New World Series odds have been released by bookmakers with some early season surprises. The San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers have all made substantial movement over the first two weeks of the season.
The Brewers and Giants have seen their odds shortened on Bovada and betonline line, while Cincinnati’s odds have tumbled on sportsbook.com and topbet.
Cincinnati opened the season with a price of 14 to 1 to win the World Series. If you believe the Reds will still win the series, now is when a wager should be made.
The Reds have started 4-8 but are much better than the record indicates. The team has a good starting rotation, strong bullpen and good closer, who is out injured now by is due back in May.
Mat Latos has had an arm injury which hurts the Reds’ starting rotation, but Homer Bailey the ace is capable of lowering his abnormally high earned run average and get back on track.
Robert Stephenson is a rookie currently in Double-A ball and cannot be expected to replace Latos, but his strong arm could help him until experience steps in.
Milwaukee has been the surprise of baseball with their 10-2 start. The Brewers opened at 60 to 1 odds, but sportsbooks have shortened the price a great deal to their current 20 to 1, thanks to strong pitching from both the starters and relievers. Offensively, the batting order has proved to be dangerous. However, two weeks does not make a season as they have 150 games left to play.
Offensively with Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez, the team can produce a number of runs. Milwaukee also has five strong starting pitchers and if they remain healthy, the club could contend in the very strong National League Central.
The San Francisco Giants are also making their move up the odds board, shortening their odds for winning the Fall Classic.
The Giants have another strong starting rotation, but might have the most underrated team in the league. Offensively the Giants are strong with Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Belt. On the mound, the talent is not what it has been when the Giants won World Series nevertheless it is stronger than many clubs are.
The Giants started the season at 20 to 1, but have shortened that in just two weeks to 16 to 1. That number could become even shorter if the team continues to win games at the rate they have started.
NEW ODDS 2014 World Series Champions
Los Angeles Dodgers 5 to 1
Detroit Tigers 7 to 1
St. Louis Cardinals 7 to 1
Washington Nationals 8 to 1
Tampa Bay Rays 14 to 1
Boston Red Sox 14 to 1
Oakland A’s 14 to 1
Los Angeles Angels 16 to 1
New York Yankees 16 to 1
Atlanta Braves 16 to 1