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Las Vegas: AL Pennant winner will be either Oakland A's or Detroit Tigers

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According to the smart money in Las Vegas, the American League pennant is going to the Oakland Athletics or Detroit Tigers.

Rob Carr

The non-waiver trade deadline having passed and two teams making huge waves, the Las Vegas bookmakers have updated their World Series and Pennant odds. In the American League, it's all about the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers. One team has become the big favorite in the NL, the Los Angeles Dodgers. When it comes to Vegas, every other team has become an afterthought.

Betting commentary and odds via Jimmy Shapiro of Bovada.LV

"There were some big moves at the deadline but even though the Tigers tried to go head –to-head with the A's, Oakland remain World Series favorites at 4/1 followed by Detroit and LA at 5/1, who seem to have separated themselves from the pack in the NL. From the book's perspective, the best result for us would be a Tigers/Dodgers World Series matchup as Oakland has seen steady money lately, and even the Jays who have now dropped to 14/1 are a significant liability for us."

Odds to win the 2014 World Series:

Team Odds as of 7/16/14
Current odds
Oakland Athletics
5/1
4/1
Detroit Tigers 6/1 5/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 6/1 5/1
Los Angeles Angels 9/1 10/1
Washington Nationals 9/1 10/1
St. Louis Cardinals 10/1 11/1
San Francisco Giants 10/1 12/1
Toronto Blue Jays 12/1 14/1
Baltimore Orioles 18/1 16/1
Milwaukee Brewers 16/1 16/1
Atlanta Braves 14/1 18/1
New York Yankees 22/1 25/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 33/1 28/1
Seattle Mariners 25/1 33/1
Cincinnati Reds 28/1 50/1
Kansas City Royals 40/1 50/1
Tampa Bay Rays 66/1 50/1
Cleveland Indians 66/1 66/1
Boston Red Sox 50/1 100/1
Miami Marlins 250/1 150/1
Chicago White Sox 300/1 200/1
New York Mets 200/1 200/1
Minnesota Twins 300/1 1000/1
Philadelphia Phillies 300/1 1000/1
San Diego Padres 1000/1 1000/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 1000/1 Off the Board
Chicago Cubs 500/1 Off the Board
Colorado Rockies 750/1 Off the Board
Houston Astros 1000/1 Off the Board
Texas Rangers 750/1 Off the Board

Odds to win the 2014 AL Pennant:

A's 9/5
Tigers 5/2
Angels 11/2
Orioles 8/1
Blue Jays 17/2
Yankees 14/1
Mariners 16/1
Royals 25/1
Rays 28/1
Indians 33/1
Red Sox 50/1
White Sox 100/1
Twins 500/1

Odds to win the 2014 AL Central:

Tigers 1/10
Royals 11/2
Indians 12/1
White Sox 50/1

Looking a prop bet?

Who will record more wins with their new teams in the 2014 Regular Season?

Jon Lester, A's -150 2/3
David Price, Tigers +110 11/10