MLB Baseball Futures Odds – 2017 AL West Predictions
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The AL West was supposed to be the Houston Astros last season but that didn’t happen as the Rangers took the Division.
This looks like a division that is going to be a close battle, and it could have a couple teams make the playoffs this year.
With a big division battle ahead for each team, lets break it all down.
Houston Astros AL West Predictions
Astros AL West Division Odds: +120
Astros Win Total Odds: 91.5
The Astros were the disappointments of the AL West last year.
They were the favorites last year to win the division but their youth got to them, and they weren’t able to pull it off.
But this year is different and I expect better results out of of this team. It’s the same core who missed out on the playoffs last year so I expect they will come out motivated and hungry this season.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see this team representing the American League in the world Series.
Los Angeles Angels AL West Predictions
Angels AL West Division Odds: +750
Angels Win Total Odds: 80.5
When you have Mike Trout on your team you have the star to build around.
The problem with the Angels is they haven’t done a good job of building around him and they ave just been a middle of the road team the last few seasons.
I am afraid the Angels are going to have the same results as last year. They are going to be a fun team to watch, but that isn’t going to result in wins unfortunately.
Seattle Mariners AL West Predictions
Mariners AL West Division Odds: +275
Mariners Win Total Odds: 85.5
The Mariners went out an hired new GM Jerry Dipoto and immediately the team became completely different.
They come into this season with the second best odds to take home the AL West crown, and that shouldn’t be a surprise.
They have done a lot of spending the last two years, and this year they will make the playoffs as a Wild Card team
I think the Mariners will win over 90 games this year and I think they will only be a few wins away from winning the crown.
I think King Felix will have another huge year and Robinson Cano will pace the offense. It’s set up to an exciting summer in Seattle.
Oakland Athletics AL West Predictions
Athletics AL West Division Odds: +1400
Athletics Win Total Odds: 74.5
It sure seems like the Athletics are okay with being bad. After a dismal 2016 campaign they didn’t really do anything to make anyone believe this team was going to better.
Although they did make some additions, they don’t seem to be ones that will improve the team, rather it looks like they will be about the same.
If the Athletics want to get out of the cellar of the AL West they need to get better production out of their bats. Their offense was terrible last year and they can’t have that happen again.
I really don’t see them improving on that 74.5 win total, I would take the under.
Texas Rangers AL West Predictions
Rangers AL West Division Odds: +300
Rangers Win Total Odds: 84.5
Not many people had high expectations for the Texas Rangers going into last season but yet they won the AL West and actually looked good in the playoffs.
The big thing with the Rangers is they aren’t getting any younger. They are an aging team and they know they need to win now, because they are probably going to need to start a rebuild here soon.
This team has the pieces to win the division again as long as they are able to stay healthy. If they have a bad start to the season don’t be surprised to see them be sellers at the trade deadline.
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