NL Central Betting Odds & Forecast
2020 NL Central Division Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals figure to be the Chicago Cubs toughest competition in the NL Central division after the Cardinals won the division and advanced to the NLCS in 2019. The Cincinnati Reds will be competitive with a rotation that looks intimidating on paper, while the Milwaukee Brewers can’t be counted out with Christian Yelich returning to action.
2020 National League Pennant Odds
The luster has worn off Chicago, but it feels like the Cubs have some value due to their bats. Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, and Kris Bryant are the core of a lineup that could be the best in the division, and this team should claim the NL Central if the pitching is above average.
The Chicago Cubs missed the playoffs in 2019 as third baseman Kris Bryant looks to lead the North Siders back to the postseason. (AP)
2020 World Series Odds
The Cardinals brought back virtually their entire roster from last season, so they could be even better than they were in 2019 as younger players like Paul DeJong and Harrison Bader continue to develop.
2020 NL Central Win Totals Odds
Win Totals Odds
2020 NL Central Playoff Props
2020 NL Central MVP Contenders
2020 NL Central Cy Young Contenders
2020 NL Central Rookie of the Year Contenders
2020 National League Central Predictions
Best Bet & Value on NL Central Division Winner
Best Value: Chicago Cubs (9/4)
Best Bet/Value on National League Pennant Winner
Best Value: Milwaukee Brewers (20/1)
Best Bet/Value for World Series Winner
Best Value: Chicago Cubs (22/1)
Best Bets/Value for NL Central Win Totals
Best Over: Milwaukee
Best Under: Cincinnati
Milwaukee has some upside heading into this season. The Brewers have arguably the best hitter and the best relief pitcher in the game, and Woodruff could become a bonafide ace. The variables are why this team is considered the fourth-best in the NL Central, but the potential makes the Brewers worth a small play.
Best Bets/Value for Yes/No in the 2020 MLB Playoffs
Best Value: Milwaukee - Yes (+200)
Best Bets/Value for Individual Awards
Best Bet MVP: Kris Bryant, Cubs (25/1)
Best Bet Cy Young: Trevor Bauer, Reds (22/1)
Best Bet Rookie of Year: Dylan Carlson, Cardinals (10/1)
Bryant cranked at least 30 home runs for the second time in his career in 2019, posting a .903 OPS, but he has not been great with ducks on the pond.
The Reds are hopeful that Bauer can put together a solid season with free agency looming in the offseason and throw like he did during his All-Star season in 2018. Bauer has been erratic over his career though, alternating great seasons with below average campaigns.Odds Subject to Change
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