The New York Yankees are the defending American League East champions, and PointsBet is offering impressive odds that you’ll be able to say that again about the Bronx Bombers a year from now.
Current 2020 American League East Betting Odds
- Yankees – 445
- Tampa Bay Rays +350
- Boston Red Sox +1000
- Toronto Blue Jays +6600
- Baltimore Orioles +50000
The New Jersey and Indiana online sportsbook Pointsbet is pegging the betting line on the Yankees to capture the AL East title at -445. The Tampa Bay Rays (+350) are the second betting choice, with the Boston Red Sox (+1000), Toronto Blue Jays (+6600) and Baltimore Orioles (+50000) not even viewed as serious threats.
Last season, the Yanks lost 2,336 man games to injury. That was the most of any big-league team. Among key Yankees who missed significant time due to injury were pitchers James Paxton, Dellin Betances and Luis Severino, catcher Gary Sanchez, shortstop Didi Gregorius, and outfielders Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.
Yet despite this never-ending run of ailments, the Yankees were still able to win 103 games and take the AL East title.
The Rays are a scrappy bunch but don’t have the depth to match up consistently with the Yankees. The Red Sox dumped salary in the off-season, trading away 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts and former AL Cy Young Award winner David Price.