MLB Baseball Futures Odds – 2019 AL East Predictions
Looking for 2019 AL East Predictions? The AL East is top heavy and after the top two, there is a huge falloff. The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox top off the list with the Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, and Baltimore Orioles rounding out the list.
AL East Predictions & Handicapping Insight
The big question this season is how many teams will they get into the playoffs. Ideally, the top team will win the division and the second team will probably win the wild card’s top spot.
Boston Red Sox AL East Predictions
Red Sox AL East Division Odds: : 7/5
Red Sox Win Total Odds:: 94.5
After winning the World Series last year the expectations are high for the Boston Red Sox but they only have the second-best odds to win the AL East.
The lineup is great, but there are some questions surronding the pitching staff, especially questions about how the bullpen will do.
Joe Kelly and Craig Kimbrel are gone and the hope is that some games aren’t lost because the back end of the bullpen can’t close out game.
That being said I still think this is the team that finds a way to come away on top of the AL East, and don’t be surprised if they make another run to an appearance in the World Series.
New York Yankees AL East Predictions
Yankees AL East Division Odds: 5/6
Yankees Win Total Odds: 96.5
On paper, the New York Yankees have the best team in baseball. They have an elite pitching staff and there are going to be a lot of home runs hit of Yankees players bats.
I still think they will have a lull midseason that will hurt them though and injuries could also be an issue that hurts them.
Toronto Blue Jays AL East Predictions
Blue Jays AL East Division Odds: 10/1
Blue Jays Win Total Odds: 74.5
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. might not start the season with the team but he will be up very soon and that is the focal point of the team.
This is a team that ha signed guys to one-year deals and everyone knows it’s a rebuild. Come trade season they could also unload a lot of their guys.
This year really isn’t about wins and losses for the team though. As long as the young guys are developing that is all that matters.
Tampa Bay Rays AL East Predictions
Rays AL East Division Odds: 30/1
Rays Win Total Odds: 84.5
The Tampa Bay surprised a lot of teams last year by winning over 90 games and there really isn’t any reason it can’t happen again.
They used the opener to perfection last year and they seem to be faster than the rest of the league at introducing new things to the league.
I don’t think they will win the division but I really think this is a team that could steal the second wild card spot.
Baltimore Orioles AL East Predictions
Orioles AL East Division Odds: 250/1
Orioles Win Total Odds: 59.5
The Baltimore Orioles had a terrible season last year, and the expectations are that it will be another long season for the Birds.
Gone are the days of Manny Machado being the centerpiece of the team and it’s a full rebuild that includes young guys that not many have heard of.
A perfect season for this team would still probably only net 70 wins and maybe a 4th place finish in the division. Sorry Orioles fans there aren’t going to be many games you want to tune into.
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