American League Playoff Schedule, Pennant Odds: Rays, Astros Co-Favorites To Advance To World Series

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Julio Aguilar/Getty Images. Pictured: The Tampa Bay Rays celebrate a walk-off victory.

American League Pennant Odds

Team Odds
Houston Astros +250
Tampa Bay Rays +250
Chicago White Sox +300
New York Yankees +550
Boston Red Sox +600

Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute MLB futures odds here.

The Tampa Bay Rays finished with the best record in the American League and are looking to make their second-straight World Series appearance. They opened as co-favorites to do so, checking in at +250 to claim the AL pennant in odds at FanDuel posted shortly after the regular season concluded on Sunday.

They’re co-favorites with the Houston Astros, who won the American League West and host the Chicago White Sox in the American League Division Series starting Thursday in Houston.

Those aforementioned White Sox check in with the next-best odds at +300, followed by the Yankees at +550 and Red Sox at +600.

The Yankees and Red Sox emerged from a crowded AL wild-card field to claim the two spots. They will meet in the winner-take-all AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday in Boston.

American League Postseason Schedule

AL Wild Card Game

Tuesday, Oct. 5: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox, 8:08 p.m. ET., ESPN

Division Series

Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros

Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 7, 4:07 p.m. ET, FS1
Game 2: Friday, Oct. 8, 2:07 p.m. ET, MLB Network
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 10, 8:07 p.m. ET, FS1
Game 4: Monday, Oct. 11, Time TBD, FS1 or MLBN (if necessary)
Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 13, Time TBD, FS1 (if necessary)

AL Wild Card Game winner vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 7, 8:07 p.m. ET, FS1
Game 2: Friday, Oct. 8, 7:02 p.m. ET, FS1
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 10, 4:07 p.m. ET, MLB Network
Game 4: Monday, Oct. 11, Time TBD, FS1 or MLBN (if necessary)
Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 13, Time TBD, FS1 (if necessary)

Championship Series

ALDS winners

Game 1: Friday, Oct. 15, FOX
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 16, FOX or FS1
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 18, FS1
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 19, FS1
Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 20, FS1 (if necessary)
Game 6: Friday, Oct. 22, FS1 (if necessary)
Game 7: Saturday, Oct. 23, FOX or FS1 (if necessary)


World Series

American League champion vs. National League champion

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 26, FOX
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 27, FOX
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 29, FOX
Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 30, FOX
Game 5: Sunday, Oct. 31, FOX (if necessary)
Game 6: Tuesday, Nov. 2, FOX (if necessary)
Game 7: Wednesday, Nov. 3, FOX (if necessary)

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