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With the trade deadline coming and going, the new odds have been posted to win the “Fall Classic.”
The consensus among bettors is that the Athletics and Tigers by virtue of their trades are the top favorites.
1st off, there is no way the A’s should be rated higher than Detroit. The Angels are just 1 game behind Oakland, which would force them into the Wild Card Game.
The ‘Motown Boys’ hold a 5 game lead on their nearest Division rival Kansas City, therefore should be a heavier rated club.
Detroit has a playoff pedigree of going to three straight ALCS’s, and the A’s haven’t won a playoff series since 2006.
I am not putting down the A’s, the odds are just so low, that it is not worth a wager.
Tampa Bay is also a big longshot. They should be pegged worse than what they are right now. David Price is not on the squad anymore, and the +5000 is based on the run they did when he was on their staff.
The Rays have climbed from +13000 all the way to +5000 in about a 6 week stretch, however this team is more likely to finish around the .500 mark for the rest of the year.
The Yankees, Blue Jays and Orioles all are formidable opponents for Tampa.
I am surprised the Canadian squad is not taking a beating on their value, as they did not help themselves much near the July.31 deadline.
The Jays are a bad odd this week, however if they can survive until Edwin Encarnacion comes back, they may be a team to look at throwing some cabbage on.
The truth is that the gamblers are becoming wiser as the year continues on. The oddsmakers are following suit, and adjusting the odds accordingly. finding 5 value picks for both ends of the spectrum has become increasingly difficult.
Odds To Win The 2014 World Series This Week (Last Week Odd)
Blue Color Bold – Not Good Value Ranked 1 – 5 in parenthesis
RED Color Bold – Great Value – Ranked 1 – 5 in parenthesis
1. OAK +400 (+500) (4)
2. DET +500 (+600)
3. LAD +700 (+700) (3)
4. LAA +1000 (+750) (2)
5. WSH +1100 (+1000) (1)
6. STL +1200 (+1100) (4)
T7. SF +1400 (+1100)
T7. BAL +1400 (+1800)
T9. ATL +1600 (+1600) (3)
T9. TOR +1600 (+1800) (2)
11. MIL +1800 (+2000)
T12. NYY +2500 (+2000) (5)
T12. PIT +2500 (+3300)
14. SEA +3300 (+2500)
T15. CIN +4000 (+3300)
T15. KC +4000 (+5000)
17. TB +5000 (+8000) (1)
18 CLE +6600 (+5000) (5)
19. MIA +8000 (+20000)
T20. BOS +15000 (+6000)
T20. NYM +15000 (+20000)
T20. CWS +15000 (+30000)
T23. MIN +50000 (+50000)
T23. PHI +50000 (+50000)
25. SD +150000 (+100000)
T26. ARI +300000 (+300000)
T26. CHC +300000 (+300000)
T28. COL +500000 (+300000)
28. TEX +500000 (+200000)
T28. HOU +500000 (+300000)
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