2019 MLB win totals, odds, predictions: Proven computer model picks over 84 for Tampa Bay Rays
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated the entire 2019 MLB season 10,000 times
With spring training winding down, teams are making final roster decisions ahead of 2019 MLB Opening Day on Thursday. It's an exciting time of year, with every team hopeful they can do their best 2005 Chicago White Sox impersonation and make a World Series run despite being picked to finish in last place in their division. With the emphasis that the current CBA puts on young talent, many teams are still focusing on developing their farm systems as a more cost-effective way of competing. That's why the Yankees, Astros, Dodgers, Red Sox and Indians are the only teams with 2019 MLB win totals set in the 90s at Caesars Palace, while there are eight teams with totals of 75 or lower. But before you lock in your 2019 MLB picks on season-long win totals, see the top MLB projections from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulated the entire season 10,000 times and found five MLB teams whose Vegas win totals are way off. This same model crushed the 2018 NFL schedule and is beating the books in NBA and college basketball, so you'll want to see what it has to say.
The model performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com the past three years when it came to picking games straight up. Moreover, the model has returned more than $5,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks the past two years and is up more than $4,000 this season alone on top-rated NBA plays.
Now, it's locked in on Vegas' 2019 MLB win totals. We can tell you the model says the Tampa Bay Rays easily exceed their projected MLB win total of 84.
The Rays had an eventful offseason, locking 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell into a new long-term deal and then signing Charlie Morton in free agency from the Astros to give the organization a dynamic one-two punch. Former Pirates top prospect Tyler Glasnow will be the No. 3 starter and looked more comfortable in Tampa following a July 2018 trade.
Offensively, the Rays added White Sox All-Star Avisail Garcia and Mariners catcher Mike Zunino. Those additions should give more pop to a team that ranked 27th in home runs next year. Considering the Rays won 89 games last season, they're in position to break the 84-win threshold with ease. In fact, SportsLine's model gives Tampa an average of 90 wins in its simulations. Lock it in as one of your top 2019 MLB picks.
The model also generated huge disparities on four other teams, including the Kansas City Royals. They finished with 58 wins last season in a dismal season. Oddsmakers have set their season-win total at 69, and the projection model has a strong opinion on the 2019 fortunes for a Kansas City team that won the World Series four years ago.
So which teams sail past their projected win totals? And how many wins will every single MLB team have this season? Visit SportsLine now to get the five best season win total bets, plus see every team's projected record, all from an advanced computer model that keeps crushing its picks, and find out.
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