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2014 Major League Baseball odds – May update

With a month-plus of the 2014 regular season on the books, it is a good time to check Bovada’s (www.Bovada.lv) most recent regular and post-season odds for all 30 Major League Baseball teams. This time around, we compare the current divisional, league and World Series odds across MLB to the odds before and after spring training. Also included are National League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award candidates.

Odds to win World Series March 5 March 28 May 1
Detroit Tigers 9/1 9/1 13/2
Los Angeles Dodgers 13/2 13/2 15/2
New York Yankees 14/1 14/1 10/1
St. Louis Cardinals 8/1 15/2 10/1
Atlanta Braves 20/1 16/1 11/1
Washington Nationals 12/1 10/1 11/1
Oakland Athletics 18/1 20/1 12/1
Boston Red Sox 12/1 12/1 14/1
Milwaukee Brewers 66/1 66/1 14/1
San Francisco Giants 16/1 16/1 14/1
Texas Rangers 16/1 16/1 16/1
Los Angeles Angels 20/1 20/1 20/1
Tampa Bay Rays 12/1 12/1 20/1
Toronto Blue Jays 33/1 25/1 25/1
Baltimore Orioles 33/1 33/1 33/1
Kansas City Royals 33/1 33/1 33/1
Cincinnati Reds 22/1 25/1 40/1
Cleveland Indians 40/1 40/1 50/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 28/1 28/1 50/1
Seattle Mariners 28/1 33/1 50/1
Colorado Rockies 75/1 75/1 66/1
New York Mets 75/1 75/1 66/1
Chicago White Sox 50/1 66/1 75/1
Philadelphia Phillies 33/1 33/1 75/1
San Diego Padres 50/1 50/1 100/1
Miami Marlins 100/1 100/1 150/1
Minnesota Twins 100/1 100/1 150/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 50/1 50/1 200/1
Chicago Cubs 66/1 75/1 500/1
Houston Astros 200/1 250/1 500/1

The Cardinals have slid to 10/1 to win it all, but still trail only the Dodgers among National League clubs.

Odds to win AL Pennant March 5 March 28 May 1 Odds to win NL Pennant March 5 March 28 May 1
Detroit Tigers 17/4 4/1 13/4 Los Angeles Dodgers 11/4 3/1 7/2
New York Yankees 13/2 13/2 6/1 St. Louis Cardinals 19/4 9/2 7/2
Oakland Athletics 9/1 9/1 6/1 Washington Nationals 11/2 5/1 5/1
Boston Red Sox 6/1 6/1 15/2 Atlanta Braves 9/1 8/1 11/2
Texas Rangers 8/1 8/1 8/1 Milwaukee Brewers 28/1 33/1 7/1
Los Angeles Angels 11/1 11/1 10/1 San Francisco Giants 15/2 15/2 7/1
Tampa Bay Rays 6/1 6/1 10/1 Cincinnati Reds 10/1 10/1 18/1
Toronto Blue Jays 16/1 14/1 12/1 Pittsburgh Pirates 14/1 16/1 25/1
Kansas City Royals 16/1 16/1 14/1 Colorado Rockies 40/1 40/1 28/1
Baltimore Orioles 16/1 16/1 16/1 New York Mets 33/1 33/1 33/1
Cleveland Indians 20/1 20/1 22/1 Philadelphia Phillies 16/1 18/1 40/1
Seattle Mariners 14/1 16/1 25/1 San Diego Padres 25/1 25/1 50/1
Chicago White Sox 25/1 33/1 40/1 Miami Marlins 50/1 50/1 75/1
Minnesota Twins 50/1 50/1 66/1 Arizona Diamondbacks 22/1 22/1 100/1
Houston Astros 100/1 125/1 250/1 Chicago Cubs 28/1 40/1 200/1

One would expect the League-winning odds to follow suit from the World Series, but they don’t, exactly. The Dodgers and the Cards are co-favorites in terms of the betting line. Those who got 33/1 odds on the Brewers a month ago must be feeling pretty hopeful.

Odds to Win AL East March 5 March 28 May 1
Odds to Win NL East March 5 March 28 May 1
New York Yankees 12/5 12/5 2/1 Atlanta Braves 5/4 3/2 4/5
Boston Red Sox 11/5 11/5 11/4 Washington Nationals 1/1 5/7 5/4
Tampa Bay Rays 11/5 11/5 3/1 New York Mets 18/1 16/1 12/1
Toronto Blue Jays 7/1 7/1 11/2 Philadelphia Phillies 15/2 10/1 20/1
Baltimore Orioles 7/1 7/1 11/2 Miami Marlins 25/1 33/1 40/1
Odds to Win AL Central March 5 March 28 May 1 Odds to Win NL Central March 5 March 28 May 1
Detroit Tigers 4/9 4/9 4/11 St. Louis Cardinals 4/7 2/3 11/10
Kansas City Royals 4/1 9/2 7/2 Milwaukee Brewers 14/1 10/1 11/10
Cleveland Indians 7/1 11/1 9/1 Cincinnati Reds 15/4 7/2 8/1
Chicago White Sox 8/1 12/1 12/1 Pittsburgh Pirates 15/4 15/4 12/1
Minnesota Twins 33/1 25/1 25/1 Chicago Cubs 25/1 33/1 150/1
Odds to Win AL West March 5 March 28 May 1 Odds to Win NL West March 5 March 28 May 1
Oakland Athletics 2/1 2/1 6/5 Los Angeles Dodgers 1/2 1/2 1/2
Texas Rangers 7/4 7/4 9/5 San Francisco Giants 13/4 7/2 9/4
Los Angeles Angels 9/4 9/4 3/1 Colorado Rockies 16/1 16/1 13/2
Seattle Mariners 7/1 7/1 12/1 San Diego Padres 10/1 10/1 25/1
Houston Astros 50/1 50/1 200/1 Arizona Diamondbacks 8/1 7/1 50/1

In looking at the divisions, and specifically the NL Central, the Brewers pulled even with the Cardinals while the other three clubs are falling away. In the two East Divisions, the Yankees and Braves pulled ahead.

Odds to Win the 2014 NL MVP May 1 Odds to Win the 2014 NL Cy Young May 1
Troy Tulowitzki (COL) 3/1 Adam Wainwright (STL) 7/2
Andrew McCutchen (PIT) 5/1 Jose Fernandez (MIA) 6/1
Justin Upton (ATL) 11/2 Clayton Kershaw (LAD) 6/1
Adrian Gonzalez (LAD) 9/1 Johnny Cueto (CIN) 15/2
Yadier Molina (STL)
9/1 Zack Greinke (LAD) 15/2
Ryan Braun (MIL) 10/1 Julio Teheran (ATL) 12/1
Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) 10/1 Kyle Lohse (MIL) 15/1
Chase Utley (PHI) 12/1 Tim Hudson (SF) 15/1
Paul Goldschmidt (ARI) 15/1 Ervin Santana (ATL) 15/1
Charlie Blackmon (COL) 16/1 Yovani Gallardo (MIL) 20/1
Justin Morneau (COL) 16/1 Gio Gonzalez (WAS) 20/1
Joey Votto (CIN) 18/1 Cliff Lee (PHI) 20/1
Freddie Freeman (ATL) 18/1 Lance Lynn (STL) 20/1
Adam Wainwright (STL)
50/1 Michael Wacha (STL) 20/1
Stephen Strasburg (WAS) 25/1
Dan Haren (LAD) 33/1
Alfredo Simon (CIN) 33/1
Aaron Harang (ATL) 40/1

Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright appear on the MVP lists, but may need a lot of help. While Wainwright is the early Cy Young Award favorite, I find it interesting that one can get the same odds for Michael Wacha and Lance Lynn. Shelby Miller is not listed.

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5 Responses to “2014 Major League Baseball odds – May update”

  1. kray66 says:

    Yadi for MVP might be a good bet. He’s got to win it one of these years, right?

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