Baseball Total Wins by Jim Feist

As spring arrives that means that the baseball season isn’t far off. The men of summer will start their preseason soon and that means it’s time to take a look at betting opportunities in total wins for the season. Today I’ll take a look at some of those plays and which totals I will be betting.

First, here are the current total wins posted for each team.

American League East
New York Yankees 93.5
Boston Red Sox 91.5
Toronto Blue Jays 81.5
Baltimore Orioles 77.5
Tampa Bay Rays 76.5

American League Central
Cleveland Indians 93.5
Minnesota Twins 82.5
Kansas City Royals 76.5
Chicago White Sox 68.5
Detroit Tigers 68.5

American League West
Houston Astros 96.5
Los Angeles Angels 84.5
Seattle Mariners 81.5
Texas Rangers 78.5
Oakland Athletics 74.5

National League East
Washington Nationals 91.5
New York Mets 80.5
Philadelphia Phillies 74.5
Atlanta Braves 73.5
Miami Marlins 64.5

National League Central
Chicago Cubs 93.5
St. Louis Cardinals 84.5
Milwaukee Brewers 81.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 76.5
Cincinnati Reds 71.5

National League West
Los Angeles Dodgers 95.5
Arizona Diamondbacks 86.5
Colorado Rockies 82.5
San Francisco Giants 81.5
San Diego Padres 69.5

 

Here are the plays I have made so far.

Detroit Tigers: Take UNDER 68.5 wins. The Tigers are in a rebuilding year. They won 64 games last season and I don’t see them nearly as good this year.  I’m playing the UNDER.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Take UNDER 76.5.  The loss of quality players like Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen means dumping big salaries for younger prospects. This will take time to develop and I don’t see them eclipsing this total. I’m playing the UNDER.

Milwaukee Brewers: Take OVER 81.5 games. The Brew Crew will be looking to take a bite out of their rivals, the Chicago Cubs. They have added some new pieces to this team and will be looking for more in the free agent market. I’m playing the OVER.

Washington Nationals: Take OVER 91.5 games. I don’t see any decline in this team from their 97 wins last year. The bullpen was the only reason this team didn’t make 100 wins in 2017. I look for them to add a free agent arm to that bullpen and boost their one weak spot. I’m playing the OVER.

 

And, if you are looking for some World Series action, here are the current odds to win the  2018 World Series.

Los Angeles Dodgers+500

New York Yankees+550

Houston Astros+550

Chicago Cubs+750

Washington Nationals+800

Cleveland Indians+850

Boston Red Sox+1200

San Francisco Giants+2000

St. Louis Cardinals+2000

Arizona Diamondbacks+2500

Los Angeles Angels+2800

New York Mets+2800

Milwaukee Brewers+3300

Minnesota Twins+4000

Seattle Mariners+4000

Toronto Blue Jays+4000

Colorado Rockies+4000

Tampa Bay Rays+10000

Texas Rangers+10000

Baltimore Orioles+10000

Pittsburgh Pirates+10000

Philadelphia Phillies+10000

Chicago White Sox+15000

Atlanta Braves+15000

Kansas City Royals+15000

Oakland Athletics+15000

San Diego Padres+15000

Cincinnati Reds+20000

Detroit Tigers+30000

Miami Marlins+50000

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