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Bovada boosts Dodgers World Series odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers have shot to the top of the National League West standings over the past couple of weeks, and the oddsmakers have noticed.
The Dodgers were sitting third at 15/2 on the odds to win the 2013 World Series at last update at Bovada.
Two weeks ago the Dodgers were back at 9/1 on that list, but now they trail only the Detroit Tigers (13/2) and St. Louis Cardinals (7/1) at Bovada. Los Angeles carries a four-game winning streak and a half-game lead on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the division standings into their game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Tuesday night.
The Atlanta Braves are at 8/1 on the World Series odds at Bovada, with the Boston Red Sox at 17/2, the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays both at 10/1, and the Texas Rangers at 12/1. The Rangers, who have won just three of their past 10 games heading into Tuesday, added Matt Garza to their pitching staff in a trade with the Cubs on Monday – he'll make his first start for Texas on Wednesday against the Yankees.
Garza's addition, though, gave the Rangers just a slight boost on the World Series futures at Bovada, moving them up from 14/1. After getting swept by the Orioles over the weekend the Rangers find themselves three games behind the A's in the American League West standings and not in one of the two Wild Card slots in the Junior Circuit.
The Orioles, Reds, and Pirates are all at 14/1 on Bovada's World Series betting odds, with the Diamondbacks and Nationals at 22/1, the Indians at 28/1, and the Giants tied with the Yankees at 33/1. New York has slipped to fourth place in the AL East, seven games behind the rival Red Sox, thanks to winning just four of their last 10 contests.
New York has reportedly been trying to acquire former Yankee Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs this week, with the team still playing without injured stars Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez – who could be facing a PED suspension. Rodriguez has been out of action with both hip and quad injuries this year.
The Milwaukee Brewers, who are last in the NL Central standings and have lost Ryan Braun for the season due to a suspension, are at 2000/1 odds to win the World Series. See today's MLB odds as well.
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