Despite entering the post season owning the worst record of the American League division winners, Las Vegas still has faith in the Detroit Tigers advancing to the ALCS for a fourth consecutive year.
But the Los Angeles Angels, who finished 2014 with the best record in baseball, remain darlings of the bettors and favored to win the AL Pennant. Their National League opponent should be their SoCal counterparts, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
As for a World Series winner? It's a Vegas coin-flip, both the Angels and Dodgers going off at 5/1. The Washington Nationals are next in line at 11/2, followed by the Tigers at 6/1.
As always, the latest Las Vegas odds are courtesy of Bovada.lv.
Odds to win the 2014 AL Pennant:
|Los Angeles Angels||2/1|
|Kansas City Royals||7/1|
Odds to win the 2014 NL Pennant:
|Los Angeles Dodgers||2/1|
|St. Louis Cardinals||17/4|
|San Francisco Giants||13/2|
Odds to win the 2014 World Series:
|Los Angeles Angels||5/1|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||5/1|
|St. Louis Cardinals||8/1|
|San Francisco Giants||12/1|
|Kansas City Royals||16/1|
If you are interested in MLB awards season, the oddsmakers don't believe any Tigers are in serious contention. So Victor Martinez, David Price and Max Scherzer are left off what has become a very short list.
Three MLB awards are essentially off the board. They are considered foregone conclusions; the odds would be set too high. Las Vegas has Clayton Kershaw a shoo-in as the NL Cy Young, Mike Trout a lock for AL MVP , and Jose Abreu running away with the AL Rookie of the Year.
2014 AL Cy Young:
|Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners||2/3|
|Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians||11/10|
2014 NL Rookie of the Year:
|Jacob DeGrom, New York Mets||1/3|
|Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds||2/1|
2014 NL MVP:
|Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers||1/2|
|Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins||3/1|
|Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates||3/1|