Written by AccuScore Staff
Follow @AccuScore on Twitter
2018 Baseball Season Futures - Win Totals & Picks
The 2018 Major League Baseball season begins with all 30 teams taking the mound and stepping up to the plate on Thursday, but before dads take their kids out of school for the day to play hooky at the ball park, AccuScore simulated out the entire 2018 MLB season to project win totals for every team in the Majors. Of course, our computer also has playoff odds, and we put our win totals side-by-side with the win totals line Las Vegas oddsmakers are using ahead of Opening Day.
Note: AccuScore's Expert Futures Picks were perfect 3/3 in 2016 and 5/6 in 2017
In the American League, the Houston Astros come off their World Series win with a projected win total of 95.7 wins, which is still below Vegas' line of 96.5. AccuScore gives the Astros 91.3% chance of making the postseason and 76.3% odds to win the AL West. The Astros are the most likely AL team to make the playoffs and are only second behind the Cleveland Indians to win the division. The Indians are 77.8% to win the AL Central with the Minnesota Twins expected to offer the only resistance considering the Tigers, White Sox and Royals are all projected to be stuck near the bottom of the American League standings.
Along with the Astros, Indians and Yankees, the Boston Red Sox project to make the postseason and are favorites to snatch a Wild Card spot. Boston is 70.2% to make the postseason and only a couple percent behind the Yankees to win the AL East. Of all the divisions, the AL East projects to provide the most intriguing division race. What else is new?
In the National League, the Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs and LA Dodgers all project to win their respective divisions. The Cubs expect to finish with the best record in baseball at 96.7 wins, which is higher than Vegas' line of 94.5 wins. Only the Astros and Dodgers get a higher win total line in Vegas. The Cubs are also AccuScore's most likely team to make the playoffs at 96.1% to play into October. The Nationals, meanwhile, are AccuScore's most likely team to win their division at 86.6%.
MLB Season Futures - Win Totals Expert Picks
Every year, our analysts make expert picks on Season totals. In 2016, our experts got all three of their picks correct. In 2017, we got adventurous and doubled our picks and ended the year with five of our six picks correct. So, we're back this year with another set of Season Win Totals picks, but as always, these are Members Only!
Members: Log in at the top right to reveal AccuScore's Season Futures Picks
Not a member? Use code MLB20 and get 20% off an All Sports monthly or annual membership for a limited time (Note: Free 7-day trial available for first time members): Join AccuScore Today!
AccuScore has every Opening Day game forecast live with Expert Baseball Picks for every game!