Last Updated on July 22, 2020
The 2020 MLB season is almost here and bettors are running out of time to place win total bets. Due to the nature of this year’s 60-game shortened season, win totals are unlike anything we’ve ever seen. DraftKings Sportsbook is seeing significant action on 2020 MLB win totals and some of the MLB lines have shifted over the last few weeks.
MLB Win Totals Odds Movement & Picks
|Team||Win total||Over 6/29||Over 7/21||Over handle||Under 6/29||Under 7/21||Under handle|
|Boston Red Sox||30.5 (was 31.5)||-109||-125||1%||-114||+100||99%|
|Chicago White Sox||31.5||-112||-130||92%||-112||105||8%|
|Kansas City Royals||24.5 (was 23.5)||-114||-106||99%||-109||-118||1%|
|Los Angeles Angels||31.5||-112||Off board||Off board||-112||Off board||Off board|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||37.5||-112||-110||91%||-112||-110||9%|
|New York Mets||32.5||-109||-109||63%||-114||-114||37%|
|New York Yankees||37.5||-106||-104||89%||-118||-121||11%|
|San Diego Padres||30.5||-112||-121||96%||-112||-103||4%|
|San Francisco Giants||25.5||-112||+132||10%||-112||-165||90%|
|St. Louis Cardinals||32.5||-112||-112||26%||-112||-112||74%|
|Tampa Bay Rays||33.5||-122||-130||96%||-103||+105||4%|
|Toronto Blue Jays||27.5||-120||-112||30%||-105||-112||70%|
The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are the two teams with the highest win totals at 37.5. Unsurprisingly, bettors expect these two teams to hit the over on wins. The Yankees’ over handle is at 89% while the Dodgers sit at a ridiculous 91%.
The Baltimore Orioles are the lowest at 20.5. Even at that tiny number, bettors are taking the under at an overwhelming rate — 91% to be exact. For the most part, the splits between the over and unders on win totals are tilted in one direction. For example, 99% of the handle on the Boston Red Sox (o/u of 30.5) is on the under. The same goes for the Kansas City Royals (o/u 24.5), but in the other direction. You read that right — 99% of the handle is on the Royals to hit the over on wins.
The Milwaukee Brewers represent the cleanest split between over and under bets. Milwaukee’s win total is set to 30.5 and betters are split 54/46 in favor of the over. The N.L. Central is wide open for the taking this year, but bettors are divided on where the Brewers will factor into the race.
There are a few other interesting developments on 2020 MLB win total bets to take note of. For one, the Los Angeles Angels are off the board for now. Mike Trout is expected to play this season despite showing some hesitancy to play amid the coronavirus pandemic. Still his hesitation was enough to make DraftKings Sportsbook take the Angels off the board entirely.
All odds and splits are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.