Regular Season Win Over/Under Totals Updated For MLB 2016 Wagering + Best Bets
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I am continuing the theme of wagering on the Baltimore Orioles. They were my favorite American League club growing up. Now I favor no one but the clubs I can win money on. Perhaps this season I will rekindle my fondness again for the Birds.
This set of odds represents the best set of over/under win total odds I have seen for any establishment.
These are better than PECOTA, FanGraphs and most Las Vegas odds.
The best bet on the board has to be the KC Royals over 84.5 At least these guys give them a projected winning season, but how can KC be a +1200 World Series favorite, to the Indians +2200 mark, meanwhile the Indians listed as an over/under of 84.5.
I am not even questioning the ‘Tribe’s” win total here. This is a nice reflection of what they should have in their victory pile for the upcoming campaign.
Out of a lot of things that don’t make sense, I point this out.
I also have the Tigers as a favorite pick, although injuries for an aging squad could definitely curtail their season really fast.
Still love the Pirates and Cardinals to go over the 86.5 wins put up here, but at least this 3 or 4 more victories posted out higher than the previously aforementioned entities.
Out of all clubs, there is two glaring totals that I believe are worthy of betting some cabbage on. The Rays under 82.5 wins and the Reds under 70.5.
I am flabbergasted on where the pundits think that Tampa Bay is going to get their offense from, and their Bullpen is not as good as previous seasons.
Tampa Bay is without Alex Cobb till midway through the year recovering from Tommy John Surgery, will not call up phenom Blake Snell until at least June (even if they bring him up to the show at all), with Drew Smyly and Matt Moore both coming off seasons where they only managed just over 60 IP a piece.
I peg the Rays for about a 76 win team.
Love the Orioles for about 83 – 84 wins.
Picked the Tigers for about 85 wins, which is about 4 more than the number listed.
I think the Pirates and Cards will reach 90 wins each, and surpass the 86.5 win barrier. Both of these clubs have made the playoffs for 3 straight years – registering more wins than what they are at for this mark.
Cincinnati should have the worst record in the league in my view, I will slot them in for over 100 Losses in 2016. Almost 10 more than the over/under here.
Look for them to trade Jay Bruce, Zack Cozart, any reliever not nailed down. and lose even more games after the ALL – Star Game. To add insult to this, young Starter Michael Lorenzen may be staring down Tommy John Surgery.
I believe the Nationals and Mets will also top the 90 win plateau quite easily – and be closer to the mid 90’s level by years end.
The defending World Series Champs should be good for 87 – 89 victories.
MLB Club Over Under____
Chicago Cubs 93.5 (-135) 93.5 (+105)
LA Dodgers 89.5 (-130) 89.5 (+100)
NY Mets 89.5 (-115) 88.5 (-115)
SF Giants 89.5 (-105) 89.5 (-125)
Washington Nationals 88.5 (-140) 88.5 (+110)
Houston Astros 88.5 (+105) 88.5 (-135)
Boston Red Sox 87.5 (-125) 87.5 (-105)
Toronto Blue Jays 87.5 (-115) 87.5 (-115)
St. Louis Cardinals 86.5 (-105) 86.5 (-125)
Pittsburgh Pirates 86.5 (+105) 86.5 (-135)
Cleveland Indians 85.5 (-130) 85.5 (+100)
NY Yankees 85.5 (+100) 85.5 (-130)
KC Royals 84.5 (-115) 84.5 (-115)
Seattle Mariners 83.5 (-110) 83.5 (-120)
Texas Rangers 83.5 (-105) 83.5 (-125)
TB Rays 82.5 (-105) 82.5 (-125)
Arizona D’Backs 82.5 (-125) 82.5 (-105)
Detroit Tigers 81.5 (-125) 81.5 (-105)
Chicago White Sox 80.5 (-130) 80.5 (+100)
LA Angels 80.5 (-115) 80.5 (-115)
Miami Marlins 79.5 (-135) 79.5 (+105)
Baltimore Orioles 78.5 (-115) 78.5 (-115)
Minnesota Twins 78.5 (-125) 78.5 (-105)
Oakland A’s 75.5 (-120) 75.5 (-110)
SD Padres 73.5 (-115) 73.5 (-115)
Colorado Rockies 71.5 (-105) 71.5 (-125)
Milwaukee Brewers 70.5 (-105) 70.5 (-125)
Cincinnati Reds 70.5 (+100) 70.5 (-130)
Atlanta Braves 66.5 (-115) 66.5 (-115)
Philadelphia Phillies 64.5 (-130) 64.5 (+100)
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Posted on March 17, 2016, in MLB Reports and tagged 2016 world series, al central, AL East, AL West, All 30 MLB Teams, American league, arizona diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, baltimore orioles, Blake Snell, boston red sox, chicago cubs, Chicago White Sox, chris archer, cincinnati reds, cleveland indians, colorado rockies, denard span, Detroit Tigers, Drew Smyly, FanGraphs, houston astros, jake odorizzi, jeff samardzija, johnny cueto, kansas city royals, la angels, la dodgers, las vegas, matt moore, miami marlins, Michael Lorenzen, Mike Leake, milwaukee brewers, Minnesota Twins, national league, new york mets, new york yankees, NL Central, NL east, nl west, oakland athletics, PECOTA, philadelphia phillies, pittsburgh pirates, san diego padres, san francisco giants, seattle mariners, st louis cardinals, tampa bay rays, texas rangers, Tommy John Surgery, Toronto Blue Jays, washington nationals, zack cozart. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.