MLB American League Futures Odds and Season Wins Totals

FairwayJay chips in MLB American League odds and season win totals as the 2024 season begins.

Season win totals and betting angles for the American League

The 2024 Major League Baseball season begins and bettors are in the batters box for opening day March 28. There are 26 teams in action Thursday after Mother Nature altered the Opening Day schedule. Two rainouts forced the Mets vs. Brewers in New York and Phillies vs. Braves in Philadelphia to start their seasons on Friday. Those four National League teams and NL odds are posted separately, as we review the current American League Odds to win the AL Pennant, World Series, Divisions and American League teams Season Win Totals

American League team win totals futuresThe start of the season is always met with high hopes for teams and plenty of projections from the pundits. Odds and projections to win the World Series are usually weighted heavily based on last year’s results. However, last year's World Series champions Texas Rangers (+600) have the fourth lowest odds and are behind division rival Houston Astros (+435) to win the AL Pennant and the AL West division. The AL East is loaded again, and the New York Yankees (+395) are the favorites to win the AL Pennant and AL East followed closely by the Baltimore Orioles (+535), who added former Milwaukee Brewers ace Corbin Burnes to their starting pitching staff. 

Betting on MLB futures offers little or no value, and especially on the favorites when factoring in injuries, and especially to pitchers. After all, last year the National League-leading Atlanta Braves (104 wins) were the best team in baseball during the regular season followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers (100 wins), and those two teams lost their opening playoff series. The year prior in 2022, preseason World Series favorite LA Dodgers won a remarkable 111 games to lead the Majors, only to lose their opening round playoff series as a heavy favorite. The Braves (101 wins) won the AL East over the New York Mets (101), and both those teams lost their opening playoff series. 

In the American League, the 2023 Orioles were a surprise contender based on preseason AL Pennant and World Series odds. But the Baltimore Orioles (101) posted the most wins in the American League to win the AL East ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays (99). Again, both those teams lost their opening playoff series. The Rangers were without their star pitcher Jacob deGrom, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June and is out until at least August this 2024 season. Texas lost the division to Houston on the last day of the regular season, but then rallied in the playoffs to win the AL Pennant and beat the surprise Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series. 

While most people don't have the time, energy or ability to consistently follow the teams, players, pitchers and how to use the stats to isoloate more winners, betting on baseball on individual daily games is still a better way to wager than preseason futures bets. Betting baseball on a daily basis requires plenty of handicapping and stat studying and understanding of more advanced stats and analytics, especially for pitchers. It's worth sticking to betting games, finding value on moneylines (fewer big favorites), totals, situations and some periodic props. Focus less on futures unless you take a swing at Season Win Totals. But again, injuries can have an unexpected impact and betting daily games offers a better opportunity to cash in for a payout

National League Odds and Season Wins 

Know too that the dimeline, known as a ten cent line, is not offered at every sportsbook. Check your sportsbook's odds before betting on MLB baseball, and recognize you can save hundreds or thousands of dollars over the course of a MLB season betting with a sportsbook that offers a dimeline. Check out leading online sportsbooks like BetOnline,, BetNow and reduced juice sportsbook Bet Any Sports for dimelines, and select sportsbooks like BetUS for dimelines up to -130 on favorites. 

MLB American League betting tips season winsAs the 2024 MLB season begins, know too that you can bet on baseball Futures and Season Win Totals throughout the season and compare the adjusted odds at the online sportsbooks. You'll often have a better opportunity to find more value, cash in and take a better swing as you evaluate teams schedules, injuries and daily updates from beat reporters.   

American League Season Win Totas &l Odds 2024

So here are each American League teams Season Win Totals from BetOnline, along with Division Odds, AL Pennant and World Series Odds from Bookmaker, broken down by divisions.  

Team Season Wins Division Odds American League Odds World Series Odds
AL East
New York Yankees 91.5 +159 +395 +930
Baltimore Orioles 90.5 +168 +535 +1200
Toronto Blue Jays 86.5 +441 +915 +1910
Tampa Bay Rays 85.5 +622 +1600 +3958
Boston Red Sox 77.5 +2480 +3300 +7536
AL Central
Minnesota Twins 86.5 +102 +1065 +2512
Detroit Tigers 80.5 +308 +2659 +6596
Cleveland Guardians 79.5 +316 +2800 +6531
Kansas City Royals 74.5 +792 +6300 +14068
Chicago White Sox 61.5 +3529 +11749 +25380
AL West
Houston Astros +107 +460 +990
Texas Rangers 88.5 +187 +600 +1314
Seattle Mariners 87.5 +289 +785 +1787
Los Angeles Angels 71.5 +3927 +5826 +13002
Oakland A's 59 +15543 +20412 +43429

Follow along and compare the futures and season win totals as the leading online sportsbooks adjust the odds throughout the 2024 MLB season. 

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