2020 MLB Upcoming Games Betting Predictions Preview

Written by Dillon Miles

2020 MLB Upcoming Games Betting Predictions Preview

The long wait for baseball is almost over, and although we still have a while to wait before the season starts, we’ve got the Spring training games to look forward to. We’ll be bringing you previews of each of the opening matchups over the coming weeks so you can make an informed decision on who to put your money behind. Let’s get into the first two games right now. 

Braves vs. Orioles

The Braves made it to the Divisional Series last season. They start this year’s Spring training with high hopes of going a step further this time in the MLB. They can consider themselves a little unfortunate after leading that series 2-1 after three games, but the experience of losing the next two has to strengthen them for the season ahead. If the Braves can hit that same level of form at the right time, then they’ll be one of the teams to look out for when we arrive at the business end of the campaign.

The Orioles come into this year’s MLB with fewer expectations of making the postseason their opponents. Last year saw progress with some decent performances, but they didn’t hit the level required on too many occasions to make the grade. The Orioles aren’t one of the giants of the MLB, but their fans will be hoping they can cause an upset or two as the season progresses. Only time will tell how far they can take it in 2020. 

Our prediction

Braves to start Spring training with a victory here

Cardinals vs. Mets

The Cardinals made it a step further than the Braves last season, making it to the League Championship Series games against the Nationals. That was as good as it got, though, as they ended that series in tatters without winning a single game. That 4-0 whitewash at the hands of the eventual World Series Champions will still hurt as they prepare to give it another shot this year in the MLB. Expectations are high for them, and you can expect them to be there or thereabouts at the end of the regular season. 

The Mets are currently under a period of change with talk of a change in ownership hanging over them as Spring training gets underway. They recorded some impressive victories last year, including two wins over the eventual World Series Champions, the Nationals. This season is the year they will want to focus on the field and not on the ownership saga hanging over them. Fans and players alike will be hoping that the situation is resolved as soon as possible. 

Our prediction

Cardinals to take a win in this one, although it’ll be close

The Verdict

Spring training may not be the most significant or exciting part of the MLB season, but it’s fantastic for those of us who like to wager on sports. The odds can provide value at this time of the year, and if you’re new to betting on baseball, you should check out our

MLB betting guide here

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