With the MLB trade deadline quickly approaching we will take a look at the current 2016 MLB division odds. We should note that we are pulling these lines from Bet365. This is a square betting site that does not accept customers from the United States. As a result we will not be making picks or projections for these 2016 MLB division odds.
2016 MLB Division Odds
These are the current 2016 MLB division odds taken from Bet365 as of July 25th at 4:30 PM eastern.
The AL East is the most contested division heading into the trade deadline. The Baltimore Orioles are currently favorites at +165. The Boston Red Sox are +170 to win the division sitting 1.5 games behind them. The third team that is still in the running are the Toronto Blue Jays. Canada’s team is 3.0 games behind the Orioles, and are +200 to win the division.
The second division that looks to end in a close race is the AL West. The Texas Rangers have been an absolute disaster over the past month. Their starting rotation have been an embarrassment in nearly every start. As a result the Houston Astros have managed to close the gap. The Rangers are currently -180 to hold onto their 2.5 game lead. The Astros are +175 to steal the division in the second half of the season. The Seattle Mariners should also not be counted out of this. They could make an interesting long-shot wager at +1350 only 6.5 games back.
The last division in the American League appears to be locked up according to Bet365’s oddsmakers. They have made the Cleveland Indians -1100 to take the AL Central. They are currently 6.0 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers, and 8.0 games ahead of the Kansas City Royals.
The biggest favorite to take their respective division are the Chicago Cubs at -6600. With the addition of closer Aroldis Chapman, it will be very difficult for the St. Louis Cardinals or Pittsburgh Pirates to steal the division away from them.
The NL West currently has the surprising Miami Marlins 4.5 games behind the Washington Nationals. The Nats are -600 to hold onto their division lead, and the Marlins are +850 to say otherwise. The New York Mets also have the same division odds, sitting 5.0 games behind.
The final division we will take a look at is the NL West. The San Francisco Giants currently lead the division with a record of 58-40. They are -450 favorites to hold on to their 3.0 game division lead over the LA Dodgers. Although we said we would not make any picks or predictions due to the fact that we only have square lines available from a non-American sportsbook, the Dodgers are an interesting division underdog. I believe that they will close the gap and finish ahead of the Giants in the NL West. At a +320 price, this is a great bet to make.