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Who will win the 2004 World Series? Ask Vegas.

Old 06-15-04, 12:49 PM
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Who will win the 2004 World Series? Ask Vegas.

Check this out...these are the current odds on who will win the World Series this year:


2004 World Series
Updated June 10, 2004

New York Yankees 5/2
Oakland Athletics 18/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 70/1
Atlanta Braves 25/1
San Francisco Giants 20/1
St. Louis Cardinals 20/1
Anaheim Angels 9/2
Boston Red Sox 2/1
Houston Astros 4/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 8/1
Seattle Mariners 70/1
Minnesota Twins 10/1
New York Mets 80/1
Philadelphia Phillies 5/1
Chicago White Sox 10/1
Chicago Cubs 4/1
Cincinnati Reds 20/1
Toronto Blue Jays 75/1
Cleveland Indians 150/1
Texas Rangers 40/1
Florida Marlins 7/1
San Diego Padres 8/1
Montreal Expos 500/1
Colorado Rockies 300/1
Baltimore Orioles 20/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 200/1
Kansas City Royals 100/1
Detroit Tigers 40/1
Milwaukee Brewers 100/1
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 400/1

Also:

AL Pennant:

Boston Red Sox 1/1

NL Pennant:

Chicago Cubs 2/1
Houston Astros 2/1

Looks like Vegas likes an end to title- droughts this year! Woohoo!

My prediction/hope:

Cubs over Yankees 4-2.

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Old 06-15-04, 12:51 PM
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Re: Who will win the 2004 World Series? Ask Vegas.

Originally posted by JurisIL
Oakland Athletics 18/1
Baltimore Orioles 20/1


Where did these odds come from?
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Re: Re: Who will win the 2004 World Series? Ask Vegas.

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Where did these odds come from?
A website in Las Vegas that does sports futures...I don't know if I can post the website....ask a mod.

But I think that they're pretty close...Oakland doesn't have the offense to win a World Series, and Baltimore will never get through the gauntlet of NYY/BOS.

And even if you think they're crazy, just lay down a few bucks
and get revenge/sports knowledge superiority and a few extra bucks all in one shot !
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yeah, when I was in vegas for superball, the odds were around what he has listed, and that was before the yankees signed arod, the cubs got maddux etc. I was going to put money on the red sox, but not at those odds. Heck get better odds on a per game basis. ha
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Re: Re: Re: Who will win the 2004 World Series? Ask Vegas.

Originally posted by JurisIL
A website in Las Vegas that does sports futures...I don't know if I can post the website....ask a mod.

But I think that they're pretty close...Oakland doesn't have the offense to win a World Series, and Baltimore will never get through the gauntlet of NYY/BOS.

And even if you think they're crazy, just lay down a few bucks
and get revenge/sports knowledge superiority and a few extra bucks all in one shot !

On my online sportsbook, Oakland is 10-1 and Baltimore is 150-1 - that is realistic.

For them to be as close as your list indicates is ridiculous considering that Oakland has a very good chance of actually participating in the playoffs and Baltimore has virtually no chance whatsoever. Baltimore will essentially be completely eliminated by the AS Break.
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Originally posted by SpaceBoy
yeah, when I was in vegas for superball, the odds were around what he has listed, and that was before the yankees signed arod, the cubs got maddux etc. I was going to put money on the red sox, but not at those odds. Heck get better odds on a per game basis. ha

Yeah - I think those are preseason odds. Even though it says updated 'June 10,' I don't think they were really updated. If you could find those odds right now in any Vegas casino, I would be shocked.
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Here is a something more realistic from http://www.vegasinsider.com/u/futures/MLB_702.cfm

Updated 6/7/04

ODDS TO WIN THE 2004 WORLD SERIES

Name Open Current
NY YANKEES 3/1 2/1
BOS RED SOX 6/1 5/2
OAK A'S 7/1 15/1
ATL BRAVES 7/1 70/1
SF GIANTS 7/1 50/1
CHI CUBS 7/1 5/1
SEA MARINERS 8/1 500/1
ARZ DBACKS 10/1 750/1
STL CARDINALS 12/1 50/1
HOU ASTROS 12/1 7/1
LA DODGERS 12/1 15/1
ANA ANGELS 15/1 7/1
MIN TWINS 15/1 20/1
CHI WHITE SOX 15/1 15/1
PHI PHILLIES 15/1 7/1
FLA MARLINS 20/1 7/1
NY METS 40/1 75/1
TOR BLUE JAYS 50/1 400/1
KC ROYALS 50/1 1000/1
TEX RANGERS 60/1 75/1
MON EXPOS 60/1 1000/1
CLE INDIANS 100/1 300/1
BAL ORIOLES 100/1 250/1
SD PADRES 100/1 15/1
COL ROCKIES 100/1 750/1
TB DEVILRAYS 120/1 1000/1
CIN REDS 120/1 35/1
PIT PIRATES 200/1 600/1
MIL BREWERS 250/1 400/1
DET TIGERS 400/1 400/1
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from 7/1 to 70/1
woohoooo

damn injuries
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Seattle from 8/1 to 500/1
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from 12/1 to 50/1? I call bullshit.
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Originally posted by B.A.
from 12/1 to 50/1? I call bullshit.

That one is probably a typo. They are 15-1 at my sportsbook.
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Originally posted by twikoff
from 7/1 to 70/1
woohoooo

damn injuries
I like what happened to the odds for KC and Arizona.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
That one is probably a typo. They are 15-1 at my sportsbook.
That's sounds more like it, because they are playing better than people thought they would.
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