/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 33/1 11/1 9/2 5/1
Cincinnati Reds 6/1 5/1 13/2 13/2
Washington Nationals 4/1 6/1 18/1 40/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 16/1 9/1 12/1 75/1
San Francisco Giants 6/1 6/1 35/1 NL
Colorado Rockies 25/1 15/1 45/1 NL
Philadelphia Phillies 15/1 20/1 60/1 NL
San Diego Padres 75/1 50/1 125/1 NL
New York Mets 33/1 75/1 200/1 NL
Chicago Cubs 66/1 150/1 400/1 NL
Milwaukee Brewers 40/1 125/1 NL NL
Miami Marlins 350/1 1500/1 NL NL

World Series

Odds to win World Series April June Aug Sept
Los Angeles Dodgers 10/1 33/1 7/1 13/4
Detroit Tigers 7/1 13/2 6/1 19/4
Atlanta Braves 15/2 8/1 7/1 13/2
Boston Red Sox 20/1 15/1 8/1 15/2
Texas Rangers 14/1 17/2 14/1 10/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 66/1 25/1 12/1 11/1
St. Louis Cardinals 16/1 8/1 15/2 11/1
Oakland Athletics 16/1 22/1 9/1 12/1
Tampa Bay Rays 28/1 18/1 17/2 14/1
Cincinnati Reds 14/1 12/1 14/1 14/1
New York Yankees 20/1 18/1 33/1 25/1
Baltimore Orioles 25/1 18/1 18/1 28/1
Cleveland Indians 66/1 25/1 28/1 50/1
Kansas City Royals 40/1 75/1 66/1 75/1
Washington Nationals 8/1 12/1 33/1 75/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 33/1 20/1 33/1 200/1
San Francisco Giants 12/1 12/1 50/1 NL
Los Angeles Angels 10/1 28/1 66/1 NL
Colorado Rockies 50/1 33/1 75/1 NL
Toronto Blue Jays 12/1 33/1 75/1 NL
Philadelphia Phillies 30/1 40/1 75/1 NL
San Diego Padres 150/1 100/1 250/1 NL
New York Mets 66/1 150/1 300/1 NL
Seattle Mariners 100/1 200/1 300/1 NL
Chicago Cubs 150/1 300/1 500/1 NL
Minnesota Twins 100/1 100/1 750/1 NL
Milwaukee Brewers 100/1 250/1 2000/1 NL
Houston Astros 500/1 1000/1 5000/1 NL
Miami Marlins 1000/1 5000/1 5000/1 NL
Chicago White Sox 50/2 75/1 NL NL

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