|Written by John Bower|
|Thursday, 04 October 2012 13:23|
The Oakland Athletics are the hottest team in baseball, and when it comes to baseball betting, that alone can lead to postseason success. This Sunday they’ll get the opportunity to ride their AL West momentum into an American League Divisional Series clash with the AL Central leader Detroit Tigers. After catching up to and surpassing the Texas Rangers in their division, the A’s have the confidence to live up to their blossoming MLB odds.
According to AL Divisional Series lines in Vegas, Oakland is listed at 15/2 to win the 2012 World Series despite being no more than a fringe wild card contender for the majority of the 2012 season. The Tigers, in contrast, with the least amount of wins of any playoff contender - but with Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, let’s not forget - sit higher than the A’s at 6/1 on the World series futures board. The best of five AL Divisional series will start in Detroit for two games before heading to the Bay Area for the final three. With wins in nine of their last 11, it’s hard not to favor the homeside Athletics in MLB odds, but their success is far from guaranteed.
Although Oakland had made the post season five times since 2000 prior to this season, they’ve only moved on to the ALCS once. Heading into game 1 of the Athletics at Tigers on Saturday, MLB odds to win the American League pennant have the New York Yankees favored at 9/4 followed by the Detroit Tigers at 11/4 and the Texas Rangers at 13/4. The Oakland Athletics are the fouth choice at 7/2 with the Baltimore Orioles returning 7/1. World Series odds to win have the Yankees 5/1, Tigers 6/1, Rangers 7/1, Athletics 15/2 and Orioles 15/1. Be sure to visit Bovada and receive a 50% welcome bonus up to $250, receive bonuses for parlay actions and view numerous team or player prop wagers for the entire playoffs with updated World Series odds and totals.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 13:36|