2020 MLB Season Opening Games Odds, Schedule and Picks
Here are the favorites and underdogs for the 2020 MLB season games scheduled for July 24, according to top sportsbooks online. The 2020 season was shortened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each team will play 60 regular-season games, slated to start on July 23 and end on September 27.
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets Odds
Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman and pitcher Cole Hamels are unlikely to play against the Mets. Take the New York Mets.
Detroit Tigers vs. Cincinnati Reds Odds
The Reds came up with a three-day “Summer Series” for their intrasquad scrimmages in camp. The goal is to turn up the intensity with a couple of exhibition games. Go with the Reds.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Rays had a couple of weeks to assimilate and adhere to a long list of health protocols, but that hasn’t affected their work ethic or good mood. The best online sportsbooks are the right to favor Tampa Bay.
Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies Odds
Philly’s JT Realmuto is the best catcher in the MLB and can help his team reach their first postseason since 2011, starting with a win over Miami.
Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians Odds
The Royals’ Danny Duffy and the Indians Shane Bieber face each other for the second in their careers. Both have pressure, but Duffy needs it more. Users of top sportsbooks online should fade Cleveland.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Odds
Craig Counsell has confirmed Brandon Woodruff will start the opener against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He’s good, but not enough to upset Chicago.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox Odds
|Red Sox||–||9½ (-120)||-195|
Red Sox left would-be starter Eduardo Rodríguez is making progress toward working out with the team. If he is not available, Nathan Eovaldi could get the nod. Either way, take Boston.
Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers Odds
Outfielder Charlie Blackmon is still on the 10-day injured list but has recovered well. Colorado is still planning on using Blackmon in their Opening Day lineup.
Minnesota Twins vs. White Sox Odds
|White Sox||–||8½ (-120)||-110|
As of this writing, nearly the entire Twins roster is healthy and available. Customers of top online sportsbooks go ahead and take Minnesota.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. ST. Louis Cardinals Odds
Joe Musgrove will be the Opening Day starting pitcher for the Pirates. He led Pitt in wins last season and will pick up right where he left off.
Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros Odds
Astros manager Dusty Baker has named Justin Verlander his Opening Day starting thrower. Enough for me to take Houston over Seattle.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Odds
This will be the first time in history that Arizona starts a season in San Diego. I think this is an omen of good luck for the ‘Backs.