Caesars was the first sportsbook operator in the US to open betting on 2019 Major League Baseball season win totals in January. This marked the first time that Caesars was the first to market with MLB season win totals.
The Houston Astros opened with the highest posted win total in MLB with 97.5. Their win total is followed closely by two other American League teams: New York Yankees (96.5) and Boston Red Sox (95.5).
The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the way in the National League with 95 wins. The Baltimore Orioles have the lowest win total posted at Caesars Entertainment sportsbooks with just 59 wins.
Betting on season win totals is similar to wagering on point totals for games. Bettors choose whether the total number of games a team wins during the season will be over or under the posted total. All MLB win totals are starting at -110 but could change as wagers are placed.
|Team||2019 Caesars Total||2018 Record|
|Boston Red Sox||95.5||108-54|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||95||92-71|
|New York Yankees||94.5||100-62|
|St. Louis Cardinals||88.5||88-74|
|Tampa Bay Rays||85.5||90-72|
|Los Angeles Angels||83.5||80-82|
|New York Mets||83.5||77-85|
|San Diego Padres||77.5||66-96|
|Toronto Blue Jays||76.5||73-89|
|Chicago White Sox||74.5||62-100|
|San Francisco Giants||73||73-89|
|Kansas City Royals||69||58-104|
The totals were first launched in Caesars Entertainment sportsbooks in Nevada:
Las Vegas: Bally’s, Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Flamingo, The Linq, Harrah’s, Paris, Planet Hollywood and Rio
Laughlin: Harrah’s Laughlin
Reno: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Harrah’s Reno, Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
About an hour later the MLB win totals were made available at Caesars Entertainment casinos in New Jersey and Mississippi:
MLB futures have been posted since the end of the season. However, Jan. 8 is a bit early to launch MLB win totals. Even a month later, big name free agents like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are still available for teams to offer contracts. There are also trade rumors and many more players available via free agency. The hot stove for MLB isn’t quite turned all the way up.
Since Caesars Entertainment is posting the win totals so early the maximum wager is $1,000. However, if a bettor has been limited by Caesars Entertainment, they will only be able to wager their limit.
As you’d expect the MLB win totals are also available for mobile betting in New Jersey and Nevada. Mississippi doesn’t offer mobile sports wagering yet.
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