MLB 2019 Odds: Over/Under Totals for Astros, Yankees, Red Sox and Every Team

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 9, 2019

Boston Red Sox's Steve Pearce celebrates his second home run during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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One month before players report for spring training, the early over-under win totals in 2019 have been released for all 30 Major League Baseball teams. 

Per Caesars Entertainment (h/t Todd Fuhrman of Bet the Board podcast), the Houston Astros have the highest over-under at 97.5 wins, followed by the New York Yankees (96.5) and defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox (95.5). 

It's telling how high bettors are on the Yankees, who won 100 games last season and still finished eight games behind the Red Sox in the American League East. 

Boston could lose All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel as a free agent, but virtually every key position player and starting pitcher is returning to the team in 2019. 

Coming off back-to-back World Series appearances, the Los Angeles Dodgers are, by far, the favorites to win the most games in the National League (95). Among their NL West competition, only the Colorado Rockies project to finish over .500 with 82 wins. 

Going by over-under totals, the best division race in MLB will come from the National League Central. The top three teams—Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers—are separated by 5.5 wins. The Cardinals have had the best offseason of that group so far, acquiring Paul Goldschmidt and Andrew Miller.

Of course, all of these totals could shift dramatically because free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado have yet to decide where they will play in 2019. There is plenty of time for the balance of power to change before spring training starts in mid-February. 

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