Top Over Picks for MLB Season Win Total
If you’re looking to cash in on the value-packed season long props odds surrounding each team’s respective win/loss total odds, then you should know that it’s a case of seventh heaven! You see, thanks to my expert MLB betting analysis, you’re about to get some insight on seven teams that all look like they’ll have a great chance of playing Over their 2016 regular season win/loss total odds. With that said, let’s rock and roll.
Top Over Picks Win Total for 2016 MLB Season
Chicago Cubs 89 Wins
The Cubs won 97 games last season and are a virtual lock to top the 89-win total set for them for the 2016 campaign after adding Jason Hayward and Ben Zobrist to a potent lineup that includes some of baseball’s best young hitters like Kris Bryant. The Cubs also have a solid pitching staff, headed up by arguably the best pitcher in the game today, right0hander Jake Arrieta (22-6, 1.77 ERA). The Cubbies easily top their 2016 Win Total Odds.
The Pick: Over 89 Games
Kansas City Royals 87 Wins
The Royals won 95 games last season and apparently are intent on making their third straight World Series appearance to hear them tell it. Just like last season, the Royals openly say they feel disrespected. Call me crazy, but I think K.C. has a very real shot at winning another 95 games in 2016 while seriously challenging for their third straight World Series appearance.
The Pick: Over 87 Wins
St. Louis Cardinals 87.5 Wins
The Cardinals won a whopping 100 games last season and they should be able to reach 88 wins in 2016 simply because they’re the perennially-contending Cards. Sure, St. Louis lost Jason Heyward and John Lackey, but every time this franchise loses a big-time player, they almost seamlessly replace him…or maybe you don’t know that Albert Pujols still wishes he was playing in the Midwest.
The Pick: Over 87.5 Wins
L.A. Angels 82.5 Wins
The Halos won 85 games last season and I think they’ll reach that figure again in 2016, though I have to admit that it will be close. L.A. has a solid, but not outstanding, starting pitching staff with veterans Jared Weaver and C.J. Wilson backing up staff ace Garrett Richards. If the Halos get some solid relief pitching, then the sky’s the limit for this perennially pitching poor, but batting rich ballclub. Lest anyone forget, L.A. has the best all-around player in baseball in centerfielder Mike Trout (41 HR, .299 BA) and that alone means about 10 extra wins in my mind.
The Pick: Over 82.5 Wins
Miami Marlins 80.5 Wins
Sure, the Marlins aren’t in the same caliber of ballclubs as their NL East rivals in New York and Washington, but they still look like they can reach 81 wins this season to me. I love the addition of new manager Don Mattingly and hitting coach Barry Bonds and I can see each former star bringing something very positive to the table in Miami. The Marlins have a bunch of young talent that needs seasoning, but I’m thinking 81 wins is a lock, especially with two coaches that aren’t used to losing in the ears of Miami’s plethora of young players.
The Pick: Over 80.5 Wins
Houston Astros 85.5 wins
The Astros won 86 games last season but I’m thinking 90 wins isn’t out of the question for the blossoming Stros, especially if they get decent pitching behind staff ace Dallas Keuchel. Houston has a flat-out star in the making in shortstop Carlos Correa (.279 BA, 68 RBI), not to mention an all-star caliber second baseman in veteran Jose Altuve (.305 BA). Houston should have liftoff for at least 86 wins in 2016.
The Pick: Over 85.5 Wins