2020 MLB divisional odds, AL West predictions, best bets: Advanced computer model fading Athletics

The Houston Astros have won the AL West the last three seasons, but on the heels of a cheating scandal that has some around baseball calling for their 2017 World Series title to be vacated, many are wondering what that means for the rest of the division in 2020. The Athletics finished second last season with 97 wins and could be a factor again, while the Angels spent big money to acquire Anthony Rendon and are hoping to get into the fray. The Astros are -170 favorites in the latest 2020 AL West odds, with the Athletics at +240 and the Angels at +500.

Meanwhile, the Rangers are +3500 long shots in the latest 2020 MLB odds to win the division and the Mariners are getting +25000 as they continue their rebuild. Before you make your 2020 MLB divisional picks, be sure to check out the 2020 AL West predictions and best bets from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and anyone who followed it last season saw huge returns. The model went 370-291 on its top-rated money line and run-line MLB picks, returning more than $1,400 to $100 bettors.

Moreover, the model went a stunning 14-5 on its strongest MLB win total picks and 4-1 on its five best MLB over-under bets. Now, the model has crunched the numbers on the latest MLB futures and released its picks to win the AL West. You can only see them at SportsLine.

The model's top 2020 AL West picks

The model says the Oakland Athletics are overvalued at +240 in the latest 2020 AL West odds and win the division in just 19.4 percent of simulations. Oakland won 97 games last season and has been the gold standard for how to get the most out of a low payroll for two decades now.

However, the Athletics suffered a number of key losses over the offseason and have plenty of questions to answer throughout their roster. Jurickson Profar, Blake Treinen, Tanner Roark, Homer Bailey and Brett Anderson all left in free agency, and that leaves particularly big holes to fill in the starting rotation.

They'll also be calling on top prospect Jesus Luzardo, but he is still largely untested and has never thrown more than 109.1 innings in his professional career. Luzardo has failed to top 50 innings in two of his three professional seasons despite working as a starter.

How to make MLB divisional picks on 2020 AL West odds

The model also says one team dramatically exceeds its implied odds. You can see which one it is, and get the win probabilities for every team, right here.

Which team is the best value in 2020 AL West futures? And how often does every team win the division? Visit SportsLine now to see projected win totals, divisional odds, and playoff odds for every team in the AL West, all from an uncanny computer model that crushed its MLB picks.

2020 AL West odds

Astros -170
Athletics +240
Angels +500
Rangers +3,500
Mariners +25,000

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