Sunday, December 28, 2014

Phils are Underdog$

I have long contended that Las Vegas Oddsmakers are the third smartest people on the Planet Earth, behind only Nuclear Physicists and myself.

Phils are Underdog$

I have long contended that Las Vegas Oddsmakers are the third smartest people on the Planet Earth, behind only Nuclear Physicists and myself.

So without further adieu, here are some odds and props for this year's Rays-Phillies World Series. The Phillies are the underdog, which is expected.

These are courtesy of BoDog Sports.

1. Series Favorite

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Philadelphia Phillies                   +120

Tampa Bay Rays                       -140                            

 

2. Will either team sweep the series?

Yes                  +425

No                    -725

3. Exact Series Finish

Philadelphia Phillies 4-0              10/1

Philadelphia Phillies 4-1              7/2

Philadelphia Phillies 4-2              7/2

Philadelphia Phillies 4-3              9/1

Tampa Bay Rays 4-0                  17/2

Tampa Bay Rays 4-1                  9/2

Tampa Bay Rays 4-2                  5/2

Tampa Bay Rays 4-3                  15/2

4. Exact Number of Games in the Series

4 Game Series              +425

5 Game Series              +150

6 Game Series              -105

7 Game Series              +380

5. Game 1 Winner – Length of Series

Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1 – Series Ends in 4 Games                      17/2

Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1 – Series Ends in 5 Games                      7/2

Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1 – Series Ends in 6 Games                      5/2

Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1 – Series Ends in 7 Games                      15/1

Tampa Bay Rays win Game 1 – Series Ends in 4 Games                          9/1

Tampa Bay Rays win Game 1 – Series Ends in 5 Games                          4/1

Tampa Bay Rays win Game 1 – Series Ends in 6 Games                          11/4

Tampa Bay Rays win Game 1 – Series Ends in 7 Games                          17/2

 

6. Game 1 Winner – World Series Champion

Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1 – Philadelphia Phillies Win Series           11/4

Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1 – Philadelphia Phillies Lose Series          2/1

Tampa Bay Rays win Game 1 – Tampa Bay Rays Win Series                   9/4

Tampa Bay Rays win Game 1 – Tampa Bay Rays Lose Series                  3/1

 

Odds to win the 2008 World Series MVP

Cole Hamels                  11/2

Brad Lidge                     6/1

Evan Longoria                6/1

B.J. Upton                     7/1

Chase Utley                  7/1

James Shields               8/1

Matt Garza                    8/1

Scott Kazmir                 8/1

Brett Myers                   9/1

Jimmy Rollins                9/1

Carl Crawford                 10/1

Carlos Pena                  10/1

Ryan Howard                 10/1

Akinori Iwamura             12/1

David Price                    12/1

Pat Burrell                     12/1

Shane Victorino             13/1

Dionner Navarro             15/1

Jayson Werth                15/1

Andy Sonnanstine          20/1

Jamie Moyer                  20/1

Willy Aybar                   20/1

Carlos Ruiz                   25/1

Cliff Floyd                      25/1

Jason Bartlett                25/1

Pedro Feliz                    25/1

Joe Blanton                   30/1

Field                             12/1

 

Team Player Performance Props

What will the combined batting average for all Tampa Bay Rays pitchers be in the 2008 World Series?

Over/Under                    .125

What will the combined batting average for all Philadelphia Phillies designated hitters be in the 2008 World Series?

Over/Under                    .270

Which team’s combined ERA for starting pitchers will be lower in the 2008 World Series?

Philadelphia Phillies                  

Tampa Bay Rays                      

Which team’s combined ERA for relief pitchers will be lower in the 2008 World Series?

Philadelphia Phillies                   Even

Tampa Bay Rays                       -130

Which pitching staff will record the most strikeouts in the 2008 World Series?

Philadelphia Phillies                   -140

Tampa Bay Rays                       +110

Which team will hit the most Home Runs in the 2008 World Series?

Philadelphia Phillies                   -130

Tampa Bay Rays                       Even

In which stadium will the most Home Runs be hit in the 2008 World Series?

Citizens Bank Park                    -140

Tropicana Field                          +110

Which team will record the most stolen bases in the 2008 World Series?

Philadelphia Phillies                                          

Tampa Bay Rays                      

Which team will record the most errors in the 2008 World Series?

Philadelphia Phillies                   Even

Tampa Bay Rays                       -130

Will the team that scores the most runs win the 2008 World Series?

Yes                  -250

No                    +195

Who will have a higher batting average in the 2008 World Series?

Jimmy Rollins                Even

Akinori Iwamura             -130

David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
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