With superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. scheduled to come back from a broken wrist injury this week and the acquisition of Juan Soto just before the Major League Baseball trade deadline, many sports bettors jumped to their phones and computers to bet on the San Diego Padres.
However, news came Friday that Tatis was suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a banned substance (Clostebol). In turn, any chances he had to return to baseball this season were doomed and optimism took a hit for the National League West club playing for a slot in the wild-card playoffs – 16 games behind the front-running Los Angeles Dodgers.
The day before the trade deadline, the Padres were +2200 to win the World Series but dropped as low as +800 immediately after the trade for Soto before jumping back to as high as +1100.
With Friday’s news and as of Saturday morning, the Padres’ odds to win it all had jumped back to +1600 and they are at +800 to win the National League pennant.
PADRES ODDS MOVEMENT
Odds courtesy Caesars Sportsbook
Before Soto trade: +1000
Day after trade: +475
After Tatis suspension: +800
Before trade: +2200
Day after trade: +1000
After Tatis suspension: +1600
The favorites to win the NL are the Dodgers at +165 and the New York Mets at +240. The Braves are third at +550 with the Padres just behind.
The Dodgers also lead the odds to win the World Series at +360 with the slumping New York Yankees just behind them at +400. The Houston Astros are third at +430 with the Mets at +475.
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