While much of the country is battening down the hatches to ward off the winter weather, there are plenty of baseball fans looking ahead to spring and the upcoming 2015 MLB Futures Odds. There are still a few months until the first pitch is thrown, which means that there are likely to be a number of roster moves still to come, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do a little bit of crystal ball gazing. Which teams should you be looking at as early favorites in online sports betting?
A Look at the 2015 Early Bird MLB Futures Betting Odds
If you ask the bookies, you will see that the Washington Nationals (+450) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (+450) are the early favorites. Sitting behind these two, are the Los Angeles Angels (+600), the Detroit Tigers (+600), the St. Louis Cardinals (+700), and the reigning champion San Francisco Giants (+900). Things will of course change as these teams, and others, continue to load up for the season, or experience injuries once the games get started.
While the aforementioned teams are all likely to be division winners, it’s worth remembering that it was a pair of wild card teams that played in the World Series last season. Both the Giants and the Kansas City Royals took the long, hard road to the big show, so don’t be too surprised if it happens again.
The MLB season is a grind that can wear any team down, and a roster can be hit hard with just a couple of key injuries. If you are looking at the wild card options, you might want to take a look at the AL East. The Toronto Blue Jays (+1100) have made a couple of key acquisitions that could put them over the top, whole the Orioles (+1100) and the Boston Red Sox (+900) are sure to be breathing down their neck. Don’t be surprised to see two teams from that division make their way into the postseason.
We will talk more about what to expect in the coming season, but if you have a hunch about who will win it all, now might be the time to get your money on, especially while the odds are still pretty good.