Odds To Win The 2017 MLB World Series
The Indians were our 4th best bet of the week last Friday at +1000 to win the Fall Classic in 2017. Now with the Edwin Encarnacion contract signing, the club has jumped to +700. We have just stated in a recent article today that they should not be below the Red Sox for odds to win the title next year.
Handicappers at the top of their profession always use the Strength of Schedule in their opinions, and with good reason. One could go either way in dealing with the rosters of the Red Sox and Indians, but the biggest difference are the 76 Divisional games the Tribe plays against the Royals, Tigers, Twins and White Sox, where Boston must play the Jays, yankees,O’s and Raus 76 times.
It is also the biggest reason the Nationals will likely stay as our favorite value on the board all off season. The Mets are about the only real competition in the NL East that may provide a hindrance for the Washington franchise to reel in their 2nd straight NL East title. Then it is – do you really think the Cubs should be a 3/1 odd favorite against the Nats in a NLCS matchup – no way.
We also love the Cardinals continuing to be a thorn in Chicago’s side for the 2017 year. St. Louis was a 100 win club in 2015, and fought many nagging injuries in 2016. Now they have a lot more healthy coming back in 2017, and a full year of Alex Reyes. The Red Birds also signed Dexter Fowler away from the Cubs. +2000 is about a 6/1 odd from the oddsmakers for the Cards to win the NL Central.
I have said in previous years that you can never count out the ‘Zombie Cardinals”, as they are always in the playoffs (or like last year, eliminated in the final game.) They could then win the Wild Card Game. I would actually predict the Nationals will win more games than Chicago in 2017. Should that happen. the Cardinals would play the Nats in the NLDS round. You could always hedge a bet later to ensure profit.
Again we love Seattle it is not hard to see how they could win the AL West if Houston can’t add to their Rotation. and then posts similar results to what they did in 2016. Seattle has a nice collection of positional offensive players – with better Starters than the Astros.
I already bet $100 on the Nats at 12/1 odds, and in the same transaction, took the Mariners for $40 at 28/1 – which pays out $1120. Both of these two clubs have never made it to the World Series, so you have to figure one of them is due one of these seasons.
Odds To Win the 2017 World Series
Blue color means best value favorite with odd in parenthesis
Maroon color means worst value with odd in parenthesis
Chicago Cubs +350 (5)
Boston Red Sox +475 (4)
Cleveland Indians +700 (4)
LA Dodgers +1000 (3)
Washington Nationals +1100 (1)
Houston Astros +1400 (5)
SF Giants +1600
Toronto Blue Jays +1600
NY Mets +1800 (5)
NY Yankees +1800 (1)
Texas Rangers +2000 (2)
St. Louis Cardinals +2000 (3)
Seattle Mariners +2800 (2)
KC Royals +3500
Baltimore Orioles +3500
Colorado Rockies +4000
Detroit Tigers +3500 (5)
Pittsburgh Pirates +4500
Miami Marlins +5000
TB Rays +8000
LA Angels +8000
Arizona D’Backs +8000
Chicago White Sox +10000
Philadelphia Phillies +10000
Atlanta Braves +10000
Oakland A’s +15000
Minnesota Twins +17500
Milwaukee Brewers +20000
SD Padres +20000
Cincinnati Reds +22500
By Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner)
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