For every of the previous three seasons, the division winners within the American League East, American League Central and Nationwide League West have all been the identical: Boston Pink Sox, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers. Anybody for a four-peat for the trio?
The 2018 Pink Sox have been arguably probably the greatest groups in MLB historical past in successful a franchise-record 108 video games after which largely cruising to a World Sequence title. The Pink Sox gained the AL East by eight video games and just about everybody of word is again … but they’re +125 second-favorites on the AL East odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The New York Yankees are +100 to win a division they haven’t gained since 2012. The Yankees have possibly the most effective lineup and bullpen in baseball however their rotation is a big query mark.
Cleveland is a -350 favourite on the AL Central odds. The Tribe reduce some prices this offseason however nonetheless clearly have essentially the most expertise within the AL Central. In truth, one might say the one different staff even attempting to win this season within the division is the Minnesota Twins (+400). Cleveland completed 13 video games forward of Minnesota in 2018.
Out West, the Houston Astros are -500 favorites on the AL West odds to win it a 3rd straight season. They have been second within the majors with 103 wins final 12 months however bumped into the Pink Sox within the ALCS. The Astros have by far the most effective general roster within the AL West.
The Dodgers have the longest energetic division-winning streak within the majors with six straight NL West titles however haven’t been in a position to win a World Sequence in that span. Los Angeles misplaced a couple of items this offseason, together with Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Manny Machado, however continues to be the clear -400 favourite on the NL West odds. The Colorado Rockies (+550) are the one different staff more likely to even end above .500 within the NL West.
It was a disappointing 2018 season for the Chicago Cubs as they got here up one recreation in need of successful the NL Central for a 3rd 12 months in a row; the Cubbies misplaced a one-game NL Central tiebreaker recreation towards the Milwaukee Brewers, who gained the division for the primary time since 2011. The division possible is the deepest in baseball with the Cubs at +200 on the NL Central odds, St. Louis Cardinals at +225 and Brewers at +325. The Cincinnati Reds (+700) are a lot improved.
Lastly, the Philadelphia Phillies are +175 favorites at sports activities betting websites on the NL East odds to win the division for the primary time since 2011. No staff seems to have improved itself extra this offseason than the Phillies, who added the likes of Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto and Jean Segura. The Washington Nationals (+275) and defending division champion Atlanta Braves (+300) are each very succesful.
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