Vegas has the Yankees tied with the defending World Series-champion Astros for the best odds to win the American League pennant, per Bovada.
New York and Houston both have 11/4 odds to win the pennant, while the Indians (13/4) and Red Sox (6/1) are behind them.
The Yankees were a game short of the World Series last season, where the Astros eventually finished them off in their own Minute Maid Park on their way to their first World Series title in franchise history.
However, with the exception of Todd Frazier, the Yankees return their entire lineup from last season, while adding the 2017 NL MVP in Giancarlo Stanton to their already powerful batting order.
Combining Stanton with a roster that boasts players like Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, and Didi Gregorius to name a few, the Yankees are primed to finish better than they did in a surprising 2017 season.