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One month into the 2013 Major League Baseball Regular Season, and we’ve already seen some significant shifts on the odds to win the World Series. This is the first write up since we discussed the preseason odds to win it all prior to the start of opening day.
Obviously when it comes to opening day betting odds, the lines are very subjective, and based on preconceived notions about a team, such as the moves they made in the offseason, or how they fared last year.
In our opening day article, it was the Washington Nationals who led all other MLB teams on 2013 World Series betting odds found at Bovada Sportsbook. The Nationals were installed at 7 to 1 to win it, ahead of the Detroit Tigers (8 to 1), and Toronto Blue Jays (8 to 1).
As we sit here today on May 1st, 2013, the Nationals are not at the top of the list of World Series favorites, but they have not fallen off very far. In fact, there are just two teams in front of Washington, as the Nationals have been slated with odds at 9 to 1 currently.
Detroit Tigers – 13/2 (+650)
Atlanta Braves – 8/1 (+800)
Washington Nationals – 9/1 (+900)
Texas Rangers – 11/1 (+1100)
Boston Red Sox – 12/1 (+1200)
So who are the two teams that moved in front?
We mentioned one already, as Detroit was right up there behind Washington to start the season. The Tigers are now leaders in the clubhouse on World Series betting lines at Bovada Sportsbook, going off at 13 to 2. It’s not as if Detroit has the best record in baseball either. Through 25 games, the Tigers are just 15-10. But clearly oddsmakers like the way this team looks.
The team that has made one of the biggest jumps in one month of the season comes in next at 8 to 1. The Atlanta Braves were picked second in the NL East division behind the Nationals, and were down at 16 to 1 to win the World Series on opening day. So those who got in on the Braves early have see those odds look pretty good right now, with the payout cut in half from what you could get 30 days ago. Atlanta has the best record in the National League, and has looked good on offense and in the pitching department. The acquisition of brothers Justin and B.J. Upton is really paying off, as Atlanta looks like a big World Series contender.
Behind the Braves come the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox. The Rangers have moved from 16 to 1 on opening day to 11 to 1. They are a big mover like Atlanta. But it’s the Red Sox who have moved more, going from 30 to 1 to start the season, up to 12 to 1 currently. Boston owns the best record in baseball through the month of April. And while there is still plenty of time to go, the Red Sox have certainly appeared to be better than anticipated.
Those are the current top-five favorites to win the 2013 World Series as we enter the month of May, and as you can see there has been some movement. Below, get the odds for all 30 MLB teams as of May 1st, as well as what they were back on opening day from LatestBettingOdds.com MLB World Series odds tracker. Continue to track the betting lines with us throughout the season, updated on the first of every month.
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|2013 World Series Odds||May 1, 2013||Opening Day|
|Detroit Tigers||13/2 (+650)||8/1 (+800)|
|Atlanta Braves||8/1 (+800)||16/1 (+1600)|
|Washington Nationals||9/1 (+900)||7/1 (+700)|
|Texas Rangers||11/1 (+1100)||16/1 (+1600)|
|Boston Red Sox||12/1 (+1200)||30/1 (+3000)|
|Cincinnati Reds||12/1 (+1200)||12/1 (+1200)|
|San Francisco Giants||12/1 (+1200)||12/1 (+1200)|
|St. Louis Cardinals||12/1 (+1200)||20/1 (+2000)|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||15/1 (+1500)||9/1 (+900)|
|New York Yankees||16/1 (+1600)||20/1 (+2000)|
|Los Angeles Angels||18/1 (+1800)||9/1 (+900)|
|Oakland Athletics||18/1 (+1800)||30/1 (+3000)|
|Toronto Blue Jays||22/1 (+2200)||8/1 (+800)|
|Baltimore Orioles||25/1 (+2500)||30/1 (+3000)|
|Tampa Bay Rays||25/1 (+2500)||16/1 (+1600)|
|Kansas City Royals||28/1 (+2800)||50/1 (+5000)|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||33/1 (+3300)||60/1 (+6000)|
|Philadelphia Phillies||33/1 (+3300)||16/1 (+1600)|
|Milwaukee Brewers||40/1 (+4000)||50/1 (+5000)|
|Colorado Rockies||50/1 (+5000)||150/1 (+15000)|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||50/1 (+5000)||66/1 (+6600)|
|Cleveland Indians||66/1 (+6600)||66/1 (+6600)|
|Chicago White Sox||75/1 (+7500)||40/1 (+4000)|
|Minnesota Twins||100/1 (+10000)||100/1 (+10000)|
|New York Mets||100/1 (+10000)||100/1 (+10000)|
|Seattle Mariners||150/1 (+15000)||100/1 (+10000)|
|San Diego Padres||250/1 (+25000)||75/1 (+7500)|
|Chicago Cubs||350/1 (+35000)||75/1 (+7500)|
|Miami Marlins||1000/1 (+100000)||200/1 (+20000)|
|Houston Astros||1000/1 (+100000)||250/1 (+25000)|