"Boston's got a good team. They were solid before what happened to (David) Price," Johnny Avello, the Wynn's longtime oddsmaker and sports book director, said referring to the left-hander's ailing elbow. "But the Cubs are as good as they were last year, maybe even better. Therefore, there's no reason not to make them the favorite."
Johnny Avello, the longtime oddsmaker and sports book director for the Wynn Las Vegas, said Duke was his favorite despite the ups and downs the team saw this year.