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One consequence of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal is a significant separation at the top of the board on the odds to win the American League Pennant.
The New York Yankees have dropped to a +150 favorite in AL champion futures at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The tarnished Astros are now at +300, followed by the Minnesota Twins (+700), Tampa Bay Rays (+900), Chicago White Sox (+1200), Cleveland Indians (+1200), Boston Red Sox (+1400), Los Angeles Angels (+1400) and Oakland Athletics (+1400). The Toronto Blue Jays are back at +3500.
Five months ago, the Astros opened as a narrow +225 favorite at online betting sites with the Yankees close behind at +250 after the two powerhouses had their second close ALCS matchup in three seasons. Bettors and oddsmakers apparently believe the controversy that took down manager A.J. Hinch and general manager will derail Houston in 2020, but it might also mean there is good value with a team which still has a lineup full of hitters in their peak years such as Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa.
The Yankees have a relatively low top prop, so it might be best to perhaps wait to see if any slight stumble causes …
Author: baggedmilk / Blue Jays Nation