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soxwon
02-02-2006, 11:00 PM
Unbelievable -sox are 15-1
The marlins who gave away the entire team are 11-1
the cubs 17-1

ante up our money people, we can make a killing.

Odds To Win 2006 World Series

New York Yankees 5/1
St. Louis Cardinals 11/2
Boston Red Sox 8/1
Florida Marlins 11/1
Los Angeles Angels 12/1
Chicago White Sox 15/1
Cleveland Indians 15/1
Oakland Athletics 16/1
Chicago Cubs 17/1
Houston Astros 18/1
Minnesota Twins 20/1
Atlanta Braves 20/1
Philadelphia Phillies 25/1
New York Mets 26/1
San Francisco Giants 31/1
Texas Rangers 42/1
San Diego Padres 42/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 47/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 65/1
Baltimore Orioles 65/1
Toronto Blue Jays 70/1
Washington Nationals 70/1
Cincinnati Reds 80/1
Detroit Tigers 80/1
Seattle Mariners 90/1
Milwaukee Brewers 100/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 100/1
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 150/1
Colorado Rockies 200/1
Kansas City Royals 300/1

soxwon
02-02-2006, 11:02 PM
the blue jays whom some are picking to win the east are 70-1
The indians 15-1, tied with us.
this is an ATROCITY.

buehrle4cy05
02-02-2006, 11:09 PM
Are you sure these aren't for LAST year?

samram
02-02-2006, 11:13 PM
Are you sure these aren't for LAST year?

The Sox wouldn't be ahead of the Cubs, Braves, and A's if that list were from last year.

Maybe there's something we don't know about the Marlins. There's just no value in that bet at 11-1.

champagne030
02-02-2006, 11:15 PM
Are you sure these aren't for LAST year?

Yes, 'cause last year I got the Sox @50/1 around this time..........

1951Campbell
02-02-2006, 11:16 PM
Maybe there's something we don't know about the Marlins. There's just no value in that bet at 11-1.

Yeah, I don't get that one at all.

Unregistered
02-02-2006, 11:20 PM
Wasn't it already established that the odds are based on how many people put down on a team to win it all, and not who oddsmakers actually think will win?

soxwon
02-02-2006, 11:21 PM
heres another listing:

Complete 2006 World Series Championship Odds

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New York Yankees 4-1
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St Louis Cardinals 11-2
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Boston Red Sox 10-1
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Chicago White Sox 10-1
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Los Angeles Angels 10-1
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New York Mets 10-1
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Oakland Athletics 12-1
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Atlanta Braves 13-1
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Cleveland Indians 14-1
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Houston Astros 15-1
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Chicago Cubs 20-1
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Philadelphia Phillies 20-1
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Minnesota Twins 25-1
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San Diego Padres 25-1
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Los Angeles Dodgers 30-1
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San Francisco Giants 30-1
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Texas Rangers 50-1
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Arizona Diamondbacks 60-1
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Baltimore Orioles 60-1
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Cincinnati Reds 60-1
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Detroit Tigers 60-1
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Milwaukee Brewers 60-1
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Toronto Blue Jays 60-1
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Washington Nationals 60-1
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Seattle Mariners 75-1
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Colorado Rockies 100-1
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Florida Marlins 100-1
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Pittsburgh Pirates 100-1
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Tampa Bay Devil Rays 200-1
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Kansas City Royals 500-1
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santo=dorf
02-02-2006, 11:59 PM
Soxwon, where are you getting the Sox 15-1?

spiffie
02-03-2006, 12:06 AM
The odds at Bodog are:
New York Yankees 4/1
Chicago White Sox 6/1
St Louis Cardinals 6/1
New York Mets 13/2
Anaheim Angels 10/1
Boston Red Sox 10/1
San Francisco Giants 12/1
Chicago Cubs 13/1
Cleveland Indians 13/1
Oakland Athletics 14/1
Atlanta Braves 18/1
Houston Astros 20/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 20/1
Minnesota Twins 25/1
Toronto Blue Jays 25/1
Texas Rangers 28/1
Philadelphia Phillies 33/1
San Diego Padres 33/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 60/1
Baltimore Orioles 60/1
Cincinnati Reds 60/1
Milwaukee Brewers 60/1
Washington Nationals 60/1
Detroit Tigers 65/1
Seattle Mariners 75/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 100/1
Colorado Rockies 150/1
Florida Marlins 200/1
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 250/1
Kansas City Royals 300/1

I might take a flyer on Milwaukee at 60/1.

MUsoxfan
02-03-2006, 01:00 AM
I might take a flyer on Milwaukee at 60/1.

I was thinking the exact same thing

soxfanreggie
02-03-2006, 01:27 AM
I wonder if you could put up $11 to their $1 and put like $1100 on the Marlins to lose the series...pick up $100...

caulfield12
02-03-2006, 07:37 AM
Wasn't it already established that the odds are based on how many people put down on a team to win it all, and not who oddsmakers actually think will win?

Well, that would make no sense for the Marlins, because they probably have the smallest fanbase in MLB right now and their pitching staff has been decimated by trades and salary dumps. There´s no way they should be anywhere besides 25-30. The Royals should not be last with all the additions they made.

fquaye149
02-03-2006, 07:46 AM
I was thinking the exact same thing\

can't hurt at 60-1...but no way they win next year. They're at least a solid year away from contending seriously.

soxwon
02-03-2006, 08:18 AM
Soxwon, where are you getting the Sox 15-1?


i just googled 2006 odds world series and a bunch of sites poped up, they do vary, so i wouldnt freak out too much.
though id love to find 15-1 odds.
itll be more like 6-1 or 8-1

soxfanatlanta
02-03-2006, 09:19 AM
heres another listing:

Complete 2006 World Series Championship Odds
Atlanta Braves 13-1
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Toronto Blue Jays 60-1


Braves over the Blue Jays? I know the AL East is strong, and the NL East is weak, but man, that just does not sit right with me.

Law11
02-03-2006, 09:19 AM
I made a killing last year at 40-1... Won 800+ on a $20 bet to win it all at the paris in Vegas..

Jaffar
02-03-2006, 09:42 AM
My friend is going to Vegas on sat, he will be calling me with all the different sox bets he can find with the best odds and I'll be all ready for the start of the season.

Ol' No. 2
02-03-2006, 10:16 AM
Wasn't it already established that the odds are based on how many people put down on a team to win it all, and not who oddsmakers actually think will win?Over and over again. Somehow, that knowledge never seems to stick.

TDog
02-03-2006, 10:17 AM
Sports odds are not power ratings. They are a tool in scamming people from their money.

This is one reason Las Vegas will never get a major league baseball team.

Unregistered
02-03-2006, 10:58 AM
Over and over again. Somehow, that knowledge never seems to stick.
OK, good - I thought I was losing my mind for a second. :D:

mjharrison72
02-03-2006, 12:18 PM
I was in Vegas three weeks ago and the Sox were 9/2. If you can get 15/1, take it! Bet the farm!

IlliniSox4Life
02-03-2006, 12:38 PM
I made a killing last year at 40-1... Won 800+ on a $20 bet to win it all at the paris in Vegas..

LET IT RIDE!!!

soxfanatlanta
02-03-2006, 01:36 PM
Over and over again. Somehow, that knowledge never seems to stick.

That explains some of the odds, but how would anyone bet the Braves to win it all? It certainly isn't people from Atlanta! They bet on NASCAR, bubba.

Ol' No. 2
02-03-2006, 01:38 PM
That explains some of the odds, but how would anyone bet the Braves to win it all? It certainly isn't people from Atlanta! They bet on NASCAR, bubba.If you could figure out why people bet the way they do you could make a fortune.

SoxFan76
02-03-2006, 02:36 PM
Wasn't it already established that the odds are based on how many people put down on a team to win it all, and not who oddsmakers actually think will win?

Yes, some people don't pay attention apparently.

The Yankees will always be the favorites! That's where the money's at!

SABRSox
02-03-2006, 03:19 PM
Wasn't it already established that the odds are based on how many people put down on a team to win it all, and not who oddsmakers actually think will win?

Yes. The odds are set so that an equal number of people will bet either side. It has nothing to do with who the bookmakers think are going to win.

15/1 are pretty good odds, if you can get them. I've got to believe though that those odds are going to come down between now and the start of the season. I think some poster said 9/2. I would imagine somwhere in the middle is probably where they end up.

spiffie
02-03-2006, 03:49 PM
Yes. The odds are set so that an equal number of people will bet either side. It has nothing to do with who the bookmakers think are going to win.

15/1 are pretty good odds, if you can get them. I've got to believe though that those odds are going to come down between now and the start of the season. I think some poster said 9/2. I would imagine somwhere in the middle is probably where they end up.
Actually, with futures odds there's more of a sense of trying to even out the overall action, but in some cases just making the odds as low as possible without harming the take too much. The best example of this...the Cubs. No rational person would take the Cubs at anything less than 40/1. But because there are so many fans who want to be the ones to bet on them the year they win, they can keep the odds down, lose no real action, and if they have a scare like 2003 actually come to fruition they won't lose their shirts. The same thing kind of holds true for the Red Sox, Dodgers, Braves, and the New York teams. Even when the Mets don't look good, their odds will be lower than if you put the exact same team in Milwaukee.

samram
02-03-2006, 09:02 PM
Over and over again. Somehow, that knowledge never seems to stick.

It's true that odds are set to get an equal amount on both sides. I'm still wondering who would take the Marlins at 11-1, assuming that was an accurate/actual listing.

Looking at the Bodog listings, I think the Phils or Padres at 33-1 aren't bad bets.

soxwon
02-04-2006, 01:34 PM
My friend is going to Vegas on sat, he will be calling me with all the different sox bets he can find with the best odds and I'll be all ready for the start of the season.


keeps us posted

Law11
02-04-2006, 01:40 PM
LET IT RIDE!!!

Cant I spent most of the winnings on WS merchandise...

WSox597
02-04-2006, 03:16 PM
It must be the number of people betting that actually sets the odds as someone said above. Otherwise, who in their right mind would have the Yankees as 4-1 with that pitching staff?

I realize the Yankees have that history, but come on!

MarySwiss
02-04-2006, 03:17 PM
Back in Laughlin in November, I got 5-1 on the Sox to win the ALCS and 10-1 for the Series. If you can get 15-1, grab it.

And if I can get 70-1 on the Blue Jays, I'm in the car on my way back up to Laughlin! When I was there, they were something like 15-1.

Jaffar
02-06-2006, 09:43 AM
So my buddy called me sat night and he tried a couple of the big hotels and the best he could find was 6-1 for the Sox to repeat. He is not very big on sports betting though so he didn't the good places to go but that was the best he came across.

Edit- I didn't place any bets with those odds and nobody had the blue jays over 10-1 ( I would take them 60-1 or whatever was posted before any day) I got better then 6-1 odds in june last year and then even better weeks before the playoffs started so I'll wait it out.

Rooney4Prez56
02-06-2006, 12:24 PM
It must be the number of people betting that actually sets the odds as someone said above. Otherwise, who in their right mind would have the Yankees as 4-1 with that pitching staff?

I realize the Yankees have that history, but come on!


What have the Yankees done to be put ahead of the Sox?

StockdaleForVeep
02-06-2006, 01:20 PM
last year boston had worse odds than the cubs in march, cubs were 3-1 for world series, boston was 5 or 6-1, its all based on how fans bet

I hope less people bet, makes the odds good when i go

WSox597
02-06-2006, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by Rooney4Prez56
What have the Yankees done to be put ahead of the Sox?

Nothing last year, which was my point. Their history however, is what, 26 or 27 WS titles? That's what I meant by history.

As far as that goes, nothing for this coming year, either. Same weak pitching and Johnny Damon won't make that much difference.

fox23
02-10-2006, 12:21 PM
My buddy is in Vegas right now. He just called me and said the odds at both the Billagio and either Ceasers or the Mirage (I forgot which, I've never been to Vegas) for the Sox are 4-1 right now, slightly better than the Cards at 9-2.

If anyone knows where he could go to get better odds, let me know! 4-1 isn't much of a payoff.

Save McCuddy's
02-15-2006, 09:45 PM
My buddy is in Vegas right now. He just called me and said the odds at both the Billagio and either Ceasers or the Mirage (I forgot which, I've never been to Vegas) for the Sox are 4-1 right now, slightly better than the Cards at 9-2.

If anyone knows where he could go to get better odds, let me know! 4-1 isn't much of a payoff.

On Tradesports.com you can have the White Sox for 8 to 1. We're second favorites to the Yankees at 5.25 to 1. The interesting part about tradesports is that you can take profit if the team you bet on has their chances improve. For example, in 2003 I bet the Giants to win it all in March. I got something like 22 to 1 on them. I bet $50. When they had the late lead in game 6 I sold my bet in their market for $1000. It's my feel good story from that gambling site, but I must confess that I still have my day job.

gowhitesox
02-16-2006, 01:32 AM
It seems the Yankees are favorites to win it all every year, they haven't done it in something like 6 years. 2006 won't be any different.

White Sox are still the champs.

peeonwrigley
02-16-2006, 01:50 AM
It seems the Yankees are favorites to win it all every year, they haven't done it in something like 6 years. 2006 won't be any different.

White Sox are still the champs.

Why are the Yankees "more favored" than the Sox? Well lets see... the odds are based on getting people to play. If the casino could get every team at 2:1 they would. Only one team wins, you know.

So as for the Yankees and people playing them: they're in the playoffs nearly annually, so people can rest assured they'll at least get that far. They have more fans than anyone, so there are plenty of people just looking to throw $100 down on them, much like people do with the Cubs, Red Sox, and Cardinals regardless of the odds. Their talent and transactions are widely hyped, so lots of casual fans go into baseball seasons seeing the Yankees as the team to beat, true or not.

Lots of money is on the Yankees - it just isn't necessarily the "smart" money.

Steelrod
02-16-2006, 03:59 AM
Was in Vegas two weeks ago. The odds are all over the place from hotel to hotel. Very unusual.
I took Sox 7/1 AL 12/1 WS
Toronto 40/1 AL 80/1 WS
Brewers 40/1 NL 80/1 WS
Had to do some walking to do this. I wonder how to take advantage of the huge discrepencies between books?

Steelrod
02-16-2006, 04:01 AM
My buddy is in Vegas right now. He just called me and said the odds at both the Billagio and either Ceasers or the Mirage (I forgot which, I've never been to Vegas) for the Sox are 4-1 right now, slightly better than the Cards at 9-2.

If anyone knows where he could go to get better odds, let me know! 4-1 isn't much of a payoff.
Try Alladin (PLanet Hollywood)

batmanZoSo
02-16-2006, 02:23 PM
Wasn't it already established that the odds are based on how many people put down on a team to win it all, and not who oddsmakers actually think will win?

Right, we've had this discussion here before. This isn't power rankings here..

Scottiehaswheels
02-16-2006, 02:27 PM
Ok I plead total ignorance but I've never bet on sports in my life... I was thinkin about maybe doing a lil bit this year.... Are these online sites legal or illegal? Is there a legal way to bet over the internet?

HotelWhiteSox
02-16-2006, 02:53 PM
Ok I plead total ignorance but I've never bet on sports in my life... I was thinkin about maybe doing a lil bit this year.... Are these online sites legal or illegal? Is there a legal way to bet over the internet?

It seems like the online ones are illegal and it's only legal in Vegas. I am also ignorant on the subject, but I used to think sportsinteraction.com was legal with it's "legal in North America" thing and when I emailed them, they a couple years ago, they said it was. Then someone told me it wasn't, so I emailed them back, they gave me a sketchy answer and told me to contact the Illinois gaming board, and they never answered my email.

Scottiehaswheels
02-16-2006, 03:09 PM
It seems like the online ones are illegal and it's only legal in Vegas. I am also ignorant on the subject, but I used to think sportsinteraction.com was legal with it's "legal in North America" thing and when I emailed them, they a couple years ago, they said it was. Then someone told me it wasn't, so I emailed them back, they gave me a sketchy answer and told me to contact the Illinois gaming board, and they never answered my email.

gotcha... so do any of the vegas casino's operate an online betting site? would that be legal? the technicalities of it are pretty insane...

MarySwiss
02-16-2006, 03:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottiehaswheels
Ok I plead total ignorance but I've never bet on sports in my life... I was thinkin about maybe doing a lil bit this year.... Are these online sites legal or illegal? Is there a legal way to bet over the internet?


It seems like the online ones are illegal and it's only legal in Vegas. I am also ignorant on the subject, but I used to think sportsinteraction.com was legal with it's "legal in North America" thing and when I emailed them, they a couple years ago, they said it was. Then someone told me it wasn't, so I emailed them back, they gave me a sketchy answer and told me to contact the Illinois gaming board, and they never answered my email.

Okay, I too am fairly ignorant about this, but I do know that it's not only legal in Vegas; it's legal in Nevada. This may seem like hair-splitting, but it isn't. I place my bets in Laughlin, which is about 1.5 hours closer to my Chandler, Ariz., home than Vegas is.

Re online, etc., not sure. I know people who bet online and I also know people who laughed at me for my paltry 30-1 on the Sox last year. Apparently, there are "offshore" betting sites that offer better odds. I for one would prefer to bet somewhere where I can feel pretty good about my chances to collect; hence, I drive to Laughlin.

However, as one of the posters pointed out, you'd do well to check out a few of the casinos wherever you are--Vegas, Laughlin, Reno, Tahoe. The odds can vary widely. At the time I got my 30-1, the next best price was 15-1.

Scottiehaswheels
02-16-2006, 03:57 PM
However, as one of the posters pointed out, you'd do well to check out a few of the casinos wherever you are--Vegas, Laughlin, Reno, Tahoe. The odds can vary widely. At the time I got my 30-1, the next best price was 15-1.

Thanks Mary... Only one problem with that idea lol.. I live in Indiana and have never been to Nevada

Jjav829
02-16-2006, 08:23 PM
What kind of odds does Rick Tocchet give the Sox? :redneck

I know, too easy...

NoNeckEra
02-16-2006, 10:37 PM
It only pays to bet a future before the season if you're going to take an underdog, like the Sox were last year, and they catch fire early and go wire to wire. For this year, the Sox' odds have been set assuming they're already in the post season. So it makes sense to wait till the post season starts and bet 'em then, when they'll be one of eight teams left, and still be around 6-1.

SouthsideFathead
02-17-2006, 09:47 AM
Bodog has sox at 4 to 1, which is second...yankees are favorite 15 to 4...mets in third at 11 to 2