MLB Betting: Why We Are Betting on the 2024 Champion Coming Out of the AL East

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  • The NL West is favored to win the 2024 World Series
  • The Dodgers have the fifth-best record in baseball
  • The Yankees have three starting pitchers with ERAs under 2.90

The summer months are here, which means now is the time to get your MLB futures wagers in. We have reviewed the bets available and see a great opportunity to win some money by wagering on the division of the 2024 World Series Champions.

Below, we’ll share our US Legal Sports Betting experts pick for the winning division, giving you everything you need to bet confidently using your favorite betting apps this summer.

World Series Division Winner Odds

The Dodgers' impressive roster has bookmakers making the NL West the favorite, but there are a ton of great bets on the board. Here are the latest odds courtesy of Betway Sportsbook:

NL West+250
AL East+260
NL East+325
AL West+700
AL Central+750
NL Central+1200Check out our full Betway Sportsbook review.

Why We Don’t Trust the NL West

As impressive as the Dodgers’ lineup is, they are the only true threat to win a World Series in the NL West. The Diamondbacks have failed to build on their 2023 success, the Padres have been average, and the Giants' busy offseason has been undone by some injuries. That means if you bet on an NL West team to win, you are only betting on the Dodgers.

The Dodgers unquestionably have one of the best records in baseball, but they haven’t been as overwhelming as expected. They currently own the fifth record in baseball and are trailing the Phillies in the NL. LA is also battling a surprising Milwaukee team that trails them by a couple of games.

As good as the team is, we have seen the Dodgers lose with great rosters in the past, and we don’t trust them not to do so again in 2024.

Why We Are Betting on the AL East

This may be the best futures bet currently on the board for the MLB. The division has two of the league’s top teams in the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles, both of whom own better records than the Dodgers.

The Orioles are young, but they have a ton of young stars. Gunnar Henderson is playing at an MVP level at just 22-years-old, while second-year catcher Adley Rutschman is right behind him. The lead a lineup that has four players with 10+ home runs this season, giving them a solid balance between average and power.

Baltimore also has an improved rotation thanks to newcome Corbin Burnes. The former Cy young winner is 7-2 with a 2.08 ERA, serving as the team’s ace in front of Grayson Rodriguez and Cole Irvin. Combine that with their impressive back end of the bullpen, and you can see why we are believers in this Baltimore team.

In addition to the Orioles, a bet on the AL East also gives you the New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers have the best record in all of baseball, thanks in part to the addition of Juan Soto. The former Padres gives the team a key bat that they have been missing, teaming up with a red-hot Aaron Judge to give New York one of the league’s best lineups.

While the Yankee lineup is getting all the headlines, their starting rotation has been just as good. Carlos Rodon and Marcus Stroman both own ERAs below 2.90, while Luis Gil has broken out to go 8-1 with a 2.04 ERA.

While we don’t know who will win the World Series, we are confident betting on them to come out of the AL East.