LAS VEGAS (AP) - Oddsmakers in Las Vegas have picked the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals as favorites to meet in baseball's World Series, with New York an overwhelming favorite to win its first title since 2000.
Oddsmaker Tony Sinisi of Las Vegas Sports Consultants says the Yankees are 3-2 favorites despite having to beat three teams for the championship.
Sinisi said Wednesday that bettors picking a winner other than the Yankees might as well choose randomly.
The Minnesota Twins, which beat Detroit on Tuesday night for the AL Central title, are 25-1 to win it all, making Minnesota a bigger underdog than before the season started.
St. Louis is considered the National League favorite at 9-2 for the series, but not by much ahead of Philadelphia and Los Angeles.