MLB Win Totals: Best Bets for 2020 Season

  • BetOnline has released win totals for all 30 Major League Baseball clubs
  • The Yankees (101.5) and Dodgers (100.5) open with the highest totals in their respective leagues
  • The White Sox (84.5) and Mets (86.5) have the starting pitching to hit the OVER

With spring training starting later this week, it’s that time of year when MLB fans are dreaming big. Whether it’s an offseason acquisition, a free-agent signing, or a top prospect getting the call to the majors, there are plenty of reasons to be be optimistic about certain clubs not named the Boston Red Sox.

Let’s examine the latest win totals for a few of baseball’s buzziest teams at BetOnline and offer some Over/Under bets that might just win you money.

CURRENT 2020 MLB TEAM WIN TOTALS

Teams Regular-Season Win Totals Over Odds Under Odds
Arizona Diamondbacks 83.5 -125 -105
Atlanta Braves 91.5 -110 -120
Baltimore Orioles 55.5 -130 +100
Boston Red Sox 85.5 +100 -130
Chicago Cubs 86.5 -115 -115
Chicago White Sox 84.5 -115 -115
Cincinnati Reds 84.5 -115 -115
Cleveland Indians 87.5 +110 -140
Colorado Rockies 74.5 -110 -120
Detroit Tigers 56.5 -130 +100
Houston Astros 93.5 -135 +105
Kansas City Royals 65.5 -105 -125
Los Angeles Angels 85.5 -115 -115
Los Angeles Dodgers 100.5 -130 +100
Miami Marlins 64.5 -115 -115
Milwaukee Brewers 83.5 -105 -125
Minnesota Twins 92.5 -115 -115
New York Mets 86.5 -115 -115
New York Yankees 101.5 -125 -105
Oakland Athletics 89.5 -125 -105
Philadelphia Phillies 85.5 +100 -130
Pittsburgh Pirates 70.5 +100 -130
San Diego Padres 83.5 +100 -130
San Francisco Giants 69.5 -110 -120
Seattle Mariners 67.5 -105 -125
St. Louis Cardinals 87.5 -105 -125
Tampa Bay Rays 90.5 -115 -115
Texas Rangers 79.5 -115 -115
Toronto Blue Jays 75.5 -115 -115
Washington Nationals 90.5 -115 -115

AMERICAN LEAGUE WIN TOTALS

With a total of 85.5, the Angels would have to win 14 more games than they did last season to hit the OVER. Los Angeles brought in third-baseman Anthony Rendon, who hit.319 with 34 homers and an NL-leading 126 RBIs with the Nationals in 2019, as well as manager Joe Maddon, who exceeded 85.5 wins in nine of his past 12 seasons with Tampa Bay and Chicago.

However, after missing out on Gerrit Cole, the Halos’ starting pitching is paper thin. Recent rumors suggest they could still add a starter and/or will open with a four-man staff while they wait to plug two-way star Shohei Ohtani into their rotation in mid-May.

While everyone’s pulling for three-time AL MVP Mike Trout to win his first career playoff game, don’t count on this being year. We like the UNDER.

The White Sox are in a similar boat to the Angels as they’ll have to add 13 victories to last year’s total in order to exceed 84.5 wins. Unlike Maddon’s club, though, Chicago is four deep in the rotation with Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, Gio Gonzalez, and free-agent acquisition Dallas Keuchel.

The club also added veteran leadership (catcher Yasmani Grandal and DH Edwin Encarnacion) to a young lineup headed by AL batting champion Tim Anderson. With the Indians likely to take a step back, bet the OVER on the South Siders.

NATIONAL LEAGUE WIN TOTALS

After replacing the Mets‘ initial choice, Carlos Beltrán, first-time manager Luis Rojas only has to improve the club’s record by one win from last year to hit the OVER on NYM’s 86.5 total.

Playing in baseball’s most-competitive division with the Braves, National,s and Phillies won’t make it easy, but you have to like a starting rotation featuring NL Cy Young favorite Jacob DeGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, and Rick Porcello. Former Yankee Dellin Betances should also firm up a bullpen that flamed out in the second-half of last season.

If Pete Alonso can follow up a historic rookie campaign where he mashed 53 homers, New York looks like a playoff team in 2020. Grab the OVER.

We’re pessimistic about the Padres‘ chances of winning 14 more games than they did 2019, which they will need to do to surpass their 83.5 total. The combo of Manny Machado and 21-year-old shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., a contender for NL MVP, could be enough to make us look foolish, but this team has one of baseball’s ugliest starting rotations on paper.

In a division with the dominant Dodgers and an improving Diamondbacks squad, San Diego will be lucky to finish .500.

Steve Dominey

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