In March, before the coronavirus pandemic suspended the start of the baseball season, the Los Angeles Dodgers posted the highest total of season wins at Caesars Sportsbook at 102.5.
Three months later, the Dodgers still have the highest total wins; It’s just a little bit lower.
Caesars Sportsbook republished the season’s winning totals for the condensed baseball season on Thursday. The Dodgers, 37, and the New York Yankees, 36.5, are the only teams with a total of wins that open more than 35.
Major League Baseball has announced plans to play a 60-game regular season that is expected to start on July 23 or 24 and last until the end of September.
The Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros each opened with 34.5 wins, followed by the Tampa Bay Rays, who opened with 34 at Caesars.
Jeff Davis, chief operating officer at Caesars, said the biggest adjustments his team made odds because of the shorter season was not setting the top teams’ win totals too high or the bottom team’s win totals too high. bass “given the smaller sample size”.
“We didn’t think about it too much,” Davis told ESPN. “Almost all of the numbers are a reflection of what our numbers were when the pandemic occurred.”
The Dodgers’ new total represents a slightly decreased win percentage, now .617 compared to .633, and is equivalent to approximately 100 wins in a 162-game season.
Five teams opened with total wins of less than 25: the San Francisco Giants (24.5), the Seattle Mariners (24), the Miami Marlins (23.5), the Detroit Tigers (21.5), and the Baltimore Orioles (20.5).
Teams will play their four divisional opponents 10 times each and five interleague opponents in the same geographic area four games each.
Four of the five teams in the Eastern National League opened with a total of wins in the 1930s, led by the Atlanta Braves with 33 and followed by defending champion Washington Nationals (32.5), New York Mets (32) and Philadelphia Phillies (31).
The National League Central is tight in the gamblers’ eyes, with the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals each opening at 31.5, with the Milwaukee Brewers just behind at 30.5.
Teams must play a minimum of 59 games for season winning bets to stand, in accordance with Caesars Sportsbook rules.