The Chicago Cubs remain consensus World Series favorites heading into the final 2? months of the reguLa r season.
The Cubs are 7-2 to win the World Series at multiple La s Vegas sportsbooks. The Washington Nationals , San Francis co Giants and upstart CleveLa nd Indians are next at around 6-1, folLowe d by the Texas Rangers (10-1) and Baltimore Orioles (12-1).
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The Toronto Blue Jay s , Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros also are in the pLa yoff mix, with odds of better than 15-1.
The Cubs (53-35) have attracted by far the most bets to win the World Series at Station Casinos’ and Boyd Gaming’s sportsbooks. They have a seven-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central.
“The Cubs also have drawn the most money, nearly double the nearest team, which for us would be the Giants wholesale shop mlb jerseys ,” Bob Scucci, director of race and sports for Boyd Gaming, told ESPN.
The NL West -leading Giants (57-33) are the most popuLa r World Series bet at William Hill , which runs several shops in northern Nevada, closer to the San Francis co area. The Giants have attracted more bets and more money than any other team at William Hill . The Cubs are a close second.
The Rangers (54-36) were the best bet in baseball before the All-Star break. Bettors waging $100 on Texas in every game to this point would be up $2,494, according to sports betting database BetLa bSports on SportsInsights. The La rgest World Series bet William Hill has taken to this point was $25,000 on the Rangers at 15-1. The bet was pLa ced De c. 7 and would win $375,000.
“The Cubs , Giants , Rangers combo has been bad [for us],” Nick Bogdanovich, William Hill director of trading, said in a text message.
The Cubs are favorites in La s Vegas to win the World Series, and slugger Kris BRyan t (left) is favored to win the NL MVP at 2-1 at the West gate SuperBook. Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports
The Tampa Bay Ray s (34-54) were the worst bet in baseball before the break. Bettors waging $100 china black mlb jerseys on the Ray s in every game have lost $2,094. The Ray s are 17.5 games back in the AL East, not good for the bettor who put a $5,000 on Tampa Bay to win the World Series at 60-1 in La te January at William Hill . The Ray s are now 1,000-1 at some shops.
Cubs third baseman Kris BRyan t is the favorite to win the NL MVP at 2-1 at the West gate SuperBook. Colorado Rockies third baseman NoLa n Arenado is the second Choice at 7-2. Orioles shortstop Manny Machado and Astros second baseman Jose Altuve are co-favorites to win the AL MVP at 4-1.
Los Angeles Dodgers ace CLa yton Kershaw is the favorite to win the NL Cy Young Award. He is 3-1 at the West gate SuperBook. Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto , the Giants ‘ pair of aces, are the second favorites at 7-2. Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale is an outright favorite (10-11) to cheap baseball uniforms win the AL Cy Young Award.
Overall, baseball bettors have fared well so far this season.
“It’s been a struggle and streaky season,” Jay Kornegay, West gate vice presiDe nt of race and sports, told ESPN. “[We’ve been] on the short end of things more often than we would prefer.”
Boyd Gaming’s Scucci characterized the baseball season as “very choppy” for his shop.
“It started off great, but quickly faDe d in May ,” Scucci said in an email. “May and June were terrible months for us compared to prior years.”