Bovada projects a rough season for the Cubs

Bovada projects a rough season for the Cubs
February 26, 2014, 12:45 pm
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Tony Andracki

Bovada recently released their MLB over-under odds on win totals and, predictably, the Cubs came up near the bottom of the pack.

The Cubs tied with the Miami Marlins for 69.5 wins, ahead of only the Houston Astros (62.5). The Los Angeles Dodgers were projected for the most wins with 92.5.

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The NL Central had a strong showing, once again, with the St. Louis Cardinals (90.5), Cincinnati Reds (84.5), Pittsburgh Pirates (83.5) and Milwaukee Brewers (79.5) representing one of the best divisions in baseball.

The projected success of the other four teams in the NL Central led Bovada to tab the Cubs with 33/1 odds of winning the division, tied with the Minnesota Twins for the second-worst odds in the league. Once again, the Houston Astros (50/1 odds to win the AL West) were the only team worse off.

Interestingly, despite those two projections, Bovada pits the Cubs' odds of winning the 2014 World Series at 50/1, tied with the Diamondbacks, Brewers and Padres and better odds than the Mets, Rockies, Marlins, Twins and Astros.