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The Tigers are your 2013 World Series favorites!

Oct 29, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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Too soon?

Nah, it’s never too soon from the gambling folks at Bovada.  Before you place your wagers, however, just remember that everyone had the Orioles and A’s in last place this year, the Marlins, the Red Sox the Angels and the Phillies as playoff locks and the Nationals as at least a year away from contention.  Anyway:

Odds to win the 2013 World Series

Detroit Tigers                                         6/1

New York Yankees                                7/1

San Francisco Giants                             10/1

Texas Rangers                                      12/1

Washington Nationals                            12/1

Los Angeles Angels                               12/1

Philadelphia Phillies                               14/1

St. Louis Cardinals                                 14/1

Cincinnati Reds                                     14/1

Atlanta Braves                                       14/1

Los Angeles Dodgers                             18/1

Tampa Bay Rays                                   20/1

Boston Red Sox                                    22/1

Arizona Diamondbacks                           25/1

Baltimore Orioles                                   25/1

Milwaukee Brewers                                25/1

Oakland Athletics                                  25/1

Chicago White Sox                                28/1

Pittsburgh Pirates                                  30/1

Toronto Blue Jays                                  35/1

Seattle Mariners                                    40/1

Miami Marlins                                        40/1

New York Mets                                      40/1

San Diego Padres                                  60/1

Minnesota Twins                                    66/1

Chicago Cubs                                        75/1

Cleveland Indians                                   75/1

Colorado Rockies                                   75/1

Kansas City Royals                               75/1

Houston Astros                                      150/1

  1. Matthew Pouliot - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    That there are 10 teams with better odds than the Dodgers seems off to me.

    Pirates at 30:1 seem like the worst bet of the non-completely terrible teams.

    • sailcat54 - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:52 PM

      And six of the ten are NL teams, too. Sounds about right to me.

  2. sailcat54 - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Maybe we’ll see another Tigers vs. Giants World Series next year!

    • historiophiliac - Oct 29, 2012 at 5:48 PM

      Plus V-Mart, minus Valverde.

      • hermie13 - Oct 29, 2012 at 10:50 PM

        Minus Delmon Young too. VMart is an imptovement though

      • historiophiliac - Oct 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM

        Yes, thank you. I forgot about Demon Young.

      • historiophiliac - Oct 29, 2012 at 10:53 PM


        edit function!

      • temporarilyexiled - Oct 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM

        Freudian slip.

  3. natslady - Oct 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Link doesn’t work, so I’ll have to take your word for it….

    Wait–I thought the Nats had no chance to get back to the postseason. (D) :)

  4. nickmiller63 - Oct 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    The Tigers took the Yankees to the shed, the Giants did the same to the Tigers, and the Tigers and Yankees have better odds than the Giants. That makes sense.

    • vallewho - Oct 29, 2012 at 6:35 PM

      Juice factor

      • jerryb2339 - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM

        Scutero became the second half Melky….so there isn’t really a juice factor, assuming Scutero returns

    • umrguy42 - Oct 29, 2012 at 7:31 PM

      Probably the odds against repeating.

      • sailcat54 - Oct 29, 2012 at 10:49 PM

        One would assume the Giants would have earned at least a little respect from winning a World Series by sweeping the team that swept the Yanks.

      • vallewho - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:51 AM

        Both the Yankees and the Tigers played (probably) their worst baseball of all year during their perspective series (both 4-game sweeps). Imagine if they could have managed to play their average-ball. Hell, imagine if they could have played their best-ball.

        Post season is always a crap shoot.

    • Detroit Michael - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:46 AM

      Maybe those silly oddsmakers don’t pay too much attention to the results of short series.

  5. e5again - Oct 29, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Seems that the Tigers benefit from being a good team in a crappy division. They may not be the best team but appear to be most likely to make the playoffs.

  6. philliesblow - Oct 29, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Bigger jinx than an SI cover. How can the Tigers be favored when their best (only?) post season hitter, Delmon Young, likely won’t be back while Prince Fielder and his career post season .183 BA and .643 OPS will be?

  7. datdangdrewdundunituhgin - Oct 29, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    call me a lunatic, but for those odds, i’ll take a flier on cleveland. and the dodgers at 18/1 is a decent bet.

  8. mottershead1972 - Oct 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    150 to 1 for the Astros… So you’re sayin there’s a chance…

  9. 13arod - Oct 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    tampa is going to win world series they said that they are going to trade for offenise and they have one of the best pitching roatains and they are trying to get arod

  10. whitlockd - Oct 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Too soon? Yes. This is largely irrelevant without seeing what offseason moves are made and where free agents sign.

  11. hardballtalkusername - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    How the Red Sox can be favored over the A’s and O’s is beyond me.

    • sedettiger - Oct 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM

      The Red Sox have the means to substantially improve their roster would be my only guess.

  12. temporarilyexiled - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    All this tells us is how the oddsmakers have to set the odds to make the most money.

    I’m sure statheads can come up with adjusted odds taking into account the various sets of gamblers that tend to bet on each team, and how that alters what the actual odds of a team winning the WS should be.

    Taking suggestions on the acronym and what it stands for, unless, of course, it already exists.

  13. jerryb2339 - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Pitching and defense win world series……I think the Giants would have Detroit’s number again if they get that far. Assume Lincecum has a normal (for him) year… team would touch the Giants in post season. The great unknown are the injuries, etc…..but if they can get to post season, the Giants have a HUGE advantage (especially with their home park negating any big hitting teams like Detroit).

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