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Futures Investing: MLB American League Championship

Play Ball! That will be the cry two weeks from today as the Houston Astros begin life in the American League when they face their in-state rivals the Texas Rangers. Talk about a rough welcome to the new neighborhood!

That will set in motion a run of 2,430 regular season games that determines which teams will play for the American and National League Championships and then the 2013 MLB World Series of Baseball.

American League Contenders: Blue Jays soar as top chalk

It’s like 1993 all over again as the re-vamped Toronto Blue Jays are the top favorites to win the American East, the American League Pennant AND they are tied as second chalk to the 2013 MLB World Series Championship – wow! Those are extremely lofty expectations for a team that hasn’t made it to the baseball playoff party in 19 freaking years. In fact, back on October 29, 2012, the Bovada online sportsbook had the Jays posted with a 35/1 betting line to win the World Series.

Usual suspects trailing Toronto as favorites to win the MLB 2013 ALCS

After “Canada’s Team” is set at 15/4 ($3.75 per $1 invested) the 2012 AL Champion Detroit Tigers are a close second at with 17/4 (4.25) price. The addition of Josh Hamilton, who is joining what will be one of the most feared batting orders in the Majors, has boosted the Angels to the three spot with a 9/2 (4.5) futures line. Trout, Aybar, Pujols, Hamilton, Trumbo, Kendricks – yikes!

ALCS Champions in 2010 and 2011, the Texas Rangers odds to bring the Pennant back to the Lone Star State are set at 15/2 (7.50). New York gets credit for their run of 17 postseason appearances (in 18 years) as the Yankees, along with the Tampa Bay Rays, round out the top five chalk list with an 8/1 wagering line. We’d like bet on the Yankees to MISS the playoffs entirely this season.

Baseball Betting at Bovada – Revving it up with the Motor City Cats to win the ALCS

We love the fact that the Boys of Summer are about to usher in Spring! MLB Championship odds are going to change dramatically by the time the Fall Classic rolls along. is a premium source of baseball betting lines throughout the season. Today, we’ll drop a Franklin on the Motor City Cats to win the 2013 Major League Baseball American League Championship!

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