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So far, a sign-stealing scandal has had little sway over the Houston Astros’ price in American League division champion betting futures.
With spring training just underway in Arizona and Florida, the Astros are the -250 favorite to win the AL West at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Minnesota Twins (-150) have the top odds in the AL Central at online sports betting sites and the New York Yankees (-800) are heavily into minus money in the AL East.
Last season was the first time since 2016 that two of the three AL divisions changed hands. The last time that all three divisions had a new winner was in 2015.
The fallout from cheating has lingered around the Astros, whose main challengers in the AL West include the Oakland Athletics (+350), Los Angeles Angels (+600) and Texas Rangers (+1500). But Houston has had three 100-win seasons in a row and retains most of its core talent, apart from ace pitcher Gerrit Cole, who is now a Yankee. Starting pitching depth might limit the Athletics and Angels from making a run, but the Rangers, who have added ace Corey Kluber, could mount a challenge.
The Twins have added middle-of-the-order …
Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation