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The prices between the American League’s two powerhouses on the World Series odds board are diverging again with five days left in the regular season.
The Houston Astros are the +225 favourite (bet $100 to win $225) on the latest odds to win the World Series at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The price on the Los Angeles Dodgers (+300) as the second favorite is unchanged, while the board also includes the New York Yankees (+450), Atlanta Braves (+700), St. Louis Cardinals (+1000), Minnesota Twins (+1400), Milwaukee Brewers (+2000), Washington Nationals (+2000), Oakland Athletics (+2000), Cleveland Indians (+2500) and Tampa Bay Rays (+2500).
Led by the 1-2 pitching punch of Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole as well as the third-highest scoring offence in baseball, the Astros (103-54) have pulled 1½ games ahead of the Yankees (102-56) in the race for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. That has led to the odds shifting over the past two weeks, with the Astros coming down from +275 at online betting sites and the Yankees rising from +350. That also reflects concerns, or lack thereof, with the two teams’ pitching: the Astros have the fourth-best team ERA since the all-star break but the Yankees rate 15th.
The Dodgers (101-56) have clinched the No. 1 seed …
Author: Nation Noopsy / Blue Jays Nation