Toronto to Win AL East, + 2 More Underdog Divisional Winners

  • The Toronto Blue Jays have +225 odds to win the AL East over the favored New York Yankees.
  • The Minnesota Twins have the third shortest odds at +245 to win the AL Central Division.
  • The New York Mets have +135 odds to prevent the Atlanta Braves from winning their sixth straight NL East title.

NEW YORK – The 2023 MLB season will feature plenty of new faces in new places as teams push for a World Series Championship. Key additions will propel multiple underdogs to divisional crowns, such as the Toronto Blue Jays, who have +225 odds to win the AL East.

MLB 2023 American League East Winner Odds

  • New York Yankees +110
  • Toronto Blue Jays +225
  • Tampa Bay Rays +375
  • Boston Red Sox +1800
  • Baltimore Orioles +2200

The AL East is one of the best divisions in baseball, bringing three teams to the postseason in 2022.

The New York Yankees won the AL East crown in 2022 by seven games, with the Toronto Blue Jays finishing second. The Blue Jays have great value at +245 to win the AL East in 2023 after making key moves in the offseason.

Despite losing Teoscar Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., they acquired replacement outfielder Daulton Varsho and key pitchers in Chris Bassitt and Erik Swanson. The addition of Bassitt provides another reliable starting pitcher to one of the best rotations in baseball.

Swanson is coming off a breakout 2022 season in which he recorded a 1.68 ERA with 70 strikeouts across 53.6 innings for the Seattle Mariners last year.

The Blue Jays bolstering their already impressive pitching staff is dangerous for the rest of the AL East considering they have two MVP candidates, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette, in the batting order.

Despite the Yankees making key off season moves like resigning Aaron Judge and adding Carlos Rodon, the Blue Jays value is excellent at +225 on online sportsbooks

AL Central Prediction

The AL Central is a division that is always up for grabs. Excluding the 2020 condensed covid season, there hasn’t been a repeat AL Central winner since the Cleveland Guardians in 2017-2018.

The Guardians are the favorites to repeat in 2023 after they won the division by 11 games in 2022.

MLB 2023 American League Central Winner Odds

  • Cleveland Guardians +135
  • Chicago White Sox +225
  • Minnesota Twins +245
  • Detroit Tigers +2200
  • Kansas City Royals +3500

The Minnesota Twins are being undervalued at +245 to win the AL Central. They only won 78 games in 2022 but were victims of the injury bug.

Former first overall pick Royce Lewis will return in 2023, alongside Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco who all missed the final month of the 2022 season.

The resigning of Carlos Correa and acquisition of former Marlins starter Pablo Lopez will be essential for winning more games in 2023.

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The Twins have enough infield and pitching depth to cash their +245 odds on MLB sportsbooks in 2023.

NL East Prediction

MLB 2023 National League East Winner Odds

  • Atlanta Braves +125
  • New York Mets +135
  • Philadelphia Phillies +375
  • Miami Marlins +3000
  • Washington Nationals +25000

The NL East is right up there with the AL East for the best divisions in baseball, as they each put three teams in the postseason last year.

The World Series winner or runner-up has come out of the NL East in every full season since 2019, excluding the 2020 60-game shortened season.

The Atlanta Braves have won five straight division titles, but that streak may come to an end in 2023.

The New York Mets were aggressive in the offseason, flexing owner Steve Cohen’s financial capabilities by signing 2022 AL Cy Young Justin Verlander to a 2 year, $86.6-million-dollar contract.

The move will provide a worthy replacement for departed ace Jacob DeGrom, as the top of the rotation now has five Cy Young awards between Verlander and Max Scherzer.

The Mets have had a chance to win the division nearly every season, but the Braves continue to get hot at the right time and secure the divisional crown.

Last year, they both finished the season with a 101-61 record.

The Mets have the star power and depth to finally get over the hump and win the NL East with +135 odds.