Place Your Bets: Dodgers Overtake Astros as World Series Favorite

The Astros are 60-29 and won 19-1 on the final day of the first half ... and they're not the World Series favorites.

The Dodgers, a half-game better at 61-29, are the new World Series favorite at 7/2, per Bovada. 

(It's the first time since 1969 that two teams had 60 wins at the All-Star break, though that stat is a bit misleading because the "first half" isn't always the same number of games.)

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The Astros are next at 17/4, followed by the Red Sox (6/1), Nationals (7/1) and Cubs and Indians (tied at 8/1).

The Dodgers are on quite the run. Remember when the Phillies went to L.A. and Hector Neris gave up those back-to-back-to-back home runs? The Dodgers entered that series 11-12. They're 50-17 since. They've also won 49 of 60.

The Dodgers have the leading hitter in baseball in Justin Turner (.377). 

They have the Rookie of the Year favorite in Cody Bellinger (25 HR, 58 RBIs, .961 OPS). 

They have perhaps the best all-around player in the National League in shortstop Corey Seager (.298/.395/.502). 

They have one of the best left-handers ever in Clayton Kershaw. 

They have the best closer in the game in Kenley Jansen (0.96 ERA, 57 strikeouts, two walks). 

They have Alex Wood, who is an astonishing 10-0 with a 1.67 ERA.

And their setup man Pedro Baez, despite taking a half-hour between pitches, has a 1.43 ERA.

It's pretty clear which two teams are the best in baseball.

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