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Blue Jays’ World Series Odds Bottom Out After Losing 8 of Last 10

Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman delivers a pitch against the Yankees.
Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman is 1-6 in 2019. Photo by Arturo Pardavila III (flickr)
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have lost eight of their last 10 games and have been dismissed by oddsmakers
  • The Boston Red Sox have won nine of their last 11 games
  • The Chicago Cubs are 21-6 in their last 27 games and sit atop the NL Central

Remember when the Toronto Blue Jays looked like they could shock the baseball world and make a charge in the American League East?  After losing eight of the last 10 games you can do the same as the folks at the sportsbooks and write them off.

2019 World Series Odds

Team Odds
Houston Astros +365
Los Angeles Dodgers +475
New York Yankees +650
Philadelphia Phillies +850
Chicago Cubs +900
Boston Red Sox +1000
Tampa Bay Rays +1200
Milwaukee Brewers +1500
Minnesota Twins +1600
St. Louis Cardinals +1900
Toronto Blue Jays +25000

*Odds taken 05/14/19

There aren’t too many different ways to read the information in these World Series odds. The Toronto Blue Jays have been officially moved from the list of contenders to the list of pretenders. I don’t believe there is any reason to see value in their stock so you can go ahead and strike them off your list.

That said, there’s still incredible value in a different AL East team who is charging up the board.

Red Sox Look Like Contenders Again

A season ago the Red Sox won 108 games before steamrolling their way through the playoffs en route to a World Series championship.  This year they got off to a horrific start and were almost left for dead… almost.

They’ve won 11 of their last 13 games and all of a sudden are only three games back of the division lead. They are still paying +1000 and that’s a number you won’t see for very long should this turnaround continue.

Mitch Moreland has 12 home runs which is tied for fourth in the AL, Rafael Devers leads the AL with a .336 batting average, and Xander Boegaerts is second on the team with 26 RBI.

With the depth players performing admirably this team will be a force to be reckoned with once JD Martinez, Mookie Betts and their lights out pitching staff catch up. Considering the price tag, I’d absolutely make a play on the defending champions before their value takes another drastic jump in the wrong direction for your benefit.

Cubs Providing Great Value in the NL

The Chicago Cubs sit just above the Red Sox and they also have a great shot to contend. They are 10 games over .500 and sit atop the NL Central by 2.5 games.

The Cubs lead the National League in run differential at +54.

One other thing I love with the Cubs is their elite run differential.  They are +54 which leads the National League and is proof their great record isn’t a reflection of good luck in tight games, but rather a great roster taking advantages of inferior opponents.

With a 21-6 record in their last 27 games there is little denying this team is red hot. Any squad with the ability to put up that type of record over an entire month is one you should consider, and when they come with a +900 price tag they are absolutely worth the play.

Pick: Chicago Cubs (+900)

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