Dodgers open atop 2014 World Series odds

The Los Angeles Dodgers failed to make it past the NLCS in 2013, but that hasn't stopped the oddsmakers at the online sportsbooks from making them the favorites on the opening odds to win the 2014 World Series - even ahead of the defending-champion Boston Red Sox.

At Bodog the Dodgers were opened as the 7/1 favorites on the 2014 World Series odds, with the Detroit Tigers at 9/1, and the Red Sox then tied with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals at 10/1 on those lines.

Boston topped St. Louis in six games to win the World Series this fall, with the Cardinals knocking out the Dodgers in six games in the NLCS, and the Red Sox getting past the Tigers in six games in the ALCS. The Nationals, despite being a preseason favorite, failed to make the playoffs in 2013.

The Los Angeles Angels, who also missed the playoffs in 2013, are then at 14/1 on the opening 2014 World Series odds at Bodog, with the Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees all at 16/1. Tampa Bay, Oakland, and Atlanta all lost in their respective LDS in 2013, while Cincinnati fell in the NL Wild Card Game to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Texas and New York both missed the playoffs altogether.

The Pirates were opened at 25/1 on the odds to win the 2014 World Series at Bodog, putting them behind the San Francisco Giants (18/1) and the Cleveland Indians (20/1) and tied with the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays. Despite high expectations in 2013 the Blue Jays ended up in last place in the AL East standings at 74-88.

The Houston Astros, who finished with an MLB-worst record of 51-111 in 2013, are the longshots on the opening odds to win the 2014 World Series at Bodog at 250/1. The Miami Marlins, who went 62-100 in 2013, are just ahead of them at 200/1.

Odds to win the 2014 World Series at Bodog

Los Angeles Dodgers 7/1
Detroit Tigers 9/1
Boston Red Sox 10/1
St. Louis Cardinals 10/1
Washington Nationals 10/1
Los Angeles Angels 14/1
Atlanta Braves 16/1
Cincinnati Reds 16/1
New York Yankees 16/1
Oakland Athletics 16/1
Tampa Bay Rays 16/1
Texas Rangers 16/1
San Francisco Giants 18/1
Cleveland Indians 20/1
Baltimore Orioles 25/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 25/1
Toronto Blue Jays 25/1
Kansas City Royals 33/1
Philadelphia Phillies 33/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 40/1
Chicago White Sox 50/1
Milwaukee Brewers 50/1
Seattle Mariners 50/1
Chicago Cubs 66/1
Colorado Rockies 66/1
San Diego Padres 66/1
Minnesota Twins 75/1
New York Mets 75/1
Miami Marlins 200/1
Houston Astros 250/1