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We’ve are keeping a close eye on all six American League and National League divisional races and have included each team’s odds below. The graphs have been generated by averaging the latest odds from our most-trusted sportsbooks to help you better determine each team’s probability of coming out on top.

Bookmark this page and visit it often to see how the odds for your favorite clubs fluctuate during the 2020 MLB season.

AL East

July 27: After losing two of three to the Orioles, Boston’s odds dropped from +1033 to +1233.

July 14: The Yankees, who were as short as -800 in the preseason, are entering the season at -298. TB improved from +348 to +310.

Mar. 18: No team saw its divisional odds improve more during the coronavirus hiatus than the Rays, who moved from +426 to +348, even though the delay gives NYY’s stars time to heal.

Mar. 5: The Red Sox’ odds went from +897 to +950 after news of Chris Sale’s elbow injury.

Feb. 26: Injuries to Luis Severino and Giancarlo Stanton have brought the Yankees’ odds back to earth, dropping from -800 to -478.

Feb. 14: The Yankees opened as short -350 favorites, and then were immediately bet up to -800!

AL East Divisional Odds

Team 2020 AL East Odds
New York Yankees -316
Tampa Bay Rays +293
Boston Red Sox +1233
Toronto Blue Jays +2600
Baltimore Orioles +12500

All odds on this page were last updated on July 27, 2020.

AL East Trends

Team AL East Titles Last AL East Title
Baltimore Orioles 9 2014
Boston Red Sox 10 2018
New York Yankees 19 2019
Tampa Bay Rays 2 2010
Toronto Blue Jays 6 2015

The Yankees broke a six-year drought by claiming the 2019 AL East crown, running their total to 19 divisional titles since 1969.

AL Central

July 27: The Tigers (+6667) now have better odds than the Royals (+7833) after winning two of three versus the Reds to open the season.

July 14: The favored Twins saw their odds fade slightly in a 60-game schedule (-163 to -143).

Mar. 18: The Indians (+293) and White Sox (+310) keep moving closer together as bettors buy into the young, talented South Siders.

Mar. 5: The White Sox hype keeps growing; the Chi-Sox’ AL Central odds improved from +324 to +313.

Feb. 26: Minnesota has improved from -150 to -163, while the Indians (+240 to +308) and White Sox (+288 to +324) both fell.

Feb. 14: The Twins open as odds-on favorites to repeats as AL Central champs at -150.

AL Central Divisional Odds

Team 2020 AL Central Odds
Minnesota Twins -137
Cleveland Indians +268
Chicago White Sox +307
Detroit Tigers +6667
Kansas City Royals +7833

AL Central Trends

Team AL Central Titles Last AL Central Title
Chicago White Sox 3 2008
Cleveland Indians 10 2018
Detroit Tigers 4 2014
Kansas City Royals 1 2015
Minnesota Twins 7 2019

The Indians wasted little time in claiming the AL Central as their own when the division was formed in 1994. Cleveland won six of the first seven AL Central crowns, including five straight from 1995 to 1999. They also won three straight from 2016-2018, but the Twins broke that streak last year and opened as favorites to win again in 2020.

AL West

July 27: Justin Verlander’s arm strain has sent Houston’s odds south, falling from -167 to -109.

July 14: HOU faded from -206 to -167, while second-favorite OAK improved from +276 to +260.

Mar. 18: Houston fell further (+213 to +206) while Oakland continued to surge (+288 to +276)

Mar. 5: The Athletics are closing even further on the Astros, sitting at +288 and -213, respectively, in the latest update. For context, they opened at +375 and -275.

Feb. 26: Early money is fading the Astros, who fell from -275 to -215 over the last ten days.

Feb. 14: Hate them or … hate them, the Astros are once again heavy favorites to win the AL West at -275.

AL West Divisional Odds

Team 2020 AL West Odds
Houston Astros -109
Oakland A’s +152
Los Angeles Angels +550
Texas Rangers +1733
Seattle Mariners +6833

AL West Trends

Team AL West Titles Last AL West Title
Houston Astros 3 2019
Los Angeles Angels 9 2014
Oakland Athletics 16 2013
Seattle Mariners 3 2001
Texas Rangers 7 2016

The Astros became the first team in AL West history to record back-to-back 100-win seasons in 2017 and 2018. They followed it up with another 107 wins last season.  Can they make it four straight in 2020?

NL East

July 27: It’s unclear how the Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak will impact the NL East race at this point; for now, the odds remain about where they were in the preseason.

July 14: The Phillies improved from +378 to +323, but it’s the Marlins (+26625 to +11667) who got the biggest boost from the shorter season.

Mar. 18: Consensus is that Atlanta (+181) is still a cut above Washington (+244).  Indeed, the Nationals are closer to the third-favorite Mets (+281) than the Braves.

Mar. 5: The Phillies keep falling. PHI, which opened at +295, is now +377.

Feb. 26: The Nats (+238) are already closing the gap on the Braves (+186).

Feb. 14: The Braves (+173) are slightly favored over the reigning World Series-champion Nationals (+250).

NL East Divisional Odds

Team 2020 NL East Odds
Atlanta Braves +193
Washington Nationals +267
New York Mets +282
Philadelphia Phillies +315
Miami Marlins +8333

NL East Trends

Team NL East Titles Last NL East Title
Atlanta Braves 14 2019
Miami Marlins 0 N/A
New York Mets 6 2015
Philadelphia Phillies 11 2011
Washington Nationals 5 2017

The Braves had a stranglehold on the NL East from 1995 to 2005, winning 11 consecutive divisional crowns. Atlanta never won fewer than 88 games during that remarkable span.

NL Central

July 27: Milwaukee is the only NL Central team that saw its odds get worse, fading from +303 to +333.

July 14: The Cubs (+235) have overtake the Cardinals (+240) as division favorites with the Reds (+248) just behind.

Mar. 18: The only big change was the Pirates falling even further back from the other four teams, dropping from +10000 to +23750. The other four are between +210 and +358.

Mar. 5: Not much movement here recently. The Cardinals, Cubs, Reds, and Brewers are all between +209 and  +360 still.

Feb. 26: The Reds’ odds have improved the most in the NL Central early on, going from +300 to +256, which is now well ahead of the Brewers (+370).

Feb. 14: This is the closest division in baseball according to oddsmakers with four teams between +200 and +300

NL Central Divisional Odds

Team 2020 NL Central Odds
Chicago Cubs +225
St. Louis Cardinals +230
Cincinnati Reds +245
Milwaukee Brewers +333
Pittsburgh Pirates +6333

NL Central Trends

Team NL Central Titles Since 1994 Last NL Central Title
Chicago Cubs 5 2017
Cincinnati Reds 2 2012
Milwaukee Brewers 2 2018
Pittsburgh Pirates 0 N/A
St. Louis Cardinals 11 2019

Three different teams have won the NL Central the past three years: Cubs (2017), Brewers (2018), and Cardinals (2019).

NL West

July 27: Colorado saw the biggest movement early on, improving from +3167 to +2600 after winning their opening series with Texas, 2-1.

July 14: LAD’s odds are fading! Once a prohibitive -900 favorite, the Dodgers enter the year just -622. (Yes, that’s sarcasm.)

Mar. 18: No significant movement to report during the coronavirus suspension.

Mar. 5: The odds for the least-interesting division in baseball are stagnating. LAD remains a -863 favorite, barely moving from -866 at last check.

Feb. 26: Not much change in the NL West. LAD is still a massive favorite, though dropped slightly from -900 to -867.

Feb. 14: LAD opened as a -900 favorite. They have won seven in a row and show no signs of slowing down.

NL West Divisional Odds

Team 2020 NL West Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers -605
Arizona Diamondbacks +667
San Diego Padres +750
Colorado Rockies +2600
San Francisco Giants +6833

NL West Trends

Team NL West Titles Since 1994 Last NL West Title
Arizona Diamondbacks 5 2011
Colorado Rockies 0 N/A
Los Angeles Dodgers 11 2019
San Diego Padres 4 2006
San Francisco Giants 5 2012

The Dodgers continued their reign in 2019 by winning their seventh straight NL West title. It’s an impressive streak, but it has yet to lead to a World Series championship, as Los Angeles has repeatedly come up short in the postseason.


Archived Divisional Odds: 2019

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