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MLB Picks and Bets - Consider taking the under on these season totals

The MLB season swings into action in earnest on Thursday. Here are some season unders to investigate before the game heads north.

Philadelphia Phillies/89.5

The 2018 Phillies were an 80-win team, with run-production and run-prevention analytics not fully supporting that total.

Enter the big signing of outfielder Bryce Harper and Philadelphia takes on a bit of public-team water in trying to stay afloat on a realistic win total. Starting-pitching questions beyond the productive right arm of Aaron Nola get amplified by one of the shakier defenses in the National League. Mix all that in with a competitive NL East, and a lot of versions of 2019 play out with the Phillies Phightin’ to add even a few games to last years 80-win total.

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Atlanta Braves/86

This total has been bet down a bit through a week of wagering, and current pricing indicates a further move south could hit the board. This is another NL East club which was perhaps a bit too far out over its skis in winning 90 games a year ago. A .657 winning percentage on one-run games helped the 2018 Braves significantly outpace moneyline oddsmakers. Regression on multiple fronts is a reasonable expectation.

Colorado Rockies/84.5

More than a few expected-runs charts figured the 2018 Rockies as a near-.500 baseball club. Colorado confounded those charts in part by winning more than its fair share of one-run games. Projections are calling for better things among all the Rockies’ NL West foes. Their upticks in wins have to come from somewhere, and early-betting pressure agrees that this play is the source of a few.


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