Odds To Win The 2013 MLB World Series, Plus Odds To Win The NLCS + ALCS Matchups

Jon Lester will be the biggest key to for the Red Sox to establish early dominance over the Detroit Tigers.  He gets the nod in Game #1 of the ALCS on Saturday at Fenway Park.  The Boston team is favored to win the World Series out of the 4 remaining teams.  This makes sense - as they have home park advantage via the best AL record, plus the American League won the ALL - Star Game this summer for the "Fall Classic Series.'

Jon Lester will be the biggest key to for the Red Sox to establish early dominance over the Detroit Tigers. He gets the nod in Game #1 of the ALCS on Saturday at Fenway Park. The Boston team is favored to win the World Series out of the 4 remaining teams. This makes sense – as they have home park advantage via the best AL record, plus the American League won the ALL – Star Game this summer for the “Fall Classic Series.’

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Odds To Win the World Series:

Boston Red Sox +225

LA Dodgers +240

Detroit Tigers +270

St. Louis Cardinals +360

 

Zack Greinke led the NL in Win Pctg this season, with a mark of 15 - 4 (.789).  Had Carlos Quentin not charged him, he may have had a shot at 20 wins.  The Dodgers were the best road team in the MLB with a 45 - 36 record.  Having the Los Angeles as the favorite in the Series is simple - if Greinke throws like an ace, he could be the difference in the matchup, as Kershaw and Wainwright will probably offset one another.

Zack Greinke led the NL in Win Pctg this season, with a mark of 15 – 4 (.789). Had Carlos Quentin not charged him, he may have had a shot at 20 wins. The Dodgers were the best road team in the MLB with a 45 – 36 record – and will need to keep it with playing a potential of 4 Road Games this Series. Having the Los Angeles as the favorite in the Series is simple – if Greinke throws like an ace, he could be the difference in the matchup, as Kershaw and Wainwright will probably offset one another.

Well yesterday was entertaining.  I told mostly everyone in my network to bet Justin Verlander and his Tigers vs the A’s.

I was paid out nicely at -107 for the wager.  That was simply to good of an odd to ignore.

What I love about http://www.bet365.com – is that they let you bet live.  Once the Tigers took a 3 – 0 lead in the game, Oakland went up to +400 in the 6th Inning.

Simply to cover a $150 profit, I put a $48 Bet to net the same profit for either team winning at that time.

Hedging is something most bettors like to do.  Sure, you take some of the profits away, however this is a great way to be conservative.

I have taught a lot of people who to do this aspect.

For the purpose of the game last night, I am never convinced of the Tigers with any lead in that Bullpen, plus the A’s have staged some late game heroics.

So what is my best pick for this series?

I like the way the site advertised the odd for Boston and Detroit.  The Red Sox are a clear cut favorite with their rest Started Pitching, and holding home park advantage.

Detroit had to exercise Verlander and Max Scherzer in Game #4 and #5 to the fullest.  This will probably be the decisive factor in this Series.  This was another reason why it was so crucial to knock Tampa Bay out in 4.

Take Boston to win the ALCS at -135.  This is a decent value odd.  If you are betting on Detroit, then why not wait a game first.  If the Tigers lose Game #1, the odd will be substantially higher afterwards.

Bet on Detroit after Game #2.

As for the Dodgers and Cardinals Series, I think the LA will win the Series, however how can you go wrong at +125 for those ‘Zombie Cardinals?”

There is good value in this team for that.  They possess home park advantage in the Series, and have won 6 out of their last 7 playoff Series.

If you want to bet on the Cardinals, here is what I suggest.  Bet the team after Game #1.  Also, I would put money on the Dodgers taking Game #1 for this.

It is best to wait until the Cardinals have their backs against the wall to start betting them.  They typically are outstanding when trailing a series, and even better when facing elimination.

Odds To Win the NLCS Game #1 Friday Oct.11/2013

Los Angeles (Greinke -121) @ St. Louis Cardinals (+111)

Los Angeles is the Pick Of the Day

Odds To Win the NLCS

Los Angeles Dodgers -145  vs St. Louis Cardinals +125

Odds To Win the ALCS

Boston Red Sox -135 vs Detroit Tigers +115

Odds Courtesy of http://www.bet365.com

Prince Fielder was signed to a 9 YR/$214 MIL contract before the start of the 2013 season.  He is not Slugging as much as his Brewers days, however his OBP is just slightly lower.  Fielder has a chance to have a Hall of Fame Career.  If he can bring a World Series to Detroit, he will enhance his chances.  The Big man has to step up in this series vs the Red Sox, as offense will be at a bigger premium against the Red Sox.

Prince Fielder was signed to a 9 YR/$214 MIL contract before the start of the 2013 season. He is not Slugging as much as his Brewers days, however his OBP is just slightly lower. Fielder has a chance to have a Hall of Fame Career. If he can bring a World Series to Detroit, he will enhance his chances. The Big man has to step up in this series vs the Red Sox, as offense will be at a bigger premium against Boston.  If Detroit had a health Miguel Cabrera, I am sure they would be the odds on favorite instead of the Beantowners.

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I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker

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