Oddsmaker bovada.lv is back with new odds on the 2015 World Series, reflecting bettors’ actions heading out of the hot stove league and into the first week of spring training action.
In the National League Central, the big news is that a little of the bloom is off the ascension of the Chicago Cubs, who were the division favorite back in December. Chicago stormed from back in the pack at 50/1 at the end of the season to 12/1 then and are at 14/1 now.
The St. Louis Cardinals returned to the division’s top spot and to their odds from October, back at 12/1 from 14/1 late in 2014. They are fourth overall and third in the National League.
The tie between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals at the top has been broken with the Nats the new betting favorite at 7/1. The Boston Red Sox remain at the top of the AL, sliding a bit from 9/1 to 10/1 to win the World Series. The current champion San Francisco Giants are among four clubs, including the Cubs, at 14/1.
The other three clubs in the National League Central – the Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds – remain in the bottom half of the 30 teams. The Bucs improved slightly since last time, while the Brewers and Reds especially, are skidding in the wrong direction – unless you like long odds, that is.
Red indicates longer odds while green denotes shorter odds compared to last time. NL Central clubs in bold.
|Odds to win 2015 World Series||as of 10/30/14||12/15/14||3/4/15|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||15/2||15/2||17/2|
|Boston Red Sox||22/1||9/1||10/1|
|St. Louis Cardinals||12/1||14/1||12/1|
|Los Angeles Angels||10/1||12/1||14/1|
|San Diego Padres||66/1||40/1||14/1|
|San Francisco Giants||12/1||14/1||14/1|
|Chicago White Sox||40/1||28/1||16/1|
|Toronto Blue Jays||33/1||18/1||25/1|
|Kansas City Royals||16/1||20/1||28/1|
|New York Mets||40/1||25/1||28/1|
|New York Yankees||22/1||25/1||33/1|
|Tampa Bay Rays||33/1||66/1||66/1|
Following are League title odds as well as the six division chases. St. Louis is at 6/1 to reach the World Series.
|Odds to win AL Championship||3/4/15||Odds to win NL Championship||3/4/15|
|Boston Red Sox||11/2||Washington Nationals||3/1|
|Los Angeles Angels||6/1||Los Angeles Dodgers||9/2|
|Seattle Mariners||7/1||St. Louis Cardinals||6/1|
|Chicago White Sox||15/2||Chicago Cubs||15/2|
|Detroit Tigers||8/1||San Diego Padres||15/2|
|Cleveland Indians||9/1||San Francisco Giants||8/1|
|Toronto Blue Jays||10/1||New York Mets||14/1|
|Oakland Athletics||12/1||Pittsburgh Pirates||14/1|
|Baltimore Orioles||14/1||Miami Marlins||16/1|
|Kansas City Royals||14/1||Atlanta Braves||28/1|
|New York Yankees||14/1||Cincinnati Reds||28/1|
|Texas Rangers||22/1||Milwaukee Brewers||33/1|
|Houston Astros||28/1||Arizona Diamondbacks||50/1|
|Tampa Bay Rays||28/1||Colorado Rockies||75/1|
|Minnesota Twins||50/1||Philadelphia Phillies||75/1|
The Cardinals are 5/4 favorites to take the Central. With the Braves rebuilding, the Nationals would appear by the odds to have the smoothest sailing of any club to win its division.
|Odds to Win AL East||3/4/15||Odds to Win AL Central||3/4/15||Odds to Win AL West||3/4/15|
|Boston Red Sox||2/1||Chicago White Sox||9/4||Los Angeles Angels||8/5|
|Baltimore Orioles||7/2||Detroit Tigers||9/4||Seattle Mariners||8/5|
|Toronto Blue Jays||11/4||Kansas City Royals||9/2||Oakland Athletics||9/2|
|New York Yankees||9/2||Cleveland Indians||11/5||Texas Rangers||7/1|
|Tampa Bay Rays||7/1||Minnesota Twins||18/1||Houston Astros||16/1|
|Odds to Win NL East||3/4/15||Odds to Win NL Central||3/4/15||Odds to Win NL West||3/4/15|
|Washington Nationals||1/3||St. Louis Cardinals||5/4||Los Angeles Dodgers||1/2|
|New York Mets||5/1||Chicago Cubs||5/2||San Diego Padres||7/2|
|Miami Marlins||6/1||Pittsburgh Pirates||11/4||San Francisco Giants||7/2|
|Atlanta Braves||16/1||Cincinnati Reds||12/1||Arizona Diamondbacks||33/1|
|Philadelphia Phillies||50/1||Milwaukee Brewers||12/1||Colorado Rockies||50/1|
As the season continues, the 2015 odds will shift and shift again. I will present periodic updates as warranted.
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