The Toronto Blue Jays recent odds movement at most offshore and online sportsbooks is a direct reflection of the media coverage of last week’s Trade Deadline headlines and coverage, primarily on ESPN. There won’t be many who will argue or deny the star power acquired by the Jays the past week would assume that Toronto was the easy winners of the 2015 Trade Deadline Bracket Challenge.
The Kansas City Royals not only continue to carry a chip on their shoulder they are still the odds on favorite at Bovada Online Sportsbook to win the American League Pennant at +200 and the 2015 Fall Classic at +450. The Royals “chip” that they refuse to relinquish is their desire to be the bully in each and every contest, regardless of opponent or venue and when push came to shove in Sunday’s finale of a four-game series at the Rogers Centre the Toronto Blue Jays refused to back down and give Kansas City and Ned Yost’s “Forever Royal” troupe all they could handle. The WagerTalk team reviews the Odds to Win the 2015 AL Pennant and takes a gander at the Blue Jays recent money-line move
There are roughly, depending on whether the Park Factor is from ESPN or the Finn Factor Park Charts, 14 of 30 MLB parks that are considered hitter-friendly and Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards is one of the top four, in fact ranking fourth, behind only Coors Field, Great American Ball Park and Miller Park. The Finn Factor MLB Daily Pitch and Free Pick features Tigers RH Anibal Sanchez (10-8, 4.61 ERA) against Orioles RH Kevin Gausman (1-2, 4.20)
The San Francisco Giants claimed the 2014 World Series title with a Game #7 win at Kaufman Stadium over the Kansas City Royals. Those same Kansas City Royals, minus James Shields and the addition of a veteran arm and bat are the top chalk (13-2) to take the 2015 Fall Classic title according to Bovada Online Sportsbook while the Giants are at 14-1 odds to repeat. While the Giants are considerably longer odds than that of the Royals they have climbed the Bovada Online Sportsbook odds board after opening the pre-season charts at 18-1 odds to repeat as MLB champs. WagerTalk previews the updated Odds to win the 2015 World Series.
With the All Star break rapidly approaching the majority of offshore and Las Vegas Strip Sportsbooks have adjusted their 2015 World Series futures and while the majority of the stores have the Washington Nationals as the team to win the World series, to no surprise, the one shoulder shrug is the fact that a large percentage of the outlets have the Kansas City Royals as the second favorite to take home the Fall Classic title, with Bovada Online Sportsbook pasting the boys from KC as short 3-to-1 chalk to win the American League Pennant. The WagerTalk team offer up some news and notes from the diamond as the Mid-Summer Classic nears along with the Odds to win the 2015 World Series.