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What are the A’s odds to win the World Series?

Sep 18, 2013, 1:54 PM PST

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The Oakland Athletics currently have the second-best record in the Major Leagues. Their magic number to clinch a playoff berth is six, and they have a 6.5 game lead over the Texas Rangers in the American League West.

At this point, a trip to the postseason is all but locked up. The A’s lead the American League with a .301 opponents on-base percentage and rank second with a 3.60 ERA. They also lead Major League Baseball with 71 home runs since the All-Star Break.

Their 89-62 record and stats mean they are on of the best teams in baseball. But what do the oddsmakers think of their chances to win it all? Bovada’s people have crunched the numbers and here are the latest odds for the World Series contenders.

Odds to win the 2013 World Series      

Los Angeles Dodgers                15/4

Boston Red Sox                       9/2

Detroit Tigers                            5/1

Atlanta Braves                           8/1

Oakland Athletics                      9/1

St. Louis Cardinals                    10/1

Pittsburgh Pirates                      11/1

Cincinnati Reds                         14/1

Cleveland Indians                      20/1

Tampa Bay Rays                       20/1

Texas Rangers                          20/1

They give the A’s the fifth-best odds to win it all. Of course, these odds are just very educated guesses by sports handicappers. They are fun to look at but don’t mean anything on the playing field.

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