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MLB Betting: Handicapping 2014 NL Season Future Wins Odds | Predictions

2014 Baseball Team Win Totals

Pitchers and catchers still won’t have to report for another week, but the Atlantis Sportsbook has MLB win totals up on the board.

The National League offers some intriguing totals with some high-salary teams playing below expectations a year ago. Now, teams like the Mets and Brewers have reloaded in search of improving upon last season’s disappointing performance.

Here are eight win totals worthy of a closer look.

Colorado Rockies, Over 76.5

A disappointing, injury-plagued season by the Rockies in 2013 still saw the team come away with 74 wins. Some shrewd additions to solidify the team’s rotation and bullpen will help in 2014, as will the additions of Justin Morneau and Drew Stubbs to an already potent lineup. If Brett Anderson can stay healthy, he could wind up as the ace of a staff already on the rise.

Los Angeles Dodgers, Over 92.5

The Dodgers didn’t make a significant splash in the offseason, but there’s already plenty of talent in town. They club will get a full season of Yasiel Puig this year, and if Matt Kemp can stay on the field, watch out. Alexander Guerrero is a good get, even if he doesn’t play right away, and if Dan Haren can give the Dodgers 30 starts like the ones he gave Washington in the final three months of the 2013 season, their rotation could potentially be the best in baseball.

Milwaukee Brewers, Over 78.5

The Brewers front office didn’t have a move to really hang their hat on this offseason until they brought in Matt Garza in late January to round out the rotation. He’s already proven he can hang with the big boys in the NL Central. A returning Ryan Braun without all the distractions around him will also help the team to improve on last season’s 74 wins.

New York Mets, Over 71.5

After a few seasons of cutting salary, the Mets made a splash this offseason with a couple high-priced gets, bringing in Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon. Colon can fill in for Matt Harvey in the team’s starting rotation, while Granderson adds some much needed pop to the team’s lineup. With Chris Young penciled in at center field in the opening lineup, Granderson can play one of the corner outfield spots which should be less of a burden on him.

Philadelphia Phillies, Under 78

You can’t help but shake your head as Ruben Amaro Jr. feverishly treads water despite the obvious rebuild this organization desperately needs. Marlon Byrd and A.J. Burnett were brought in on big-money deals this offseason, but there’s a lot more wrong with the Phillies than those players will be able to cover up, namely an aging Chase Utley, and Ryan Howard’s hole-filled swing. The team won 73 games last season and there’s little reason to expect any improvement this go-around.


Pittsburgh Pirates, Under 86.5

A lot went right for the Pirates last season, so a regression seems to be in order. With a chance to continue their momentum, the club instead chose to let A.J. Burnett and, less importantly, Justin Morneau walk, allowing a great opportunity to loosen those purse strings pass them by. Surely Andrew McCutchen noticed this as well, and it feels like it’s just a matter of time before he asks to get out of town as well.

St. Louis Cardinals, Over 90.5

The Cardinals winning 90-plus games has begun to feel like a rite of passage come fall. The team spent some money in the offseason to solidify their middle infield, and they’ll enter this season with one of the best rotations in the National League, and certainly the best rotation in the National League Central.

Washington Nationals, Under 90.5

The Nationals proved their 2011 season wasn’t a fluke last year by posting an 86-win season, though another 90-win season may be asking a little much. The team spent some money on Nate McLouth, though no one has an answer to why, and Doug Fister was brought in to fill Dan Haren’s spot in the rotation. Fister will certainly be better for the season’s first half than Haren was last year, but an extra five wins seems like a tall order from a franchise that’s only hit that mark four times in its existence.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks, 81
  • Atlanta Braves, 86.5
  • Chicago Cubs, 65.5
  • Cincinnati Reds, 87.5
  • Miami Marlins, 66.5
  • San Diego Padres, 76.5
  • San Francisco Giants, 86.5

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