mlb central odds

The American League Central is one of the six divisions in Major League Baseball (MLB). Initially formed in 1994 when MLB realigned the league – all the teams are located in the mid-west United States. Every single team in this division has had its fair share of success – all have won the World Series. The most successful team in the division is the Cleveland Guardians.

American League Central Odds

MLB 2022 American League Central: ALC Winner
MLB 2022 American League Central: ALC Winner
10/01/22 @ 13:02
Team Win
Chicago White Sox +140
Minnesota Twins +115
Cleveland Guardians +350
Detroit Tigers +30000
Kansas City Royals +80000

Which MLB teams play in the American League Central

The division consists of five teams –

  • Chicago White Sox
  • Cleveland Guardians
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Minnesota Twins

Favorites to win AL Central

Chicago White Sox -200

At the start of the 2022 MLB season, the understandable favorites to win the Central division are last year’s winners, the Chicago White Sox. They mowed down the competition with 93 wins in 2021, winning the division by 13 games.

The White Sox’s team is a well-balanced unit, and not much has changed within the team to say that they can’t repeat last year’s performance. They do lack some home-run power, though, with Jose Abreu being the only batter to surpass 25 home runs and 100 RBIs last season.

The Chicago White Sox open up the 2022 MLB season as the favorites to win this division, and deservedly so. The Sox won 93 games in 2021, winning the division by a league-best 13 games. Chicago at plus-160 was also the only squad in the division to have a positive run differential. On the Hill, the White Sox have Lance Lynn and Lucas Giolito, who is one of the best in baseball right now.

Minnesota Twins +500

The Twinkies had a rough year in 2021, but they have padded out their weak spots with some batters with plenty of experience during the off-season.

Gary Sanchez (catcher) and Carlos Correa (shortstop) have plenty of high-level experience and have made the playoffs in recent years. These new additions might see the Twins’ wins boosted from a modest 73 last year.

Minnesota has acquired Sonny Gray to help out bullpen piece Taylor Rogers when looking at their pitchers. Last season, they allowed the third-most runs in the majors (834), so Gray will help plug this big leak in the Twins game with any luck.

Detroit Tigers +550

One year ago, you’d have been called an optimist to say that the Tigers had a shot of winning the division. But this season has seen them pad out their roster with some promising talent – they have added Javier Baez – with a massive deal signed. They also have a great prospect in the shape of Spencer Torkelson, the corner infielder who will undoubtedly make an appearance this season.

Detroit has also added some fresh arms to the bench with Tarik Skubal and Casey Mize joining, as well as the left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, who has proven to be a high-quality starter in the league already.

Previous Winners of the American League Central

The most successful team of all time in this division is the Cleveland Guardians – who have managed to rack up ten divisional titles. Last year’s winners, the Chicago White Sox are favorites again to triumph this year, with the Minnesota Twins their closest competition.

Who won the previous seasons of the American League Central Division?
Year Team Record
2021 Chicago White Sox 93-69
2020 Minnesota Twins 36-24
2019 Minnesota Twins 101-61
2018 Cleveland Indians 91-71
2017 Cleveland Indians 102-60
2016 Cleveland Indians 94-67
2015 Kansas City Royals 95-67
2014 Detroit Tigers 90-72
2013 Detroit Tigers 93-69

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the MLB American League Central?

    There are six divisions in Major League Baseball (MLB), the American League Central is one of these. There are five teams in total from the mid-west -

    • Chicago White Sox
    • Cleveland Guardians
    • Detroit Tigers
    • Kansas City Royals
    • Minnesota Twins

  • Who is the opening betting favorite to win the MLB 2022 American League Central?

    Last year's winners the Chicago White Sox are the opening favorites to win the division with odds of -200.

  • Who won the MLB American League Central last season?

    The Chicago White Sox won the 2021 season with a 93-69 record.

  • Can I bet on the MLB 2022 American League Central?

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