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MLB Future Bets Cheat Sheet

With Opening Day right around the corner it’s time to split our attention between basketball, and baseball. When I first began going through win total lines, and other future bets, multiple things jumped off the page to me. Let’s stop wasting time and get right to the picks! Here are some MLB Future Bets to lock in.

Cardinals OVER 86 wins

The addition of Nolan Arenado is going to be massive for the Cardinals, who were searching for some source of power in the lineup last year. With the added power to the lineup, they’ve also got the depth needed to give guys days off and still be competitive each day with younger players like Knizner, Carlson, Thomas and Dean primed to play well, along with a veteran bat of Carpenter coming off the bench. The NL Central looks to be in the Cardinals control, and I see them running away with it, and using the combination of bad teams, and transition teams in it to hit 90 wins this year.

Kansas City Royals OVER 73

This is a line that puzzles me. Now I’m not saying they have juggernaut of a team, but 73? They added key bats to a lineup that already had huge upside. Although I know they don’t have the greatest pitching rotation, with this potential batting lineup you don’t need to have shut outs to win games. I don’t think the pitching staff needs to be out of this world for them to hit 76-80 wins. Just solid pitching should get them there. Gimme the over.

Yankees Under 96.5

Before any Yankees fans decide to add be to their hit list, I’m not saying they won’t be great this year. The Yankees have the talent to be a high 90 game winning ball club, but this division is going to be a WAR. I’m much higher on the Red Sox than most people, and the Blue Jay’s and their young talent are going to be very good this year, and I don’t see the Rays falling off at all. Outside of Baltimore I see this division being a battle of teams regularly trading wins and losses, and that’ll be the reason the Yankees win the division, but come up short of 97.

Louis Robert to lead the league in home runs +5000

When picking MLB future bets on player stats I always look for value. Getting a guy who hit 11 home runs in his rookie campaign last year at these odds are amazing in my opinion. He was a rookie and averaged a homer roughly every 20 at bats. We’re getting a guy who looks to drive the ball into outer space, bats in a lineup that should give him protection, and should play almost every day barring injuries. Home run variance is insane, but I can’t pass on the value.

Leans

Red Sox Over 79.5

Braves Under 91.5