With the start of the 2019 MLB regular season just about 24 hours from getting started in earnest, now is a great time to offer up some expert betting predictions that could help you cash in on seven teams and their respective season-long win total odds. Since haste makes waste and Opening Day pitches are right around the corner, let’s get started.
Top Over/Under MLB Betting Picks for 2019 Season
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- 2019 MLB Season Win Total Odds: 71.5 Wins
Sure, they haven’t made the playoffs since 2001, but the M’s won an impressive 89 games last season despite playing in an NL West that saw Houston rack up 103 wins and Oakland to record 97 victories.
While the Mariners won’t be able to keep pace with their division rivals this coming season, I do like Seattle to easily top their surprisingly low win total odds in 2019. Jay Bruce and Domingo Santana will be highly motivated after down seasons a year ago and the M’s have an elite closer in Edwin Diaz that knows how to finish off close games.
- 2019 MLB Season Win Total Odds: 79 Wins
Cincinnati might have won just 67 games a year ago, but I’m expecting the NL Central hopefuls and their revamped roster to record at least 80 wins in 2019.
I have no idea why the Dodgers got rid of some of their still-productive veterans like Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, and Alex Wood, but L.A.’s loss will be Cincinnati’s gain. The Reds also added Sonny Gray and Tanner Roark and I believe they’re easily going to reach 80 wins in 2019.
- 2019 MLB Season Win Total Odds: 88.5 Wins
The Cubs won 95 games last season and although I’m not really fond of what looks like a mediocre pitching staff heading into 2019, I like the Cubbies to reach the 90-win mark again in 2019.
Despite their shortcoming on the mound, Chicago still possesses a dangerous lineup that includes gifted hitters like former NL MVP Kris Bryant, shortstop Javier Baez, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, and outfielder Jason Heyward, Kyle Schwarber and Ben Zobrist.
- 2019 MLB Season Win Total Odds: 86.5 Wins
The Braves managed to win 90 games last season and they should be even better in 2019 simply because of the experience they gained a year ago.
Atlanta has one of the game’s best young players in outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and they’ve got a nice blend of both, youthful exuberance and veteran leadership. A healthy return from veteran Josh Donaldson will help, but I just see the Braves as a team on the rise after last season.
- 2019 MLB Season Win Total Odds: 91.5 Wins
The Tribe managed to win 90 games in what was a down season for them, but this franchise has been completely turned around for the better under manager Terry Francona and I believe they’ll have an even better season than what we saw out of them a year ago.</p.
Cleveland has some gifted hitters like 26-year-old Jose Ramirez (39 HR, 105 RBI) and 25-year-old Francisco Lindor (38 HR, 92 RBI) and they’ve reloaded their pitching staff, plus they have arguably the best manager in the game today. Oh yeah, and then there’s the fact that Minnesota is mediocre while Detroit, the Chicago White Sox, and Royals are all borderline incompetent.
- 2019 MLB Season Win Total Odds: 75.5 Wins
The D-Backs might have recorded 82 wins in 2018, but I’m thinking they’re going to be hard-pressed to reach .500 in 2019 for several reasons. Arizona saw a stunning 23 players file for free agency, including Patrick Corbin, Jon Jay, and Clay Buchholz among others.
Oh yeah, the D-Backs also traded away their best player in first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and they didn’t really add much talent to their roster to replace their losses.
- 2019 MLB Season Win Total Odds: 59.5 Wins
The Orioles won a pitiful 47 games last season to finish with the fewest in the majors by suffering a whopping 11 more defeats than lowly Kansas City did.
The O’s parted ways with Manny Machado and Baltimore has a starting pitching rotation that looks and smells completely and utterly awful no matter how much Febreeze you put on them. Make no mistake about it, new GM Mike Elias has his hands completely full in Year 1 of his and Baltimore’s latest rebuild.