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.
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.)
|Odds to win AL||April||June||Aug||Sept|
|Boston Red Sox||10/1||7/1||17/4||15/4|
|Tampa Bay Rays||14/1||9/1||4/1||6/1|
|New York Yankees||10/1||8/1||20/1||12/1|
|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|
|Chicago White Sox||22/1||40/1||800/1||NL|
|Odds to win NL||April||June||Aug||Sept|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||9/2||15/1||11/4||3/2|
|St. Louis Cardinals||8/1||4/1||10/3||5/1|
|San Francisco Giants||6/1||6/1||35/1||NL|
|San Diego Padres||75/1||50/1||125/1||NL|
|New York Mets||33/1||75/1||200/1||NL|
|Odds to win World Series||April||June||Aug||Sept|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||10/1||33/1||7/1||13/4|
|Boston Red Sox||20/1||15/1||8/1||15/2|
|St. Louis Cardinals||16/1||8/1||15/2||11/1|
|Tampa Bay Rays||28/1||18/1||17/2||14/1|
|New York Yankees||20/1||18/1||33/1||25/1|
|Kansas City Royals||40/1||75/1||66/1||75/1|
|San Francisco Giants||12/1||12/1||50/1||NL|
|Los Angeles Angels||10/1||28/1||66/1||NL|
|Toronto Blue Jays||12/1||33/1||75/1||NL|
|San Diego Padres||150/1||100/1||250/1||NL|
|New York Mets||66/1||150/1||300/1||NL|
|Chicago White Sox||50/2||75/1||NL||NL|
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