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2021 MLB Odds: White Sox co-favorites to win AL Central

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For the first time since 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series Champions.  Now that the historic 2020 season is in the books, it’s never too early to turn the page to next year.

Several clutch performances helped the White Sox clinch their first postseason berth in 12 years. Led by AL MVP hopeful Jose Abreu, the Pale Hose had several breakout seasons in 2020.  

Tim Anderson nearly captured a second straight batting title.  Luis Robert led all rookies in home runs, RBI and defensive WAR, according to fangraphs.  Lucas Giolito threw a no-hitter and Dallas Keuchel was better than advertised in his first season on the South Side.  

Though the White Sox failed to capture their first division title since 2008, our partners at PointsBet Sportsbook have set the odds for both the Sox and Minnesota Twins at +130 to capture the AL Central in 2021.  A $10 bet would win $13 on the future bet.  

Though the Twins won their 2nd straight division crown, the division race came down to the season’s final week.  Judging by the odds set by PointsBet Sportsbook, the same is expected in 2021, at least as rosters currently stand.

The White Sox 35 wins in 2020 translated to a .583 winning percentage.  Calculated over a regular 162 game season, the White Sox were on pace for 94.5 wins.  

 

PointsBet Sportsbook has set the win total for the 2021 White Sox at 90.5, or a .559 winning percentage.  The win totals are based off of a 162 game projected season.  Only the Rays and Yankees are projected to have more wins in the American League.

Despite the global pandemic, general manager Rick Hahn noted in a press conference after the season that the White Sox would be in the market to upgrade starting pitching, right field and designated hitter.  The organization also made the decision to part ways with manager Rick Renteria.  

For the first time in 15 years, the White Sox have World Series expectations.  The oddsmakers at PointsBet Sportsbook agree.  The White Sox are 11-1 to win the 2021 World Series.  A $10 bet would win $110. 

Already loaded with some of the best young talent in the game, the team could be a few acquisitions away from being a legit threat to the two World Series favorites, the Dodgers and the Yankees.  

“We’ve opened our window,” Hahn exclaimed at the end of the season, and now PointsBet Sportsbook has backed up Hahn’s assertion.

Odds provided by our partner, PointsBet.

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