American League Division Odds Update 06/19/19

by OddsShark (@OddsShark)
The upshot of the New York Yankees’ laundry list of injuries is that they are retaining their betting value – but their small-market challenger might have more upside.
With the exact midpoint of the Major League Baseball regular season about a week away, the Yankees have moved to a -200 favorite to claim the AL East title on the American League division odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Tampa Bay Rays (+250) are the second favorite and the Boston Red Sox (+575) slot in as a relative darkhorse.
The Yankees have the AL East lead despite the fact injuries have limited slugging outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton to fewer than 100 at-bats combined, while standout pitchers Luis Severino and Dellin Betances have yet to play this season. Any or all of those stars returning and having a hot start could drive the Yankees’ price farther into minus money, so the time is now for a bettor who believes the Bronx Bombers’ outlook boils down to “add stars and stir.”
The Rays boast the league’s lowest earned-run average thanks in large part to the starting pitching trio of Charlie Morton, Yonny Chirinos and Blake Snell. It is also …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

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