2021 MLB Division Betting Odds: Opening Lines for All 6 Divisions

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While it’s celebration time in Los Angeles, it’s on to 2021 for sportsbooks.

The unusual 2020 MLB season came to an end last night with a 3-1 Dodgers win over the Rays, marking LA’s first World Series championship in 32 years. And it took no time at all for sportsbooks to label the Dodgers as favorites to repeat next year.

As would follow, they’re also significantly favored in the Nation League West over the upstart Padres, as bookmakers have now released odds for all six MLB divisions.

Let’s take a look.


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2021 AL East Odds

Team Odds (Oct. 28)
Yankees -223 [Bet Now in NJ!]
Rays +240 [Bet Now]
Blue Jays +1200 [Bet Now]
Red Sox +1200 [Bet Now]
Orioles +20000 [Bet Now]

The 2020 World Series runners-up are projected to be runners-up in their own division next season. The Yankees -223 odds imply a 69% chance the AL East crown returns to the Bronx in 2021.

2021 AL Central Odds

Team Odds (Oct. 28)
Twins +130 [Bet Now]
White Sox +130 [Bet Now in IL!]
Indians +320 [Bet Now]
Royals +400 [Bet Now]
Tigers +10000 [Bet Now]

It’s neck-and-neck in the AL Central, as one of this year’s biggest surprises, the White Sox, are tied with the Twins at +130 (43.5% implied) atop the board.

2021 AL West Odds

Team Odds (Oct. 28)
Athletics +125 [Bet Now]
Astros +130 [Bet Now]
Angels +315 [Bet Now]
Rangers +6600 [Bet Now]
Mariners +10000 [Bet Now]

It’s been awhile since the Astros weren’t preseason favorites to win the West, but it’s looking like that might just be the case heading into next season. Post-World Series, at least, the A’s are given a slight probability edge — 44.4% to 43.5%.

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2021 NL East Odds

Team Odds (Oct. 28)
Braves -134 [Bet Now in TN!]
Nationals +375 [Bet Now]
Mets +425 [Bet Now in NJ!]
Phillies +575 [Bet Now in PA!]
Marlins +5000 [Bet Now]

Following three straight seasons atop the NL East standings, the Braves are finally listed at minus-money in 2021. But with four teams inside 6-1, there’s still plenty of chance this race could get interesting.

2021 NL Central Odds

Team Odds (Oct. 28)
Cubs +230 [Bet Now in IL!]
Cardinals +230 [Bet Now]
Reds +275 [Bet Now]
Brewers +280 [Bet Now]
Pirates +8000 [Bet Now in PA!]

Speaking of interesting races …

Four teams are inside three-to-one to win the NL Central, with the Cubs and Cardinals tied atop the list. The group of four finished within five games of one another in the shortened season, with the Cubs’ hot start ultimately being too much for the rest to overcome.

2021 NL West Odds

Team Odds (Oct. 28)
Dodgers -715 [Bet Now]
Padres +450 [Bet Now]
Giants +3000 [Bet Now]
Rockies +10000 [Bet Now in CO!]
Diamondbacks +10000 [Bet Now]

And onto the least exciting projected race. At -715, the reigning World Series champs implied chance to repeat as NL West champions comes in at 87.7%.

They’re followed by the Padres, who put together the third-best regular season in 2020, then a steep cliff to the rest of their divisional opponents.