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Cubs Still Sit as Front Runners on Odds to Win 2016 World Series

Chicago Cubs sit atop 2016 World Series Odds - Bovada Sportsbook

Rising Red Sox second on futures list with MLB postseason approaching.

Having long since locked up the NL Central division title and cruising to the best record in baseball, the Chicago Cubs enter the final week of the regular season as the clear favorite on the odds to win the 2016 World Series.

The Cubs are the +225 favorites on the 2016 World Series odds as they seek their first title in over 100 years. Chicago has left the rest of the NL Central in the dust this season behind the hitting of Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo and a strong starting rotation that features four 15-game winners. Chicago had opened the season as the +500 favorite to win the title.

The Boston Red Sox have then moved up to second on the 2016 World Series odds at +500 thanks to an 11-game winning streak that has all but locked up the AL East title for them. The Red Sox lineup boasts five players with at least 20 home runs, with the retiring David Ortiz having a massive season with 37 home runs, 124 RBI, and a .321 batting average. Boston’s odds to win the World Series have improved greatly from their line of +1200 in early August.

Three division winners then hold down the next three spots on the 2016 World Series futures, with the Washington Nationals and the Texas Rangers both at +600, and the Los Angeles Dodgers at +750. The Dodgers enter the final week of the regular season riding a five-game winning streak that put the NL West division title out of reach for the San Francisco Giants.

Indians Wrap Up AL Central Division

The Cleveland Indians are at +900 on the 2016 World Series odds as they wrap up the AL Central division title, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at +1400 on the futures list. The Blue Jays hold down the top American League wild card spot heading into the week, and they begin a key series against the Baltimore Orioles at home on Tuesday night. The Orioles, at +2800 on the World Series odds, sit in the second wild card position in the American League.

The Giants, New York Mets, and St. Louis Cardinals are the last contenders for the two wild card berths in the National League, with San Francisco at +2500, New York at +2800, and St. Louis at +3300 on the World Series futures. The Detroit Tigers (+3300), Houston Astros (+7500), and Seattle Mariners (+7500) remain in the wild card hunt in the American League.

 

*Odds as of September 27, 2016

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