Yankees Odds Favorites for World Series

Published October 19, 2009 by OCR Editor

Yankees Odds Favorites for World Series

26-time champions hold 2-0 lead over Angels in American League Championship Series.

As the Major League Baseball season finales draws ever closer, the New York Yankees have emerged as the odds favorite from the four teams still in the hunt to win the World Series.

The 26-time champion Yankees, who lead the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2-0 in the American League Championship Series, are a solid 4/7 Ladbrokes favorite to once again be crowned the best team in baseball. Reigning champions the Philadelphia Phillies, who are currently locked in a 1-1 stalemate in the National League Championship Series, are 7/2, while their opponents the Los Angeles Dodgers are 9/2, and the Angels are a distant 12/1.

The National League pennant is shaping up as one for the ages, and accordingly holds the most appeal for betting options. Despite finishing with two wins less than the Dodgers in the regular season (93 to 95), the Phillies are 20/29 William Hill favorites to go through to the World Series, ahead of the Dodgers at 5/4.

The most likely series result is either a 4-2 Phillies victory, 3/1, or a 4-3 Dodgers victory, also 3/1. The chance of a 4-3 Phillies victory is 7/2, while it is considered unlikely (6/1) that either team will sweep the rest of the series.

The Phillies are strong favorites to win game three, being played Sunday night at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park. With Cliff Lee as starting pitcher, the Phillies are 5/9 at Ladbrokes to take a 2-1 lead in the series against the Hiroki Kuroda and the Dodgers, who are 8/5.

See also

Odds Posted for World Series 2010

Giants Win, World Series 2011 Odds Released

Yankees to Beat Angels and Win World Series

MLB Midseason Sports Betting Odds

Guide to MLB World Series Betting


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