The 2010 World Series odds have the Philadelphia Phillies slight favorites over the NY Yankees to win the final game of the postseason. The top heavy lineup of the Tampa Bay Rays is third.
Odds to win the 2010 World Series from Bodog
Atlanta Braves 10/1
Cincinnati Reds 10/1
Minnesota Twins 15/2
New York Yankees 3/1
Philadelphia Phillies 5/2
San Diego Padres 33/1
San Francisco Giants 9/1
Tampa Bay Rays 7/2
Texas Rangers 12/1
Courtesy of OddsShark.com: Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: MLB’s regular season reaches its final weekend, while Utah State hosts BYU, and the Ryder Cup gets underway at Celtic Manor Resort.
Colliding on the gridiron . . .
The college football schedule has just one game on tap for Friday, with BYU at Utah State. The Cougars (1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS) are coming off a 27-13 home loss to Nevada, as quarterback Jake Heaps went just 24-of-45 for 229 yards passing with no touchdowns. The Aggies (1-3 SU, 1-2 ATS) were pounded 41-7 by San Diego State in their last game. Oddsmakers have set BYU as the 5-point fave, with the total for the night at 51.5.
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As well, there’s one Canadian Football League game on the Friday schedule, with Montreal at Calgary. The Alouettes (9-3 SU, 6-6 ATS) ride a three-game winning streak into Friday’s matchup, and they got past Winnipeg 44-40 on the road last week. The Stampeders (9-3 SU, 8-4 ATS) will be looking to put an end to a two-game skid when they host the Als. Calgary is a 3.5-point favorite for Friday, with that total pegged at 56.5.
Meeting up on the diamond . . .
The American League schedule for Friday has Detroit at Baltimore, the Angels at Texas, Tampa Bay at Kansas City, Cleveland at the White Sox, Toronto at Minnesota, Oakland at Seattle, and the Yankees at Boston. Andy Pettitte (11-3, 3.17 ERA) is expected to take on Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-6, 4.72 ERA) in that Yankees/BoSox matchup. Lefthander Pettitte was knocked around by the Red Sox last time out, giving up seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits over 3 1-3 innings. Righthander Matsuzaka is coming off a no-decision against the Yankees in which he gave up only two runs in his eight innings.
Meanwhile, in the National League on Friday it’ll be Washington at the Mets, Milwaukee at Cincinnati, Pittsburgh at Florida, Philadelphia at Atlanta, the Cubs at Houston, Colorado at St. Louis, Arizona at the Dodgers, and San Diego at San Francisco. The Padres are slated to send Clayton Richard (13-9, 3.71 ERA) to the hill in that pivotal divisional contest, while the Giants go with Matt Cain (13-10, 2.95 ERA). Lefthander Richard lost to the Reds in his last trip to the mound, giving up six runs on five hits over his five innings of work. Righthander Cain is coming off a win over the Rockies in which he allowed just two runs on three hits over a full nine innings.
Rounding out the Roundup . . .
Finally, it’s the United States vs. Europe on the links starting on Friday as the Ryder Cup gets underway at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. The Americans won this event 16.5-11.5 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky the last time it was played two years ago, but the Europeans had won the previous three tournaments. Vegas oddsmakers like Team Europe to pick up their fourth Ryder Cup in five tries this time around, setting them as 4/7 favorites. The Americans are then pegged at 7/4, with a tie set at 9/1 odds. Team USA will be led by Ryder Cup veterans Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Jim Furyk, while there will be five rookies on the roster including Dustin Johnson. Europe’s most senior participant is Lee Westwood, who will be competing in his seventh Ryder Cup, while Rory McIlroy is one of six rookies for that squad this year.
Friday, your free pick from Matt Rivers is on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Ricky Romero is a very good big league hurler and even if things have not been fantastic of late I’ll back the lefty and the quality lineup of the Jays plus some money today.
Romero is up against a guy in Carl Pavano who has had a super successful season with that 17-11 mark and was even receiving a little bit of Cy Young love at one point but things have come unglued a bit of late as the righty has allowed 12 earned runs and 19 hits in his last two starts. I never fully bought it with the former Yankee/Expo/Marlin/Indian as there was no way he was going to keep up his great pace for the season but I do give him credit for being a lot better than I believed he could still be. With all of that said I will gladly take Romero over Pavano and will also right now take Cito Gaston’s lineup over Ron Gardenhire’s with Mauer and Morneau banged up.
Minnesota is finishing up a great season and one in which they eventually ran away with their division but, like Pavano, things of late have not been as good and without their pair of big bopping lefties I’m fine with Bautista, Wells, Hill, Lind, Overbay and the visitors from the north.
Getting anything in this spot with Romero and the Jays is worth at the very least a small play as they are more than likely boasting the superior hurler and the better lineup.
The pick: Toronto +116
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