KC Royals: Royals Are Favorites To Win World Series


The KC Royals shocked the nation when they made it all the way to Game 7 of the 2014 World Series just last season. MLB fans were surprised to see the Royals make it so far when for many (and I mean MANY) years before that, the team was a joke.


Flash forward to the 2015 season, and people are jumping on board with the Kansas City Royals, as Bovada has the Royals listed as co-favorites to win the World Series in October at 15/2 odds.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals post the same odds, but it is still impressive nonetheless, especially being grouped with two good teams like the Dodgers and Nationals.

Not only that, but David Payne Purdum tweeted that the Royals are 9/2 favorites to win the World Series according to Las Vegas Superbook.

Here we are, almost into July, and the Royals sit at 44-29, hold a five and a half game lead in the American League Central, and are 15 games over .500 with the All-Star break just a few weeks away.

This time last year, the Royals were barely holding it together, and actually finished the first half of the season under .500.

2015 has been a totally different year for the KC Royals though, and it’s not difficult to see the reasoning for them being favorites to win it all.

I’ll admit I have my doubts about these odds, especially since the St. Louis Cardinals are not included as favorites yet currently post the best record in baseball.

The Cardinals sit as 8/1 odds to win according to Bovada and 5/1 according to SuperBook.

The Royals have the best record in the American League, and are underway in a series against one of the other best AL teams in the Houston Astros. The Astros are listed as 16/1 favorites according to Bovada.

I’m not the biggest gambler in the world, which is probably obvious, but I I like both of these odds for the Royals. People have confidence in this team and those same people know these Kansas City Royals are for real.

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Last season, fans (myself included) expected the Royals to eventually fade into the background. Once the KC Royals reached to the All-Star break and were under .500, and didn’t do anything with the trade deadline, it seemed destined for another lackluster season where the Royals would once again be on the outside looking in when the playoffs rolled around.

The end result though, while not completely perfect due to not walking away with the World Series title, was pretty great. It was a time in my life that I’ll never forget.

So, yeah… I’m pretty stoked about those 9/2 and 15/2 odds for the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series. Not too shabby for a team that was projected to win 72 games this season (Link courtesy of Pete Grathoff of The Kansas City Star).

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