With Spring Training officially upon us, now is the perfect time to look over some of the 2021 MLB gambling odds.
The odds for this article will be provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
For the Pirates specifically, their chances in general to do anything remotely relevant are not great. To win the World Series, Pittsburgh has 250/1 odds. These are the worst odds in baseball. The team with the next worst odds to win the World Series are the Texas Rangers at 150/1. To win the National League, the Pirates have 100/1 odds. Once again, these are the worst odds in the NL. To win the NL Central, the Pirates have 50/1 odds. Surprisingly, these are not the worst odds for a team to win their respective division. The Baltimore Orioles have 52/1 odds to win the AL East.
Looking at over/under for win totals, the Pirates are at the bottom of the league at 58.5 (over +100, under -125). If I’m being honest, I don’t hate the Pirates over here. Yes, they will be awful. They could easily lose 100 games. At the same time though, the NL Central may end up being the worst division in baseball. In my opinion, 58.5 wins for an over/under is absurdly low.
When it comes to the odds for a player to win an award, the Pirates don’t have much. To win MVP, Ke’Bryan Hayes has +7500 odds. One dollar would win $75 with those odds. Heck, I might throw a buck on it just for kicks. For NL Rookie of the Year odds, Hayes is the favorite at +400. Oneil Cruz is also listed at +1500 to win the NL ROY award.
To lead MLB in saves, Richard Rodriguez has +2000 odds. That’s it for all Pirates-related futures wagers in 2021. Good luck!