MLB Baseball Futures Odds – 2019 AL West Predictions
Looking for 2019 AL West Predictions? The AL West has the Houston Astros and everyone seem to be chasing them. Last season the Oakland Athletics tried to make a push and there is hope that this will be a competitive division.
AL West Predictions & Handicapping Insight
The big question this season is how many teams will they get into the playoffs. Will it just be the Astros> Or will they get another team through the Wild Card spot?
Houston Astros AL West Predictions
Astros AL West Division Odds: : 1/7
Astros Win Total Odds:: 96.5
Gone from the Astros are Dallas Keuchel and Marwin Gonzalez but that really shouldn’t matter with all the other talent on this team.
The lineup is strong and the pitching staff is one of the best in the league. Even as good as they are, there is no value dropping money on them.
At 1/7 the risk far outweighs the reward. That being said this is the team should make another run at the World Series.
Los Angeles Angels AL West Predictions
Angels AL West Division Odds: 10/1
Angels Win Total Odds: 82.5
The Los Angeles Angels have hopes every year of the playoffs and most years they don’ meet the expectations but the hope is this year that Mike Trout and the rest of the crew can make it.
For the Angels to have success the guys in the lower part of the lineup need to step up. It can’t be only Ohtani and Trout that are carrying the team.
If the bottom of the lineup is strong, this is a team that should be a Wild Card team, and they might even be worth a few dollars at 10/1 to win the AL West.
Oakland Athletics AL West Predictions
Athletics AL West Division Odds: 8/1
Athletics Win Total Odds: 83.5
Last year the Oakland Athletics made it into the Wild Card game but this year it might be more of an uphill battle to get that job done.
Jed Lowrie and Jonathan Lucroy are both gone from the team and they were key last year. The rotation was also solid but it seemed like every guy had a career year.
I think this team will finish in 4th place this season, even behind the Seattle Mariners.
Seattle Mariners AL West Predictions
Mariners AL West Division Odds: 70/1
Mariners Win Total Odds: 71.5
One of the more head scratching offseasons was the Seattle Mariners who looked to be building something, but then they blew it up this offseason.
They did bring in a good pitching staff although they might still be a year or two away from competing. Yusei Kikuchi was brought in on a big contract and he has looked good on paper.
The lineup is still a wild card and how well they perform will be key for this team if they want to compete for the AL West.
Texas Rangers AL West Predictions
Rangers AL West Division Odds: 60/1
Rangers Win Total Odds: 71
The Texas Rangers are in the middle of a rebuild and they have taken a lot of flyers on veteran one year players who might be past their prime.
One thing that is key though is they did improve their pitching staff. Lance Lynn was signed to a three year contract and he should be a solid addition.
This actually should be a decent team but still expect this team to finish in last place.
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