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Cubs backed to win back-to-back MLB World Series in 2017

Cubs World Series victory

Cubs World Series victory
WE’VE only just finished one of the greatest World Series’ in baseball history, but the god folk at have already released a market on next year’s big dance.

And guess what? The Chicago Cubs – who ended the longest title drought in baseball only last week – care the +350 favourites to go back to back in 2017.

The Cubs had not won a World Series in 108 years, but that all changed in the most remarkable of circumstances.

Down 3-1 to the Cleveland Indians, all hope looked lost for the Cubs.

But a massive turn around showed the will of a champion team, the Cubs managing to win the next two games.

It would all come down to a game seven at in Cleveland.

And what an epic it was.

It looked like the Cubs were home, leading 6-2 in the eighth innings, but the unthinkable happened.

A monstrous home run from Rajai Davis with the bases loaded gave the Indians a remarkable grand slam that tied the scores at six.

It almost fell apart for the Cubs, but they held their nerve, in the end claiming a 8-7 victory in the 10th inning.

The star studded line up should stay together, and is very short for the title, with the next best the Boston Red Sox, way out at +900.

No other team is in single figures in the market, with the vanquished Indians perhaps representing value at +1200. They should have redemption on their mind and will be keen to end their own monster drought after surrendering a 3-1 lead.

2017 World Series market:

Chicago Cubs +350

Boston Red Sox +900

Los Angeles Dodgers +1000

Washington Nationals +1200

Cleveland Indians +1200

Toronto Blue Jays +1400

San Francisco Giants +1400

New York Mets +1600

Houston Astros +1600

Texas Rangers +1600

Baltimore Orioles +2200

Detroit Tigers +2200

St. Louis Cardinals +2200

New York Yankees +2500

Seattle Mariners +2500

Pittsburgh Pirates +2800

Kansas City Royals +3300

Chicago White Sox +4000

Miami Marlins +4000

Los Angeles Angels +5000

Colorado Rockies +6600

Tampa Bay Rays +6600

Milwaukee Brewers +7500

Oakland Athletics +7500

Arizona Diamondbacks +7500

Atlanta Braves +10000

Cincinnati Reds +10000

Minnesota Twins +10000

Philadelphia Phillies +10000

San Diego Padres +10000

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Warriors still favourite for NBA title as Cavs shorten

Despite a stop start beginning to the season, the Golden State Warriors are still one of the hottest title favourites in NBA history.

At -120, it is almost not worth punting them.

Their weaponry is a remarkable offensive arsenal, the likes the NBA has never seen.

And it was underlined this week when back to back NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry splashed an NBA record 13 three pointers in a win over the New Orleans Hornets.

There are noted concerns over the lack of defence brought about by the loss of Andrew Bogut in the middle, but the Warriors, with the likes of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are scoring machines and will be difficult to contain four times in a seven game period, as a playoff win would dictate.

But there is a reigning champion team out in the east that is doing its best to give them a run for their money.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, while they lost their first game of the season today, have shortened into +300 for the title on the back of some stellar play from Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love.

The San Antonio Spurs are still thereabouts at +500 and that’s about where it ends, with the Los Angeles Clippers all the way out at +2000.

The Boston Celtics, at +2500, might be the only team capable of knocking off the Cavs in the East and, if they can do that, who knows what will happen in the finals.

2017 NBA Championship market:

Golden State Warriors -120

Cleveland Cavaliers +300

San Antonio Spurs +500

Los Angeles Clippers +2000

Boston Celtics +2500

Oklahoma City Thunder +4000

Toronto Raptors +4000

Indiana Pacers +5000

New York Knicks +5000

Chicago Bulls +5000

Atlanta Hawks +6600

Utah Jazz +8000

Minnesota Timberwolves +6600

Portland Trail Blazers +6600

Memphis Grizzlies +10000

Houston Rockets +10000

Miami Heat +10000

Detroit Pistons +10000

Washington Wizards +15000

New Orleans Pelicans +15000

Milwaukee Bucks +15000

Dallas Mavericks +15000

Charlotte Hornets +15000

Los Angeles Lakers +15000

Sacramento Kings +25000

Denver Nuggets +30000

Orlando Magic +30000

Philadelphia 76ers +50000

Phoenix Suns +50000

Brooklyn Nets +50000

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Brady’s men red hot for Super Bowl 51

As they have been since Tom Brady’s return, a mountain of money has been piled on the New England Patriots to go one better than last season and claim the Super Bowl.

After losing to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, and with Brady enduring a four game suspension to open the season, they are playing with a massive chip on their shoulder – and have been practically unstoppable.

The Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks are the only other teams in single figures – both sharing the second line of betting at +800 – but really, they feel like nuisance value at this point in the season.

2017 Super Bowl 51 market:

New England Patriots +200

Dallas Cowboys +800

Seattle Seahawks +800

Kansas City Chiefs +1600

Green Bay Packers +1600

Atlanta Falcons +1600

Pittsburgh Steelers +1600

Oakland Raiders +1600

Denver Broncos +2000

Carolina Panthers +2500

Indianapolis Colts +2500

Minnesota Vikings +2800

Arizona Cardinals +2800

New York Giants +2800

Houston Texans +4000

Baltimore Ravens +4000

Cincinnati Bengals +5000

San Diego Chargers +5000

New Orleans Saints +6600

Detroit Lions +6600

Philadelphia Eagles +7500

Washington Redskins +7500

Miami Dolphins +10000

Tennessee Titans +15000

Buffalo Bills +20000

Los Angeles Rams +20000

New York Jets +30000

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +30000

Chicago Bears +50000

Jacksonville Jaguars +100000

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Dominic is an editor and writer at and lives for all things sport. He completed a cadetship in journalism for Fairfax many moons ago and went on to cover a wide range of sporting codes, both in Australia and around the globe. He's right at home at AG and is always on the look out for the next great bet.

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