2015 AL Pennant Odds

mike troutWhile the 2014 MLB regular season played out as expected, for the most part anyway, the playoffs did not go according to plan, especially in the American League. Offshore bookmaker Sportsbook.ag issued updated AL Pennant Odds prior to the start of the postseason and the Kansas City Royals were considered the least likely American League champion at +800 MLB odds while the Tigers and Angels were the favorites to reach the 2014 World Series at +200 odds apiece. As everyone knows by now, the Royals went on to secure the pennant while Detroit and Los Angeles were both eliminated in the Divisional round. There is an opportunity for history to repeat itself this year as Sportsbook’s opening 2015 AL Pennant Odds features the Angels as a +400 money line favorite ($100 wins $400) to represent the American League in the 2015 Fall Classic.

The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners are tied for second on the opening release with both clubs coming in at +600 odds to secure this year’s AL Pennant. The aforementioned Tigers are fourth on the list at +900 odds and they are followed by a host of teams drawing a +1000 price to reach the World Series.

Among that group are the Royals and Orioles, who fought it out in last year’s ALCS, as well as the Yankees, White Sox and Indians. Kansas City, Baltimore, New York and Cleveland averaged 88.5 wins between them last year while Chicago posted a 73-89 record. The odds makers obviously expect the additions of Adam LaRoche, Jeff Samardzija, Emilio Bonifacio and David Robertson to pay huge dividends for the White Sox.

The four least likely AL Pennant winners, according to the odds anyway, are Houston, Oakland, Tampa Bay and Minnesota. The Astros and Athletics are both getting +3000 odds to win the pennant; the Rays and Twins are lined at +3500 and +5000 odds to do the same.

2015 AL Pennant Odds: Provided by Sportsbook.ag

Los Angeles Angels +400
Boston Red Sox +600
Seattle Mariners +600
Detroit Tigers +900
Baltimore Orioles +1000
Chicago White Sox +1000
Cleveland Indians +1000
Kansas City Royals +1000
New York Yankees +1000
Toronto Blue Jays +1500
Texas Rangers +2500
Houston Astros +3000
Oakland Athletics +3000
Tampa Bay Rays +3500
Minnesota Twins +5000