Updated Odds for Toronto Blue Jays to Win AL East

updated blue jays betting odds for 2014

After a blistering start to the 2014 season, the Toronto Blue Jays have fallen out of first place in the American League East, but are still in the mix at only 4 games behind the division leaders. See the updated betting odds for the Blue Jays to win the AL East, the AL Pennant and the World Series in 2014 along with a preview here…

The Blue Jays are currently (+225) to win the AL East,  (+900) to win the AL pennant, and (+900) to win the World Series in 2014. (Courtesy of Bodog Canada).

After a torrid start to the season, a rash of injuries caused a major drop in run production for Toronto, and as a as a result they have fallen 4 games behind the Baltimore Orioles for first place in the AL East. Fielding a lineup made up of AAA players, the Blue Jays have struggled at the plate, and players have made mental mistakes that cost the team ballgames.

Edwin Encarnacion missed the All-Star game and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, Adam Lind is out for 6-8 weeks after an MRI revealed a broken bone in his foot, and Jose Bautista has been hampered by an injured hamstring.  For a team that relied largely on the home run, this came as a big blow to the offense.

But even still Toronto is (+225) to win the AL East, which is behind only Baltimore (+120) as the odds maker’s favourite to win the division coming out of the all-star break. This mainly because of the sub par play of Boston and Tampa Bay, who were expected to be in contention right now. The Yankees are struggling with their own injuries, mainly to the pitching staff, and the odds for them to win the AL East are (+275).

The pitching staff has performed better than expected for Toronto,  and the Blue Jays are right in the mix for the division lead considering that key players will return for the stretch run that sees the Blue Jays play 38 division games, including 9 against Baltimore and 10 against the Yankees.

Odds to win the 2014 AL East

  • Baltimore Orioles +120
  • Toronto Blue Jays +225
  • New York Yankees +275
  • Boston Red Sox +1400
  • Tampa Bay Rays +1400