Samsung TV Plus
Roku TV
Amazon Prime Video
LG Channels
YouTube TV
Sling Tv
Sirius XM
Local Now
Rad TV
MLB · 4 months ago

AL East Odds Update: Rays Surging, Yankees in Conversation

Zachary Cook

Zachary Cook

AL East Odds Update: Rays Surging, Yankees in Conversation

The Tampa Bay Rays have been red-hot through two months, boasting the best record in the big leagues.

We’ll dive into each team in the division with their odds of winning it from FanDuel Sportsbook

Tampa Bay Rays -240

With one of the strongest starts to a regular season in recent memory, the Tampa Bay Rays are a sizeable favorite to win the AL East at -240. The Rays have been exceptional through two months, owning a 37-15 record while boasting the best run differential at +114. The Rays are the definition of consistency, but are they a 110-win team? It’s hard to say, and there’s nothing attractive about their current price.

New York Yankees +500

The New York Yankees had many problems to start the year, but they’ve gotten things back on track. The Bronx Bombers have climbed into the third in the AL East with a 30-22 record. The Yankees sit in a wild card spot but have a significant seven-game deficit to make up to catch the division-leading Rays. At +500, the Yankees might be worth a sprinkle to win the AL East, but it’s not something we’re bullish about. 

Toronto Blue Jays +900

The Toronto Blue Jays have high-end talent, but an end-of-May slump has put them in a challenging position in the AL East. Toronto is in the division’s basement at 26-25, and even though this team could go on a run, it’s hard to come back from a 10.5-game deficit. The Blue Jays are listed at -146 to make the playoffs, and that’s a number we’re comfortable backing. 

Baltimore Orioles +950

The oddsmakers’ disrespect of the Baltimore Orioles is real. Baltimore made a run at a playoff spot in 2022, and their young roster has grown in 2023, leading to a wild card position in the American League at 33-17. The O’s sit just three games behind the Rays for the best record in baseball but find themselves with the fourth-shortest odds to win the division at +950. It’s time to start buying what the Orioles are selling, even if you don’t expect them to keep up this pace. 

Boston Red Sox +4000

Even though the Boston Red Sox sit above .500 at 26-24, oddsmakers aren’t considering them a threat to win the AL East. If we’re honest, it’s hard to blame them. When you look at this Red Sox team, they scream .500. Their +4000 odds to win the division might be slightly higher than expected, but advising bettors to invest at this number is challenging. 

Odds for all five AL East teams on the FanDuel Sportsbook

Team AL East Odds AL Pennant Odds World Series Odds
Tampa Bay Rays -240 280 650
New York Yankees 500 600 1200
Toronto Blue Jays 900 700 1500
Baltimore Orioles 950 2100 3800
Boston Red Sox 4000 2500 5000