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MLB Second Half Betting Preview: The Latest AL Odds, AL MVP Odds & World Series Odds

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MLB AL Odds: Second Half Betting Preview

With the first half officially in the book, it’s time to reset the odds markets. OddsChecker is here to provide odds updates for every market in the AL. So, without further ado, here’s all the betting odds we have in the AL.

AL East Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
Tampa Bay Rays+47517.4%
Boston Red Sox+90010%
Toronto Blue Jays+11008.3%
New York Yankees+12007.7%
Baltimore Orioles+1000000.1%

The shock here is the Rays stand at the top of the odds nearly doubling up the Boston Red Sox. Meanwhile, the Yankees feel the wrath of the second half reset falling all the way to fourth in the division. All in all though, the AL East is considered the most wide open division in the AL.

AL Central Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
Chicago White Sox-60085.7%
Cleveland Indians+80011.1%
Minnesota Twins+100001%
Detroit Tigers+200000.5%
Kansas City Royals+250000.4%

The Chicago White Sox are the runaway favorites here in the central. The Indians are given a small chance of coming back. The bottom three in the central are the worst bottom three in any division in MLB.

AL West Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
Houston Astros-24070.6%
Oakland A’s+40020%
Los Angeles Angels+50002%
Seattle Mariners+55001.8%
Texas Rangers+1500000.1%

The AL West is a 2 team race between the Astros and A’s. Sure oddsmakers think the Astros are massive favorites, but the A’s have better odds to win the AL West then the Rays do to have the AL East.

AL Winner Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
Chicago White Sox+60014.3%
Tampa Bay Rays+70012.5%
Houston Astros+85010.5%
Oakland A’s+10009.1%
New York Yankees+11008.3%
Toronto Blue Jays+16005.9%
Boston Red Sox+25003.8%
Cleveland Indians+30003.2%
Los Angeles Angels+50002%
Seattle Mariners+90001.1
Minnesota Twins+200000.5%
Kansas City Royals+425000.2%
Detroit Tigers+500000.2%
Texas Rangers+1750000.1%
Baltimore Orioles+2500000.04%

Again the Red Sox get little respect. They’re given worse odds to win the AL then the Yankees and Blue Jays, they’re both 8 games back of the Red Sox in the AL East. The White Sox continue to get a lot of love as the favorite to win the AL.

World Series Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
Houston Astros+65013.3%
Chicago White Sox+80011.1%
Boston Red Sox+10009.1%
Tampa Bay Rays+15006.3%
Oakland A’s+24004%
New York Yankees+25003.8%
Toronto Blue Jays+25003.8%
Cleveland Indians+70001.4%
Los Angeles Angels+80001.2%
Minnesota Twins+350000.3%
Seattle Mariners+500000.2%
Kansas City Royals+850000.1%
Detroit Tigers+1000000.1%
Texas Rangers+3500000.03%
Baltimore Orioles+4999000.02%

The Astros aren’t the favorites to win the AL, but they are the given the best odds in the AL to win a World Series. The Red Sox see a similar effect. Not given good odds to win the AL, but third favorite to win the World Series in the AL.

AL Cy Young Odds

PitcherOddsImplied chance
Gerrit Cole-11052.4%
Carlos Rodon+27526.7%
Lance Lynn+55015.4%
Shane Bieber+30003.2%
Kyle Gibson+35002.8%
John Means+50002%
Jose Berrios+50002%
Sean Manaea+50002%
Lucas Giolito+60001.6%
Nathan Eovaldi+60001.6%

This is a three horse race. Gerrit Cole has been the favorite since season began, and he remains the favorite despite a rough stretch since the banning of sticky stuff. Meanwhile, Carlos Rodon has come out of nowhere to challenge for the Cy Young after a shocking start to the season. Lastly, Lance Lynn continues to be one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball as he’s put together a quite Cy Young caliber campaign.


PlayersOddsImplied chance
Shohei Ohtani+11546.5%
Vlad Guerrero Jr+25028.6%
Xander Bogaerts+40002.4%
Jose Ramirez+50002%
Mike Trout+60001.6%
Aaron Judge+66001.5%
Rafael Devers+66001.5%
Marcus Semien+66001.5%
JD Martinez+66001.5%
Byron Buxton+70001.4%

The MVP race is down to two. The biggest power hitters in the AL go head to head in the race for the MVP. Shohei Ohtani had a magical first half both on the mound and as a DH. What he’s doing is unprecedented and it’s why he’s the favorite. However, Vald Guerrero Jr.’s bat has been too good to discount him. Right now Ohtani is the only thing standing in the way of a triple crown for Vladdy. The fight between these two is one for the ages.


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