2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Predictions

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Predictions

Written by on February 27, 2019

Will the Los Angeles Dodgers manage to win their third straight National League Pennant after revamping their roster in the offseason? Could the Milwaukee Brewers surprise again in 2019 to challenge for NL supremacy? Will the Chicago Cubs get back on track after winning it all just three season ago? This last part is to avoid any issues with Google, since we don’t use licensed pictures on the site, this can avoid getting any possible issues regarding copyright in the future.

With spring training baseball underway right now and the official start of the 2019 MLB regular season less than a month away, now is a great time to offer up some expert MLB betting predictions on the amount of games each team in the National League and American League will win this coming season.

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Predictions

National League

Arizona Diamondbacks

The D-Backs went 82-80 a year ago to finish in third in the NL West. You might not know this, but a year ago, Arizona’s starting pitchers had 953 total strikeouts and averaged 9.31 strikeouts per nine innings. That mark was the fourth-highest ever by a National League team since 1913. Arizona wins at least 75 games in 2019.

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Pick: Over 73½

Atlanta Braves

The Braves had a stunning 2018 campaign by going 90-72 to win the NL East by eight game over second (and favored) place Washington. More importantly, they’re loaded with young and blossoming talent in players like Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna Jr., among others. After their breakout season a year ago and now, a newfound state of confidence, the sky is the ceiling in Atlanta. This one’s going to be close, but I like the over.

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Pick: Over 86½

Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati won a paltry 67 games to finish in last place in the NL Central, but the Reds made some big moves in the offseason by acquiring outfielders, Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, infielder Kyle farmer and veteran starter Alex Wood. I’m thinking Cincy’s offseason upgrades gets them to at least 80 wins.

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Pick: Over 79½

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers overcame a bunch of adversity to finish with a 92-71 record that gave the the NL West title last season, but they made some roster-altering trades that is going to cost them 421 hits, 81 home runs, 258 RBIs and 223 runs last season the group of former Dodgers players combined for last season plus Wood’s 151.2 innings (second to Clayton Kershaw). Yeah…I’m thinking no matter what the Dodgers are saying right now, they’re going to take a step backwards in 2019.

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Pick: Under 93½

New York Mets

The Mets went 77-85 to finish in fourth place in the NL East and although they hired a new GM, they still have a ton of question marks with the vast majority of their position players. Yes, the Mets have a nice set of both, starting and relief pitchers, but they almost certainly won’t be able to overcome the lack of offensive production that I’m expecting to see out of the Mets in 2019. Simply put, play the under here.

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Pick: Under 86½

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies were 64–49 and led the NL East by 1.5 games over Atlanta on Aug. 7. Unfortunately, Philly nosedived from that point on by going 16-33the rest of the way to finish with their sixth consecutive losing season at 80-82. While I like the additions of Andrew McCutchen, and relievers, Juan Nicasio and James Pazos, Philadelphia has a modest lineup and rotation that are both full of question marks. The Phils looks like a .500 ballclub at best to me in 2019.

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Pick: Under 86½

American League

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox won a Major League-high 108 games last season to claim the AL East title before going on to win the AL Championship – and ultimately – the 2018 World Series. Boston got career years from J.D. Martinez and AL MVP winner, Mookie Betts and they’ll have virtually their entire cast of stars back including Chris Sale, Xander Bogaerts, Rick Porcello and Jackie Bradley Jr. I’m thinking at least 95 wins sounds about right for Boston in 2019.

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Pick: Over 93½

Houston Astros

The Astros recored a stellar 103 wins one year after winning it all to claim the AL West title for the second straight season. While Houston fell short against Boston in the AL Championship Series, this is still a team that is completely loaded with talent. 2017 AL MVP  Jose Altuve is back, along with ‘MVP talented’ Carlos Correa. The ‘Stros added veteran Michael Brantley to their lineup and they still have 2017 World Series MVP George Springer, not to mention the fact that heir pitching staff is still loaded despite losing three starters. I’m thinking Houston is going to be quite hungry in 2019 after coming up just short last season.

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Pick: Over 96½

New York Yankees

The Yanks went 100-62 last season and that would have been fine had Boston not been a bit better in almost every way last season. Still, the Bronx bombers mashed a major league record 267 home runs despite not having a single player reach 40. Giancarlo Stanton smacked a modest (for him) 38 to lead the team. With a return to health from Aaron Judge, New York will hit its share of long balls again in 2019, making the vast majority of their success, particularly against elite teams, on their pitching staff.

While the starting rotation looks solid, led by superstar right-hander Luis Severino, I think the back end of their bullpen lack quality depth. This one is going to be really close, but I think the Yanks get to 97 wins in 2019.

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Pick: Over 96½

Los Angeles Angels

After 19 seasons, my fellow Philly area native Mike Scioscia is gone and now Brad Ausmus will lead an Angels team that went 80-82 to finish fourth in the AL West a year ago. While the Halos have baseball’s best (Mike Trout) and versatile (Shohei Ohtani) players, but they’ve got a pitching staff that looks pitiful to be honest about it. I’m sorry, but guys like Andrew Heaney, Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahill just aren’t elite (or gifted) starters and that’s why L.A. looks like an 80-win team again in 2019.

2019 MLB Regular Season Win Totals Pick: Under 81½

Did You Know?

  • Did You Know that no team has appeared in  three consecutive World Series since the New York Yankees did it four years in a row from 1998-2001?
  • Did You Know that the last NL team to appear in three straight World Series was the  St. Louis Cardinals (1942-44)?
  • Did You Know that no team lost in back-to-back World Series like Los Angeles, and then returned to win the championship in the third year? Only the 1923 babe Ruth New York Yankees have ever accomplished this feat!
  • Did You Know that Yankees reliever Dellin Betances recorded100-plus strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season in 2018, making him the first reliever in MLB history to do so?
  • Did You Know Houston’s 103 wins last season were a franchise-best?
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