The Major League Baseball trade deadline has just come and gone as teams get prepared for the final playoff push down the stretch. Each division winner in the American and National Leagues will reach the postseason along with a pair of wild-card teams in each league. The top two wild-card clubs in each league will meet in a one-game playoff to decide who will proceed to the playoffs. Let’s take a look at each American League Division as of August 3rd to see who will likely reach the postseason as well as each team’s current bet365 MLB odds of winning the 2016 World Series.
bet365 MLB Odds: American League East:
The Baltimore Orioles were hanging onto first place with a one-game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays and a two-game edge over the third-place Boston Red Sox. The New York Yankees are still in with a slight chance at 5.5 games behind in fourth place while the last-place Tampa Bay Devil Rays are out of the race at 18 games back. The Blue Jays and Red Sox were in strong position when it comes to the wild card race though with Toronto a game up over Boston. The Yankees were 5.5 games behind in the wild card chase. According to MLB.com, the Red Sox have an 81.5% chance to make the playoffs with the Blue Jays at 77.1% and Baltimore at 61.4%.
Here are the bet365 MLB Odds of an American League East team winning the World Series:
- Baltimore Orioles 13/1
- Toronto Blue Jays 11/1
- Boston Red Sox 12/1
- New York Yankees 100/1
- Tampa Bay Rays 4000/1
bet365 MLB Odds: American League Central:
The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers are battling it out for top spot with the Indians clinging to a ½-game lead over their Motor City rivals. The Chicago White Sox and reigning World Series champion Kansas City Royals have just a glimmer of hope at 10 games back while the fifth and last place Minnesota Twins sit in the cellar at 19 games behind. The Tigers are just half a game behind the last wild card spot and still have a good shot at the postseason. In fact they’re listed at 51.1% to reach the playoffs with the Indians at 91.3%.
Here are the bet365 MLB Odds of an American League Central team winning the World Series:
- Cleveland Indians 8/1
- Detroit Tigers 28/1
- Kansas City Royals 100/1
- Chicago White Sox 100/1
- Minnesota Twins 4500/1
bet365 MLB Odds: American League West:
The Texas Rangers have a decent hold on first place with a 5.5-game lead over their state rivals the Houston Astros. The Seattle Mariners are in third place at 8 games behind while the fourth-place Los Angeles Angels and fifth-place Oakland Athletics were 13.5 and 14.5 games behind respectively. Houston was 5.5-games out of the wildcard race while Seattle was 8 games back. The Rangers are given an 86.4% shot at reaching the postseason with Houston at 33.6% and Seattle at 13.7%.
Here are the bet365 MLB Odds of an American League West team winning the World Series:
- Texas Rangers 13/2
- Houston Astros 22/1
- Seattle Mariners 50/1
- Los Angeles Angels 1500/1
- Oakland Athletics 2000/1