Ah, futures betting. One of the most unknown gambles that a fan can make. Pretty much, in a futures bet, you're betting on a team to win the World Series (or pennant, or division...whatever you choose) before the season starts, using a given set of odds that fluctuate as the season goes on. If you really want, you can make a futures bet in September...but a month and a half ahead of time isn't that much fun, now is it? Once the first futures lines are released in the offseason, betting action and spring events can make the odds rise and fall. Below are the odds at midnight on February 20th, when most (if not all) teams have just had their pitchers and catchers report for camp. Posted odds are from Bovada.lv, which is the new outlet for Bodog in the United States.
Red Sox 12:1