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Royals are AL Central favorites, per oddsmaker

The Royals are favorites to win the AL Central.
The Royals are favorites to win the AL Central. jsleezer@kcstar.com

The projection systems are not bullish on the Royals’ chances to repeat as World Series champion. But one oddsmaker — Bovada — has tapped the Royals as favorites in the American League Central.

According to odds released Friday, the Royals are 11/10 to win the AL Central for the second straight year. The Cleveland Indians have 5/2 odds, while the Detroit Tigers are listed at 4/1. The Chicago White Sox (6/1) and Minnesota Twins (10/1) round out the division.

Here are the full odds, according to Bovada:

To win AL Central

Kansas City Royals 11/10

Cleveland Indians 5/2

Detroit Tigers 4/1

Chicago White Sox 6/1

Minnesota Twins 10/1

AL East

Boston Red Sox 8/5

Toronto Blue Jays 7/4

New York Yankees 7/2

Baltimore Orioles 15/2

Tampa Bay Rays 9/1

AL West

Houston Astros 8/5

Texas Rangers 21/10

Los Angeles Angels 15/4

Seattle Mariners 4/1

Oakland Athletics 12/1

NL Central

Chicago Cubs 2/3

St. Louis Cardinals 5/2

Pittsburgh Pirates 3/1

Cincinnati Reds 25/1

Milwaukee Brewers 25/1

NL East

New York Mets 10/11

Washington Nationals 11/10

Miami Marlins 6/1

Atlanta Braves 25/1

Philadelphia Phillies 33/1

NL West

San Francisco Giants 5/4

Los Angeles Dodgers 3/2

Arizona Diamondbacks 3/1

San Diego Padres 12/1

Colorado Rockies 50/1

Rustin Dodd: 816-234-4937, @rustindodd

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