Current Odds To Win The 2014 MLB World Series + Best Value Bets

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer): 

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An absolutely abysmal week for predicting which teams would jump on the leaderboard for odds.

Even though I did go 4 – 6 in the weeks prognostications, I pegged the massive loss for the Rockies.

This team plummeted from a +4000 to a +10000 odd to win the Fall Classic.  I had the Indians (who skyrocketed from +8000 – +5500 by virtue of a 6 game win streak.)

The Reds also have  a +5500 odd, as oppose to +6600.

The Jays are all the way up to tied for 5th on the favorite board, going from +1600 to +850.

Baltimore, Boston and New York all took drops in odds this week that were fairly minor.

Best Bets on the Board Last Week To This Week (Value wise)

1.  Boston  +2200 (+2800)  LOSS

2.. New York +2000 (+2200) LOSS

3.  Cincinnati +6600 (+5500) WIN

4.  Baltimore +3500 (+4000) LOSS

5. Cleveland +8000 (+5500) WIN

Worst odds on the board Last Week to this  Week (Value Wise)

1. Toronto +1600 (+850) LOSS

2.  LA Angels +1200 (+1400) WIN

3. Seattle +5000 (+4000) LOSS

4. Oakland +800 (+600) LOSS

5.  Colorado +4000 (+10000) WIN

Odds To Win The 2014 World Series This Week (Last Week Odd)

1.   Detroit Tigers +550 (+550)

Not a good odd considering the team is 4 – 14 in their last 18.

2. Oakland A’s +600 (Up From +800)

Don’t like this odd once the playoffs start.  No dominant ace.

T3.  LA Dodgers +800 (+800)

No way the Dodgers and Giants should be tied.  SF holds a 8.5 Games Lead and should be higher.  LA could still go for a run in the postseason even as a wildcard club.

T3. San Fran +800 (Up From +900)’

This is a great odd with such a big divisional lead.

T5.  Washington Nationals +850 ( Up From +1000)

The team is lucky Atlanta cooled off.

 T5. Toronto Blue Jays +850 (Up From +1600)

While I like the Canadian team for a playoff birth, I can’t pick them in the postseason.

7. St. Louis Cardinals +1000 (Down From +900)

Cards 5 games out, and are 3 – 9 in their last 12 games.  Should be more of a longshot.

8. Atlanta Braves +1200 (Down From +1000)

This odd is legit.

9. Los Angeles Angels +1400 Down From +1200)

A brutal stretch where the A’s swept them, and the Astros played them tough.

10 . Milwaukee Brewers +2000 (Up From +2500)

The Brew Crew have a nice lead in the division despite going 20 – 20 in their last 40 games.  This odd is about right.

11. New York Yankees +2200 (Down From +2000)

The Bronx Bombers should be lower for the odd.  This betting entity must believe what the MLB reports does, that this squad will make some trades.

12. Boston Red Sox +2800 (Down From +2200)

The Red Sox 9 games out in the East,  but only 4 behind a playoff spot.

T13.  Baltimore Orioles +4000 (Down From +3500)

The O’s offense is heating up..  Pitching help on the way.  They could be a force.  Nice odd here.

T13. Seattle Mariners +4000 (UP From+5000) 

The M’s always fall once they climb over .500.  Destined to be a break even team as constituted.

15. Pittsburgh Pirates +4500 (+4500)

Bucs perfectly pegged with this mark.

T16.  Texas Rangers +5500 (Down From +3500)

Team is only 1.5 Games out of playoff bar, have Darvish, and could wheel and deal for other Pitchers, and offense is playing better.

T16. Cincinnati Reds +5500 (UP From +6600)

Joey Votto coming back soon.  Cincy just 3 games out of the playoffs.. Winning pedigree for the last several years.

T16. Cleveland Indians +5500  (UP From +8000)

Have won 6 games in a row, have pulled within 3 games of the Tigers, and have a nice division to play in

19. Kansas City Royals +8000 (Down From +5000)

The Royals have gone 5 – 3 in their last 8 games, and have dropped this much?  2.5 Games behind the Wild Card, and 4 behind Detroit.  Still a talented squad that went 47 – 34 in the last 81 games in 2013.

T20. Colorado Rockies +10000 (Down From +4000)

Rockies going the wrong way.  This happens every year.  Fast Start. cool down after Memorial Day.

T20. Miami Marlins +10000 (+10000)

Hold a Wild Card Slot after getting happy on the Rays this week.  The odd is par for the course.

T22.   Chicago White Sox +15000 (+15000)

Jose Abreu and Chris Sale, and 2.5 Games back off Detroit, and just 1 off the Wild Card Leaders.  Good Value there.

T22. Tampa Bay Rays +15000 (Down From +4500)

Massive slide with 10 games lost in a row, and this year may be the season they never get back on track.

T24.   San Diego Padres +25000 (Down From+15000)

Everyone hurt or underperforming.

T24. Minnesota Twins +25000 (+25000)

Twins playing .500, but not enough pitching.

26.  New York Mets +30000  (+30000)

Mets aren’t doing anything

27.   Philadelphia Phillies +50000 (Down From +15000)

Bad team, coach should be fired.

28.   Arizona Diamondbacks +75000 (Down From +50000)

I will tell you what.  This team shouldn’t be the 28th favorite here.  For a few dollars wager, this team might get back in the race for the Wild Card anyway.

29.  Chicago Cubs +125000 (Up From +150000)

Nope.

30.   Houston Astros +200000 (+200000)

If they had a stud pitcher to bring up, this might be a nice play for the value.

Best Bets on the Board This Week (Value wise)

1.  Baltimore +4000

2. Cleveland +5500

3. Cincinnati +5500

4. Texas +5500

5. Milwaukee +2000

Worst odds on the board This Week  (Value Wise)

1. Oakland +600

2. Toronto +850

3. LA Dodgers +800

4. New York +2200

5.  Detroit +550

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About chuckbooth3023

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 . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at http://mlbreports.com/183in2015/229sked2015/
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