Despite their stumble into the All-Star break — losing 15 of 21 games — the Cubs remain the odds-on favorites to win the World Series, according to multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks.
Listed at 7-2 favorites, the Cubs have been getting the overwhelming action from bettors at Station Casinos’ and Boyd Gaming’s sportsbooks, ESPN reported Friday.
“The Cubs also have drawn the most money, nearly double the nearest team, which for us would be the Giants,” Bob Scucci, director of race and sports for Boyd Gaming, told ESPN.
At OddsShark MLB Database, which monitors a variety of Nevada sportsbooks, the Cubs are the clear favorites at +325 (meaning a $100 bet will return $325). The Cubs are followed by the Giants (+500), Rangers (+700), Indians (+750) and Nationals (+900). The Cardinals enter the second half of the season at their lowest point of the season — from a betting perspective — at +3,300.
As for the White Sox, who were the surprise of the baseball world in April, they are at +5,000, according to OddsShark.