MLB Baseball Betting Preview Odds to Win 2019 AL East Division

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Nearing the halfway mark of the 2019 Major League Baseball regular season the AL East is the most competitive division in the American League. There is a huge drop-off between the top three teams in the league and the bottom two. Let’s look at the odds to win the 2019 AL East Division.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the New York Yankees as the +155 odds favorite to win the AL East division. The Yankees sit atop the AL East division by a half game with a 42-27 record. New York was hit early with injuries to impact everyday players. Team showed they had depth in the minor league system as the Yankeed didn’t skip a beat offensively sitting fifth in runs scored per game.

Second in the wagering at +160 odds are the Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa Bay sits just a ½ game back of the Yankees in the division. Rays have gotten great work from their pitching staff as they sit atop MLB with a Team ERA of 3.05. They limit base runners allowed and are third in strikeouts. Rays hit for average at .262 ranking fifth best in the Majors.

The defending World Series champs Boston Red Sox are next at +550 odds. Boston sits in third place as they have hovered near .500 for the start of the season. Red Sox produce runs and hit but their starting pitching has not been effective. Starters struggling in the rotation are Eduardo Rodriguez and Rick Porcello who sport ERA’s approaching five. David Price has not gone deep into his starts.

Next are Toronto coming in at +100000 odds. Blue Jays are rebuilding entering the season and sit 20 games under .500. The biggest weakness from this teams comes offensively where they rank 28th and second last in run production and worst in Major League Baseball with a .221 team batting average. Their starters don’t go very deep into games ranking 27th in MLB in quality starts.

Even a longer longshot is the Baltimore Orioles at +200000 odds. Orioles in last place in the AL East division sitting 28 games under .500. Biggest weakness for Baltimore has been their pitching sitting last in Team ERA at 5.71 and in WHIP at 1.48. Their pitching staff rank 29th in both strikeouts and quality starts.

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