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The Baltimore Orioles did their job over the weekend. They hosted the Rays for a four-game series and split the games, which gave them a two-contest lead in the AL East. Heading into Sunday, the Orioles were -125 with a one-game division lead.
Tampa Bay had the chance to cut the gap and leave Baltimore tied for the division lead. However, they failed, and based on the lines, it looks like Baltimore has the division crown wrapped up in 2023.
The Orioles are now listed at -750 to win the AL East, while the Rays are at +490. Tampa Bay still has a mathematical chance to win the AL East, but it’s slim compared to the Orioles.
Even though the season is ending, we will update this odds article as long as the race progresses. Check back weekly on WSN for all the news and AL East betting information you need to know to make money in the season’s final month.
Odds for the AL East Winner are no longer available.
The Baltimore Orioles are hard not to pick at this point in the season. FanDuel Sportsbook has them listed at -750. This means you would need to bet $750 on the team to make $100.
We don’t recommend playing this bet because of the odds. However, it signals that Baltimore will win the division crown.
The Orioles are having a Cinderella story type of season. Baltimore’s backs were against the wall on Sunday, with a one-game lead in the division. If they surrendered the lead to the veteran Rays, there was a good chance they would end up in the postseason as a Wild Card club.
Nevertheless, the young team stayed composed and found a way to win. It took the Orioles 11 innings to win the game, and they did it on a Cedric Mullins sacrifice fly. Adley Rutschman scored, and the Orioles took a two-game lead in the AL East.
The team showed a lot of composure throughout the game. They had 11 hits but struggled with runners in scoring position. The team was 2 for 11 on the day but stayed composed and converted in crunch time.
This was a great win for Baltimore and a bad loss for Tampa Bay. All the Orioles must do now is win more than the Rays throughout the season's final two weeks, and they’ll be the top seed in the American League.
The value of the Rays is still high at +490. They’re two games back in the division, but 11 contests remain in the year. They need Baltimore to lose some games, but the team still has a chance.
If you believe in Tampa Bay over the next two weeks, their AL East odds are worth sprinkling. Yet, their performance this weekend against the Orioles was horrendous. They had many chances to win on Sunday over the 11 innings but couldn’t convert.
The Rays have a strong team coming into the postseason, but they didn’t do enough to win the AL East championship this season. The Rays must be perfect to take down Baltimore over the next two weeks.
The Blue Jays, Yankees, and Red Sox odds have been removed from FanDuel Sportsbook. They’re officially out of the AL East race. Toronto is still in line to make the playoffs, but they will do it through a Wild Card bid.
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