The fact that it’s already early March is something that a lot of people can’t believe. This means that in less than a month, Opening Day will arrive for Major League Baseball. People across the globe are jacked up for things to get started and MyTopSportsbooks will have you covered with all the previews you’ll need. This includes our picks and predictions. To start, keep in mind that the Astros are favored over the Yankees to win the American League this season.
This is a league battle that’s expected to go back and forth throughout the entire campaign. With the Astros, they have the confidence of being the reigning World Series champs. Last season, Houston surprised a lot of people by cruising in the postseason. After taking down the Seattle Mariners in the ALDS, the Astros had no issues at all beating the Yankees in the ALCS soon after.
|MLB AL odds|
|Astros to win||+300||+300||+300||+300|
|Yankees to win||+320||+320||+320||+320|
|Blue Jays to win||+700||+700||+700||+700|
|Mariners to win||+1000||+1000||+1000||+1000|
Looking ahead to next season, a lot of people are already predicting for these two teams to face off with a trip to the World Series on the line. The Astros and Yankees are both loaded with talent, but again, Houston is still riding high after not only beating them last fall, but also going on to win the World Series as well. It’s going to be tough for anyone to silence Houston moving forward.
According to the best-rated sportsbooks, the Astros hold +300 MLB betting odds to win the American League. Not only that, but they also hold the best World Series betting odds at +600. Everyone thinks that Houston will be the team to beat in the AL this year and understandably so. With Jose Altuve, Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman and others, they’re quite the squad. However, we’re going in a different direction for our AL winners.
— Houston Astros (@astros) February 9, 2023
The Yankees are our pick to win the American League
Thanks to the big offseason they’ve had, the Yankees are our pick to win the American League. New York was poised to go on a World Series run last campaign, however, the Astros had other ideas. With that said, it indeed has been a past few months to remember for the Yankees, highlighted by bringing in star pitcher Carlos Rodon and re-signing Aaron Judge to his massive contract. Judge, who hit 62 homers last season, is glad to be back with the Bronx Bombers.
“He’s an amazing player, and an amazing person that certainly has the respect of everyone in that room,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after it was announced that the Yankees had signed Judge to his big deal. “Guys look to him, look up to him. When you have a player of that caliber that is as beloved and important as he is on a daily basis, you want to do your best to hang on to that.”