The Atlanta Braves won 97 games last season but lost in the Divisional round of the 2019 playoffs 3-2 against the St. Louis Cardinals. Other than the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Braves are next in line from the National League when it comes to the 2020 World Series betting odds. Here’s a look at what you can expect from Atlanta Braves baseball this season.
Atlanta Braves Lineup 2020
- Ronald Acuna
- Ozzie Albies
- Freddie Freeman (assuming he gets healthy)
- Marcel Ozuna
- Ender Inciarte
- Dansby Swanson
- Austin Riley
- Johan Camargo
- Travis d’Arnaud
Atlanta Braves Pitching Rotation 2020
- Mike Soroka
- Cole Hamels
- Max Fried
- Mike Foltynewicz
- Sean Newcomb
The Braves are still a young team but a lot of MLB experts are expecting them to take that next step forward this season.
2020 Atlanta Braves Betting Odds
Atlanta Braves to win World Series (18/1)
The Braves to win National League (8/1)
The Braves to win National League East (7/4)
Braves total regular season wins Over / Under (33.5)
Atlanta Braves Best Bets 2020
The Braves will come into this season looking to get back into the MLB Playoffs, especially with the new format. They are favored to win the National League East Division but they have to beat out the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals. The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies don’t seem like pushovers this season either. Freddie Freeman recently tested positive for Covid-19. The Braves will need him in the middle of their lineup if they want to reach their full potential this season.
I wouldn’t bet on the Braves to win the World Series, or National League, or their division. I think the best bet for the Braves in 2020 is taking the over on their regular season win total of 33.5. They would need to win 57% of their games to go over that total in the shortened season of 60 regular season games in 2020. They won 60% of their games last season. The Braves lineup should be explosive again this season. They averaged 5.22 runs per game last season and that was with the pitchers hitting, they get to have a DH every game this year. They have young pitchers who should continue to develop and get even better than they already are. Mike Soroka went 13-4 last season. Max Fried went 17-6 last season. The Braves added Cole Hamels during the offseason.
Here are the teams that the Braves schedule has on it that they should beat up on – the Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, and Boston Red Sox starting pitching. They are already getting up into the 20s for wins with those opponents and they will battle with the Nationals, Mets, Phillies, Yankees, and Rays. Over 33.5 total wins is the best bet for the Atlanta Braves baseball season in 2020.