Odds to win the World Series, released by the Las Vegas Sportsbook at Bovada, show the Royals now at 9/1 odds to win the World Series. That is the fourth-best odds in all of baseball, behind the Dodgers, Cardinals, and Tigers. The Royals began the season at 33/1 odds to win the World Series, tied for 16th in baseball, and a longer shot than the Cubs, Indians, or White Sox.
The Dodgers are the favorites to win it all at 6/1, with the Cardinals at 7/1, and the Tigers at 15/2. The Philadelphia Phillies are the longest odds at 500/1. The Royals are 15/4 odds to win the pennant, behind only the Tigers at 7/2. Both the Royals and Tigers are 11/10 odds to win the division.
Mike Trout is the odds-on favorite for American League MVP at 9/5, but Eric Hosmer has the fifth-best odds at 12/1 with Lorenzo Cain at 16/1. Miguel Cabrera (7/2) and Nelson Cruz (9/2) are also among the top candidates. Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks is the NL MVP favorite at 3/1 with Adrian Gonzalez (7/2) and Joey Votto (11/2) behind him. Felix Hernandez of the Mariners is an overwhelming Cy Young favorite at 11/10, with former Royals farmhand Jake Odorizzi at 25/1. Former Royals pitcher Zack Greinke is at 9/2 odds to win the NL Cy Young Award, while James Shields is at 33/1.