2015 NL Pennant Odds

nationals bryce harperMLB odds makers have been enamored with the Los Angeles Dodgers the past couple of seasons and for good reason. L.A. is loaded on offense and it sports an incredible pitching staff, one anchored by Cy Young winners Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. However, the Dodgers have failed to live up to expectations the last two seasons, losing to the Cardinals in the 2013 NLCS and, again, in the 2014 NLDS. Perhaps, that has played a part in Los Angeles taking backseat to the Washington Nationals in the latest 2015 NL Pennant Odds from Sportsbook.ag.

The Nationals, who posted an NL best 96 wins last season, are drawing +200 odds to represent the National League in the 2015 World Series while the Dodgers are a +300 pick to do the same. Washington made plenty of off-season moves to ensure another successful campaign, including the recent acquisitions of 2013 Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and shortstop Yunel Escobar. Los Angeles made some big moves as well, though, dealing for second baseman Howie Kendrick and shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

In spite of those maneuverings from the Nationals and Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals should not be dismissed from the NL Pennant chase. Both clubs are getting +700 odds to reach the World Series and the Cubs, in particular, did a lot to seemingly insert themselves into the title chase. Chicago traded for catcher Miguel Montero and it significantly shored up its starting rotation by inking Jon Lester and Jason Hammel.

Another big spender this off-season, the San Diego Padres, are fourth of Sportsbook’s list of NL Pennant contenders at +1200 odds. The defending champion San Francisco Giants round out the offshore bookmaker’s top five NL favorites with the same +1200 listing ($100 wins $1200).

The least likely NL Pennant winner according to Sportsbook are the retooling Philadelphia Phillies at +15000 odds.

2015 NL Pennant Odds: Provided by Sportsbook.ag

Washington Nationals +200
Los Angeles Dodgers +300
Chicago Cubs +700
St. Louis Cardinals +700
San Diego Padres +1200
San Francisco Giants +1200
New York Mets +1400
Pittsburgh Pirates +1400
Miami Marlins +1500
Milwaukee Brewers +2500
Atlanta Braves +3000
Cincinnati Reds +3000
Arizona Diamondbacks +5000
Colorado Rockies +5000
Philadelphia Phillies +15000