2021 MLB Futures Bets to Consider

by WagerHome Blog on March 30, 2021

The Major League Baseball season begins on Thursday, and a full 162-game schedule is the plan. The next season of baseball definitely looks brighter than the last season, so as always, at this time of spring, we want to get those MLB futures bets placed before the new campaign begins.

World Series Champion

  • Los Angeles Dodgers (+350)
  • New York Yankees (+550)
  • San Diego Padres (+900)
  • New York Mets (+1000)
  • Atlanta Braves (+1000)
  • Chicago White Sox (+1000)
  • Minnesota Twins (+1800)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (+2200)
  • Tampa Bay Rays (+2200)
  • Oakland Athletics (+2200)
  • Houston Astros (+2200)

The Los Angeles Dodgers are favored to repeat as champions, but is +350 worth the risk? To put it this way, are they really seven times more likely to win the World Series than last year’s American League champion Rays? Or the talented lineup of Toronto?

The Mets aren’t coming off a good 2020, but they are coming off a great offseason and may be worth a play at +1000.

MLB Win Totals

You can make MLB futures bets on the over/under on regular-season win totals for each team, and one of the most appealing bets is the Cardinals going over 86.0 wins.

The Cardinals haven’t finished below .500 since 2007, and since 2015, newly-acquired Nolan Arenado has averaged a WAR of 6.3. As the favorite to win a division that includes the Cubs and Pirates – the Pirates’ over/under on wins is 59.0 – the Cardinals should easily push for 90 wins.

Another bet to consider is the under on the White Sox and 89.5 wins. Chicago is good, but it just lost Eloy Jimenez for the season. The 23-year-old slugger was projected to hit 31 home runs in 2021.

Also, the Twins will give the White Sox a run for the division title, and both the Royals and Indians will be better than many think. The White Sox may get into the playoffs, but 90 wins will be tough to hit.

Home Run Leader

  • Mike Trout (+1200)
  • Pete Alonzo (+1200)
  • Joey Gallo (+1200)
  • Juan Soto (+1400)
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. (+1500)
  • Cody Bellinger (+1500)
  • Yordan Alvarez (+2000)
  • Bryce Harper (+2000)
  • Aaron Judge (+2000)
  • Giancarlo Stanton (+2000)

Mike Trout is an interesting favorite on this list. As good as he is, he’s never been a home run leader. In 2019 he hit a career-high 45 home runs, but the leader that year was Pete Alonzo with 53.

mlb futures betsOne bet to consider is Aaron Judge. When healthy, he is a 50-plus home run hitter. He just hasn’t been healthy since 2017.

However, Judge says that he’s changed his approach this offseason to body health and vows to be in the lineup all season long.

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