Blue Jays the odds-on favourites to win World Series

Watch every run of the Blue Jays' seven-run inning, including Justin Smoak's massive home run.

No pressure, boys.

In the midst of a 10-game winning streak, the Toronto Blue Jays are not only the hottest team in baseball, they’re now the odds-on favourites to win the World Series.

According to Bodog, the Blue Jays have 4-to-1 odds — slightly better than the Kansas City Royals’ 5-to-1 odds — to win their first championship since 1993. The Houston Astros and New York Yankees are the other top American League teams each with 12-to-1 odds, while the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals are both 8-to-1 favourites to come out of the National League.

Since acquiring stars Troy Tulowitzki and David Price prior to the MLB trade deadline, the team has remained the talk of baseball. John Gibbons’ squad is the best offensive team in the majors and currently sit atop the AL East standings after leapfrogging the Yankees Wednesday night.

This isn’t entirely new territory for the Blue Jays. The team entered the 2013 season with the best World Series betting odds after acquiring Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes and others in an off-season blockbuster with the Miami Marlins. But, we all know how that season unfolded.

Jose Bautista said earlier this week that “it’s the first time [winning a championship] feels so attainable” but added that the clubhouse is remaining grounded and not getting ahead of themselves.

The Blue Jays look to complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics Thursday afternoon before starting a crucial, three-game home series versus the Yankees Friday.

Here are the latest World Series odds from Bodog:

Toronto Blue Jays 4/1
Kansas City Royals 5/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 8/1
St. Louis Cardinals 8/1
New York Mets 9/1
Houston Astros 12/1
New York Yankees 12/1
Chicago Cubs 14/1
San Francisco Giants 14/1
Washington Nationals 14/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 16/1
Los Angeles Angels 18/1
Baltimore Orioles 40/1
Tampa Bay Rays 40/1
Minnesota Twins 50/1
Detroit Tigers 66/1
Texas Rangers 66/1
Chicago White Sox 100/1
Cleveland Indians 100/1
Seattle Mariners 100/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 200/1
San Diego Padres 200/1
Boston Red Sox 300/1
Atlanta Braves 1000/1
Cincinnati Reds 1000/1
Oakland Athletics 1000/1
Colorado Rockies 2000/1
Miami Marlins 2000/1
Milwaukee Brewers 2000/1
Philadelphia Phillies 2000/1

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.