Royals slight betting favorites to win World Series over Giants

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World Series prediction
Friday October 17th, 2014

The Kansas City Royals have opened as slight favorites to win the 2014 World Series over the San Francisco Giants, according to odds released by Bovada on Friday. 

The Royals have 5/6 odds to take the title, while the Giants have even 1/1 odds. 

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As of 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, San Francisco's Buster Posey is the betting favorite to win the World Series MVP award with 17/2 odds. Kansas City's Lorenzo Cain -- the ALCS MVP -- is next at 9/1 odds. Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner was named NLCS MVP and has 12/1 odds to win it for the World Series as well. 

When the season began, Bovada odds gave the Royals a 40/1 chance of winning the World Series and the Giants an 18/1 chance. 

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Kansas City has won all eight of its games this postseason after winning the AL Wild Card game over the Athletics, sweeping the Angels in the ALDS and sweeping the Orioles in the ALCS. San Francisco defeated the Pirates in the NL Wild Card game, then won the NDLS over the Nationals in four games and the NLCS over the Cardinals in five games. 

World Series Game 1 is on Oct. 21 in Kansas City.

- Molly Geary

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