Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 Betting Preview: Best Futures Odds & Season Projections
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Pittsburgh Pirates Best 2020 Futures Odds
|Future Bet||Odds (7/19)||Where to bet|
|NL Pennant||+10000||DraftKings, FanDuel, Parx & PointsBet|
|NL Central||+7000||FanDuel & Parx|
|Win Total||25.5 (o+110)||DraftKings & Parx|
|Make Playoffs||+1500||DraftKings & Parx|
The Pirates are the odd team out of what looks to be a four-team race in the NL Central — at least based on the betting market. While their four division rivals are all sporting win totals of either 30.5 or 31.5, the Pirates are back at 25.5, and given +7000 odds to take the division crown (a 1.4% implied probability).
Their World Series (+17500) and NL Pennant (+10000) odds are also among the cellar-dwellers, at 24th and 13th, respectively.
And their +1500 odds to make the playoffs imply just a 6.25% chance at the postseason.
Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 Projections
- Projected record: 24-36
- To win World Series: 1.0% (fair odds: +9900)
- To win NL Central: 4.5% (fair odds: +2122)
2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Analysis
Taken from Sean Zerillo’s Longshots and Sleepers to Bet for the 2020 Season:
With the shortened schedule, I’m now willing to bet longshots like the Blue Jays, Marlins, Royals and Pirates as divisional winners, but I don’t see any of those teams as actual World Series contenders if they do get to the postseason, which is why I bypassed their championship odds.
ZIPS projects pretty similar divisional chances for all four teams in a 60-game season, putting the Blue Jays at 5.1% (+1.1%), Marlins at 3.4% (-0.1%), Royals at 5.8% (+1.3%) and Pirates at 6.7% (+2.2%), which makes any one of the four a viable longshot bet for small stakes.
2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Player Futures Odds
All odds as of July 19.