Las Vegas Loves San Francisco Giants Chances at Bryce Harper
By Daniel Sperry
San Francisco Giants FanFest weekend came away with a lot of good soundbites. Madison Bumgarner’s sassy comments to Bochy, a very vocal Buster Posey all showed a much more vocal side of the Giants that we haven’t seen or heard in a while. But Bryce Harper was really the talk of it all. Now, Vegas loves the odds he ends up at Oracle Park.
San Francisco Giants 2019 FanFest was a fun weekend. You had plenty of soundbites on Friday from Media day, where guys like Buster Posey got vocal about getting Bryce Harper and trying to stay competitive.
You also found out a lot more about the San Francisco Giants interest in Harper, including tidbits that he might even prefer San Francisco over the other candidates. Now, Vegas is jumping in on the momentum of “Bryce harper to SF.”
The San Francisco Giants now have the best odds to land Bryce Harper, at a stunning 1/1.
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The San Diego Padres surprisingly have the next best odds, followed by the Phillies. After that, the Dodgers and Nationals seem like the outside of the pack at the moment, with very similar odds. Still, they could be in play.
Usually, the Las Vegas betting scene has a good beat on whatever is going on when they make odds like this. Giants fans certainly should be given a boost of confidence considering all that has come into play this weekend. However, still be reminded that it’s Vegas, and they’re out to make a buck, not necessarily be right.
In 2010, the San Francisco Giants were given 20/1 odds to win the world series, and their opponents, the Texas Rangers were given 22/1 odds. They even had either the Yankees or Phillies at 2/1 odds while the rest of baseball at 1/3 odds.
In 2012 they had much better odds at 8-1, and in 2014 Vegas odds had the Royals winning the World Series at 35-1 and the Giants back at 20-1.
We all know how those series went in reality. So we’ll see if the insanely high odds for the Giants to land Bryce pan out, or if Vegas is looking to make a quick buck off of some hopeful Giants fans. Anyhow, still, be happy that Vegas has our odds so high. For every time they’ve been wrong, they’ve also been right, otherwise nobody would ever bet with them.