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As you will see in the odds at the end of this point, the NL top 5 teams are not worth betting for the League Odds, but rather the World Series.
I alluded to this earlier in the year.
For example, the Dodgers are +700 to win the World Series, but are favored at just +275. This is almost 2.5 times the amount. In essence, you would need the Dodgers to pay +140 in the Fall Classic, to make the same as winning the LCS, than betting them for the WS.
LA would probably be a great matchup versus any of the AL teams, and likely favored against all except for the Tigers. The pitching staff is too strong.
The AL has 3 teams totally eliminated from even thinking about playoffs in my view, with the White Sox on the cusp of the threshold.
Give me the Orioles at +1000 any time, as they may have an easier time winning the AL, than in a World Series matchup.
I also love the value of the Indians and Royals, as both teams are within earshot of the 2nd Wild Card leading Yankees and Blue Jays. and just behind the Mariners.
Like we have discussed so often, the AL Central should have the easiest strength of schedule down the last 60 games or so.
The National League only has one team with nice odds to bet, and that is the Milwaukee Brewers. This team has a full roster of health, while they are moving a small gap between the top of the NL Central right now.
Ryan Braun is rounding into form, and if these guys trade for a power hitting 1B for the stretch, look the hell out, as the rest of the Infield and Outfield has above average to great hitters.
There are 7 teams in the NL in which I think are done already, and these clubs should be the providers at the Trade Deadline.
The Senior Circuit is a more top-heavy league, and I believe it will take about 90 wins to clinch a playoff spot, whereas the 2nd AL team may bring in just north of 85 victories to secure a postseason berth.
COLORS – Meaning:
Blue – Poor ODD:
Black – About right odd
Bold Black/no underline – Not worth a risk because not making the playoffs.
Red – Awesome odd
1. OAK +230
2. DET +310
3. LAA +450
T4. TOR +1000
T4 BAL +1000
6. NYY +1200
7. SEA +1400
8. KC +2500
9. TB +2800 (Best Odd On the Board)
10. CLE +3000
11. BOS +3500
12. CWS +15000
13. MIN +25000
14. TEX +75000
15. HOU +150000
1. LAD +275
T2. WSH +400
T2. SF +400
4. STL +500
5. MIL +800
6. ATL +850
7. PIT +1400
8. CIN +2500
9 NYM. +10000
10. MIA +12500
11. PHI +25000
12. SD +50000
T13. COL +150000
T13. ARI +150000
T13 CHC +150000
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