MLB - Mon 25/03/2013 - 21:36 EDT

Major League Baseball National League Championship Odds

With the Boys of Summer wrapping up their Grapefruit and Cactus League play, today we take a look at the odds posted at to win the National League Pennant – the Nationals and Dodgers are top chalk.

Baseball fans around the planet are getting amped up as the first pitch of the 2013 Major League Baseball season is set for Sunday, March 31, 2013, when the Houston Astros host the Texas Rangers.

Co-favorites are top chalk for the National League Pennant

Checking the futures odds at the TopBet sportsbook we find Washington and Los Angeles posted as the top chalk to win the National League Championship. Posted at +350 to win the NL Pennant the Nationals and Dodgers lead a tight field that also includes the Joey Votto led Cincinnati Reds who come in with a +550 futures betting line. We like the Stephen Strasburg led Nationals!

Giants, Braves and Cardinals round out the top five NL contenders list

The defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves are a close third with a +600 line while the St. Louis Cardinals round out the top four with a +900 futures price. Finding an underdog with a chance is similar to looking for a needle is a haystack but the Pittsburgh Pirates and their +2400 betting line may be worth a small “fun money” wager.

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