There’s no blueprint for bettors going into the 2020 MLB season. There have been shortened seasons in the past, but nothing like the 60-game season that is coming down the pike. The outbreak of coronavirus and tense labor negotiations put the 2020 season in jeopardy, but we will have baseball after all.
Betting on win totals in this shortened season will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Tommy Lasorda always said that every team is going to win one-third of its games and lose one-third. I guess in this shortened season that means each team will have 20 games to make their mark. PointsBet Sportsbook was first to post win totals for every MLB team.
MLB Win Totals 2020
|Chicago White Sox||31.5||31.5|
Like they are in World Series odds, the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are leading the pack. The Houston Astros are nipping at their heels, but those three teams stand above the rest.
There’s value in mid-level teams like the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. Although it looks like they will have to contend with American League East foes like the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, the Phillies and Mets only need to finish a few games above .500 to hit their win totals.
New ⚾ Regular Season Win Totals are 🆙
Check out all the odds, early notable wagers & more ⬇️
— William Hill US (@WilliamHillUS) June 29, 2020
Young teams like the Toronto Blue Jays could be worth the risk as well. If young sluggers like Vlad Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette continue to develop into stars, the Blue Jays will likely finish at or around .500.
There are plenty of options for bettors entering the 2020 season.
RECENT MLB BETTING POSTS
One of the many dominoes to fall during the coronavirus pandemic is the suspension of major sports leagues across the world. Major League Baseball (MLB) was in the middle of spring training as the pandemic rulings struck, suspending the season until further notice....
After months of will they won't they, Major League Baseball is forging ahead with a 60-game season. Of course, pushing forward with a season doesn't come without its risks in a world dominated by COVID-19. Players are already testing positive for coronavirus and some...
This year's unique, shortened MLB betting season will kick off with a bang. The New York Yankees will face the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals with two of the best pitchers on the planet squaring off. Washington ace Max Scherzer will take the bump...
The MLB is set to return on July 23rd, when the Yankees and Nationals open up the season at 7 p.m. ET. While a schedule has not officially been released, the consensus is that teams will primarily play in their division and region, meaning the American League and...
The Detroit Tigers are making history, becoming the first MLB team to partner with a sportsbook. The Tigers are linking up with PointsBet in a deal that will feature the sportsbook on stadium signage, the team's radio network, and a handful of other places. "Our great...
There are few individual awards that are as tough to bet on than Rookie of the Year, especially in this year’s shortened season. Picking an American League Rookie of the Year won’t be easy, but BetMGM has you covered. In recent years, the A.L. Rookie of the Year has...