2011 MLB Team Season Win Totals
(The Spread) – Will the Giants win over 90 games again this year? Will the Red Sox crack 100 victories? Will the Yankees struggle to win over 85?
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have released the season win totals for the 2011 MLB season. Below are some teams of note and what their over/under totals are for wins in ’11.
San Francisco Giants O/U 86.5
It’s interesting that oddsmakers believe the Giants may win fewer games in 2011 than they did in 2010 when they return practically the same team that won 92 games a year ago. Their only significant loss was Juan Uribe, but a fitter Pablo Sandoval and the addition of Miguel Tejada should lessen the impact of losing Uribe. That said, teams have been known to slump a year after winning the World Series and considering the G-Men came out of nowhere last year to win, oddsmakers are planning for San Fran to take a step back.
New York Yankees O/U 90.5
This team could really struggle this year if A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes don’t step up. The Bombers lost out on Cliff Lee (who signed with the Phillies) and took a hit when Andy Pettitte decided to retire. Now their hopes rest on CC Sabathia and an otherwise shaky starting rotation. Granted, the offense is still intact but it’s unrealistic to think the Yankees will win 95 games again like they did in 2010.
Boston Red Sox O/U 94.5
There’s a good chance that the BoSox will win 95-plus games this season. They additions of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Bobby Jenks were huge, although they did lose Victor Martinez to the Tigers. Assuming Josh Beckett and John Lackey have good years, there’s no reason to think Boston can’t crack 100 wins and will the AL East with relative ease.
Philadelphia Phillies O/U 96
Many people believe the Red Sox and Phillies will meet in the World Series and given how each club is stacked, I can’t argue with the notion. Philadelphia’s starting pitching is by far the best in the league and as long as players like Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins can stay healthy, this team will win a lot of games this year. Every four days opponents have to see Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt. Dear, Lord.
St. Louis Cardinals O/U 86.5
Talk about a team in serious trouble: the loss of Adam Wainwright was crushing. Chris Carpenter can’t carry this rotation by himself and while Jamie Garcia was excellent last year, he’s not the pitcher Wainwright is. The Cards went from having one of the best 1-2 punches in baseball and the favorites to win the NL Central, to a team in disarray. Considering Albert Pujols’ contract situation could be a distraction all year, the Cards might struggle to win 80 games this season.
San Diego Padres O/U 81
It’s a little surprising to see the Padres have an over/under of 81 wins for 2011 when they traded their biggest bat (Adrian Gonzalez) to the Red Sox. The Pads’ pitching should once again be outstanding, but how is this team going to score runs? They struggled offensively last year and that was with Gonzo. I just don’t see this team winning more than 75 games.
Below is a complete list of over/under win totals for all 30 Major League Teams.
Arizona Diamondbacks 72.5 OV -115 UN -115
Atlanta Braves 85.5 OV -110 UN -120
Baltimore Orioles 70 OV -120 UN -110
Boston Red Sox 94.5 OV -120 UN -110
Chicago Cubs 80.5 OV -115 UN -115
Chicago White Sox 85.5 OV -115 UN -115
Cincinnati Reds 83.5 OV -115 UN -115
Cleveland Indians 69 OV -110 UN -120
Colorado Rockies 85 OV -115 UN -115
Detroit Tigers 83 OV -115 UN -115
Florida Marlins 80 OV -115 UN -115
Houston Astros74.5 OV -115 UN -115
Kansas City Royals 68 OV -110 UN -120
Los Angeles Angels 84 OV -115 UN -115
Los Angeles Dodgers 82.5 OV -115 UN -115
Milwaukee Brewers 84 OV -115 UN -115
Minnesota Twins 86.5 OV -120 UN -110
New York Mets 75 OV -115 UN -115
New York Yankees 90.5 OV -110 UN -120
Oakland A's 81 OV -115 UN -115
Philadelphia Phillies 96 OV -115 UN -115
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 OV -115 UN -115
San Diego Padres 81 OV -115 UN -115
San Francisco Giants 86.5 OV -115 UN -115
Seattle Mariners 67.5 OV -115 UN -115
St. Louis Cardinals 86.5 OV -115 UN -115
Tampa Bay Rays 84 OV -115 UN -115
Texas Rangers 87 OV -115 UN -115
Toronto Blue Jays 77 OV -110 UN -120
Washington Nationals 70 OV -115 UN –115