The MLB regular season is almost approaching the one-month mark. The American League Central has been by far the weakest division to start the 2022 season. With six playoff teams being in each league now, it appears as if this division is on track to only have one playoff team.
The MLB lines have been out and updated for each and every single game and prop for the 2022 MLB regular season. What are the updated odds for the 2022 American League Central Division Championship?
Chicago White Sox -180
The Chicago White Sox are currently the favorites to win the American League Central despite currently having an under .500 record and being in second place in the division right now. Chicago won the division last year and they have World Series expectations. The White Sox are currently dealing with some injuries to key players including outfielder Eloy Jimenez.
Andrew Vaughn is off to a breakout season and Jose Abreu is one of the better first baseman/designated hitters in all of baseball. They have talent and the need to start winning games. The starting rotation and the bullpen have not been the same to start the 2022 season.
When they get hot at some point, they are going to be extremely difficult to beat. Tony La Rusa is currently the manager of this baseball team. The Chicago White Sox can’t afford to get into a deeper hole than they already have been. If Chicago missed the playoffs this season, it would be a major disappointment for this franchise.
Minnesota Twins +275
The Minnesota Twins currently have the best record in the American League Central right now, but it is a long season ahead for them. Minnesota was one of the worst teams in all of baseball last season. They had one of the worst odds to win this division before the MLB regular season started.
The Twins’ odds improved big time when they got off to a very good start. Their manager is Rocco Baldelli. Minnesota has some good players on its roster like Gary Sanchez, Carlos Correa, and Byron Buxton. Their offense can score runs and the pitching has been good enough to get them here so far, but a collapse in the second half of the regular season would seem inevitable.
However, they just won over 100 games three years ago and also made it to the playoffs in 2020 before not making it last year. They have pitchers that eat up innings like Chris Archer and Dylan Bundy.
Cleveland Guardians +800
The Cleveland Guardians are currently in third place in the American League Central to start the 2022 regular season. Cleveland actually has one of the better offenses in the MLB led by Jose Ramirez and Steven Kwan. The Guardians can pitch also and Aaron Civale and Zach Plesac are two of their better starters, along with Shane Beiber.
Terry Francona is still around as this baseball team’s manager. Cleveland has not made it to the playoffs in a few years and is undergoing a retooling phase rather than a rebuild. The Guardians don’t have a lot of talent on this roster to win this American League Central division though.
Detroit Tigers +900
A.J. Hinch is the manager of this baseball team and the Detroit Tigers want to turn the corner and end the rebuild. They are currently in last place in the American League Central, but Detroit has talent like Javier Baez and Spencer Torkelson. Miguel Cabrera is also still around.
Casey Mize and Michael Fulmer are at the top of this starting rotation.
Kansas City Royals +1800
Mike Matheny is the manager of this baseball team and they are currently in fourth place in the division. The Kansas City Royals are in rebuild mode. Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. and pitcher Brady Singer are the key players in the rebuild for this baseball team.
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