MLB Odds: Yankees Heavily Favored to Win American League in 2021

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Major League Baseball Spring Training continues throughout March. The 30 Major League teams are in action in Arizona and Florida for the 2021 Cactus and Grapefruit League games.

Betting on baseball started months ago, however, and the recent World Series odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have you covered when wagering on futures and the favorites, contenders or longshots to win the 2021 World Series.

The New York Yankees (+230) are the favorite again to win the American League Pennant. New York has a season win total of 95.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook, which is highest in the American League. The Yankees also open the 2021 season with the highest payroll in the American League. It still trails the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the Yankees 26-man roster has a payroll of $191 million, according to Spotrac. The Los Angeles Angels ($171 million) and Houston Astros ($141 million) have the next highest payroll in the American League.

Last season, the Tampa Bay Rays took beat the New York Yankees to win the AL pennant. The Rays had the lowest payroll in baseball, and this year they are near the bottom again with a $45.5 million payroll.

Bettors looking to wagering on the American League pennant winner can note the FanDuel Sportsook odds on each team below.

Odds to Win the AL Pennant 2021

1. New York Yankees (+230)

2. Chicago White Sox (+370)

3. Minnesota Twins (+750)

4. Toronto Blue Jays (+900)

5. Houston Astros (+950)

6. Tampa Bay Rays (+950)

7. Oakland Athletics (+1000)

8. Cleveland Indians (+1700)

9. Los Angeles Angels (+1700)

10. Boston Red Sox (+2100)

11. Baltimore Orioles (+6000)

12. Detroit Tigers (+6000)

13. Kansas City Royals (+6000)

14. Seattle Mariners (+6000)

15. Texas Rangers (+7500)

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