MLB AL East Betting Lines

The American League East division is typically loaded with slugging lineups. Four of the five ballparks in this division are known as tremendous “hitters parks” and that’s a big reason why those teams – Toronto, Baltimore, Boston, and the New York Yankees – construct their lineups to mash the ball year after year. The lone exception in this division are the Tampa Bay Rays who have always put a premium on pitching, but even on their best days, the best pitchers in this division get hit hard by these rivals. [+]

With all those slugging lineups, parity within the AL East division tends to reign supreme. In the six years from 2010 to 2015, all five of the teams in the AL East has won the division, with the Yankees doing it twice. That means that you’ll see a lot of differing opinions with MLB AL East betting odds from MLB bettors everywhere.

MLB AL East Scores And Standings

Keeping up to date on the MLB AL East standings will help with your betting, especially with all five of these teams having a division crown recently. This year’s standings are listed here.

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# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 New York Yankees New York Yankees 64 44 20 346 254 0.688
2 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 70 48 22 356 252 0.686
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 68 32 36 276 283 0.471
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 68 30 38 304 331 0.441
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 67 19 48 234 350 0.284
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 67 36 31 324 290 0.537
2 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 70 33 37 291 319 0.471
3 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 65 29 36 274 288 0.446
4 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 67 24 43 256 336 0.358
5 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 68 22 46 253 374 0.324
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 70 45 25 359 217 0.643
2 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 69 44 25 304 278 0.638
3 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 69 37 32 311 282 0.536
4 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 69 34 35 300 305 0.493
5 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 70 27 43 292 370 0.386
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 68 40 28 336 267 0.588
2 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 66 35 31 280 266 0.530
3 New York Mets New York Mets 65 28 37 242 288 0.431
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 69 26 43 242 348 0.377
NL - Central
1 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 68 41 27 291 249 0.603
2 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 65 38 27 318 229 0.585
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 66 36 30 281 263 0.545
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 68 33 35 315 316 0.485
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 68 25 43 289 353 0.368
NL - West
1 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 68 38 30 301 254 0.559
2 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 67 35 32 327 271 0.522
3 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 69 34 35 291 320 0.493
4 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 68 33 35 302 346 0.485
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 71 33 38 273 320 0.465

Bet On MLB AL East Games

Finding success betting on MLB AL East betting lines can be defined by one generic trend in recent years: look heavily at the underdog.

Given how much parity there has been within this division, backing these five teams when they are underdogs against another rival typically proves profitable. Boston and New York especially, will always receive plenty of support from bettors given their popularity, and it’s a big reason why you will rarely find value with them as favourites. In fact, only the Toronto Blue Jays had a profitable season for bettors in 2015 from this division.

Toronto finished the year 93-69 SU but earned bettors nearly 11 units of profit (1 unit = $100) if they had bet on Toronto every single game. The other results weren’t as kind to MLB bettors, especially when you consider the Yankees finished 87-75 SU but were -3.39 units on the year. Baltimore, Boston, and Tampa also finished with negative unit results for bettors in 2015.

Yet, with the way things can flip around in this division from year to year, don’t expect the same franchises that struggled one year to follow that script the next. That’s why looking at these teams when they are underdogs is a great starting point when handicapping AL East games. All five of these teams can hit – and will always have strong offensive lineups – and teams that can do that always have a great chance to win.