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Odds to Win the 2013 World Series

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Updated February 11, 2013

Odds to Win the 2013 World Series

Now that the football season is over, it's time to start looking ahead to the longest season of them all, Major League Baseball. Teams haven't finished making all of their roster moves, so there aren't too many wagers that are on the board yet. But odds to win the World Series is one of them, with others, such as team wins, head-to-head match-ups, most likely coming out in March.

Novice bettors should be aware that the odds are listed using what is known as the money line.

Those wanting a detailed explanation of the money line can read Understanding Money Lines and you will be to speed in no time.

The following odds were taken from Intertops, but each different sportsbook sets its own odds and they can vary quite a bit from one sportsbook to another, so be sure to shop for the best odds you can can find before placing your bet.

Odds to Win the 2013 World Series

Washington Nationals +700
Los Angeles Angels +800
Detroit Tigers +900
Los Angeles Dodgers +900
Toronto Blue Jays +900

Cincinnati Reds +1000
Texas Rangers +1100
New York Yankees +1200
San Francisco Giants +1400
Atlanta Braves +1500

Philadelphia Phillies +1800
St Louis Cardinals +2000
Tampa Bay Rays +2000
Oakland Athletics +2500
Boston Red Sox +3000

Milwaukee Brewers +3300
Baltimore Orioles +4000
Chicago White Sox +4000
Arizona Diamondbacks +5000
Pittsburgh Pirates +5000

Kansas City Royals +6600
San Diego Padres +6600
Miami Marlins +8000
Seattle Mariners +8000
Cleveland Indians +10000

New York Mets +10000
Colorado Rockies +12500
Chicago Cubs +15000
Minnesota Twins +15000
Houston Astros +30000

Above I mentioned how different sportsbooks have different odds on the same event, so now let's look at the odds to win the World Series at Bodog:
Washington Nationals +800
Los Angeles Angels +900
Detroit Tigers +900
Los Angeles Dodgers +800
Toronto Blue Jays +700

Cincinnati Reds +1400
Texas Rangers +1400
New York Yankees +1400
San Francisco Giants +1400
Atlanta Braves +1500

Philadelphia Phillies +1800
St Louis Cardinals +2000
Tampa Bay Rays +2500
Oakland Athletics +3300
Boston Red Sox +3000

Milwaukee Brewers +4000
Baltimore Orioles +4000
Chicago White Sox +4000
Arizona Diamondbacks +5000
Pittsburgh Pirates +5000

Kansas City Royals +5000
San Diego Padres +7500
Miami Marlins +10000
Seattle Mariners +7500
Cleveland Indians +7500

New York Mets +10000
Colorado Rockies +10000
Chicago Cubs +10000
Minnesota Twins +10000
Houston Astros +20000

As a general rule, those liking the extreme longshots are better off playing at Intertops, while Bodog offers a number of the favorites at slightly better prices, especially teams like the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers, although those believing the off-season moves the Toronto Blue Jays made will lead them to the promised land, will no doubt like the 9-to-1 odds at Intertops compared to the 7-to-1 being offered by Bodog.

Those really liking a particular team are often better off by wagering early, as many sportsbooks will reduce the odds on a team when they receive wagers on them, but they do not raise the odds of the other teams, so you're more likely to get the best odds if you bet early, as opposed to waiting until a day or two before the season starts.

Of course, the one drawback to wagering early is that many teams will make moves which could help them, or in the case of the Miami Marlins, hurt them quite a bit, and there are usually one or two spring training injuries that can also have an effect on a team.

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