Chicago Cubs 2020 Betting Preview: Best Futures Odds & Season Projections

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Chicago Cubs Best 2020 Futures Odds

Future Bet Odds (7/19) Where to bet
World Series +2200 BetRivers (now live in IL!)
NL Pennant +1100 BetRivers
NL Central +225 BetRivers
Win Total 32.5 (o-112) BetRivers
Make Playoffs +115 PointsBet & DraftKings

At +2200, the Cubs are a bit ahead of the middle of the MLB pack, holding the ninth-best World Series odds (in a three-way tie), and their +1100 Pennant odds are tied for the sixth-best in the NL.

And even though their +225 odds imply a 30.8% chance of claiming the NL Central title, they’re still the division favorites, as they hold a slight edge over the Cardinals (+240), Reds (+265) and Brewers (+300).

A win total of 32.5 (with -112 juice on the over) is also tops in the division, though that mark is actually shared with the Cardinals. The Reds (31.5) and Brewers (30.5) are once again right in the mix.

And as for the Cubs’ playoff chances, their +115 odds imply a slightly less than 50% likelihood — 46.5%.

Chicago Cubs 2020 Projections

  • Projected record: 31-29
  • To win World Series: 3.6% (fair odds: +2678)
  • To win NL Central: 22.0% (fair odds: +335)

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2020 Chicago Cubs Player Futures Odds

All odds as of July 19.

To win NL MVP

To win NL Cy Young

2020 Chicago Cubs Player Futures Analysis

Taken from Sean Zerillo’s Longshots and Sleepers to Bet for the 2020 Season:

Yu Darvish to win NL Cy Young Award

Darvish is +2500 to win the NL Cy Young at MGM and about half of that price at seven other books where I checked to compare odds.

The righty pitched in only eight games in 2018, missing time with a variety of ailments, and he struggled during the first half of the 2019 season (5.01 ERA, 2.27 K/BB). Still, he was dominant over the final four months of the year, and particularly in the second half (81.1 IP, 2.76 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 7 BB, 118 K), walking 15 batters over his final 19 starts.

Recommended 2020 Chicago Cubs Future Bets

  • Yu Darvish to win NL Cy Young Award (+2000 at BetRivers)

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