The 2018 Major League Baseball season is right around the corner and bettors from Toronto all the way to Tokyo are gearing up for another season of baseball betting action. With win totals available to wager on, I’ve done my homework, and have a few bets on my radar. Here’s my favorite MLB win total picks for the 2018 season. First up is OVER 82.5 wins for the Minnesota Twins. The Twinkies will return a very similar lineup to last year’s team that won 85 games.
More importantly, however, is the fact that they play in baseball’s weakest division. The Tigers are in extreme rebuild mode while the Royals appear to be headed direction as well. This should amount to lots of easy wins and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them surpass last season’s 85 wins. Speaking of teams in extreme rebuild mode, the Pirates UNDER 73 wins is my next pick. Pittsburgh officially threw in the towel this offseason by getting rid of their top hitter and their top pitcher. Considering they won just 75 games last season and they’ll likely unload more talent during the season, expect them to be one of 2018’s worst teams.
Next up is OVER 82 wins for the Colorado Rockies. The Rox improved during the offseason by upgrading their bullpen and should have no issues matching or topping last season’s mark of 87 wins. They have the best offense in the National League and I think the young pitching staff will improve. Also, let’s not forget that Colorado spent 59 days in first place last season and I fully expect them to look like that version of the team this season. Finally, it makes me a bit sick to do it, but I’m going OVER 91.5 wins for the Boston Red Sox. The BoSox have won 93 games in each of the last two seasons, and on paper at least, this is their best roster since winning the 2013 World Series.
Adding JD Martinez to an already strong offense that includes a bunch of dudes who’s last names start with the letter B could make Boston the league’s top offense. Combining that with Chris Sale and an elite bullpen should set them up for a huge season… which will probably end with another no-show performance in the playoffs. That’s it for now, but we’ll be back with more picks as we count down to opening day. For more MLB odds and analysis head on over the MLB section at oddsshark.com, and as always, keep chasing that paper!