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

OddsChecker is here to provide odds updates for every market in the AL
Kyle Newman
Tue, July 13, 7:06 AM EDT

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

Teams

Odds

Implied chance

Tampa Bay Rays

+475

17.4%

Boston Red Sox

+900

10%

Toronto Blue Jays

+1100

8.3%

New York Yankees

+1200

7.7%

Baltimore Orioles

+100000

0.1%

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

Teams

Odds

Implied chance

Chicago White Sox

-600

85.7%

Cleveland Indians

+800

11.1%

Minnesota Twins

+10000

1%

Detroit Tigers

+20000

0.5%

Kansas City Royals

+25000

0.4%

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

Teams

Odds

Implied chance

Houston Astros

-240

70.6%

Oakland A’s

+400

20%

Los Angeles Angels

+5000

2%

Seattle Mariners

+5500

1.8%

Texas Rangers

+150000

0.1%

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

Teams

Odds

Implied chance

Chicago White Sox

+600

14.3%

Tampa Bay Rays

+700

12.5%

Houston Astros

+850

10.5%

Oakland A’s

+1000

9.1%

New York Yankees

+1100

8.3%

Toronto Blue Jays

+1600

5.9%

Boston Red Sox

+2500

3.8%

Cleveland Indians

+3000

3.2%

Los Angeles Angels

+5000

2%

Seattle Mariners

+9000

1.1

Minnesota Twins

+20000

0.5%

Kansas City Royals

+42500

0.2%

Detroit Tigers

+50000

0.2%

Texas Rangers

+175000

0.1%

Baltimore Orioles

+250000

0.04%

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

Teams

Odds

Implied chance

Houston Astros

+650

13.3%

Chicago White Sox

+800

11.1%

Boston Red Sox

+1000

9.1%

Tampa Bay Rays

+1500

6.3%

Oakland A’s

+2400

4%

New York Yankees

+2500

3.8%

Toronto Blue Jays

+2500

3.8%

Cleveland Indians

+7000

1.4%

Los Angeles Angels

+8000

1.2%

Minnesota Twins

+35000

0.3%

Seattle Mariners

+50000

0.2%

Kansas City Royals

+85000

0.1%

Detroit Tigers

+100000

0.1%

Texas Rangers

+350000

0.03%

Baltimore Orioles

+499900

0.02%

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

Pitcher

Odds

Implied chance

Gerrit Cole

-110

52.4%

Carlos Rodon

+275

26.7%

Lance Lynn

+550

15.4%

Shane Bieber

+3000

3.2%

Kyle Gibson

+3500

2.8%

John Means

+5000

2%

Jose Berrios

+5000

2%

Sean Manaea

+5000

2%

Lucas Giolito

+6000

1.6%

Nathan Eovaldi

+6000

1.6%

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.

AL MVP Odds

Players

Odds

Implied chance

Shohei Ohtani

+115

46.5%

Vlad Guerrero Jr

+250

28.6%

Xander Bogaerts

+4000

2.4%

Jose Ramirez

+5000

2%

Mike Trout

+6000

1.6%

Aaron Judge

+6600

1.5%

Rafael Devers

+6600

1.5%

Marcus Semien

+6600

1.5%

JD Martinez

+6600

1.5%

Byron Buxton

+7000

1.4%

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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