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The Los Angeles Dodgers have the biggest division lead in the National League, and they’re also listed as the biggest betting favorites by far on the NL West title odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Dodgers head toward baseball’s All-Star break as the -20000 favorites (wager $20,000 to win $100) on the National League divisional odds at sportsbooks as they continue to run away with the NL West title this season. With an NL-best run differential and stellar record at home the Dodgers have already managed to build a double-digit lead in the standings.
That has their NL West rivals all set as longshots to claim the division crown, with the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks both at +2500 odds (wager $100 to win $2500), the San Diego Padres at +3000 odds, and the San Francisco Giants lagging on the list at +50000 odds.
The other two divisions in the NL have tighter races, and tighter futures at sports betting sites.
The Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers are battling for the lead in the NL Central standings, and the Cubs currently hold the slight edge at +130 on those division futures with the Brewers a small step behind at +145.
The St. Louis Cardinals are within shouting distance of first place in the NL Central and hold down respectable +325 odds to win the division, while the Cincinnati Reds (+2500) and Pittsburgh Pirates (+3000) are falling out of contention.
And over in the NL East it’s the Atlanta Braves with the small division lead on the Philadelphia Phillies, and they’re set as -200 favorites on the latest betting futures at sportsbooks. The Phillies are pegged at +175 on those betting lines, while the Washington Nationals (+1500) and New York Mets (+1800) are farther behind as they begin to lose ground on the Braves.
The Miami Marlins, the worst team in the NL, are +100000 longshots on the NL East odds.