Oddsmakers Say Yankees, Reds and Nationals Most Likely to Win World Series
As we like to say it's Frogtober, and here come the Major League Baseball playoffs. Again this year it came down to the final day of the regular season to determine what teams would make the post season. Check out the playoff schedule and the Vegas oddsmakers' favorite to win it all.
There's some firsts in baseball this year, the first triple crown winner since 1967 and for the first time wild card teams make a one game playoff. It's almost like a repeat of how the regular season ended. The one game wild card playoffs start tomorrow (10/5) with St Louis at Atlanta at 5 and Baltimore at Texas at 8:30. Both games are on TBS.
The Divisional best of 5 series have made a change this year too. The team with the best record will actually play the first two games on the road then the final 3 (if necessary) at home. For the Yankees, that means they'll open up play Sunday (10/7) at the winner of Baltimore-Texas winner. The other AL Divisional Series pits Oakland at Detroit starting Saturday (10/6)
In the NL, the Nationals play the winner of St. Louis-Atalnta wild card playoff game on Sunday. The other series will feature Cincinnati at San Fran. Saturday night. The Championship Series' will begin October 13 for the Al and October 14 for the NL. The World Series begins October 24 and if it goes 7 games wouldn't end until November 1.
The Oddsmakers in Vegas have the Yankees, Reds and Nationals the favorites to win the series at 5 to 1. The Reds are favorites to win the NL Pennant at 2 to 1, the Giants are 3 to 1 and the Reds 9 to 4. This why I don't gamble, how are the Reds favored in the World Series but below the Giants for the pennant? The Yankees are favored for the AL Pennant with Baltimore and Oakland close behind.
Do you like the new playoff structure? Think the Yanks can take it all?