Submitted by Kelso Sturgeon on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:42 AM
The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals are 6 -1 co-favorites to win the 2014 World Series with the Detroit Tigers in the third spot at 7-1 and the Washington Nationals listed fourth in the odds at 8-1 for the 162-game season that begins Sunday and then kicks into high gear Monday.
Actually the 2014 season began last Saturday when the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks played a double-header on a cricket field in Sydney, Australia, Los Angeles winning both games, the first one 3-1 behind the pitching of ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw and the second 7-5 with Hyun-Jin Ryu the starter.
This, of course, means the Dodgers are already 2-0 and positioned to never look back. My money says they are a standout bet to go the distance and win the World Series in October and it is my recommendation that bettors buy all that 6-1 they can get. This is a team that has the four elements required to win it all - pitching, power at the plate, a front office that is willing to spend the money to build a champion and a cool-headed manager that makes all the right moves.
Odds to win the World Series stretch all the way from the aforementioned 6-1 to the 200-1 one can get on the Houston Astros who went set a club record for losses last season, going 51-111. Rumor has it that the Astros will be better this season and that is a distinct possibility since it would take a solid effort to get worse. This team has lost 100 or more games the last three seasons and closed out 2013 with total payroll of just over $13,000,000. Compare that with the Dodgers who had a payroll of $219,838,790 (an average of $7,083,519).
Take it to the bank I will begin the season betting against the Astros.
Not only do the Dodgers have a head start, they are positioned to take right up where they left off last season. After opening 30-42 and standing 9.5 games out of it in the National League West, the team got it all together late June, went on a 42-8 run, closed the season 92-70 and won the NL West by 11 games.
The stage is set for them to win it all.
As for the American League, the Detroit Tigers are the favorites to win the pennant but my figures suggest this race is wide-open, with several other teams with a legitimate chance to win it.
I had another outstanding baseball season in 2013 and, like the Dodgers, intend to take up right where I left off - and I have put together a program that will deliver daily winners right through the World Series in October. Membership in my Best Bets Baseball Investment Club costs a mere $199 for play through the World Series and here is what you get.
Daily Selections (2-3) Each Day Highlighted by a 15-Unit Best Bet
Daily Selections during National and American League Playoffs
NCAA Odds Shift A Bit And Make Florida, Louisville. Michigan State 7-2 Favorites To Win It all
The NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen round begins Thursday and here are the odds to win the national championship. Listed first are the opening odds quoted before the season began, followed by the current odds. Teams are listed alphabetically. Odds are from the Super Book at the Las Vegas Hotel.
|San Diego State||100-1||50-1|
Wednesday Night's Basketball Betting Menu
50-Unit CBI Game Of Year Plus 2 NIT Winners
There are two College Basketball Invitational (CBI) Tournament semifinal games scheduled tonight and I am releasing one of them as my 50-unit CBI Game of the Year. The two games find Illinois State (18-15) at Siena (17-17) and Old Dominion (18-17) at Fresno State (19-16) and one of these teams is primed to win the big win. Get my 50-uni CBI Game of the Year, plus both nationally televised (ESPN2) NIT quarterfinals games - Louisiana Tech (29-7) at Florida State (21-13) and California (21-13) at SMU (25-9) - for just $50. Click here.
It's Right Back With Another 50-Unit NBA Winner
This past Monday night I cashed a winning 50-unit ticket on the Chicago Bulls (-1.5) with their 89-77 win over the Indiana Pacers and am coming right back with another one tonight that should win in the same dominating fashion. Tonight's 50-unit play is on a team that has really kicked in as the playoffs approach, is playing at the highest level and is taking no prisoners along the way. Click here to win this 50-unit play, plus a free bonus bet on the nationally televised (ESPN) game that finds the Miami Heat (48-21) meeting the Indiana Pacers (51-20) in Indianapolis, for just $50.
15-Unit NBA Underdog Wins Big Tonight
There are 10 games on the NBA schedule tonight and in one of those contests is an underdog that grades out with a 65% chance to win straight up - a rare find, indeed. We can take a giant edge by taking this'dog plus the points tonight and I am confident it will win straight up. Get all the cash tonight for just $15