The American League now has World Series home-field advantage with its 3-0 win over the National League in the All-Star Game. But even with the win, there are still a lot of intangibles that go into creating odds for the big event.
For instance, the Detroit Tigers could easily be a World Series favorite, but their bullpen struggles make the St. Louis Cardinals a safer pick. The Atlanta Braves, however, could give the Cardinals a run for their money in the playoffs—that is, if the Upton brothers ever decide to hit.
Then there are dark-horse candidates like the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics, who have been outperforming their preseason expectations.
Anything could happen between now and September—and usually does.
Below are the updated 2013 World Series odds with the American League winning home-field advantage.
All statistics (through All-Star break) sourced from Baseball-Reference.com.