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  • The 2021 MLB regular season is scheduled to start on April 1st and all 30 teams are currently scheduled to play a 162-game season
  • The LA Dodgers opened with the highest win total (103.0) while the Pittsburgh Pirates opened with the lowest (58.5)
  • The general rule this season is that teams must play at least 160 games for win-total bets to have action

The 2021 MLB season is scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 1st. Commissioner Rob Manfred has said that the league plans to play a full 162-game regular season.

The win totals for the 2021 season, however, recognize that COVID-19 interruptions are likely. All sportsbooks that have posted win totals to date have stated that teams only need to play 160 games for the bets to have action.

The page below shows the average win totals for the 2021 season, listed by league and then by highest to lowest.

2021 National League Win Totals

Team Win Total at DraftKings Win Total as a Percentage 2020 Win Percentage 2021 Projection (FanGraphs)
Arizona Diamondbacks 74.5 .463 .417 74-88
Atlanta Braves 91.5 .568 .583 89-73
Chicago Cubs 78.5 .494 .567 77-85
Cincinnati Reds 82.5 .512 .517 76-86
Colorado Rockies 63.5 .391 .433 69-93
Los Angeles Dodgers 102.5 .639 .717 97-65
Miami Marlins 71.5 .441 .517 72-90
Milwaukee Brewers 82.5 .509 .483 79-83
New York Mets 90.5 .556 .433 91-71
Philadelphia Phillies 80.5 .500 .467 80-82
Pittsburgh Pirates 58.5 .361 .317 65-97
San Diego Padres 94.5 .586 .617 94-68
San Francisco Giants 75.5 .466 .483 77-85
St. Louis Cardinals 86.5 .537 .517 79-83
Washington Nationals 84.5 .522 .433 82-80

Odds as of Feb. 22.

Opening 2021 American League Win Totals

Team Win Total at FanDuel Win Total as a Percentage 2020 Win Percentage 2021 Projected Wins (FanGraphs)
Baltimore Orioles 63.5 .395 .417 66-96
Boston Red Sox 79.5 .494 .400 87-75
Chicago White Sox 90.5 .562 .583 87-75
Cleveland 81.5 .500 .583 81-81
Detroit Tigers 67.5 .414 .397 72-90
Houston Astros  87.5 .537 .483 88-74
Kansas City Royals  73.5 .444 .433 78-84
Los Angeles Angels  83.5 .512 .433 84-78
Minnesota Twins  89.5 .546 .600 88-74
New York Yankees 95.5 .590 .550 96-66
Oakland Athletics   86.5 .537 .600 83-79
Seattle Mariners  73.0 .444 .450 74-88
Tampa Bay Rays  86.0 .531 .667 83-79
Texas Rangers  67.5 .414 .367 73-89
Toronto Blue Jays  86.0 .537 .533 88-74

Odds as of Feb. 22.

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Opening MLB Win Totals (Highest to Lowest)

Team Win Total
Los Angeles Dodgers 103.0
New York Yankees 95.5
San Diego Padres 95.0
Atlanta Braves 92.0
Chicago White Sox 91.0
New York Mets 90.0
Minnesota Twins 88.5
Houston Astros 87.0
Oakland Athletics 87.0
St. Louis Cardinals 87.0
Toronto Blue Jays 87.0
Tampa Bay Rays 86.0
Washington Nationals 84.5
Cincinnati Reds 83.0
Los Angeles Angels 83.0
Milwaukee Brewers 82.5
Cleveland 81.0
Philadelphia Phillies 81.0
Boston Red Sox 80.0
Chicago Cubs 80.0
San Francisco Giants 75.5
Arizona Diamondbacks 75.5
Kansas City Royals 72.0
Seattle Mariners 72.0
Miami Marlins 67.0
Detroit Tigers 67.0
Texas Rangers 67.0
Baltimore Orioles 64.0
Colorado Rockies 63.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 58.5

Odds represent averages from online sportsbooks as of Feb. 22.


Archived Win Totals: 2020, 2019

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