|Written by Bishop Whitmore|
|Sunday, 10 January 2010 16:04|
While most sports betting handicappers are focused on the NCAA Final Four right now, VegasSports-Odds.com is also gearing up early for the baseball betting season by providing early 2010 World Series odds. The defending World Champion New York Yankees are favored to win in MLB betting futures as they are 3-1 at online sportsbooks. The Yankees added Curtis Granderson to improve an already potent lineup and resigned Andy Pettitte.
While the Yankees have improved, their main competition the Boston Red Sox may have taken a step back with the loss of slugger Jason Bay. The Red Sox did sign John Lackey and he will definitely improve their starting pitching but Boston’s offense looks weak. The Red Sox are the co-second choice at 13-2 in MLB betting at sportsbooks along with the Philadelphia Phillies at 13/2 in World Series odds. The Phillies are going to be very good again when looking at the 2010 MLB betting futures, especially since they traded for Roy Halladay. They did lose Cliff Lee though so perhaps the addition of Halladay is one of addition by subtraction. The Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies are the only three teams with World Series odds of less than 10-1.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are at 15-1 at sportsbooks while the St. Louis Cardinals are listed at 13-1 in MLB futures betting. The Cardinals resigned Matt Holliday so they are going to be a major force again in the National League. With Albert Pujols and Holliday driving in runs and a pitching staff led by Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals are a real threat in World Series odds. There are seven other teams in MLB betting futures that are given an outside chance in 2010 World Series odds as they are listed at less than 25-1 at online sportsbooks. Some of these teams have odds lower than they should be though including the Chicago Cubs who are 16-1. The lovable losers are always wagered on each year even though they never win the World Series. The New York Mets also get attention simply because they are in New York and are 25-1 in World Series odds at online sportsbooks. The Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves are both 22-1.
The Rockies made a great run last year to make the playoffs and have some nice young talent while the Braves will be playing hard in the last season for manager Bobby Cox who is retiring. The Los Angeles Angels are 18-1 in MLB betting futures although they probably should be higher since they lost Lackey to the Red Sox. Two teams that are a surprise in World Series odds are the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners. The Giants still can’t hit, yet they are22-1 to win the World Series at sportsbooks. The Mariners were probably the most active team in the off-season with the addition of Cliff Lee, Chone Figgins and others. The Mariners are 16-1 in World Series odds. The remaining teams in baseball have serious longshot odds including the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Washington Nationals who have the longest MLB betting future odds at 150-1.
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