Wednesday, March 29, 2006 posts the widest array of odds for the 2006 baseball season

World Series, Pennant Races, Home Run Derby and dozens of other props offered as MLB set to kick off another season
NEW YORK, NY, March 28 - The Boys of Summer are ready to swing into action this weekend as Major League Baseball kicks off another season. is offering online bettors the widest variety of odds and betting propositions ever and is expecting a record volume of betting throughout the next seven months.

"If baseball is as American as apple pie, betting is the vanilla ice cream on top. Everybody bets and everybody bets on baseball," said Alex Czajkowski, "We're offering bettors the chance to wager on everything from daily games to who will win the World Series and home run derby to how many RBIs, steals, walks and hits the leader in each of those categories will have at the end of the season. We're also offering fans the chance to wager on individual player performances throughout the season."

Online betting has become hugely popular in the last five years. According to Christiansen Capital Advisors, the online gambling industry will generate over $10 billion in revenues this year and a significant portion of that will come from baseball related bets.

"As the world's largest online sportsbook and casino, is committed to providing the greatest variety of betting options to an ever growing fan base," added Czajkowski.
If the odds makers are on the money this year, baseball fans could see a New York Subway Series as both the Yankees and Mets sit at the top of the odds table. The Yankees are 7-2 favorites to break out of their slump and capture their first championship in six years, while the Mets are a 5-1 bet. The Chicago White Sox, last year's champions are a 9-2 bet, followed by the St. Louis Cardinals at 7-1, Boston Red Sox at 10-1 and the Chicago Cubs at 12-1.

Alex Rodriguez is a slight favorite at 6-1 to win the home run derby. If he does win it he'll need 49 or more homers according to the odds makers. has set the over/under for league leading home runs at 48.5. Barry Bonds, the disgraced San Francisco Giants star who is trying to break Hank Aarons' all time home run record, is a 23-1 bet to lead the league in that category.

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Odds to win the World Series

New York Yankees 7-2
Toronto Blue Jays 30-1
Chicago White Sox 9-2
Milwaukee Brewers 40-1
New York Mets 5-1
San Diego Padres 40-1
St Louis Cardinals 7-1
Texas Rangers 40-1
Boston Red Sox 10-1
Seattle Mariners 60-1
Chicago Cubs 12-1
Arizona Diamondbacks 100-1
Los Angeles Angels 13-1
Baltimore Orioles 100-1
Oakland Athletics 13-1
Detroit Tigers 100-1
Cleveland Indians 14-1
Pittsburgh Pirates 100-1
Los Angeles Dodgers 20-1
Washington Nationals 100-1
San Francisco Giants 23-1
Cincinnati Reds 175-1
Atlanta Braves 25-1
Florida Marlins 250-1
Minnesota Twins 25-1
Colorado Rockies 300-1
Houston Astros 30-1
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 350-1
Philadelphia Phillies 30-1
Kansas City Royals 400-1

Home Run Derby odds

Alex Rodriguez 6-1
Adam Dunn 7-1
Albert Pujols 7-1
David Ortiz 8-1
Mark Teixeira 8-1
Andruw Jones 15-1
Manny Ramirez 15-1
Ryan Howard 18-1
Derek Lee 20-1
Barry Bonds 23-1
Ken Griffey Jr 25-1
Vladimir Guerrero 25-1
Richie Sexson 25-1
Jim Thome 25-1
Jason Giambi 30-1
Travis Hafner 30-1
Alfonso Soriano 30-1
Paul Konerko 35-1
Adrian Beltre 40-1
Miguel Cabrera 40-1

Most Regular Season Home Runs by Any Player
Over 48.5 (-115) Under 48.5 (-115)

Most Regular Season RBIs by Any Player
Over 145.5 (-115) Under 145.5 (-115)

Most Regular Season Hits by Any Player
Over 218.5 (-130) Under 218.5 (Even)

Most Regular Season Stolen Bases by Any Player
Over 61.0 (-115) Under 61.0 (-115)

Most Regular Season Wins by any Pitcher
Over 21.5 (-105) Under 21.5 (-125)

Most Regular Season Losses by Any Pitcher
Over 18.0 (+140) Under 18.0 (-170)

Most Regular Season Strikeouts by any Pitcher
Over 250.5 (-115) Under 250.5 (-115)

Most Regular Season Saves by Any Pitcher
Over 50.0 (Even) Under 50.0 (-130)

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