American League Pennant Odds Update 09/04/19

by OddsShark (@OddsShark)
The Houston Astros’ price has shifted slightly toward even money in American League pennant futures as the regular season enters its fourth-last week.
The Astros are now the -115 betting favorite on the AL pennant odds at sportsbooks monitored by The New York Yankees, who entering Wednesday’s games had the league’s best record, are the second favorite at +220. The board is well spaced out, dropping down to the league’s other division leader, the Minnesota Twins (+700), then the wild card-contending Cleveland Indians (+1200), Tampa Bay Rays (+1500), Oakland Athletics (+1500) and Boston Red Sox (+3500).
Three weeks ago, the Astros’ value was at a season-low -125 at online sports betting sites and the Yankees were priced at +225, followed by Cleveland at +750 and Minnesota at +800.
The long-held belief is that pitching wins in the playoffs. It is worth noting that the Astros, with a staff led by AL Cy Young Award favorite Justin Verlander, have the third-best staff earned-run average in Major League Baseball since the all-star break. The Twins and Yankees, in contrast, stand 14th and 21st respectively, as both have relied on offenses that are 1-2 in runs scored per game (Minnesota first at 5.94 entering play …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

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