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The ALCS and NLCS bring with them the time-honored tradition of Vegas-set odds for everything under the  baseball sun. Below are the LCS odds from the good people at BoDog:

It's interesting to note the team-oriented, superstar-free Red Sox have no less than four players that are all sitting at favored 5-to-1 odds to win the ALCS MVP: David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Bay and Jonathan Papelbon. Meanwhile Manny Ramirez is sitting at 3/1 odds to win the NLCS odds, and I'm quite rooting for that and anything else that ratchets up burgeoning buzz about a Red Sox/Dodgers World Series. This is something that Major League Baseball must really be rooting for as well.
 


The most likely MVP-worthy Rays -- by the way -- are B.J. Upton and Evan Longoria at 7/1 odds. 

World Series and LCS Odds
 
Odds to Win the 2009 World Series
Boston Red Sox                        7/4
Tampa Bay Rays                       5/2
Los Angeles Dodgers                 3/1
Philadelphia Phillies                   13/4
 
Exact World Series Matchup
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox                         2/1
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox                       9/4 
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays                        11/4 
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays                      3/1 
 
Which League will the 2008 World Series Winner come from?
National League                         +125
American League                        -155
 
Series Prices
Los Angeles Dodgers                 Even
Philadelphia Phillies                   -120
 
Boston Red Sox                         -140
Tampa Bay Rays                       +120
 
Richard Gardner, Bodog Sportsbook Manager Quote:
"Although the Phillies are favored over the Dodgers to win the NLCS, the Dodgers are favored over the Phillies to win the World Series. This seems to stem from a public perception that the new look Manny Ramirez led Dodgers are a legitimate threat to whichever team emerges from the ALCS.  The same cannot be said for the Phillies, who the public seem to believe are too strong a favorite in the series.  This belief most likely rises from the popular opinion that the Dodgers regular season record is somewhat deceiving, in that had they had Manny for the entire season, the Dodgers would have entered the NLCS as the team with the best record and thus would have been afforded home field advantage along with being the series favorite."
 
ALCS Odds
 
Total Number of hit batsmen in the series
Over      5 Hit Batsmen               Even
Under    5 Hit Batsmen               -130
 
Will either team sweep the series?
Yes                  +475
No                    -800
 
Exact Series Finish
Boston Red Sox 4-0                   9/1
Boston Red Sox 4-1                   7/2
Boston Red Sox 4-2                   3/1
Boston Red Sox 4-3                   5/1
Tampa Bay Rays 4-0                  12/1
Tampa Bay Rays 4-1                  6/1
Tampa Bay Rays 4-2                  7/2
Tampa Bay Rays 4-3                  11/2
 
Exact Number of Games in the Series
4 Game Series              9/2
5 Game Series              7/4
6 Game Series              6/5
7 Game Series              9/4
 
Game and Series Double
Boston Red Sox win Game 1 – Series Ends in 4 Games               19/2
Boston Red Sox win Game 1 – Series Ends in 5 Games               4/1
Boston Red Sox win Game 1 – Series Ends in 6 Games               3/1
Boston Red Sox win Game 1 – Series Ends in 7 Games               5/1
Tampa Bay Rays win Game 1 – Series Ends in 4 Games              9/1
Tampa Bay Rays win Game 1 – Series Ends in 5 Games              7/2
Tampa Bay Rays win Game 1 – Series Ends in 6 Games              5/2
Tampa Bay Rays win Game 1 – Series Ends in 7 Games              9/2
 
Odds to Win the 2008 ALCS MVP
David Ortiz                    5/1
Dustin Pedroia               5/1
Jason Bay                     5/1
Jonathan Papelbon         5/1
Jon Lester                     6/1
B.J. Upton                     7/1
Evan Longoria                7/1
Kevin Youkilis                7/1
Akinori Iwamura             8/1
Carlos Pena                  8/1
Dan Wheeler                 8/1
Jacoby Ellsbury             8/1
Scott Kazmir                 8/1
Carl Crawford                 10/1
J.D. Drew                      10/1
Field                             Even
 
Most Hits, Runs and RBI's in the Series   
Dustin Pedroia                -140
B.J. Upton                     +110
 
David Ortiz                     -150
Evan Longoria                +120
 
Jacoby Ellsbury             Even
Akinori Iwamura             -130
 
 
Cross Series Matchups
Most Hits, Runs and RBI's in the Series   
Manny Ramirez            
Jason Bay                    
 
Most Strikeouts in the 2nd Round of the 2008 MLB Playoffs
Jonathan Papelbon
Brad Lidge
 
NLCS Odds
 
Will either team sweep the series?
Yes                  +450
No                    -750
 
Exact Series Finish
Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0                        13/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1                        5/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2                        4/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3                        6/1
Philadelphia Phillies 4-0                          8/1
Philadelphia Phillies 4-1                          4/1
Philadelphia Phillies 4-2                          5/1
Philadelphia Phillies 4-3                          11/2
 
Exact Number of Games in the Series
4 Game Series              9/2
5 Game Series              7/4
6 Game Series              6/5
7 Game Series              5/2
 
Game and Series Double
Los Angeles Dodgers win Game 1 – Series Ends in 4 Games                    11/1
Los Angeles Dodgers win Game 1 – Series Ends in 5 Games                    5/1
Los Angeles Dodgers win Game 1 – Series Ends in 6 Games                    7/2
Los Angeles Dodgers win Game 1 – Series Ends in 7 Games                    6/1
Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1 – Series Ends in 4 Games                      8/1
Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1 – Series Ends in 5 Games                      7/2
Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1 – Series Ends in 6 Games                      5/2
Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1 – Series Ends in 7 Games                      9/2
 
Odds to Win the 2008 NLCS MVP
Manny Ramirez             3/1
Brad Lidge                     5/1
Chase Utley                  5/1
Ryan Howard                 5/1
Cole Hamels                  6/1
Derek Lowe                   7/1
James Loney                 7/1
Jimmy Rollins                7/1
Jonathan Broxton           8/1
Matt Kemp                    8/1
Pat Burrell                     8/1
Russell Martin               9/1
Andre Ethier                  10/1
Takashi Saito                12/1
Casey Blake                  15/1
Jayson Werth                15/1
Shane Victorino             15/1
Field                             Even
 
Most Hits, Runs and RBI's in the Series   
Manny Ramirez              -145
Ryan Howard                 +115
 
Manny Ramirez              -140
Chase Utley                  +110
 
James Loney                 EVEN
Chase Utley                  -130
 
Russell Martin               -130
Pat Burrell                     Even
 
Ryan Howard                 -110
Chase Utley                  -120
 

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