2017 MLB Futures – AL Pennant Betting Lines
Looking for 2017 American League Pennant Futures Odds and MLB Betting props today? In the American League, there are the haves, and the have nots. And the gap between the two is as big as ever this season. A couple months into the season the contenders are starting to emerge and the pretenders are starting to fall back. .
MLB Predictions & Handicapping Insight – AL Pennant
Here’s a look at three teams with the best odds to win, and two teams that could win the American League, with a late push:
2017 American League Pennant Futures Odds:The Top three
Houston Astros +240
The Houston Astros have had quite start to their season and I am honestly surprised to not see their odds worse for us. In another month I would expect to see them at around +150.
All you have to do to see why they are doing so good is just look at the Stats. They rank second in both Runs scored and team ERA.
On the season they average 5.41 runs per game and have a team betting average 2.77. On the mound they have a team ERA of 3.49 led by Dallas Keuchel.
On the season he has an 8-0 record and an ERA of 1.81. He only has one start this year where he has given up more then two runs. If this team stays healthy I think they will win the World Series.
Cleveland Indians +325
After losing in the World Series last year the Cleveland Indians have just been going about their business quietly this year.
They currently have a record of 28-24 but they haven’t been all healthy yet this season, so they seemed to have just limped along to this point of the season.
The pitching is what has carried them to this point. They have a 3.82 team ERA which is fifth in baseball. On the offensive end they are only averaging 4.52 runs per game which is 17th.
Now that isn’t bad but they have the bats in their line ups that can get hot, and if they can get those heated up they are going to be a very scary team.
Boston Red Sox +375
The Boston Red Sox coming into the season were tied with the Indians for the best odds to Win the American League.
They haven’t had quite the start to the season they have wanted but they are still in second place in the American League East only two games behind the Yankees.
The most positive part about this for the Red Sox is they too have dealt with injuries. David Price should be coming back early next week and when he does they are going to have the best staff in baseball.
Chris Sale has been dominant this year. He has a record of 6-2 and an ERA of 2.77. The Red Sox seem to have gotten exactly what they wanted when they made the trade for him in the off season.
The other thing that really is going to help them come playoff time is their closer. Craig Kimbrel has been dominant this year. He has pitched 24 innings and has an ERA of .75. He has 15 saves and has struck out 45.
2017 American League Pennant Futures Odds: With A Little Luck
Minnesota Twins +2000
The Minnesota Twins have been a fun story the first couple weeks of the season, but the last week their flaws seem to have been exposed. They need a couple more starting pitchers and a couple more good guys in the bullpen.
They have the bats in place, and they are a team that has really good defense all over the field, but especially in the outfield.
If they can get a few more guys, or a couple guys step up in the rotation they are a team that could get one of the Wild Card spots and make a run for it.
Baltimore Orioles +2000
The Baltimore Orioles are another team that got out to quite a fast start, and now have really cooled off in the last couple of weeks. They have lost eight of their last ten and can’t seem to get their bats off their shoulders at this point.
There seem to have the bats but need one or two more pieces to make a serious run. If they are still close in July and they can pick up a piece or two via trade, I really like this team as a dark horse.
2017 American League Pennant Futures Odds: The rest of the field
- New York Yankees +600
- Toronto Blue Jays +1200
- Texas Rangers +2000
- Detroit Tigers +2000
- Los Angeles Angels +3300
- Seattle Mariners +3300
- Tampa Bay Rays +4000
- Kansas City Royals +6600
- Oakland Athletics +10000
- Chicago White Sox +15000
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