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Betting Odds To Win 2013 World Series Formed; Divisional Playoff Series Set To Start

2013 MLB PlayoffsWith the two single game elimination wildcard playoff matchups concluding on Wednesday night, the final eight teams alive for the World Series begin their journey with the NLDS and ALDS series. The Pittsburgh pirates and Tampa Bay Rays have already had a taste of playoff success, but now they move on for the divisional rounds.

The divisional round gets underway on Thursday, and continues through the weekend for series openers. The Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals get things going on Thursday for Game 1 at 5:07 pm ET, while the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers open up their series at 8:37 pm ET.

All four series will be complete with Game 1 by Friday night, with the Rays visiting the Boston Red Sox, and the Detroit Tigers visiting the Oakland Athletics.

Bovada Sportsbook has re-released the betting odds to win the 2013 World Series with the eight teams remaining. Previous betting lines had accounted for the wild card teams still in the hunt, but with that round now complete new odds were formed.

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers remain the favorites to meet in the World Series. It’s the Red Sox that are the overall favorites to win the championship though, installed at 15/4 by Bovada. Boston had the best record in all of baseball this season, and come into the playoffs feeling very confident.

The Dodgers had a second half of the season for the record books, cruising to the NL West title. They come in very hot and try to take down an Atlanta team that won their division by the widest margin of any this year. At 9/2, Los Angeles is just behind Boston.

The teams from the AL Central and NL Central come next, with Detroit going off at 19/4, followed by St. Louis at 11/2. The Tigers won the AL last season but were swept in the World Series by San Francisco.

The Braves sit at 7/1, but if they get past the Dodgers in the NLDS you will see their stock rise considerably.

Oakland is the last division winner on the list, before we get to the wildcard teams. The A’s are set at 15/2.

Tampa Bay is the top of the wildcard, set at 8/1 followed by Pittsburgh at 10/1 to round out the complete World Series odds.

Betting lines will be reformed throughout the MLB division series on through the World Series.

2013 World Series Odds – Found at Bovada Sportsbook 10/3/2013

  • Boston Red Sox 15/4
  • Los Angeles Dodgers 9/2
  • Detroit Tigers 19/4
  • St. Louis Cardinals 11/2
  • Atlanta Braves 7/1
  • Oakland Athletics 15/2
  • Tampa Bay Rays 8/1
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 10/1
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