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Vegas odds favor Rays in World Series

Updated: October 21, 2008, 10:31 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas sports books favor the Tampa Bay Rays to win the World Series over the Philadelphia Phillies and would owe huge payouts if the American League champions prevail.

Oddsmakers said enough bettors took the Rays early in the year at long-shot prices to force books to adjust lines to encourage bets on the Phillies.

Sean Van Patten at Las Vegas Sports Consultants said the Rays are favored at minus-$1.35, meaning a gambler would need to bet $1.35 to be paid $1 ...

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