15 Other Sports Teams With Similar Odds as N.Y. Mets Winning the 2015 World Series
The N.Y. Mets clinched their fourth trip to the World Series by beating the Chicago Cubs in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, 8-3, Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.
OddsShark.com. It’s interesting to look at how their odds fluctuated over the past year, since the Royals lost to the San Francisco Giants in the 2014 World Series. The Mets’ odds were worse (40/1) as of October 30, and the Royals’ odds were better (16/1). But offseason maneuvers and the ascension of prospects caused their odds to converge at 33/1 as of March 28. Both teams had the same odds of winning the 2015 World Series as the Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins and N.Y. Yankees. The Toronto Blue Jays (25/1) had a little better odds, but the Chicago Cubs were surprisingly only 16/1 odds after the signing of Jon Lester, trade for Dexter Fowler and the assumed early promotion of Kris Bryant.
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15 Teams With the Same Tough Odds as the Royals and MetsSo I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the other odds of upcoming events that we can compare to the long road to possible riches for both the Mets and Royals.
Super Bowl 50 ChampionsThere are a dozen teams with better odds to win Super Bowl 50 this season than the Mets had to win the 2015 World Series. But only one team had the same odds:
- N.Y. Giants
2015-16 College Football FBS ChampionshipDepending on the sports book you look at, here are the college football teams with similar odds (33/1) as the Mets and Royals midway through this season:
- Oklahoma State Cowboys
- USC Trojans
- Texas A&M Aggies
2015-16 NBA ChampionshipKnow that different sportsbooks put different futures odds, so some might have teams at 33/1, while others have them at 50/1. The new NBA season is about to tip off – and here are the teams with just as good a chance as handicappers thought the Mets and Royals had (33/1):
- Atlanta Hawks
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Miami Heat
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Toronto Raptors
- Washington Wizards
2016 NCAA Tournament ChampionsWith 33/1 odds, these teams are pretty much predicted to be No. 5 seeds when March Madness rolls around.
- LSU Tigers
- Oklahoma Sooners
2015-16 Stanley Cup Champions FuturesThe hockey season is a couple weeks in, and here are the teams with the same 33/1 odds as the Mets and Royals right now:
- Calgary Flames
- Ottawa Senators
- Vancouver Canucks
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