MLB: Odds to Win the 2014 World Series (Preseason vs. Postseason)

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals And Los Angeles Angels Have An Equal Shot At Winning The 2014 World Series, According To The Season-Ending Odds

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals And Los Angeles Angels Have An Equal Shot At Winning The 2014 World Series, According To The Season-Ending Odds

It seems like almost yesterday when Sports List of the Day and baseball fans everywhere were getting geared up for the 2014 season. Now it’s over, Derek Jeter and all.

Well, the regular season is.

It’s time to gear up for the playoffs. But first, let’s take a quick look back to March 30th, six months ago, when the season’s opening odds to win the World Series hit Vegas, and were rundown here.

I’ve reposted those odds below, along with the 10 playoff teams’ odds of going all the way.

How do they compare?

Favorably, as far as the Los Angeles Dodgers are concerned. The Dodgers were the favorites going into 2014 and they are the favorites heading into the postseason (along with the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Angels).

Four of the five preseason favorites made the playoffs, including the Dodgers, Nationals, Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. The New York Yankees fell short.

Way off base was the 15-1 call on the reigning champion Boston Red Sox, who wound up finishing 20 games under .500 and in dead last.

Longshots? Those Baltimore Orioles were 40-1, but now are looking much better at 6-1. The Kansas City Royals were even longer at 50-1.

Enjoy the postseason!

TEAM PRESEASON ODDS POSTSEASON ODDS TO WIN 2014 WORLD SERIES 2014 RECORD 2014 FINISH
Los Angeles Dodgers 11-2 9-2 (1) 94-68 1st NL West
Detroit Tigers 8-1 6-1 (2) 90-72 1st AL Central
St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 7-1 (3) 90-72 1st NL Central
Washington Nationals 12-1 9-2 (1) 96-66 1st NL East
New York Yankees 12-1   84-78 2nd AL East
Boston Red Sox 15-1   71-91 Last AL East
Tampa Bay Rays 15-1   77-85 4th AL East
Atlanta Braves 18-1   79-83 T2nd NL East
Los Angeles Angels 18-1 9-2 (1) 98-64 1st AL West
Oakland Athletics 18-1 10-1 (4) 88-74 2nd AL West
Texas Rangers 18-1   67-95 Last AL West
San Francisco Giants 20-1 14-1 (5) 88-74 2nd NL West
Cincinnati Reds 30-1   76-86 4th NL Central
Pittsburgh Pirates 30-1 14-1 (5) 88-74 2nd NL Central
Baltimore Orioles 40-1 6-1 (2) 96-66 1st AL East
Seattle Mariners 50-1   87-75 3rd AL West
Toronto Blue Jays 50-1   83-79 3rd AL East
Kansas City Royals 50-1 14-1 (5) 89-73 2nd AL Central
Chicago White Sox 50-1   73-39 4th AL Central
Cleveland Indians 50-1   85-77 3rd AL Central
Philadelphia Phillies 60-1   73-89 Last NL East
Arizona Diamondbacks 60-1   64-98 Last NL West
San Diego Padres 60-1   77-85 3rd NL West
Colorado Rockies 70-1   66-96 4th NL West
Milwaukee Brewers 70-1   82-80 3rd NL Central
New York Mets 100-1   79-83 T2nd NL East
Miami Marlins 125-1   77-85 4th NL East
Chicago Cubs 125-1   73-89 Last NL Central
Minnesota Twins 125-1   70-92 Last NL Central
Houston Astros 250-1   70-92 4th AL Central

Odds provided by vegasinsider.com and are for entertainment purposes only.

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