It’s been a rough week for the 49ers: the team fell to 4-4 after a crushing defeat to the Rams, the rumors of Jim Harbaugh leaving persist, and now they’ve lost once-promising prospect Marcus Lattimore for good due to ongoing knee trouble. It appears Las Vegas bookies have taken note of the dark clouds currently circling Santa Clara, and they’ve made the three-time NFC Title Game contender a long shot to hoist the Lombardi Trophy this year.
Some are calling the San Francisco Giants a dynasty, others are saying they’ve been lucky to pull off three World Series victories in five seasons. Either way, bookies don’t see the success continuing next year.
When the San Francisco Giants finished off the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night, they accomplished a sweep of sorts: every single postseason underdog heading into the series pulled off the upset.
The San Francisco Giants are a not going to win the World Series Wednesday night, at least that’s what the oddsmakers in Las Vegas say. But the Giants have been proving Vegas bookies wrong all year, and for the better part of the last decade.
The Giants are underdogs heading into the World Series, according to odds-makers in Las Vegas. That’s good news when you consider this fact: no underdog has lost a series this postseason.
The Giants need one more win to return to the World Series and they send their ace to the mound Thursday night – but before you click on Craigslist hoping to find some semi-affordable seats for the World Series, keep this in mind: The Giants are favored by Las Vegas oddsmakers Thursday, and those guys have been wrong pretty much the entire MLB Postseason.
The Giants were not considered the most talented roster entering the 2010 or 2012 divisional playoff round, but bucked the odds to capture the World Championship each time. After that, and an 8-0 thumping of the Pirates Wednesday in the Wild Card round, you would think that oddsmakers would have learned to fear the beard, but no – the Giants (along with fellow wild card winner Kansas City) face the longest odds to win it all of the remaining eight teams at 10-1.
Back in June the Giants and A’s looked destined to meet in the World Series, now they’ll be lucky to get more than one game of postseason play apiece.
The Oakland A’s still boast the best record in baseball. The Giants trial only the Dodgers in the National League standings, so you’d expect local ballplayers to be in the hunt for the major postseason awards, but you’d be wrong.
Who are Vegas bookies betting on to make the playoffs? Seven teams pay worse than even money to make the playoffs this year, according to gaming website Bovada. Can You guess them all? Let’s go from most obvious to least.