White Sox Now Favored Over Yankees In AL Betting Odds

  • One-third of the way through the MLB season, the Chicago White Sox have become the new favorite to win the AL Pennant with +325 betting odds.
  • The White Sox passed the New York Yankees, who sit at +450 to win the AL followed by the Tampa Bay Rays (+550) and the Houston Astros (+700).
  • The White Sox now have the third-shortest odds to win the World Series at +850 behind the Los Angeles Dodgers (+325) and the San Diego Padres (+750).

CHICAGO – The MLB baseball season is nearly a third of the way through and teams are beginning to shape up into what they could look like come this October.

While there is still plenty of time before the Fall Classic, odds for the World Series are beginning to shape up, separating the contenders from the pretenders across the league.

Most recently, the race for who will win the AL Pennant in 2021 saw a new leader take the lead in the betting odds.

The Chicago White Sox are now the favorites to win the AL and go to the World Series, taking over for the inconsistent New York Yankees.

MLB futures are available all season long on all of the major online sportsbooks, where the White Sox are available for +325 odds to win the AL.

2021 American League Pennant Odds

  • Chicago White Sox +325
  • New York Yankees +450
  • Tampa Bay Rays +550
  • Houston Astros +700
  • Oakland Athletics +800
  • Boston Red Sox +800
  • Toronto Blue Jays +1200
  • Cleveland Indians +2200
  • Los Angeles Angels +2800
  • Minnesota Twins +4000
  • Kansas City Royals +5000
  • Seattle Mariners +4000

The White Sox currently sit with a record of 38-24, good for a .613 win percentage.

That percentage is second in the AL behind only the Tampa Bay Rays (.619), and third in the entire MLB behind the league-leading San Francisco Giants (.623).

Despite issues with their new archaic manager Tony La Russa throwing his own players under the bus for hitting home runs, the White Sox have been rolling.

The White Sox rank fourth in the MLB in both total batting average (.252) and total team ERA (3.22). They are the only MLB team to rank in the top five in both of these stats.

They are also second in the bigs with a team OBP of .339, and fifth in the league with a .747 OPS.

Those looking to bet on baseball back the White Sox can still get a good price on the team before it’s too late, locking them in at +325 to win the AL.

The biggest issue with the Southsiders is their performance against other top teams. In the weak AL Central, the Sox dominate teams like the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins. When put against tougher competition the White Sox haven’t been as productive.

The Sox have notched recent series losses to teams like the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels, and being swept in three games by the New York Yankees.

The White Sox have been terrific at their best, but will need to perform against the top teams in order to make a World Series run.

Current odds have them at +850 to win the World Series outright.

2021 World Series Odds

  • Los Angeles Dodgers +325
  • San Diego Padres +750
  • Chicago White Sox +850
  • New York Mets +1000
  • New York Yankees +1100
  • Houston Astros +1400
  • Tampa Bay Rays +1500
  • Boston Red Sox +1500
  • Oakland Athletics +2000
  • Atlanta Braves +2400

If bettors believe in the Sox, they still can get them at a great price for World Series odds.

Bettors looking to hedge their bet can take the Yankees as well and see which of the franchises can come out on top down the road of the season.