Online Sports Book Bovada has their futures bets odds for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. Well we do not endorse gambling it’s interesting to look at the Spring Training odds for the local teams. As you can imagine expectations are high for the Giants and not so high for the A’s.
- Giants +800
- Athletics +7500
+800 means bet $100, to win $800, while +7500 reflects winning a whooping $7500 if you bet $100. There is only one team laying worse odds than the Giants because of high expectations to win the World Series, the Chicago Cubs who are +400. Conversely only the Padres and Rockies come in at +10000 and +15000, longer odds than the Oakland A’s.
In summary, High expectation for the Giants, low expectations for the A’s. Not a big surprise.