ESPN: Bet on the D-backs winning over 75.5 games
Last season, the Arizona Diamondbacks suffered a brutal late season collapse that squashed their chances of making the playoffs in two consecutive seasons.
This offseason, the D-backs lost three of their former All-stars in Paul Goldschmidt, A.J. Pollock and Patrick Corbin.
Taking into account both the late season collapse and the rough offseason, the D-backs’ over/under win total has been set at 75.5 by Bovada.
In ESPN’s latest MLB bet predictions, Sam Miller gave the advice to bet the over on the D-backs win total in 2019.
They took some serious hits to last year’s 82-win team, but they should get credible starts from all five spots of the rotation. It’s hard to be that bad with an above-average rotation: FanGraphs’ projections have them at 79 wins, and Baseball Prospectus’ forecast is for 81, assuming there isn’t more midseason tearing down to come.
Although the subtractions have taken over most of the headlines, the D-backs have also made some additions to the team that may propel them toward finishing stronger than they are projected.
The list of D-backs acquisitions includes: center fielder Adam Jones, utility man Wilmer Flores, closer Greg Holland, starting pitcher Luke Weaver and catcher Carson Kelly.
The D-backs will start the season in Los Angeles on Thursday in the first game of a four-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers.