MLB Playoffs 2018: American League playoff teams, odds

The Boston Red Sox are trying to enter the playoffs on a positive note as the best team in the American League. - [Keith Allison / Flickr]
The Boston Red Sox are trying to enter the playoffs on a positive note as the best team in the American League. - [Keith Allison / Flickr]

Here are the five teams headed to the postseason from the American League, along with their odds to win it all.

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1

Boston Red Sox (+300) AL East

Boston is the best of the best this season, with a 107-54 record, setting the best overall record for the franchise. They're also the top favorite oin the odds to win it all. Now, they'll have to prove they can handle the best of the American League through the playoffs, with some tough potential matchups looming.

2

Houston Astros (+333) AL West

While Boston is the favorite, Houston (103-58) is not far behind at all. They are the reigning World Series champions after all. They'll begin their title defense soon, behind stars such as Javy Lopez. They've also looked considerably better than the Red Sox over their past 10 games, going 8-2 during that stretch.

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