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World Series and NLCS odds: Mets are underdogs to Cubs, Blue Jays

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Despite besting the NL West champion Dodgers in the LDS, Vegas expects the Mets to lose to the Cubs in the NLCS.

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The Mets' inspiring 3-2 victory over the Dodgers last night does not have the bookies saying "Ya Gotta Believe!"

Online sports book Bovada currently list the Mets as the third-most-likely team to win the World Series at 10/3, behind the Toronto Blue Jays (9/5) and Chicago Cubs (5/2). The Mets are a 5/4 underdog to beat the Cubs in the National League Championship Series.

Based on the odds of their Division Series matchup—where the the Dodgers were 1/2 favorites to defeat the Mets—maybe being the underdog is right where the Mets want to be. The Cubs' odds of winning the NLCS are 20/29 after beating the Cardinals—who had the best record in baseball and were the only team to win 100 games in 2015—3-1 in the NLDS.

Here are the current World Series odds for the four remaining teams.

Team Odds
Toronto Blue Jays 9/5
Chicago Cubs 5/2
New York Mets 10/3
Kansas City Royals 18/5

And here are the odds of specific outcomes in the NLCS.

Result Odds
New York wins 4-0 15/1
New York wins 4-1 13/2
New York wins 4-2 11/2
New York wins 4-3 9/2
Chicago wins 4-0 8/1
Chicago wins 4-1 19/4
Chicago wins 4-2 19/4
Chicago wins 4-3 9/2