Odds Are: Red Sox Favored to Win World Series

The Boston Red Sox have emerged as the favorite to win the World Series for the first time this season, according to www.bovada.lv.

The Red Sox odds improved from 5-to-1 on Aug. 1 to 7-to-2, moving them ahead of both the Astros and Dodgers. The Astros and Dodgers were both at 9-to-2 odds to win the world championships on Aug. 1. The Astros, the defending world champions, are now 4-to-1, and the Dodgers, losers to the Astros in seven games last October, are 6-to-1. 

The Rockies saw their odds go from 22-to-1 to 40-to-1, which has them 14th. among the teams ahead of them are the Dodgers, who are in third place in the NL West, percentage points behind the second-place Rockies, and Diamondbacks, who have  1 1/2-game lead on the second-place Rockies, but are 18-to-1 to win the World Series, which makes them 10th.

The Latest Odds the 2018 World Champion

8/1/18 Current Odds (8/14/18)
Boston Red Sox 5/1 7/2
Houston Astros 9/2 4/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 9/2 6/1
New York Yankees 6/1 7/1
Chicago Cubs 8/1 19/2
Cleveland Indians 14/1 12/1
Atlanta Braves 15/1 15/1
Milwaukee Brewers 14/1 16/1
Philadelphia Phillies 16/1 16/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 20/1 18/1
Oakland Athletics 22/1 20/1
Washington Nationals 28/1 26/1
Seattle Mariners 28/1 30/1
Colorado Rockies 22/1 40/1
St. Louis Cardinals 80/1 45/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 40/1 50/1
San Francisco Giants 80/1 80/1
Los Angeles Angels 500/1 300/1
Cincinnati Reds 900/1 900/1
Minnesota Twins 900/1 900/1
Tampa Bay Rays 900/1 900/1
Baltimore Orioles Off the Board Off the Board
Chicago White Sox Off the Board Off the Board
Detroit Tigers Off the Board Off the Board
Kansas City Royals Off the Board Off the Board
Miami Marlins Off the Board Off the Board
New York Mets 900/1 Off the Board
San Diego Padres 900/1 Off the Board
Texas Rangers Off the Board Off the Board
Toronto Blue Jays 900/1 Off the Board
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