Early Favourites for World Series are the Yankees.
The baseball season is nearly upon us and Sportsbook.com has posted a variety of odds for the upcoming season and the big early story is the favouritism of the Yankees for the World Series.
The New York Yankees are predicted to lead the League in wins, with the over/under on total wins set at 97.5. The St. Louis Cardinals rank second at 93.5 wins followed by the Boston Red Sox at 92.5. The defending World Series champions, the Chicago White Sox, have an over/under set at 92 wins.
The Yankees are also listed as a 2-1 favourite to take out the American League pennant after the exciting news that Bernie Williams will return to the Bronx for another season Williams will take over as DH to make room for Johnny Damon, a former standout Red Sox player in centre field.
In the National League, St. Louis will be looking for their acclaimed leader, Jim Edmonds to rebound from a dismal 2005 season to ensure they remain among the elite in the National League. Punters are optimistic of a better 2006 for the Cardinals are have installed them as early favourites to capture the pennant at 5-2.
Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director of Sportsbook.com said, ‘Baseball is back and interest in the sport from a betting perspective has never been greater. Baseball and betting are as American as apple pie.’