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Who’s Got The Power?: Online Sports Betting’s Weekly MLB Power Rankings (July 9 Edition)

Who’s Got The Power?: Online Sports Betting’s Weekly MLB Power Rankings (July 9 Edition)
The hunt for the World Series is in full swing and some clubs possess more might than others. (Sorry, Phillies fans.) Each Thursday we look at Major League Baseball's most fearsome squads in our Weekly MLB Power Rankings.

Howdy! Welcome to the final MLB Power Rankings rundown before this year’s All-Star Game. Once the Midsummer Classic’s come and gone, every game is going to feel more important than the last. As always, we’ve rounded up our picks for the five best teams in baseball as of this week. If your team’s in the Top 5, you might want to consider taking some time off in October. If it’s not, shake the 8 Ball again and check back with us in a week.

5. Los Angeles Dodgers

Odds To Win The World Series: 8/1

The Dodgers continue to struggle to get maximum bang for their buck, but they’re still the toast of the NL West and have the talent (like wonder rookie Joc Pederson) to mow through some fierce competition.

4. Houston Astros

Odds To Win The World Series: 14/1

The Angels (winners of nine of their last ten outings) are looming larger in Houston’s rear view mirror, but the Astros are still the AL West’s most fearsome outfit. After all, their impressive sweep of the Royals wasn’t THAT long ago and they can still crow about having Jose Altuve, Luis Valbuena and Evan Gattis in their batting order.

3. Kansas City Royals

Odds To Win The World Series: 6/1

The Royals have looked great this week, knocking out four consecutive wins and basking in some nice representation in this week’s All-Star Game. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the top team in the AL Central, though. Alex Gordon suffered a groin strain against the Rays that raises a lot of fears in Kansas City. An MRI has been scheduled to check on the severity of the injury.

2. Pittsburgh Pirates

Odds To Win The World Series: 14/1

If only the Buccos weren’t stuck behind St. Louis in the NL Central. Pittsburgh has won five straight, gone 8-2 in their last 10, boast the third best winning percentage in baseball and still (STILL!) find themselves trapped 4.5 games back of the Cards. The Pirates can take a chunk out of that gap this week courtesy of their four game set against the visiting Cardinals.

1. St. Louis Cardinals

Odds To Win The World Series: 15/2

Look, we’re sick of seeing the Cards in the #1 slot too, but they have their claws (talons? bird feet?) dug deep into having the best record in the Majors and they still look great despite an underwhelming 4-6 record in their last 10 contests. St. Louis has enjoyed some remarkable pitching in 2015 (see: Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez) plus stellar play from sneaky good contributors like Jhonny Peralta. Don’t forget, the Cardinals have the best ERA and the most quality starts in all of baseball right now.

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