Sport: Early Odds

Like just about every other ball fan in the U.S. the odds makers of Las Vegas looked ahead across the long summer this week and decided just how the major-league pennant races might wind up. The big surprise was that the Nevada smart money picked the Cincinnati Reds for fifth place in the National League, one of the most embarrassing ratings ever given a previous year's pennant winner. The pre-season odds :

National League American League

Los Angeles 2-1 New York 1-3

Milwaukee 9-2 Detroit 6-1

San Francisco 9-2 Baltimore 10-1

St. Louis 6-1 Cleveland 20-1

Cincinnati 8-1 Chicago 20-1

Pittsburgh 20-1 Minnesota 50-1

All others 250-1 All others...

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