Matthew Manouli |  Sat 19/08/2017 - 07:33 EDT

2017 MLB NL Outright Odds Update

2017 MLB NL Outright Odds Update
It's time for a National League futures update! If you liked our article about AL futures, be sure to check out this article, where we discuss the NL teams' outright odds to win the World Series, the Pennant, and who currently has the best chances to even get into the postseason.

Last time, we took a look at how the America League was shaping up and gave you an updated odds list for World Series futures and the AL Pennant. The AL seems a bit more balanced, and even the Astros, playing as well as they are, seem to be regressing a bit. The main fight will be not only for the Wild Card, but the the AL East title as well. But how do things look in the National League?

NL World Series Futures Update

Unlike the AL, the NL doesn’t seem as balanced. Things look to be all but decided already going into the postseason. The Los Angeles Dodgers (85-34) are also favored to win the World Series and are available at +240 at BODOG. Even with Clayton Kershaw injured, they’ve been winning games with both offense, and the rest of their insanely deep pitching staff.

Acquiring Yu Darvish set them on another level, and sitting at over 50 games over .500, they’ve clinched the division. They’ll go far in the postseason, but will it be enough?

The Washington Nationals (72-47) are in the same boat as the Dodgers, having clinched the NL East, and steamrolling into the playoffs. Despite having 13 less wins than the Dodgers, we all know the postseason is a different animal, and if Washington can get a few lucky bounces, they’re good enough to make it count against Los Angeles. Bodog has them as third favorite to win at +700, just behind the Astros, and it’s a pretty good price for a team with great starting pitching, a rejuvenated bullpen, and great offense, especially when Bryce Harper returns.

The next team of interest is the Chicago Cubs (63-57), who haven’t clinched their division yet, but should step up to the task. Key word: Should. They started off the season with a mediocre run, but picked it up after the All-Star game to take back the NL Central, but with Mikwaukee and St. Louis a few lucky games away from stealing the division back, the defending champs might not even make it to the playoffs, let alone lift the trophy. Bodog has them at +800, slightly worse than the Nats, but Chicago’s much less consistent. Even though they have a relatively easy schedule for the rest of the season, taking them at +800 isn’t the best of ideas for this squad. 

Odds drop off a ton after the Cubs, so here’s the rest of the field (as you can see, a lot more teams have been eliminated in the NL):

  • Arizona Diamondbacks: +2800
  • Colorado Rockies: +3300
  • St. Louis Cardinals: +3300
  • Milwaukee Brewers: +5000
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: +15000

NL Pennant and Wild Card

The race for the Pennant is a whole other story in the NL. There’s really only three teams that the books are respecting here. At +125, the Dodgers are almost at even money to win the Pennant. The Nationals are currently at +275, and close behind are the Cubs at +300. As we said before, just assuming the Cubs will be in the playoffs isn’t a smart play. MLB has them at 84.2% to get in, but they still have a fierce division fight to get though. Even then, they’ll have to face either the Nats or Dodgers, and that’s not a series they’ll do well in, especially when they’re only +300.

The rest of the teams look like this:

  • Arizona Diamondbacks: +1200
  • Colorado Rockies: +1600
  • St. Louis Cardinals: +1800
  • Milwaukee Brewers: +2800
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: +5000

The two Wild Card spots are currently held by the D-Backs and Rockies, both from the NL West. With 67 wins apiece, it’s safe to see why we value them over the 63-win Cubs. They do have to play an extra game, but Arizona’s currently even more favored to get in the playoffs than Chicago. We believe the Cubs are the .500 team they were during the first half of the season, and that they will regress to that soon, either missing the playoffs completely, or folding early on. The D-Backs have phenominal value at +1200, as do the Rockies.

In the NL Central, the Cards and Brewers will try to make a push to oust the Cubs, but it’ll be tough with the Cubs’ easy schedule. St. Louis currently has a 33.2% chance to make the postseason, and have a 17.2% chance to win the division. At +1800, this doesn’t seem worth it because of all they’ll need to do. But most of all they’ll need the Cubs to fail down the stretch as well. The Brew Crew could surge back, and only 4.5 GB from a Wild Card spot, they might sneak in, especially if Colorado stays inconsistent and Milwaukee gets back in form. If the Cubs do falter though, they’re in prime position to take back the division Sitting at only 1.0 GB, they could easily surprise.

As for the Pirates… let’s just say you should save your money.

These odds are up right now at BODOG, so be sure to get in on the action! If you liked this article, be sure to share and comment below!

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 14 August
FT Cleveland Indians 7 - 3 Boston Red Sox -114 +110 Odds
FT New York Mets 2 - 4 New York Yankees +165 -164 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 2 Toronto Blue Jays -105 -102 Odds
FT Giants 3 - 8 Miami Marlins +144 -152 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 2 - 6 Texas Rangers +103 -110 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 5 - 15 Chicago Cubs +200 -208 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 0 - 3 Colorado Rockies +104 -114 Odds
FT Houston Astros 0 - 2 Diamondbacks +151 -161 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 6 - 2 Oakland Athletics -108 -102 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 11 - 3 Seattle Mariners -118 +110 Odds
FT Phillies 4 - 7 San Diego Padres +110 -120 Odds
Tuesday 15 August
FT Houston Astros 9 - 4 Diamondbacks -106 +101 Odds
FT New York Mets 4 - 5 New York Yankees +135 -141 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 1 - 3 Montreal Expos -102 -103 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 4 Toronto Blue Jays +109 -119 Odds
FT Giants 9 - 4 Miami Marlins +102 -110 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 4 - 10 Boston Red Sox +140 -147 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 1 - 3 Milwaukee Brewers +122 -128 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 4 - 10 Texas Rangers -104 -104 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 2 - 1 Chicago Cubs +147 -156 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 8 - 1 Minnesota Twins -159 +150 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 4 - 3 Colorado Rockies +175 -179 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 8 - 10 Oakland Athletics -125 +115 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 1 - 3 Seattle Mariners -114 -102 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 1 - 6 Los Angeles Dodgers +330 -370 Odds
FT Phillies 4 - 8 San Diego Padres +160 -164 Odds
Wednesday 16 August
FT Los Angeles Angels 3 - 2 Montreal Expos +120 -130 Odds
FT Giants 1 - 8 Miami Marlins +172 -172 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 6 - 7 Milwaukee Brewers +115 -123 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 7 - 6 Oakland Athletics -123 +114 Odds
FT Phillies 0 - 3 San Diego Padres +135 -141 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 6 - 7 Seattle Mariners +108 -118 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 2 - 3 Toronto Blue Jays +129 -130 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 4 - 5 Boston Red Sox +152 -159 Odds
FT New York Yankees 5 - 3 New York Mets -154 +152 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 6 - 12 Texas Rangers +167 -179 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 6 - 7 Chicago Cubs +210 -217 Odds
FT Diamondbacks 5 - 9 Houston Astros +160 -164 Odds
Ppd Cleveland Indians 20:10 Minnesota Twins -164 +160 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 2 - 17 Colorado Rockies +168 -175 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 4 - 5 Los Angeles Dodgers +275 -286 Odds
Thursday 17 August
FT Cleveland Indians 9 - 3 Minnesota Twins -172 +150 Odds
FT Diamondbacks 4 - 0 Houston Astros +105 -125 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 13 - 10 Chicago Cubs +220 -238 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 10 - 4 Colorado Rockies +165 -172 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 5 Toronto Blue Jays -164 +160 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 11 - 7 Pittsburgh Pirates +125 -132 Odds
FT New York Yankees 7 - 5 New York Mets -196 +185 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 2 - 4 Minnesota Twins -114 +105 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 8 - 9 Texas Rangers +165 -185 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 2 - 1 San Diego Padres +112 -120 Odds
FT Phillies 4 - 5 Giants +115 -122 Odds
Friday 18 August
FT Toronto Blue Jays 4 - 7 Chicago Cubs +165 -182 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 7 - 9 Baltimore Orioles +115 -122 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 11 - 10 Pittsburgh Pirates -127 +120 Odds
FT New York Yankees 6 - 9 Boston Red Sox +106 -112 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 7 - 1 Tampa Bay Rays +123 -132 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 3 - 1 New York Mets -105 -105 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 8 - 5 Detroit Tigers -208 +195 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 5 - 3 Atlanta Braves +110 -120 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 4 - 3 Texas Rangers +230 -238 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 1 - 3 Houston Astros +192 -204 Odds
FT Diamondbacks 3 - 10 Minnesota Twins -110 +102 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 10 - 1 Kansas City Royals -222 +180 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 4 - 8 Colorado Rockies +165 -169 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 7 - 1 San Diego Padres -213 +175 Odds
FT Phillies 2 - 10 Giants +166 -172 Odds
Saturday 19 August
FT Toronto Blue Jays 3 - 4 Chicago Cubs +220 -227 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 4 - 6 Pittsburgh Pirates -132 +110 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 3 - 0 Detroit Tigers -152 +130 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 7 - 6 Tampa Bay Rays -102 -106 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 5 - 1 Baltimore Orioles +148 -154 Odds
FT Diamondbacks 0 - 5 Minnesota Twins -152 +130 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 11 - 8 Atlanta Braves +145 -154 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 0 - 3 Houston Astros +150 -161 Odds
FT New York Yankees 4 - 3 Boston Red Sox +250 -263 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 1 - 8 New York Mets +100 -109 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 5 - 0 Kansas City Royals -147 +125 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 7 - 17 Texas Rangers +210 -244 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 6 - 3 Colorado Rockies +124 -132 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 1 - 3 San Diego Padres -172 +150 Odds
FT Phillies 12 - 9 Giants +127 -135 Odds
Sunday 20 August
FT Miami Marlins 6 - 4 New York Mets +160 -182 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 1 - 6 Detroit Tigers -152 +130 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 0 - 3 Tampa Bay Rays +145 -167 Odds
FT New York Yankees 1 - 5 Boston Red Sox -106 -102 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 5 - 4 Baltimore Orioles +108 -118 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 1 - 8 Atlanta Braves -111 -111 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 3 - 2 Houston Astros +215 -222 Odds
FT Diamondbacks 5 - 12 Minnesota Twins -102 -106 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 4 - 7 Kansas City Royals -172 +150 Odds
AEI Toronto Blue Jays 5 - 6 Chicago Cubs +145 -167 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 3 - 2 Texas Rangers +175 -213 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 8 - 4 Colorado Rockies +111 -120 Odds
FT Phillies 5 - 2 Giants +220 -238 Odds
FT Montreal Expos 4 - 1 San Diego Padres +113 -116 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 3 - 6 Pittsburgh Pirates -109 +104 Odds

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