MLB Betting Lines: AL Pennant Odds to Win Updated After Week 2

MLB Betting Lines: AL Pennant Odds to Win Updated After Week 2

As we watch the action unfold in Week 3 of the current MLB season, we can’t help but look ahead at how things might look once the full season has been played

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While the current standings give us a small indication of how both leagues might play out, the reality is that the standings will almost certainly be different once all is said and done. Yes, there will be teams who maintain their current fast start, but there will also be other that fall off, making way for teams that came out of the gate slowly but started to build a head of steam. With that in mind, we are going to take a closer look at the American League after the first couple of weeks of the season to see if the current odds to win it match up with what teams are currently doing. The odds listed here are the current best MLB odds, but they may be different by the time you decide to wager, so with that said, let’s get into it.


New York Yankees +325

The Yankees came storming out of the gate to quickly take control of the AL East, but are we now seeing signs that they might be slowing down? We will get to that point in a moment, but we have to start things off by saying that they have been impressive in putting together a 12-5 record, which is good enough to have them a game and a half up on the pack at the top of the division. The Yankees have a run differential of +19 at the time of writing, and while that is good, it is not the best in the American League. The early pace they are setting is going to be tough to maintain, and we are perhaps seeing that happen now, as they have lost 2 in a row. Still, this Yankees team looks much improved from last year.

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Houston Astros +475

I think it is more than fair to suggest that these odds are going to start heading in the wrong direction rather quickly if the Astros cannot find a way to get out of the early hole that they have dug for themselves. Houston is 6-12 to start the year, which has them dead last in the AL West. If there is a silver lining to be found here, it is that the division as a whole is off to a slow start, with the Astros just 3 ½ games out of the lead right now. Offensively, Houston has been good and actually have 1 more run scored than the Yankees, but they have been a nightmare on defense, surrendering 99 runs. If they cannot plug that hole, this is going to be a very long season for them.

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Texas Rangers +575

We often see the defending World Series champions come into the new season suffering from a bit of a hangover, which seems to be the case with the Rangers. Yes, they are currently sitting atop the West, but they are also just 1 game above .500 at 9-8. The general consensus is that the division is stronger than what we are currently seeing, so maintaining their current pace is almost certainly not going to be enough for the Rangers to stay in the pole position all the way to the end. They need to get better in their own building, as they are just 5-5 in home games this season. The Rangers cannot rely on the supposed stronger teams in the West continuing to struggle. I do believe they will snap out of this current form, though, and get stronger as the season progresses.

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Baltimore Orioles +575

The Orioles are a young team very much on the rise, and they got a real boost least season by winning the East Division. It was always going to be tougher for them in 2024, since we all knew that the Yankees would be a whole lot stronger than they were last season. After a bit of an up and down start, the Orioles seem to be finding their feet, winning 2 in a row to move to 10-6 this season, which has them just a game and a half out of the top spot in the division. They ae 2 games above .500 both at home and on the road, plus they have a current run differential of +17. These all have to be seen as positive signs, with this team likely to continue getting better with each passing week. They seem like a very decent bet at this price, although I may still hold off with pulling the trigger, at least for now.

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Seattle Mariners +1000

At this point, I believe that we are drifting into dark horse territory, as the teams we are going to discuss from this point forward would probably need a lot to go their way in order to win the American League and head to the World Series. As we mentioned earlier, the West Division is off to a slow start across the board, but that also means that it is a little more forgiving to the teams that have not started out as well as expected. The Mariners are very much in that category, going 7-10 to this point. Their major problem is clear for all to see, which is that they are struggling offensively, managing just 58 runs. Do they have what it takes to rectify that?

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Minnesota Twins +1100

The Twins are another team out to a slow start at 6-9, but in fairness, most of their games have been away from home this season. You might suggest that things will get better once they get a decent home stand, but they are also just 1-4 in their own building. Defensively, they have been pretty solid to this point, but like the Mariners, they are finding it difficult to drive in runs, managing just 53 runs through their first 15 games. The Central Division is probably going to tighten up as the season progresses, but can the Twins fix what ails them and get in the hunt?

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The other Team’s Odds in the AL

  • Toronto Blue Jays +1100
  • Tampa Bay Rays +1300
  • Cleveland Guardians +1700
  • Detroit Tigers +2500
  • Boston Red Sox +3000
  • Kansas City Royals +3500
  • Los Angeles Angels +6000
  • Chicago White Sox +20000
  • Oakland Athletics +20000

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2022 AL Pennant Odds After Week 2

With the MLB season now a couple of weeks old, it is an excellent time to see how odds for this year’s American League Pennant have shifted amidst strong and poor starts from teams around the league. Here is a current look at the three teams with the best odds of winning the AL Pennant this season. Let’s get right to it so you can bet against the MLB AL Division Odds. 

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Toronto Blue Jays (+330)

At 11-6, the Toronto Blue Jays currently have the best record in the American League, and they have the fourth-best record in all of baseball.

Their offense ranks 11th in all baseball in runs scored, averaging 4.24 runs per game. At home, where they are 5-2, they are averaging a whopping 5.57 runs.

The Blue Jays have shown their power to lead the majors in home runs with 25 in 17 games. 

Leading the offensive attack is first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He is currently hitting .344/.400/.623 with a team-leading five home runs and 12 runs batted in. 

Newcomer Kevin Gausman (1-1, 2.89 ERA) has pitched well through three games, but 24-year-old Alex Manoah has been their most successful starter as he is a perfect 3-0 through three games. In 18 innings, he has 18 strikeouts with a 2.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.

Houston Astros (+490)

While the Blue Jays have been the hottest team in the American League, the Houston Astros have gotten off to quite a sluggish start at 7-9. It is worth noting that Houston had the same record through 16 games last season and finished the year in the World Series.

The big concern has been an offense that has yet to click. After leading the majors in runs per game last season, they rank just 23rd this season as they are averaging 3.50 runs per game.

To this point, Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker, Jose Altuve (currently on the injured list), Aledmys Diaz, and Martin Maldonado are all hitting under the Mendoza line of .200.

Over the offseason, many were worried about the production of Jeremy Pena taking over for the departed Carlos Correa, but he has held his own thus far. Through 54 at-bats, Pena is hitting .241/.311/.500 with three home runs and six runs batted in. One of his home runs in their series finale was an extra-inning walk-off against the Toronto Blue Jays.

On the mound, Justin Verlander has returned to form for Houston. Through three games, he is 1-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 0.74 WHIP, and he has 20 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched.

Chicago White Sox (+550)

Through the first two weeks of the season, there may not be a more unlucky team in baseball on the injury front than the Chicago White Sox. To date, Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, Yoan Moncada, Garrett Crochet, and Eloy Jimenez are either on or have been on the injured list for a substantial amount of time.

Of those listed, Lynn and Moncada have yet to play in a game, and for Jimenez, it may be six to eight weeks before he returns after having surgery to repair a torn hamstring tendon.

Still, the AL Central remains one of the weaker divisions in baseball as the White Sox remain just 1.5 games behind the division-leading Minnesota Twins (8-8).

Offensively, Andrew Vaughn has been their most productive hitter in the early going. He leads the team in both home runs (three) and runs batted in (eight) while hitting .300/.364/.575. 

Except for one outing, Dylan Cease has pitched well through three starts. He is currently 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and has 19 strikeouts in just 16 innings. 

Chicago was also encouraged by Lucas Giolito’s last outing. After returning from the injured list, he went four innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out nine.


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