Odds To Win The 2013 World Series As Of Right Now – Playoff Quick Notes
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Odds To Win the World Series:
LA Dodgers +250
Boston Red Sox +350
Detroit Tigers +450
St. Louis Cardinals +600
Atlanta Braves +800
Oakland Athletics +800
Cincinnati Reds +1500
Pittsburgh Pirates +1700
Tampa Bay Rays +1800
Cleveland Indians +2000
Texas Rangers +2000
Cardinals Clinch the NL Central Sept.27/2013
Simply put, the Vegas folks that the Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorite to win the World Series. Now this is my preseason pick, so I hope they are right, however +250 is not any value worth throwing down a few Benjamin Franklin’s for.
Boston is in 2nd, and wouldn’t that be something, if the two teams that engineered the biggest trade of 2012, meet in the Fall Classic? I don’t think this will happen either, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t.
The Tigers and Cardinals are the 3 and 4 seeds currently and respectively, probably based on their playoff track record and ALL – Star Lineups.
I don’t like picking Detroit without Miguel Cabrera 100 % right now at that clip.
The value picks will lie with the Oakland Athletics and Atlanta Braves. As a betting expert, i would tell you the value is great with these 5 and 6 seeds, because in a 5 game series anything could happen.
I will get more into individual series breakdowns tomorrow as the playoff prediction blog I will write, yet I am saying that +800 for the Braves and A’s is worth it.
If they were to upset in the LDS Round, with that kind of odds pending for the World Series Title, you could then hedge your bets to assume a nice profit – with winning back your original stake as a safeguard.
I also like the Reds at +1500 and the Rays for +1800.
With their hit and miss pitching staffs, they could advance through the Wild Card Game (TB has not ensured itself of a playoff berth either mind you).
Just another quick note, back in May, I put $20 on the Tampa Bay Rays to win the World Series at +2200. I am already in the position to cover my original bet if they can make the Wild Card Game.
I like the way the Rays conduct business, and I have stated in various tweets the last 24 hours, the Tampa Bay franchise has now had 5 – 90 Win+ Seasons in the last 6 years.
Joe Maddon has guided the club to a record of 548 – 422 in that time – frame, which trails just the New York Yankees for #1 in victories since the start of the 2012 year,
Now that the Pinstripers are out of contention, I hope the A’s and Rays can meet in the ALCS. This would ensure one of the lowest salaried teams would make the 2013 World Series.
Detroit and Boston rival each other with Team Payrolls in the mid $100 MIL’s, while Texas is just below that total by about $20 MIL. Cleveland would be third in payroll if they made the playoffs with the Rays and Athletics.
The National League features the Dodgers hovering at around a $225 MIL Payroll, and the Cards are just north of $100 MIL. Atlanta and Cincinnati are fairy similar in their payrolls, while Pittsburgh has the lowest payroll out of the NL Playoffs.
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Posted on September 28, 2013, in MLB Teams: Articles and Analysis, Playoffs, The Rest: Everything Baseball and tagged 2013 ALCS, 2013 ALDS, 2013 ALL - Star Game MLB, 2013 MLB playoffs, 2013 NLCS, 2013 NLDS, 2013 World Series MLB, @MLBreports on twitter, al central, AL West, Atlanta Braves, Chuck Booth. fastest 30 ballgames, cincinnati reds, cleveland indians, la dodgers, miguel cabrera, moneyball, new york yankees, NL Central, NL east, nl west, odds to win the world series, pittsburgh pirates, st louis cardinals, tampa bay rays, texas rangers, twitter @chuckbooth3024. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.