2015 Odds – Is your city getting a banner? (And other stories)

As 2014 starts to wane, it’s time to take a look back at the year that was in North American professional sports.

Just kidding. We’re a website devoted to sports odds; we only look forwards.

But, the dawn of a new year does bring an opportunity to survey the sports landscape that lies ahead.

If you live in a city with one or more professional teams, you’re probably wondering whether any of your hometown heroes are going to be crowned champions in the near future. Below, we take a look at which cities have the best odds to lift at least one championship trophy in 2015 from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, or MLS, along with various 2014-15 futures and props from the aforementioned leagues.

Odds that the following cities will win the 2015 title in any of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, or MLS:

  • Los Angeles (Dodgers, Angels, Clippers, Lakers, Kings, Galaxy, Anaheim Ducks, Chivas USA) – 3/4
  • Boston/Foxborough (Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, New England Patriots, New England Revolution) – 5/4
  • Chicago (Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, Fire) – 5/2
  • Cleveland (Browns, Indians, Cavaliers) – 5/2
  • Seattle (Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders) – 5/2
  • Washington, DC (Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, DC United) – 5/2
  • Denver (Broncos, Nuggets, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids) – 3/1
  • San Francisco/San Jose (49ers, Giants, Golden State Warriors, San Jose Sharks, Earthquake) – 4/1
  • Dallas (Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, FC Dallas, Texas Rangers) – 5/1
  • New York (Giants, Jets, Mets, Yankees, Knicks, Islanders, Rangers, Red Bulls, Brooklyn Nets) – 5/1
  • San Antonio (Spurs) – 5/1
  • Detroit (Lions, Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings) – 6/1
  • Pittsburgh (Steelers, Pirates, Penguins) – 6/1
  • Green Bay (Packers) – 7/1
  • St. Louis (Rams, Cardinals, Blues) – 7/1
  • Toronto (Blue Jays, Raptors, Maple Leafs, Toronto FC) – 7/1
  • Houston (Texans, Astros, Rockets, Dynamo) – 9/1
  • Kansas City (Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC) – 9/1
  • Phoenix/Glendale (Suns, Arizona Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Coyotes) – 9/1
  • Montreal (Canadiens, Impact) – 11/1
  • Philadelphia (Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, Flyers, Union) – 11/1
  • Tampa Bay (Buccaneers, Lightning) – 11/1
  • Baltimore (Ravens, Orioles) – 14/1
  • Salt Lake City (Jazz, Real Salt Lake) – 14/1
  • Vancouver (Canucks, Whitecaps) – 14/1
  • Memphis (Grizzlies) – 15/1
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul (Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild) – 15/1
  • New Orleans (Saints, Pelicans) – 15/1
  • Atlanta (Falcons, Braves, Hawks) – 16/1
  • Cincinnati (Bengals, Reds) – 18/1
  • Indianapolis (Colts, Indiana Pacers) – 18/1
  • Miami (Dolphins, Marlins, Heat, Florida Panthers) – 18/1
  • Portland (Trail Blazers, Timbers) – 19/1
  • Oklahoma City (Thunder) – 22/1
  • Oakland (Raiders, Athletics) – 24/1
  • San Diego (Chargers, Padres) – 25/1
  • Nashville (Predators, Tennessee Titans) – 35/1
  • Columbus (Blue Jackets, Crew) – 44/1
  • Milwaukee (Brewers, Bucks) – 44/1
  • Ottawa (Senators) – 50/1
  • Newark (New Jersey Devils) – 55/1
  • Calgary (Flames) – 66/1
  • Winnipeg (Jets) – 75/1
  • Buffalo (Bills, Sabres) – 80/1
  • Charlotte (Hornets) – 80/1
  • Sacramento (Kings) – 85/1
  • Edmonton (Oilers) – 90/1
  • Raleigh (Carolina Hurricanes) – 250/1
  • Orlando (Magic) – 300/1
  • Jacksonville (Jaguars) – 2500/1

 

NFL Odds:

Odds that Oakland goes 0-16 – 6/1

Odds that Arizona wins the Super Bowl with Drew Stanton at QB – 16/1

Odds that Philadelphia wins the Super Bowl with Mark Sanchez at QB – 18/1

Over/under on the number of turkey legs on Fox’s Thanksgiving game turkey – 7.5

Over/under on references to John Madden’s love of “terducken” during Thanksgiving football – 2.5

 

NBA Odds:

Over/under on games played for Derrick Rose –  56.5

Odds to be the first coach fired:

  • Brian Shaw (Denver) – 3/1
  • Flip Saunders (Minnesota) – 4/1
  • Byron Scott (Los Angeles Lakers) – 5/1
  • Scott Brooks (Oklahoma) – 8/1
  • Brett Brown (Philadelphia) – 8/1

Odds that LeBron James wins the NBA MVP – 5/6

Over/under on wins for the Cavaliers – 58.5

Over/under on wins for the Lakers – 28.5

Over/under on Kobe Bryant’s scoring average – 27.5

 

MLB Odds:

Odds on which team will spend the most in free agency in the off-season:

  • Boston Red Sox – 4/1
  • Los Angeles Dodgers – 4/1
  • New York Yankees – 6/1
  • St. Louis Cardinals – 6/1
  • Washington Nationals – 8/1
  • Detroit Tigers – 10/1
  • Chicago Cubs – 12/1
  • Atlanta Braves – 15/1
  • Texas Rangers – 20/1

Odds that Clayton Kershaw wins the 2015 NL MVP – 22/1

 

NCAA Odds:

Odds to win the 2014-15 National Championship (football):

  • Oregon – 4/1
  • Alabama – 4/1
  • Florida State – 6/1
  • Mississippi State – 8/1
  • TCU – 8/1
  • Ohio State – 10/1
  • Baylor – 15/1
  • Arizona State – 20/1
  • Ole Miss – 22/1
  • Georgia – 33/1

Odds to win the 2014-15 Heisman Trophy:

  • Marcus Mariota (Oregon) – 1/2
  • Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) – 5/1
  • Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) – 7/1
  • Trevone Boykin (TCU) – 12/1
  • J.T. Barrett (Ohio State) – 15/1
  • Jameis Winston (Florida State) – 50/1

Odds to win March Madness 2015:

  • Kentucky – 3/1
  • Arizona – 6/1
  • Wisconsin – 8/1
  • Duke – 10/1
  • North Carolina – 13/1
  • Kansas – 15/1
  • Florida – 20/1
  • Gonzaga – 22/1
  • Iowa State – 25/1
  • Louisville – 25/1
  • Texas – 28/1
  • Villanova – 28/1
  • Michigan State – 30/1
  • Wichita State – 33/1
  • Syracuse – 40/1
  • Michigan – 45/1
  • San Diego State – 45/1
  • Virginia – 45/1
  • SMU – 50/1
  • Connecticut – 55/1

Odds on who will be the #1 pick in the 2015 NBA draft:

  • Jahlil Okafor (Duke) – 2/1
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (China) – 4/1
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (Kentucky) – 5/1
  • Myles Turner (Texas) – 8/1
  • Kelly Oubre (Kansas) – 10/1
  • Cliff Alexander (Kansas) – 12/1

 

NHL Odds:

Odds to win the 2014-15 Stanley Cup:

  • Chicago Blackhawks – 6/1
  • Pittsburgh Penguins – 8/1
  • Boston Bruins – 9/1
  • St. Louis Blues – 9/1
  • Anaheim Ducks – 11/1
  • Los Angeles Kings – 11/1
  • Montreal Canadiens – 12/1
  • Tampa Bay Lightning – 12/1
  • San Jose Sharks – 14/1
  • Minnesota Wild – 16/1
  • Vancouver Canucks – 16/1
  • New York Islanders – 20/1
  • New York Rangers – 25/1
  • Toronto Maple Leafs – 30/1
  • Detroit Red Wings – 33/1
  • Philadelphia Flyers – 33/1
  • Nashville Predators – 35/1
  • Washington Capitals – 35/1
  • Dallas Stars – 40/1
  • Colorado Avalanche – 50/1
  • Ottawa Senators – 50/1
  • New Jersey Devils – 55/1
  • Calgary Flames – 66/1
  • Columbus Blue Jackets – 75/1
  • Winnipeg Jets – 75/1
  • Arizona Coyotes – 90/1
  • Edmonton Oilers – 150/1
  • Florida Panthers – 175/1
  • Carolina Hurricanes – 225/1
  • Buffalo Sabres – 250/1

Odds to be the first coach fired:

  • Dallas Eakins (Edmonton Oilers) – 4/1
  • Ted Nolan (Buffalo Sabres) – 4/1
  • Dave Tippett (Arizona Coyotes) – 8/1
  • Todd Richards (Columbus Blue Jackets) – 10/1
  • Randy Carlyle (Toronto Maple Leafs) – 12/1

 

MLS Odds:

Odds to win the 2015 MLS championship:

  • LA Galaxy – 7/1
  • New England Revolution – 10/1
  • New York Red Bulls – 10/1
  • Seattle Sounders – 12/1