Houston Astros celebration

Nov 5, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates with second baseman Jose Altuve (27) proper fielder Kyle Tucker (30) and shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) after hitting a 3 run house run in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies in the course of the sixth inning in recreation six of the 2022 World Sequence at Minute Maid Park. Necessary Credit score: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • The Dodgers and Astros are anticipated to win essentially the most video games in 2023
  • LA has completed with essentially the most wins in three of the previous 4 common seasons
  • See beneath for the opening MLB win totals for all 30 groups.

It feels just like the baseball season simply ended, however the actuality is it’s been almost three and half months because the Astros received the World Sequence.

Pitchers and catchers have already began rolling into Arizona and Florida for Spring Coaching, and the primary set of exhibition video games are lower than two weeks away.

On-line sportsbooks are beginning to get into the swing of the upcoming MLB season as nicely, releasing win totals for all 30 of its groups.

Opening MLB Win Totals (Highest to Lowest)

Group Win Whole
Los Angeles Dodgers 95.5
Houston Astros 95.5
New York Yankees 94.5
Atlanta Braves 94.5
New York Mets 94.5
San Diego Padres 92.5
Toronto Blue Jays 90.5
Tampa Bay Rays 88.5
St. Louis Cardinals 88.5
Philadelphia Phillies 88.5
Seattle Mariners 87.5
Cleveland Guardians 86.5
Milwaukee Brewers 85.5
Chicago White Sox 83.5
Texas Rangers 82.5
San Francisco Giants 81.5
Los Angeles Angels 81.5
Minnesota Twins 81.5
Boston Purple Sox 77.5
Chicago Cubs 77.5
Baltimore Orioles 76.5
Miami Marlins 76.5
Arizona Diamondbacks 74.5
Detroit Tigers 70.5
Kansas Metropolis Royals 69.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 67.5
Cincinnati Reds 65.5
Colorado Rockies 65.5
Washington Nationals 61.5
Oakland Athletics 60.5

Win totals as of Feb. 15, 2023, at DraftKings. See all of the DraftKings Sportsbook bonus code choices.

The highest of the board appears eerily just like 2022, as each the Dodgers and defending champion Astros boast the 2 shortest odds as soon as once more. The Yankees and Braves have been among the many top-six contenders previous to final season as nicely, albeit in a barely completely different order.



Los Angeles and Houston every have an over/underneath of 95.5 victories within the 2023 MLB win totals, which in the event that they fall in need of can be a downgrade from final season. The Dodgers received an MLB-best 111 video games, whereas the Astros have been proper behind them with 106 victories.

Prime of the Board

LA has received essentially the most video games within the Majors 3 times within the final 4 years, however have come away with only one championship. They’re the co-favorites within the World Sequence odds with Houston as nicely, regardless of a good bit of roster turnover.

The Dodgers misplaced a number of stars within the offseason, most notably Trea Turner and Justin Turner. Energy hitter Cody Bellinger additionally left, as did nearer Craig Kimbrel. They did add former Purple Sox J.D. Martinez to assist substitute a few of the misplaced pop on the plate, they usually bought higher defensively at shortstop with the addition of Miguel Rojas.

Nonetheless, anticipate the offense to take a step again. LA led the Nationwide League in most key offensive classes final season, however that can be a troublesome activity to repeat given the departures. There are additionally critical questions in regards to the final two spots of their beginning rotation, because the addition of Noah Syndergaard isn’t transferring the needle.

The Astros alternatively, look similar to final season with one obvious exception. Cy Younger Award winner Justin Verlander is now a member of the Mets, and Houston didn’t add a confirmed expertise to switch him.

The beginning lineup appears similar to the 2022 championship staff, simply one other 12 months older. They did add Jose Abreu from the White Sox, who’s recent off a down 12 months, however this staff will now be relying on 4 gamers of their mid-30’s.

Given the considerations of each groups, it is smart to look a little bit additional down the oddsboard for some worth. The Mets, who received 101 video games final season, and now boast the most costly payroll in MLB historical past are an possibility, as are the reigning NL champs.

2023 World Sequence Odds Tracker

Purchase the Phillies

Philadelphia landed the largest fish this offseason prying Turner away from the Dodgers. He offers the Phillies one other elite bat to associate with Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber in the course of the order, serving to them kind probably the most productive trios in baseball.

Philly additionally upgraded their rotation by signing Taijuan Walker, who’ll slot in properly after co-aces Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola. Walker is recent off a profession 12 months, posting private bests in wins and ERA.

The Phillies additionally added Kimbrel to shore up the again finish of their bullpen which was thought-about an enormous weak spot. They received 87 video games a season in the past, regardless of a late season skid the place they dropped 13 of 20 down the stretch.

Philadelphia turned issues round as soon as the postseason arrived, and showcased their true potential. With the additions they’ve made their ceiling is greater than ever, making them a powerful guess to exceed their win whole.

Choose: Philadelphia Phillies Over 88.5 Wins 


Chris Amberley

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