The Los Angeles Dodgers are still on favorites to win their division, but no more favorites to defend their World Series championship. The San Francisco Giants have been placed under favorites for winning National League West at Las Vegas bookies for the first time this season.
BetMGM has the Giants at -135, Caesars Sports has them at -130, and Boyd Gaming has them at -125. After winning five games on Thursday, the Giants were -145 favorites at Circa Sports on Friday. There are around 44 games in the season. After adding ace Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner to their strong team, the Dodgers are still +350 favorites to win the World Series at Circa. Chris Bennett, the manager at Circa sportsbook, said he had to accept that San Francisco is not going away.
Bennett stated, “The Giants keep winning. The Dodgers have Max Scherzer, but they aren’t making any progress.”
The Giants were offered at odds of 60-1 to 75-1 to win the NL West early in the season, despite finishing a distant third to the San Diego Padres and Dodgers. At Circa, the Padres are listed in 127-1 to win the division, behind San Francisco by 10 games.
Circa is looking for them to win the NL West due to the Dodgers’ liability, which has grown over the season despite the Giants’ early high pricing.
In the World Series market, the mood is the polar opposite. The Giants received good money to win the championship at 200-1 odds, and they keep betting when their odds decreased during the season.
Behind the Dodgers, Chicago White Sox (+650), and Houston Astros (+650), the Giants stand at +750 fourth favorite to win the World Series at Circa.
The Boston Celtics are standing at 2 1/2-point and are currently the favorite against the Sacramento Kings in the entire NBA Summer League matches at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
After facing the 1-0 setback to Tottenham Hotspur in the season opener on Sunday, the chances of winning by the Manchester City in the English Premier League decreased from -140 to +112 at Circa Sports.
Man City continues to be a favorite and retains its championship, with Chelsea (+340), Liverpool (+425), and Manchester United (+550) trailing behind.