Oddsmakers tab Red Sox, Cubs as World Series favorites
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If the Chicago Cubs are going to be the first team since the 1999-2000 New York Yankees to win back-to-back championships, they might have to get past the equally elite Boston Red Sox to do it.

Bovada released the odds for the early World Series favorites, and the Cubs and Red Sox are tied as front-runners. Other teams with a good shot at winning include the Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Washington Nationals.

Team Odds
Red Sox 9/2
Cubs 9/2
Indians 8/1
Dodgers 10/1
Nationals 10/1
Giants 12/1
Astros 14/1
Mets 18/1
Blue Jays 20/1
Cardinals 22/1
Yankees 25/1
Rangers 28/1
Orioles 33/1
Tigers 33/1
Royals 33/1
Mariners 33/1
Rockies 40/1
Pirates 40/1
White Sox 75/1
Angels 75/1
Marlins 75/1
Rays 75/1
Diamondbacks 100/1
Braves 100/1
Reds 150/1
Brewers 150/1
Twins 150/1
Athletics 150/1
Phillies 150/1
Padres 150/1

The Red Sox acquired one of the American League's best starters in Chris Sale, who joins a rotation consisting of two Cy Young award winners in David Price and Rick Porcello.

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