Bookies Have Red Sox As Favourites in the American League

Do The Boston Red Sox Have What It Takes To Win The World Series?

Last season, the Boston Red Sox were one of the favorites to make it to the World Series thanks to the acquisition of David Price and the emergence of Rick Porcello and Mookie Betts. However, the team fell to the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, and failed to send off the retiring David Ortiz with another World Series ring.

Despite the disappointing end to the season, the Red Sox are once again one of the favorites to win it all in the American League.

According to odds makers, the Red Sox have a good chance to win it all, but they will face some tough competition from the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, and New York Yankees, who have a lot of talented young players that can make a significant impact this season.

All odds I’ve used below are from, our top rated site for betting on baseball.


Boston Red Sox Odds To Win The AL East

  • Baltimore Orioles +800
  • Boston Red Sox -135
  • New York Yankees +650
  • Tampa Bay Rays +1600
  • Toronto Blue Jays +350

The Blue Jays are expected to be the team that contends with the Red Sox for the division crown, but the Yankees, who are loaded with young talent will likely be in the mix as well. The Baltimore Orioles have been one of the best teams in the AL East over the past decade, but they are coming off a disappointing season and have a lot of holes to fill in order to compete with the Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox Odds To Win AL Pennant

  • Boston Red Sox +300
  • Cleveland Indians +375
  • Houston Astros +550
  • Texas Rangers +1100
  • Toronto Blue Jays +1100
  • Seattle Mariners +1100
  • New York Yankees +1200

The Red Sox and Indians are the clear favorites to win the American League, but the Astros can throw a wrench in their plans if they play as well as they did two seasons ago, when they won the AL West title. Barring any significant injuries, the Red Sox and Indians will likely battle each other for the AL crown.

Boston Red Sox Odds To Win The World Series

  • Boston Red Sox +550
  • Chicago Cubs +475
  • Cleveland Indians +700
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +700
  • Washington Nationals +1000
  • San Francisco Giants +1200
  • Houston Astros +1200
  • New York Mets +1200

While oddsmakers favor the Red Sox to win the American League, there is still the question of who will replace David Ortiz’s production this season. If they can’t find someone to put up similar numbers, they will likely fall to the Indians again if they meet in the playoffs.  Even if they do manage to make it to the World Series out of the American League they will still be in tough against possibly the defending champion Chicago Cubs in the fall classic.

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