The Major League Baseball season has reached August, meaning there is just about two months left in the season, and it is time to start jumping in on some of those great futures bets. There are a lot of great options out there, but looking at the predicted win totals for each team is one you may want to get in on.
Some teams have already far exceeded expectations, while others are struggling to earn victories. There are also those teams who have seen their expectations of how many wins they will earn this season go up in the last two months. At the beginning of June, for example, the win total set for the Atlanta Braves was at 90.5. That number has risen to 94.5 now, as they have earned 62 victories already with about 60 games left in the season.
2022 MLB Season Win Totals Odds
|Team||2022 Over Under Win Total||2021 Record|
|LA Dodgers||96.5 Wins||106-56|
|Houston Astros||91.5 Wins||95-67|
|Chicago White Sox||91.5 Wins||93-69|
|New York Yankees||91.5 Wins||92-70|
|Toronto Blue Jays||91.5 Wins||91-71|
|Atlanta Braves||90.5 Wins||88-73|
|New York Mets||90.5 Wins||77-85|
|Tampa Bay Rays||89.5 Wins||100-62|
|Milwaukee Brewers||88.5 Wins||95-67|
|San Diego Padres||88.5 Wins||79-83|
|St. Louis Cardinals||85.5 Wins||90-72|
|San Francisco Giants||85.5 Wins||107-55|
|Boston Red Sox||85.5 Wins||92-70|
|Philadelphia Phillies||85.5 Wins||82-80|
|Seattle Mariners||84.5 Wins||90-72|
|LA Angels||83.5 Wins||77-85|
|Minnesota Twins||80.5 Wins||73-89|
|Detroit Tigers||78.5 Wins||77-85|
|Cleveland Guardians||76.5 Wins||80-82|
|Miami Marlins||76.5 Wins||67-95|
|Chicago Cubs||75.5 Wins||71-91|
|Kansas City Royals||75.5 Wins||74-88|
|Cincinnati Reds||74.5 Wins||83-79|
|Texas Rangers||74.5 Wins||60-102|
|Washington Nationals||71.5 Wins||65-97|
|Oakland Athletics||71.5 Wins||86-76|
|Colorado Rockies||67.5 Wins||74-87|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||66.5 Wins||61-101|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||65.5 Wins||61-101|
|Baltimore Orioles||62.5 Wins||52-110|
Many in the AL East have seen their totals drop. In June, Toronto was expected to win 91.5 games, but that is now at 88.5. The Boston Red Sox were at 85.5, now at 84.5, while the Tampa Bay Rays had a win total set at 89.5 at the beginning of June, and are now at 87.5.
On the other end of the division, the New York Yankees were a team expected to win 91.5 games at the beginning of June, now at 104.5. Those who jumped in on that action in June have to be feeling pretty good about their chances of winning now. The same is true for the Baltimore Orioles, who were at 62.5 wins as the total on June 1, now at 75.5 as they have won 52 games entering August. Another big victory for those who bet on Baltimore to go over early on.
With two months left in the season, it is not too late to get in on the futures action for how many wins a team will finish with. Here are five good options you want to pay attention to.
Houston Astros, over 101.5
It may seem to some that 102+ victories are a lot, but there are a lot of things going well for the Houston Astros. The club entered August with 67 victories, meaning they only need to win 35 of their remaining 58 games to reach that mark. For a club that is currently winning 64.4% of their games, winning 60% of their remaining contests is not much of a challenge. This club should easily go over that number, especially considering that they play in a division where three of the teams are under .500 and the Seattle Mariners are starting to come back to earth.
Baltimore Orioles, over 75.5
If you went with Baltimore to go over 62 victories in June, you are probably a very happy man or woman right now. However, do not go short on this club now. The Orioles entered August at the .500 mark and are benefiting from the fact that the Boston Red Sox are in a terrible tailspin. August is going to be the determining factor for this club, as they have a series with the Blue Jays, Rays, Astros, White Sox, and Guardians. They also face Pittsburgh and Boston as well as having a single game against the Chicago Cubs. If this club comes out of the month near .500, they are easily going over 75 victories as they face Oakland, Washington, Detroit, and Boston down the stretch.
Boston Red Sox, under 84.5
It seems surprising, but the Boston Red Sox is a last-place club. July was a real indicator of what these Red Sox are all about, as they posted a .238 batting average, 22nd overall, and recorded the worst ERA in baseball, going 8-19 with a 6.30 ERA in July. Those are true indicators of the struggles of this club and, already in the toughest division in baseball, things do not get easier for them. They will struggle to reach the .500 mark.
Oakland Athletics, over 58.5
Oakland was set at 71.5 victories in June and, if you had the under, you are going to be a big winner. However, while this Athletics club is terrible, they are not going to win fewer than 60 games. As a matter of fact, look for them to win right at 60 or 61. That puts them slightly over the 58.5 games set for the team.
Detroit Tigers, under 68.5
Detroit is in need of a complete overhaul. There are going to be a lot of trades, releases, and call-ups from AAA over the next 30 days. It is also important to note that Detroit is in a division where three teams are battling for a playoff spot, not only to win the division, but the teams that do not win the division race are still in the wildcard hunt. Every game is going to matter to those clubs, so the Tigers are going to get the opponent’s “A” game every night. They will finish somewhere around 60 victories.