The Dodgers are in the midst of one of the most remarkable runs in MLB history, with 53 wins in their last 66 games. Playing at a winning clip better than .800 for over 10 weeks has influenced the oddsmakers, as the Dodgers are now 10/3 favorites to win the 2013 World Series, per the folks at Bovada.
A $100 bet on the Dodgers to win the Fall Classic would net a $333.33 profit should they capture their first World Series in in 25 years.
On Aug. 16, Bovada had the Dodgers at 9/2 favorites to win the World Series, just ahead of the Tigers at 5/1 odds. It was the first time the Dodgers passed the Tigers all season. Detroit is now listed at 19-4 odds to win it all, followed by the Braves (13/2), Red Sox (15/2) and Rangers (10/1).
With 24 games remaining, the Dodgers (83-55) are two games behind the Braves for the best record in baseball, and Atlanta is currently losing 5-0 to the Mets. The Dodgers are 3/2 favorites to win the National League pennant, followed by the Braves (11/4), Pirates (5/1), Cardinals (5/1) and Reds (13/2).
As for individual awards, Bovada sports book manager Kevin Bradley sees the Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards as all but sewn up, including Clayton Kershaw winning the NL Cy Young Award.
"With just around 20 games left we are not re-opening our MVP or CY Young odds as I cannot see how anyone but Cabrera, Scherzer, and Kershaw can win," Bradley said. "McCutchen may be the only one who is not a sure thing, but with the fact that the Pirates are having their best season in 20 years and that he is such a complete player, this one is also a no-brainer."