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We’ve been tracking each team’s odds of winning the American League and National League pennants and have included the data below. The graphs have been generated by averaging the odds from multiple online sportsbooks to give you a better sense of each team’s probability of coming out on top.Bookmark this page and visit it often to see how the odds ebb and flow during the 2019 MLB season.

2019 American League Pennant Odds

Top Contenders

July 9: There’s been a lot of movement among the Wild Card contenders. The A’s (+2300) and Indians (+1300) are on the rise, while the Rays (+1100) and Rangers (+2600) are trending down.

July 4: For the first time since Opening Day, the Astros are no longer the favorites to win the AL Pennant, falling slightly behind the Yankees (+180 vs +190).

June 21: The Rays have seen their AL Pennant odds go from +580 on June 13th to +680 on June 21st after losing four straight and eight of their last 10 games.

June 13: Oddsmakers are fading the Red Sox, whose average odds worsened again, moving from +700 on June 3rd to +850 on June 13th.

June 3: The Twins’ AL Pennant odds continue to get shorter, now sitting at just +340, not far behind the Astros (+180) and Yankees (+250). The slumping Red Sox (+700) and Indians (+1800), meanwhile, continue to slide.

May 22:  The Twins have seen their AL Pennant odds improve from +830 to +620 thanks to a recent hot streak.

May 6: The gap between the Astros (+240) and the Yankees (+280) is getting smaller despite New York’s long list of injured stars.

March 12: The Yankees and Red Sox are neck-and-neck one again with nearly identical opening odds. These storied franchises have combined to win 54 AL pennants since 1901.

American League Pennant Odds at Bovada

Team 2019 AL Pennant Odds at Bovada
New York Yankees +175
Houston Astros +195
Minnesota Twins +400
Tampa Bay Rays +1100
Boston Red Sox +1300
Cleveland Indians +1400
Oakland Athletics +1800
Texas Rangers +2500

*All odds taken 07/09/19

AL Pennant Odds for AL East Teams

The Red Sox opened with the second shortest odds among all AL East teams. Apparently it takes more than 108 regular season wins and a World Series championship to impress oddsmakers.

AL Pennant Odds for AL Central Teams

The Indians opened with the best pennant odds among all AL Central teams yet again, but getting back to the top won’t be easy after management unloaded Yan Gomes and Edwin Encarnacion in the offseason in an attempt to trim payroll.

AL Pennant Odds for AL West Teams

The Seattle Mariners are the only American League team to never win the pennant. Don’t hold your breath on it happening in 2019, as the club is in Year 1 of what promises to be a slow and painful rebuild.

Past 10 American League Pennant Winners

Year Team Record
2018 Boston Red Sox 108-54
2017 Houston Astros 101-61
2016 Cleveland Indians 94-67
2015 Kansas City Royals 95-67
2014 Kansas City Royals 89-73
2013 Boston Red Sox 97-65
2012 Detroit Tigers 88-74
2011 Texas Rangers 96-66
2010 Texas Rangers 90-72
2009 New York Yankees 103-59

No team has achieved more postseason success than the Yankees, who have won 40 American League pennants since 1921. New York captured its most recent pennant in 2009 when it defeated the LA Angeles in six games in the American League Championship Series.

2019 National League Pennant Odds

Top Contenders

July 9: Despite the Nationals closing the gap in the NL East to six games, the Braves remain entrenched in second in the NL Pennant odds at +360. The third team is the Cubs all the way back at +850.

July 4: The NL is shaping up as Dodgers vs the Field. LA is almost even money (+110). The Field is about 11 teams deep. Only the Mets, Giants, and Marlins truly look out of it.

June 21: The Phillies have seen their NL Pennant odds go from +560 on June 13th to +660 on June 21st after losing eight of their last 10 games.

June 13: The Baby Braves are looking mighty grown up this season. Atlanta has seen its NL Pennant odds improve from +850 on June 3rd to +680 on June 13th.

June 3: The Rockies are the biggest risers in the NL, going from +3400 to +1700 thanks to an eight-game win streak; but their division nemesis, the LA Dodgers, just refuse to lose, and are now a short +150, on average.

May 22: The St. Louis Cardinals have dropped out of the top five after losing seven of their last 10.

May 6: The Cubs have seen their odds improve significantly thanks to a stellar seven-game winning streak.

March 12: The Dodgers opened with the shortest odds to win the NL pennant for a third straight year, but the Phillies aren’t far behind after signing Bryce Harper to a gargantuan 13-year, $330 million contract in late February.

National League Pennant Odds at Bovada

Team 2019 NL Pennant Odds at Bovada
Los Angeles Dodgers +110
Atlanta Braves +300
Chicago Cubs +900
Milwaukee Brewers +1200
Philadelphia Phillies +1200
Washington Nationals +1200
St. Louis Cardinals +2000
Colorado Rockies +3000
Cincinnati Reds +3500
Pittsburgh Pirates +4500
San Diego Padres +4500

NL Pennant Odds for NL East Teams

The Washington Nationals have yet to win a National League pennant despite capturing four AL East titles since 2012. Their quest won’t get any easier this year after former former NL MVP Bryce Harper bolted DC to join the rival Phillies.

NL Pennant Odds for NL Central Teams

The Cubbies are often ridiculed for their postseason futility, but Chicago has actually won 17 NL pennants over the years. Their most recent pennant came in 2016 after they downed the Dodgers in six games in the NLCS.

NL Pennant Odds for NL West Teams

It should come as little surprise that the Dodgers opened with the shortest pennant odds among all AL West teams. Los Angeles has won six straight NL West crowns and has averaged 94 regular season wins since 2013.

Past 10 National League Pennant Winners

Year Team Record
2018 Los Angeles Dodgers 92-71
2017 Los Angeles Dodgers 104-58
2016 Chicago Cubs 103-58
2015 New York Mets 90-72
2014 San Francisco Giants 88-74
2013 St. Louis Cardinals 97-65
2012 San Francisco Giants 94-68
2011 St. Louis Cardinals 90-72
2010 San Francisco Giants 92-70
2009 Philadelphia Phillies 93-69

The Dodgers and Giants have combined to win 32% of all the National League pennants awarded, with each club claiming 23 apiece. Although both clubs have had their fair share of success, LA has had more luck recently, winning back-to-back pennants in 2017 and 2018.

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