Early Vegas Odds Predict Losing Season For Orioles

Orioles over/under win totalIt should come as no surprise that the Baltimore Orioles have their doubters again in 2013. Although after a 93 win season, I am admittedly a bit befuddled as to how the oddsmakers think the O’s will slip so far.

The first over/under win totals have been posted and making their way around the interwebs and Steve Mikkelson at the Atlantis set the Birds at 76 1/2.

Shockingly, the Orioles are predicted to finish in last place in the AL East.

  • Blue Jays – 86 1/2
  • Yankees – 86 1/2
  • Rays – 86
  • Red Sox – 79 1/2
  • Orioles – 76 1/2

I know they’ve had the loudest offseason, but the Blue Jays finished with 73 wins in 2012. Have they really done enough this offseason to win 13 more games?

I don’t know if the Orioles will win 93 games again this season — I don’t even think it’ll take that many wins to claim a postseason spot — but I’m surprised that Vegas thinks the Orioles will fall 16 1/2 games from their mark last season. Even if you believe they were “lucky”, was that luck the difference between 16 wins and 16 losses?

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

5 Comments

  1. MGW

    February 14, 2013 at 7:34 am

    The Mafia lost a ton of money on the Orioles last season, the Ravens in the post season and now hopefully again with the Orioles this year. Stop betting against Baltimore.

  2. spy

    February 14, 2013 at 8:41 am

    The mafia wins it all back this year…………….

    • MGW

      February 14, 2013 at 10:31 am

      spy, you’re starting to remind me of my buddy The Intimidator. I seem to remember you “flip-flopping” like him at the end of last season.

      • spy

        February 15, 2013 at 8:39 am

        Just being real,,,,,,,,,I hope I’m wrong as last year was great , but I do think reality is going to set in for the O’s after a failed off-season……………….

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