When does the MLB season start?
After months of speculation the MLB season begins this Thursday with the Yankees @ Nationals kickstarting proceedings at 7pm ET. It looked at times like baseball could be a casuality of the Covid-19 crisis, with the delay in the season being the first time games have been on hold since 9/11. However, the season will begin, albeit with the regular season consisting of just 60 games, instead of the traditional 162 games.
When is the World Series?
The postseason tournament will retain it's traditional form, and is expected to start on September 29, with the World Series set to start on October 20, with any Game 7 likely to be played on October 28, 2020.
When is the All-Star Game?
The game was cancelled, but Dodger Stadium, who should have hosted it this July, will instead be hosting the 2022 edition.
MLB Opening Day Lines
For the opening night of MLB action we have two games to get stuck into. Here are the MLB Odds for opening day.
Moneyline: Yankees -140, Nationals +120.
Total Runs: O/U 7.5
Runline: San Francisco Giants (+1.5) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (-1.5) - 10:08pm ET
Moneyline: Giants +245, Dodgers -300.
Total Runs: O/U 8
MLB Betting Trends
Our exclusive Oddschecker data shows that there are three teams who our customers have been primarily betting on over the past 30 days, with the Yankees (+400), Blue Jays (+10000) and Giants (+50000), the most popular bets, who have taken 10% of total bets each.
The Rays (+2000), Athletics (+2800) and Reds (+5000) are next up, taking 8% of bets each. Surprisingly, the Dodgers (+380), favorites for the World Series, are only making up 6% of total bets through Oddschecker. Likewise,the Astros (+800), who are third favorites tin the betting only make up 1.1% of total bets. This indicates that bettors believe that a shortened regular season could create some unexpected results.
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In another shock, our data that shows in the past week it's been the Tampa Bay Rays (+2000) who have been the most-backed team, taking up 19.2% of bets in that time.
Who will get he most runs?
A pair of Dodgers lead the betting to score the most runs this season, with Mookie Betts favorite at +900 ahead of his teammate Mike Trout at +1000. Cleveland Indian Francisco Lindor is tied at +1100 with Atlanta Brave, Ronald Acuna.
Who will win the MVP?
Mike Trout is understandably favorite and he is miles clear at the betting. The Dodgers' center fielder is +195 with FanDuel to win the award, implying that there is a 33.9% chance that he wins. Yankees star Aaron Judge the next up, at +950. followed by Francisco Lindor at +1200, with implied probabilities of winning the award being 9.5% and 7.7% respectively.
Who will win the Cy Young Award?
Gerrit Cole is a +280 favorite to win the American League Cy Young Award 2020. By being priced at +280 it indicates a 26.3% chance that Cole walks away with the award. Justin Verlander (+650) follows with Cleveland's Shane Bieber (+700) just behind.
In ther National League it's Jacob deGrom (+350) who is most likely to win the award. He has an implied probability of 22.2% to take the prize, ahead of Max Scherzer (13.3%) and Walker Buehler (11.8%).
Who will win Rookie Of The Year?
22-year old White Sox rookie Luis Robert is most likely to win Rookie Of The Year according to sportsbooks, currently priced at +250. Following him in the betting is the Athletics' Jesus Luzard (+350) who is ahead of the pairing of the Rays' Brendan McKay and Tigers' Casey Mize who are both available at +900.
World Series Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers +380
New York Yankees +400
Houston Astros +800
Atlanta Braves +1500
Minnesota Twins +1800
Washington Nationals +1900
Tampa Bay Rays +2000
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