MLB Opening Day Betting Preview Looks Into Full Season

  • The New York Yankees are favored over the Washington Nationals with -132 odds.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers are favored over the San Francisco Giants with -282 odds.
  • The MLB is favored to completer the regular season and postseason with -600 odds.

WASHINGTON – MLB bettor should be bracing themselves as Opening Day is finally here after COVID-19 postponed it. Things will start off with the New York Yankees taking on the Washington Nationals followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers going up against the San Francisco Giants.

New York Yankees Vs. Washington Nationals

  • Yankees -132
  • Nationals +122

It is no surprise that online sportsbooks have Yankees as the favorites to win here. They had a strong spring training campaign as they went 13-2-8 while the Nationals did not have as much success as they went 8-2-12 during their spring training run.

The two did face off twice in spring training and the Yankees took both games. The Yankees took the first game with an 8-2 final score and the second with a 6-3 score. Bettors should be seeing this and bet on the Yankees as they are looking to continue on their strong streak.

Yankees Vs. Nationals Over/Under

  • Over 7.5 -115
  • Under 7.5 -105

The over/under for total points was set at high for a reason. In both of their previous games, the over was hit both times.

In the Yankees last 10 spring training games, they were able to hit the over mark four times while the Nationals hit the over mark in six of their last 10 spring games. The over should be an easy choice here for bettors to make.

The Yankees and Nationals are set to start at 7:00 P.M. with Dr. Fauci throwing out the first pitch.

Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. San Francisco Giants

The LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will close out Opening Day at 10:00 P.M. The Dodgers MLB odds are being looked at as the favorites at -282 while the Giants odds are sitting at +250.

The Giants are deservingly the favorites here as they had a nice outing in spring training as they went 13-1-7 while the Giants out up an 11-2-9 during their spring training period.

Also, in the two spring games that they faced off against the Dodgers, they lost. The Dodgers won both games with the first one coming at a 10-4 final and the second at 4-0.

The fact that the Giants were only able to put up four total runs during both games should be swaying bettors towards the Dodgers by all means.

Dodgers Vs. Giants Over/Under

  • Over 8 -115
  • Under 8 -105

There should be no problem for the Dodgers and Giants to hit the over mark in this one.

Both of them have hit the over six times in their final ten spring training games.

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Opening Day Prop Bets

As Opening Day approaches, it is only right that there are different prop bets available for bettors to take advantage of.

Being that COVID-19 is the reason for not only the postponement of Opening Day but also a shortened season, it is only fair that there are plenty of MLB odds surrounding the coronavirus.

Will The MLB Complete The Regular And Postseason?

  • Yes -600
  • No +350

This is not only one of the most important odds but it is also one of the more important questions for MLB bettors.

The fact that it is heavily favored for them to finish both the regular and postseason is a good sign. The MLB will be taking obvious safety measures that will allow them to be confident in finishing the season like temperature checks, social distancing guidelines, inactive players sitting in the stands and being tested for the virus every other day.

This should leave bettors with confidence when betting on the favorite.

MLB Player Test Positive For COVID After 7/23/20 (Opening Day)

  • Yes -1000
  • No +550

Unfortunately, it is favored that a player will test positive for the virus after Opening Day and bettors should not hesitate to bet on those odds.

Unlike the NBA, the MLB does not have a bubble system in play for their teams so players are allowed to roam around freely as they please. As for the teams in highly infected states like Florida, California, and Texas, those players could very well come in contact with someone who has it.

MLB Team Postpone/Cancel/Forfeit A Game Due To COVID

  • No -500
  • Yes +300

This should be a no brainer bet here.

Unless an entire team and all of its inactive players test positive for COVID-19, bettors can expect all games to go on. With there being many inactive players ready to step up to the plate if someone was to be out, it is hard to see any game being called off.

Bettors should be taking the favorite here with no questions asked.