The 2022 Major League Baseball Season is set to begin on March 31. The season is long, from March 31 all the way to November 2. Although MLB and the MLB Players Association have yet to sign a new agreement, most believe a deal will be in place before the start of the season, which is why oddsmakers have set total lines for every MLB team. Check out three top over game total plays and three top under game total plays for the 2022 Major League Baseball Season so you can bet against the MLB Regular Season Wins Odds.
Total Win Projections for the Season | MLB Betting
2022 MLB Season
- When: March 31 – Nov. 2
Top 3 Over Total Win Plays
- Atlanta Braves – 91.5 Wins
The defending World Series Champions are in a great position for the repeat try. Ozzie Albies could improve this season enough to hit close to .280 and more than 30 home runs.
Ronald Acuna Jr. is the chalk to win the NL MVP. The starting rotation remains one of the best in baseball. Over 91.5 seems like a lock.
- Chicago White Sox – 91.5 Wins
Few AL teams are as loaded as the Chicago White Sox. The Sox boast a couple of ace starters in Lance Lynn and Lucas Giolito.
Giolito is a Cy Young favorite. Although 35, Jose Abreu remains one of the best players in MLB. Also, closer Liam Hendricks figures to step it up. So the White Sox should win more than 91.5 games this season.
- Houston Astros – 86.5 Wins
Last season, the Houston Astros went 95-67 and Justin Verlander didn’t start a single game. How many games, then, should Houston win this season with Verlander back at the top of the rotation?
The Astros should be a lock to win at least 87 games. Don’t be surprised if Houston ends the regular season with the best record in baseball.
Top 3 Under Total Win Plays
- Los Angeles Dodgers – 102.5 Wins
Winning over 100 games is tough. Winning 103 when you play in the same division as the San Francisco Giants and in the same league as the defending World Series Champions is very tough.
The Dodgers must count on Walker Buehler turning into a Clayton Kershaw type ace. They must also count on David Price coming back and pitching lights out and Trevor Bauer stepping to the mound and throwing like it’s 2020.
Those are a lot of things that must happen for the Dodgers to win their division over the Giants, much less win 103 regular season games.
- Minnesota Twins – 88.5 Wins
It’s difficult to understand the high game total for Minnesota. The Chicago White Sox are easily the best team in the AL Central.
It’s also clear the Twins’ starting rotation is a mess and the bats weren’t there last season because Minnesota ended up in fifth place in their division. Can the Twins bounce back?
Of course, they can. The organization is solid. But a bounce back shouldn’t lead to more than 80 to 84 wins, not 89.
- New York Yankees – 95.5 Wins
Talk about a high game total. Few pitchers were as affected by the new rules than Gerrit Cole. Gerrit saw his ERA rise to 3.23 after posting a 2.84 ERA in 2020.
In 2019, Cole’s ERA was 2.50. So the trend isn’t great. Not only that, but nobody behind Cole is a real ace.
In addition, Tampa Bay should have a bounce back season and Toronto remains an AL East force. Finally, the Yankees struggled to score runs last season. 96 wins is asking a lot.