LOS ANGELES -- In what is no doubt of great comfort to a fan base that has watched its chief rival win a third World Series in five years, the Dodgers are listed by the folks at Bovada as the co-favorites to win the 2015 World Series, along with the Washington Nationals.
The Dodgers and Nationals are listed by Bovada at 15/2 odds to win it all in 2015, meaning winning a $100 bet would net a $750 win. The Tigers and Angels are listed at 10/1 odds, followed by the Giants and Cardinals at 12/1. All of those teams made the playoffs in 2014; the lowest 2015 odds given to a 2014 non-playoff team is 18/1 to the Mariners.
The American League champion Royals are listed at 16/1 odds to win it all next year.
The Dodgers were also opening favorites last year to win the 2014 World Series, at 7/1 odds. The Giants were given 18/1 odds one year ago, with the Royals at 33/1.
Here are the odds to win the 2014 World Series:
Red Sox 22/1
Blue Jays 33/1
White Sox 40/1