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Popular sportsbook Bovada has released projections for the MLB season and once again the Nationals are predicted to be quite good.
Bovada has them winning the NL East and has set their over/under for wins at 88 1/2. Only three teams are expected to win more games: the Dodgers, Cardinals and Tigers.
The Nationals are also tied for the fourth best odds to win the World Series at 12/1. Also with 12/1 odds are the Red Sox, Yankees and Rays. The three teams ahead of them are the Dodgers (13/2), Tigers (9/1) and Cardinals (10/1), respectively.
For the National League East, here is how Bovada ranks each team's chances:
1. Washington Nationals - EVEN
2. Atlanta Braves - +125
3. Philadelphia Phillies - +750
4. New York Mets - +1800
5. Miami Marlins - +2500
Of course sportsbooks also thought the Nationals were going to be World Series contenders last year and it didn't exactly work out. We'll see what happens this time around.
For the full list of Bovada's MLB futures, click here.