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WSox8404
02-07-2005, 05:52 PM
I just looked up the odds to win the world series and the Cubs are 4/1. The Sox meanwhile, are 25/1. This is a joke. I can't believe these odds, but to tell you the truth I think I may be placing a sizeable bet on the Sox at 25/1. I like them odds. But to put the Cubs at 4/1 is crap. The Sox should be about 10/1 IMO and the Scrubs at 20/1. The Yankees are at the top yet again at 8/5. KC takes the cake at 400/1. BTW, the Fighting Illini are 2/1 to win the NCAA tournament. Take that Digger and Dickie V.

longshot7
02-07-2005, 06:04 PM
where did you find them?

ChiWhiteSox1337
02-07-2005, 06:05 PM
I think it has to do more with the willingness of stupid cub fans to place large sums of money on the cubs winning it all rather than the actual chance of it happening...

WSox8404
02-07-2005, 06:09 PM
where did you find them?

http://www.vegas.com/gaming/futures/worldseries.html

dpbyron
02-07-2005, 06:14 PM
I think it has to do more with the willingness of stupid cub fans to place large sums of money on the cubs winning it all rather than the actual chance of it happening...

That is exactly what it is. Remember, the odds are based on the betting, not what the oddsmakers think. They know that every AARP convention from Iowa will have at least 5,000 old ladies who $5 on the Cubs, so they adjust the line accordingly.

JUribe1989
02-07-2005, 07:47 PM
I am gonna laugh when we have a better record than The Cubs. If they have obviously downgraded I don't see why their odds of winning the World Series are better. What drunks made these odds.

Blueprint1
02-07-2005, 07:50 PM
That is exactly what it is. Remember, the odds are based on the betting, not what the oddsmakers think. They know that every AARP convention from Iowa will have at least 5,000 old ladies who $5 on the Cubs, so they adjust the line accordingly.

Duh do you really think that Vegas cares who wins. They base the odds on bets placed. What that means is that the more sheep the bet on a team the worse that teams odds become.

cubhater
02-07-2005, 08:12 PM
I think it has to do more with the willingness of stupid cub fans to place large sums of money on the cubs winning it all rather than the actual chance of it happening...

That's why Vegas loves Cub fans:D: !

FWIW, my girlfriend visits her family in Vegas next month so I'm giving her some cash to place on the Sox to go all the way. For some reason, I'm feeling confident about winning this year.:bandance:

PAPChiSox729
02-07-2005, 09:12 PM
I don't care about the odds. I'll let the season take care of itself.

SEALgep
02-07-2005, 09:20 PM
White Sox have +350 odds to win the division. I'm going to lay some money on it.

santo=dorf
02-07-2005, 09:31 PM
Any word on what the over/under is for wins? :?:

tanko
02-07-2005, 10:56 PM
General betting rule of thumb.If you think odds are odd of whack then bet on them.

margiss
02-08-2005, 01:50 AM
White Sox have +350 odds to win the division. I'm going to lay some money on it.

Great news!!! I just got 5-1 in Vegas for the Sox to win the Central. Sox don't let me down . . . Spring Training can't come soon enough.