(The Spread) – After a recent stretch in which they’ve won eight of their last 10 games, the Dodgers’ 2013 World Series odds have improved over the last week.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Dodgers’ 2013 World Series odds are up to 15/2 after they were 9/1 last week. Their odds to win the National League pennant this season are also up slightly, going from 7/2 to 17/4.
On the flip side, the Diamondbacks have played .500 ball over their last 10 games and they’ve watched their lead in the National League West evaporate. Sitting at a half game behind L.A. in the standings heading into Wednesday’s action, Arizona is now 25/1 to win the World Series after they were 20/1 last week. They’re also now 12/1 to win the NL pennant after they were 10/1 a week ago.
In the American League East, the Orioles’ odds have gone from 18/1 down to 14/1 to win the World Series, and 10/1 down to 8/1 to win the American League pennant. The Rays’ odds have also improved, going from 16/1 down to 10/1 to win the World Series and 15/2 down to 5/1 to win the American League pennant. The Yankees’ odds are heading in the opposite direction, as they’re now 33/1 to win the World Series after they were 28/1 last week, and 16/1 to win the AL pennant after they were 14/1 a week ago.
Believe it or not, the biggest change in odds this week is the Mariners, who went from 500/1 long shots down to 200/1 to win the World Series following their current eight-game winning streak. They’re also now 125/1 to win the American League pennant after they were 200/1 last week.