The MLB season is approaching and Spring Training is right around the corner. Each team is currently looking over their rosters to see what they might have in front of them. Before anything officially gets underway, BetAnySports.eu has posted regular season win totals for each team on the board. Let’s take a look at three numbers on the board and see what the best wagers are to making moving into the season.
MLB Houston Astros 97.5 Wins: Over
The Houston Astros will continue to be one of the best teams that baseball has to offer. They were able to end last season with a whopping 106 wins and appear to be just as talented as that campaign. They did lose Justin Verlander, who won the Cy Young Award last season, but they might have picked up and maintained enough talent to handle that departure. This is a team that is pitching rich with youngsters like Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier. Lance McCullers Jr., Luis Garcia and Jose Urquidy have this team in good position.
Don’t forget about Hunter Brown, who has the potential to be in the conversation for Rookie of the Year. And when they do hand over the ball in the late innings, Ryan Pressly and Rafael Montero are about as good as it gets.
The signing of Jose Abreu could be impactful for an already-potent lineup. Not to mention that Michael Brantley will be returning to the franchise after missing most of last season. Having a win total of 97.5 is incredibly hard for a team to surpass, though if there’s a team that might be able to make this a reality, it would be the Astros. They look like one of the most talented teams around on paper right now.
MLB Oakland Athletics 60.5 Wins: Under
The Oakland Athletics were the opposite of the Astros in 2022. The A’s were arguably the worst team in the league a season ago and have a current win total projection of 60.5. On the surface, it doesn’t seem all that bad. However, they had the third-worst run differential in the MLB last year. On top of that, they couldn’t hold onto one of their top talents like Sean Murphy.
One would hope that Oakland would be aggressive in the offseason to try and retool but as per usual, they did nothing noteworthy. If that wasn’t already enough information to bet the under, they might be relocating to a different city soon. Another distraction for a team that doesn’t currently appear to have a direction.
Los Angeles Dodgers 96.5 Wins: Over
If there’s one team in the MLB that consistently stays strong in the regular season, it’s the Los Angeles Dodgers. Los Angeles has a win total that’s set at 96.5, which is quite high. Although, it’s justified.
Los Angeles has averaged 108.5 wins over the last two years and continues to stack up the talent on their roster. Even if this group has some trouble early on, you can imagine that their upper management will be aggressive in the trade market to turn this team up a notch again.
Keep in mind that this is a bad division. Yes, there’s the San Diego Padres but the San Francisco Giants won 26 less games last season (than the previous year) and then lost Carlos Rodon and Carlos Correa. As for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, they’ll both be among the worst teams in the league. A lot of those easy divisional games (wins) will help propel the Dodgers over the number.