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2014 MLB World Series Odds: What a Difference a Month Makes

Betting On The 2014 Mlb World Series






By: Chris Dyer (Dirty)


As the 2014 Major League Baseball Season barrels into the dog days of summer most of the teams are starting to settle in and start playing as they will the rest of the season.  We have teams like the Astros who are better than they were last year and have a legit shot of not finishing in the basebament of the American League West if they can play better at home. You have disappointing teams like the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East.  As each of those teams season goes on and they get key players back you expect them to improve. The injury riddled Texas Rangers are playing .500 ball and the Orioles have finally gotten somewhat healthy with Chris Davis back and if he can return anywhere near to what he was last year they can make some noise coupled with the year that Nelson Cruz is having.

I think the two biggest surprises this year has been the surprising start of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Blue Jays offense is off to a blistering start after a mediocre start and have them 10 games over .500 and 4 games up on the Yankees and 4 1/2 game lead over the Orioles.  Do the Blue Jays have the pitching to last all season especially the 35 year old Mark Buehrle, who is 10-1 with a 2.10 ERA. The Pirates are 3 games under 500 now and in 3rd place in the NL Central7 1/2 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers.  The pitching and consistency at the plate haven’t been there for the Pirates so far this year, but there is still plenty of time to turn it around as long as they can keep playing near .500 ball until the 2nd half of the season and make a run.

I think the teams in the AL East and NL East will benefit from playing in each respective leagues worst divisions so far this year (which is not the norm).  The Braves are banged up and have a patchwork pitching staff and are the class of the division so far as the Marlins will not keep up with their problems.  You can honestly say that the Braves may be the only team in the East to finish over .500 the way things are shaking out right now. The mets can’t make a run unless they make some moves and the Phillies can’t either as they are high-salaried as it is.

The oddsmakers sure have been moving the odds to win the 2014 World Series a lot and we know they will adjust them as the season progresses.  I was really shocked to see so much movement on some teams odds over just a month of the season.  These odds are from Bovada.lv Online Sportsbook.

Odds to win the 2014 World Series Teams in red have longer odds, teams in blue have shorter odds, and teams in black stayed the same)
Odds on 5/1/14  Current Odds

Detroit Tigers 13/2  6/1
San Francisco Giants 14/1   7/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 15/2   8/1
Oakland Athletics 12/1   9/1
St. Louis Cardinals 10/1   9/1
Toronto Blue Jays 25/1   10/1
Atlanta Braves 11/1   12/1
Washington Nationals 11/1   14/1
Boston Red Sox 14/1   16/1
Los Angeles Angels 20/1   16/1
Milwaukee Brewers 14/1   16/1
New York Yankees 10/1   16/1
Baltimore Orioles 33/1   25/1
Texas Rangers 16/1   28/1
Cincinnati Reds 40/1   40/1
Colorado Rockies 66/1   50/1
Kansas City Royals 33/1   50/1
Seattle Mariners 50/1 50/1
Tampa Bay Rays 20/1   50/1
Chicago White Sox 75/1   66/1
Cleveland Indians 50/1   66/1
Miami Marlins 150/1   75/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 50/1   75/1
New York Mets 66/1   100/1
Philadelphia Phillies 75/1   150/1
Minnesota Twins 150/1   200/1
San Diego Padres 100/1   200/1
Chicago Cubs 500/1   250/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 200/1   500/1
Houston Astros 500/1 5  00/1

Who is going to win the World Series in your opinions?  Who are the front runners to win each division?  The rest of the MLB season looks like we are going to have some great storylines that will unfold and I for one can’t wait to see it happen.



Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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