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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Bovada no longer accepting bets on NL Central winner due to Cubs lead

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July 1 may seem like it’s too early to call time on one of MLB’s division races, but the folks in Las Vegas have done just that.

As part of their latest MLB odds, Bovada stated that they’ve taken the NL Central off the board due to the Cubs’ huge lead in the division.

The Cubs are 11 games ahead of second place St. Louis, with the Pittsburgh Pirates in their dust at 13.5 games back in third place. Sure, stranger things have happened, and there is still just over half the season to go. It’s a lot of ground to make up, especially if the Cubs manage to pry a reliever like this away from the Yankees. It’s telling that the Cubs have lost 7 of 11, but the Cardinals have only made up a game and a half during that timespan. It’s Chicago’s division to lose.

H/T theScore

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