|Updated 2012 World Series & Pennant Odds to Win – Three Teams Favored|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 04 October 2012 16:29|
2012 World Series & Pennant Odds
(The Spread) – Now that the postseason field has been set, oddsmakers have released the odds for the 2012 World Series, as well as for the National League and American League pennant races.
Oddsmakers from sports book Bovada.lv currently list the Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees and Washington Nationals as 5/1 favorites, respectively, to win the 2012 World Series. The Detroit Tigers are 6/1, the Texas Rangers are 7/1, and both the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants are 15/2, respectively. The Atlanta Braves are 12/1, while the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals are 15/1 long shots, respectively.
On Friday the Braves will host the Cardinals at 5:00PM ET while the Rangers will host the Orioles at 8:30PM ET. The Braves are currently -165 on the money line to beat the Cardinals, who are +155 ML underdogs for the National League winner-take-all one-game playoff. The odds have yet to be released for the Rangers-Orioles game.
In the American League, the Yankees are 9/4 favorites to win this year’s pennant, while the Tigers have the next best odds at 11/4. The Rangers, who lost to the A’s on Wednesday and forked over the AL West Division crown, are 13/4 to win the 2012 American League Pennant, while Oakland is 7/2 and the Orioles are the current long shots at 7/1.
In the National League, the Reds are 2/1 favorites to win the pennant while the Nationals are 9/4 and the Giants are 3/1. The Braves are 13/2 and the Cardinals are the long shots at 7/1, which is a spot they’re comfortable with after winning the World Series as heavy dogs last season. The Giants and Reds will play in the NLDS while the Nationals will await the winner of the Braves-Cardinals game on Sunday.
Odds to win the 2012 World Series
Cincinnati Reds 5/1
New York Yankees 5/1
Washington Nationals 5/1
Detroit Tigers 6/1
Texas Rangers 7/1
Oakland Athletics 15/2
San Francisco Giants 15/2
Atlanta Braves 12/1
Baltimore Orioles 15/1
St. Louis Cardinals 15/1
Odds to win the 2012 AL Pennant
New York Yankees 9/4
Detroit Tigers 11/4
Texas Rangers 13/4
Oakland Athletics 7/2
Baltimore Orioles 7/1
Odds to win the 2012 NL Pennant
Cincinnati Reds 2/1
Washington Nationals 9/4
San Francisco Giants 3/1
Atlanta Braves 13/2
St. Louis Cardinals 7/1