Informational Purposes Only

We do not encourage or condone gambling where it may be against the law.

Recent Posts

Clayton Kershaw Forces Sportsbooks to Take NL Cy Young of the Board

July 26, 2017

Patriots and Packers Top 2017 Conference Futures

July 25, 2017

Odds Makers Make Green Bay Favorite to Win NFC North

July 24, 2017

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Believes Sports Betting Law Will Change

July 23, 2017

Atlanta Falcons Favored to Win South Despite Super Bowl Fiasco

July 22, 2017

Patriots Winning AFC East is One of Best Locks in Sports

July 20, 2017

Daily Fantasy Sports’ FastPick Blurs Sports Betting Line Even More

July 19, 2017

Call Ups for Gold Cup Quarterfinals Shift Odds

July 18, 2017

Sportsbooks Release Odds for Making NFL Playoffs

July 17, 2017

Dominance at Home Gives Edge to Dodgers to Win NL Pennant

July 16, 2017

Odds Makers Adjust NBA Win Totals Following Trades and Free Agent Signings

July 15, 2017

Intertops Bonus Update

July 14, 2017

Youwager Sportsbook

Sportsbook Give Chicago Cubs Highest Wins Total for 2017 MLB Season

February 12, 2017

The NFL season is now behind us, the NBA regular season is reaching its two-thirds point and NCAA basketball’s March madness is right around the corner.

However, Major League Baseball’s spring training begins Monday February 12 with pitchers and catchers reporting, to start the 2017 season.

That means sportsbooks both online and in Las Vegas have released the 2017 MLB wins totals for all 30 teams for the 162-game regular season.

The wins totals should not necessarily be used as a barometer of what is going to happen this upcoming season. Last February for example odds makers gave the Chicago Cubs an opening win total of only 89.5.  Chicago ended up leading the major leagues in wins with 103.

This season’s Cubs return as defending World Series champions and will field close to the same team as last season less closer Aroldis Chapman who was acquired during prior to the trade deadline and Dexter Fowler the team’s leadoff hitting and an outfielder. Both players left the team through free agency during the offseason.

Therefore, it is no surprise odds makers have the Cubs with the league’s highest win total for the season of 95.5. Odds makers believe the strength the Cubs have top to bottom and with its tremendous depth that this season’s number is more accurate than last year’s opening win total.

Chicago is the favorite to win the World Series almost across the board on sportsbooks online and in Las Vegas, making it not surprising to any baseball pundit that the team also has been given the highest wins total for the season.

Following the Cubs on most sportsbooks with the second highest wins total are the Cleveland Indians with 92.5 followed in third by the Los Angeles Dodgers are 91.5.

The Indians lost to the Cubs in the World Series and return a team that looks even stronger than last season after signing free agent Edwin Encarnacion who has hit 193 home runs over the last five years.

The Boston Red Sox have the second highest American League win total and fourth highest on sportsbooks at 90.5. They lost long-time designated hitter David Ortiz to retirement but traded for ace Chris Sale during the offseason.

The team with the lowest wins totals for this season is the San Diego Padres at 64.5. A season ago the Padres won 68 games.

Comments are closed.