4 MLB Long Shots That Could Beat The Odds this 2023 Season

4 MLB Long Shots That Could Beat The Odds this 2023 Season

Opening Day for MLB is Thursday, and while some teams look like early favorites on paper, plenty of other teams could make some noise this year as well.

Check out MLB betting odds and analysis of these four long shots that could beat the odds in 2023.


2023 MLB Predictions: 4 Long Shots That Could Beat The Odds

MLB Season Info | Updated MLB Odds
Duration: Thursday, Mar. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023
Number of games: 162 games
Number of teams: 30 teams


Milwaukee Brewers To Win The World Series (+3500)

While the St. Louis Cardinals have put together a solid roster all around, it wouldn’t come as a surprise at all if the Brewers made the playoffs. In baseball, making a run at the World Series is often about getting hot at the right time, so just making it into the playoffs is half the battle. 

Headed by the two-headed monster of Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff, Milwaukee would be a nightmare for any team that they went up against. Last year, Burnes went 12-8 with a 2.94 ERA, while Woodruff was 13-4 with a 3.05 ERA. Throw in a bullpen headed by Devin Williams, and the pitching staff is dangerous.

Offensively, the Milwaukee Brewers ranked 10th in scoring, averaging 4.48 runs per game. They don’t have the elite superstars, but they do have a full lineup of dangerous bats, including players like Willy Adames, William Contreras, Rowdy Tellez, Garrett Mitchell, Christian Yelich, and Jesse Winker.

After a subpar year last year, Winker could be a big addition to Milwaukee. After all, it was just two years ago that he hit .305 with 24 home runs in 423 at-bats.

The National League has some legitimate World Series contenders, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Brewers in that conversation by the end of the season.

American League Pick | Bet Milwaukee Brewers to Win World Series
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Chicago White Sox To Win American League (+1600)

Let’s be honest; the Tony La Russa experiment did not work. It wasted two years of the Chicago White Sox window, which makes new manager Pedro Grifol a huge boost to the White Sox chances of success.

Luckily, the AL Central continues to be mediocre, and it will be a three-team race between the White Sox, Guardians, and Twins. Expect a bounceback from the White Sox, who still boast a strong rotation led by Dylan Cease, Lance Lynn, and Lucas Giolito. 

White Sox’ lineup, Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson, Luis Robert, Andrew Vaughn, and others are all capable of doing damage. Moving to first base, expect Vaughn to improve on his already solid numbers from last year when he hit 17 home runs and had 76 runs batted in over 510 at-bats.

Chicago won the division by 13 games just two years ago, so to think they could make a run both at the division and the American League is certainly in the realm of possibility.

American League Pick | Bet Chicago White Sox to Win
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Arizona Diamondbacks To Win 90 Games (+1300)

The Arizona Diamondbacks might be one of the most fascinating teams in baseball this season. Between Corbin Carroll, Jake McCarthy, Alek Thomas, Gabriel Moreno, and Josh Rojas, they have one of the most exciting groups of young talent in the majors. 

Arizona ranked 14th in scoring last season, averaging 4.33 runs per game, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see that number improve this year.

The biggest struggle for Arizona will be on the mound. Zac Gallen is a legitimate ace, but there are tons of question marks behind him. Additionally, playing in the same division as the Dodgers and Padres won’t make life easy, but a more balanced schedule this season will reduce the number of matchups.

Again, the Diamondbacks will need things to go right with some of their young prospects, but there is definitely an avenue to them getting to 90 wins with their collection of young talent.

Win 90 Games Pick | Bet Arizona Diamondbacks W/L
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Christian Javier To Win AL Cy Young (+2100)

In three games (two starts) in the playoffs, Christian Javier went 2-0 with a 0.71 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 12.2 innings last season. During the regular season, he was 11-9 with a 2.54 ERA and 194 strikeouts in 148.2 innings.

Javier may have been one of the most dominant pitchers in the majors last season that no one really knew about. Overshadowed last year by Justin Verlander and Framber Valdez, Javier will definitely be known around baseball by the end of this year.

Slated as the No. 2 pitcher behind Valdez, it wouldn’t be shocking to see him as the Houston Astros’ ace by the end of the season. If he can carry over what he did last postseason into the regular season, he could make a run at the American League Cy Young Award.

Cy Young Pick | Bet Christian Javier to Win
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