Heading into spring training, Cubs big faves to win first World Series since 1908


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We are just days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training camps and as the start of the 2016 MLB season gets closer, one thing seems to be for certain. People think this is finally the Chicago Cubs year.

After an offseason of adding outfielder Jason Heyward, second baseman Ben Zobrist and pitcher John Lackey to bolster an already stacked lineup full of rising stars like Kris Bryant, Jake Arrieta and Jorge Soler, the Cubs are the far-and-away favorites to win their first World Series since 1908.

The Westgate LV Superbook has the Cubs listed as the relatively big 4/1 favorites to win the 2016 Fall Classic, while the next closest team, the Houston Astros, are on the board all the way down at 10/1.

After the Cubs and Astros, there are five teams with 12/1 odds, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants.

That list doesn’t include defending World Series champions, the Kansas City Royals, who might be a tad disrespected on the board at 18/1.

So can the Cubs’ live up to the pressure of being World Series favorites and end their 108-year-old curse? That’s why they play the games.

Check out the complete list of World Series odds courtesy the Westgate LV Superbook below:

CUBS 4/1
ASTROS 10/1
DODGERS 12/1
METS 12/1
NATIONALS 12/1
RED SOX 12/1
GIANTS 12/1
BLUE JAYS 14/1
YANKEES 14/1
CARDINALS 16/1
ROYALS 18/1
INDIANS 18/1
RANGERS 20/1
PIRATES 20/1
TIGERS 20/1
WHITE SOX 25/1
ANGELS 30/1
DIAMONDBACKS 35/1
MARINERS 40/1
ORIOLES 50/1
RAYS 60/1
TWINS 60/1
REDS 100/1
A’S 100/1
PADRES 100/1
BREWERS 100/1
MARLINS 100/1
BRAVES  300/1
ROCKIES 300/1
PHILLIES 300/1

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