The MLB season will begin on Thursday. There are only a few days left until the season, and now is the last chance to bet on the results of the season at BetMGM. Candidates have published projected winnings for each MLB team, and you can put your money away if you feel they are not working.
How do you see the results of this season? What do they expect from your favorite team? Let’s take a look at the projected amount of wins for each team, from the Dodgers to the Orioles.
Los Angeles Dodgers (98.5 wins): Last season, the Dodgers did not win in their division, but finished with 106 victories. In the 2020 shortened pandemic season, the Dodgers won 43 of 60 regular-season games (116 wins per season with 162 games) before winning the World Series. In 2019, the Dodgers won 106 games. Winning the regular season is a definite conclusion for this team.
The Dodgers added Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrell. In their full season Tre Turner. They expect much better seasons from Cody Bellinger and Flour Bates. As a result, Los Angeles is projected to have 98.5 wins, which is six wins higher than any other baseball team.
Other top teams
Houston Astros (92.5 wins): Last season, the Astros won 95 games. Justin Verlander is back this season, but Carlos Correa is gone.
Toronto Blue Jays (92.5 wins): In 2021, the Blue Jays won 91 games. Their young core continues to grow. They replaced Robbie Ray, Stephen Matz and Marcus Semen with Kevin Gaussman, Juse Kikuchi and Matt Chapman. Unvaccinated players will not be allowed to travel to Toronto, is this an advantage enough for Toronto to win more than 92.5 wins?
Chicago White Sox (92.5 wins): The White Sox are coming out of the season with 93 wins and they are another young team on the rise. They lost Carlos Radon because of the free agency, and Lance Lynn was injured, so their rotation will be checked at the earliest stage.
Atlanta Braves (91.5 wins): The Braves are the reigning champions, but last year they won just 88 games. Ronald Acuna cannot start the season yet. Freddie Freeman left, but Matt Olson was bought to replace him.
New York Yankees (91.5 wins): The Yankees won 92 games last season, but their division is strong and they haven’t done much to improve over the winter. Will the Yankees be able to keep up?
Tampa Bay Race (90.5 wins): Tampa Bay won 100 games in 2021, but they exchanged some key players such as Austin Meadows and Joey Wendell. However, it seems they always find a way to develop players out of nowhere and win games.
Players for the playoffs
Milwaukee Brewers (89.5 wins): With Corbyn Burns, Brandon Woodruff and Freddie Peralta Milwaukee may have the best rotation in baseball. They break away from the season with 95 wins, so more than 89.5 wins look attractive.
New York Mets (88.5 wins): Several teams have been as active as the Mets in the offseason, but Jacob deGrom has already suffered. Will the “Mets” contenders be disappointed again?
San Diego Padres (88.5 wins): In 2021, the “Podres” had high expectations, but they did not meet them and missed the playoffs, winning only 79 victories. Can they improve without Fernando Tatis earlier this year?
Philadelphia Phyllis (86.5 wins): Nick Castellanos is a great addition and Phyllis should be able to rake this season. Will their defense and serve endure enough to get over 86.5 wins after a season with 82 wins last year?
Boston Red Sox (85.5 wins): No one expected much from Boston in 2021, but they won 92 games and finished ahead of the Yankees. Some regression from Boston is expected despite the addition of Trevor.
San Francisco Giants (85.5 wins): Speaking of regression, no one believed that last season the Giants were the real deal. They finished the season with 107 wins, but the contenders expect that this season they will lose at least 20 games more than last.
Los Angeles Angels (84.5 wins): Mike Trout and Shohei Otani are some of the MVP favorites, but is it enough on the rest of the list to make a fuss? Last year they won just 77 games, but Trout missed most of the season.
Seattle Mariners (84.5 wins): Seattle won 90 games in 2021 and nearly made it to the playoffs. The sailors added Robbie Ray, Adam Fraser, Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker this winter. Young Jared Kelenich, Julia Rodriguez and Logan Gilbert are expected to play big roles.
St. Louis Cardinals (84.5 wins): The Cardinals haven’t done much in the offseason, but they are coming out of the season with 90 wins and can play in what most consider a weak NL Central.
Minnesota Twins (81.5 wins): 2021 was a bad year for the Twins as they won just 73 games on their way to last in AL Central. In the offseason, they added Sony Gray, Carlos Correa and Gary Sanchez. The twins look like a decent bet on getting back in 2022.
Detroit Tigers (77.5 wins): In 2021, Detroit won 77 games as a growing young team. In the off-season, the Tigers added Heavy Baeza and Austin Meadows. The best prospect Spencer Torkelson made the team. Riley Green is also expected to rise when he returns from injury. Can the team continue to grow and improve over last year?
Cleveland Guardians (76.5 wins): The Guardians have one of the lowest salaries in baseball, but they have a decent rotation as well as MVP candidate Jose Ramirez. Is that enough for them to be competitive in a division with a bunch of question marks?
Miami Marlins (76.5 wins): Miami is quietly one of the best starting rotations in baseball, especially when Sixtus Sanchez returns. However, the Marlins lineup isn’t intimidating, and NL East this year looks tough. Miami won just 67 games in 2021, which means I’ll need a jump with 10 wins to surpass the overall score.
Kansas City Royals (74.5 wins): The Royal team finished with 74 wins in 2021 and spent a fairly quiet off-season. Bobby Witt Jr. has led the team and the Kings to hope that he along with a healthier season from Adalbert Mandezi could lead to an improvement in the team in 2022.
Chicago Cubs (74.5 wins): Chris Bryant, Xavi Baez and Anthony Ritz are gone, and Chicago has entered a new era. Seiya Suzuki, a 27-year-old from Japan, was bought and is currently the favorite to win the NL rookie of the year.
Texas Rangers (74.5 wins): The Rangers spent a lot of money to attract Corey Seeger and Marcus Semien, which helped raise their projected overall result to 74.5 wins. Texas won just 60 games in 2021.
Cincinnati Reds (73.5 wins): Cincinnati won 83 games in 2021, but in the offseason parted ways with Nick Castellanos, Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker, Sonny Gray and Tucker Barnhart.
Bad teams are forecast
Washington Nationals (70.5 wins): The national teams unofficially began a restructuring in the final trading period when they exchanged Tre Turner and Max Scherzer in Los Angeles. The Nationals won 65 games in 2021, and while they probably won’t be as bad as some other teams, it could be a struggle in the competitive NL East.
Colorado Rockies (69.5 wins): The Rockies basically replaced Trevor Story with Chris Bryant. Colorado won 74 games in 2021, but odds predict an even worse 2022 season for the Rockies.
Auckland Athletics (68.5 wins): Athletics won 86 games in 2022 and then parted ways with Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, Starling Marte, Chris Basit and Sean Monet. Yes, victory is not the goal here.
Arizona Diamondbacks (66.5 wins): Arizona won 52 games in 2021. Do you anticipate improving this group by 15 games?
Pittsburgh Pirates (64.5 wins): Last year, “Pittsburgh” won 61 games, and his fans will have to wait to see the best prospect of Oneila Cruz. Cruz has +425 to win the rookie of the year in NL, this is the second best chance, even though he will start the season in Triple-A.
Baltimore Oriole (62.5 wins): Last year, Baltimore lost 110 games, and AL East became only better and more competitive. Do we really think this team will improve by 11 games?