|Yankees Favored to Win World Series|
|Written by TheSpread|
|Thursday, 05 October 2006 04:37|
Yankees Overwhelming Favorite to Win World Series
The largest sports betting site on the Internet, PinnacleSports.com currently lists the New York Yankees as overwhelming favorites to win their 27th World Series title at 9/5 odds (i.e., win $9 for every $5 bet). After capturing the American League Central Division title on the final day of the season, the red-hot Minnesota Twins have been installed with the second-best odds to capture their first world championship since 1991 at 5/1. Owners of the National League’s best record, the New York Mets have been listed as the top championship contender from the senior circuit at 6/1 followed closely by the surging San Diego Padres at 17/2.
Entering the playoffs for the first time in three years after having claimed the AL West title, the Oakland Athletics are 9/1 long shots to win their first World Series title since 1989. After backing into the playoffs by winning the NL Central title on the season’s final day, PinnacleSports.com lists the slumping St. Louis Cardinals at 13/1 to avenge their loss in the 2004 Fall Classic. Making their first postseason appearance in 19 years, the Detroit Tigers are 14/1 long shots to win the World Series after suffering a season-ending sweep by the Royals that cost them the AL Central crown. Meanwhile, owners of the National League wild card, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the longest odds of the eight playoff teams to capture the world championship at 15/1.
In addition to offering odds on the World Series and pennant winners, PinnacleSports.com is offering bettors the unique opportunity to play their extremely popular World Series Pick 4. This betting proposition allows players to pick the exact order of finish of the final four Major League teams in the playoffs, listed as: World Series winner, World Series runner-up, ALCS runner-up, and NLCS runner-up. There are 128 possible outcomes to choose from with the most likely result being Yankees/Mets/Twins/Padres which bettors can wager on at 16/1 odds.
Current Odds: All Odds Subject To Change
Odds To Win 2006 World Series
Odds To Win 2006 AL Pennant
Odds To Win 2006 NL Pennant
For a complete list of MLB postseason odds, please visit pinnaclesports.com.