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Updated World Series odds

It's time for the semi-weekly World Series and pennant odds update. These odds are provided by the good folks at Bovada, and they're a window into the future. If you're poor, here's a good way to get rich!

Now, usually the odds are with the casinos and bookmakers when you bet on sports. No, no, it's true. I read it on Wikipedia years ago. But follow my logic here:

Either the Rangers or A's will win the West, which gives one of them a 1-in-8 shot at the World Series. The other one has to go to the play-in Wild Card game, which gives them a 50-percent chance of that 1-in-8 shot. So, 1-in-16.

Yet the Rangers are 10-to-1 to win the World Series, and the A's are 12-to-1

So if you put, I don't know, your life savings on both the Rangers and A's, you're beating the odds.

It can't lose. Except for all the ways it can. Also, I was an English major, so I'm not really sure what "odds" are. But here are the updated odds for the World Series and pennants in both leagues:

Odds to win the 2013 World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers - 13/4
Detroit Tigers - 19/4
Atlanta Braves  - 13/2
Boston Red Sox  - 15/2
Texas Rangers - 10/1
Pittsburgh Pirates - 11/1
St. Louis Cardinals - 11/1
Oakland Athletics - 12/1
Cincinnati Reds - 14/1
Tampa Bay Rays  - 14/1
New York Yankees - 25/1
Baltimore Orioles - 28/1
Cleveland Indians - 50/1
Kansas City Royals - 75/1
Washington Nationals - 75/1
Arizona Diamondbacks - 200/1

Odds to win the 2013 AL Pennant
Detroit Tigers - 2/1
Boston Red Sox - 15/4
Texas Rangers - 5/1
Oakland Athletics - 6/1
Tampa Bay Rays - 6/1
New York Yankees - 12/1
Baltimore Orioles - 14/1
Cleveland Indians - 25/1
Kansas City Royals - 40/1

Odds to win the 2013 NL Pennant
Los Angeles Dodgers - 3/2
Atlanta Braves - 11/4
Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/1
St. Louis Cardinals - 5/1
Cincinnati Reds - 13/2
Washington Nationals - 40/1
Arizona Diamondbacks - 75/1

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