Midseason Update: Yankees Move Atop the AL Pennant Odds

by OddsShark (@OddsShark)
The New York Yankees’ torrid past two weeks has resulted in a change in American League pennant futures – and pumped some value back into the competition.
The Yankees are now a slim +180 betting favorite on the American League pennant odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Houston Astros (+200) are now the second favorite, followed by the Minnesota Twins (+450), Tampa Bay Rays (+900) and defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox (+1400).
Three weeks ago, the Yankees were listed at +350, but they have gone on a 13-2 tear, which included a three-game home sweep of the Astros. New York has also re-integrated slugging rightfielder Aaron Judge into a lineup that has the fourth-highest OPS in Major League Baseball. The Yankees do have a challenging July schedule with 11 games against teams that are in a playoff position, which means there is some chance their price might go back up at online betting sites.
The Astros have regained some betting value – up from +150 three weeks ago – while battling some injuries. Houston is receiving stronger pitching than the Yankees, ranking fourth in baseball in team earned-run average while also allowing the lowest opponents’ batting average; and, of course, pitching is the great …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

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