Little League World Series 2012: Updated Odds for Every Remaining Team

Nicholas GossCorrespondent IAugust 20, 2012

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA - AUGUST 28: Members of the Japan team from Hamamatsu City, Japan cheer on their team from the dugout against the West team from Huntington Beach, California during the Little League World Series championship game on August 28, 2011 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The West team defeated the team from Japan 2-1. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Little World Series has begun in Williamsport and for many teams, just getting to the tournament is a dream come true.

However, for the teams with a strong chance to become champions, winning the tournament and making history is the No. 1 goal.

The best game of the day is between Fairfield, Connecticut and New Castle, Indiana. Both teams are 1-1 and need a win to ensure their tournament run continues. That game can be seen on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Let's look at my own World Series odds for each of the remaining teams.

 

Team Region Pool Odds
Tokyo Japan C 3-1
Chinese Taipei Asia-Pacific C 12-1
Curacao Carribean C 12-1
Panama Latin America D 3-1
British Columbia Canada D 10-1
Tamaulipas Mexico D 9-1
Texas Southwest B 5-1
Indiana Great Lakes B 11-1
New Jersey Mid-Atlantic B 11-1
Connecticut New England A 10-1
California West A 12-1
Tennessee Southeast A 6-1

 

Favorite: Japan

Japan is 2-0 in Group D play and has won by a combined score of 9-0. Their offense, pitching, and coaching have all been fantastic.

This is a group of players who understand the fundamentals of baseball and rarely make mistakes.

Another impressive quality of the entire team is their composure when the pressure is on. Japan is the team to beat at this year's Little League World Series, and it would be surprising if any team upsets them.

Japan last won the Little League World Series in 2010, and have won the tournament seven times in their remarkable history. If they keep up their impressive play from the first few games, it's tough to see anyone stopping them in Williamsport.