DraftKings PA Introduces 2020 MLB Opening Day Bonuses

MLB AL Central Betting Picks

We are now less than 24 hours from our first major sport returning to the US (Sorry UFC, PGA. Not sorry, MLS). The 2020 Major League Baseball season will be underway Thursday and DraftKings is leading off with a very special promo.

The Opening Weekend Homerun Boost special will run for Thursday and Friday’s opening games. Any 2019 All-Star to hit a Homerun on MLB Opening Days 7/23-7/24 (eligible players listed below) will get you even odds on your wager.

Go to DraftKings Sportsbook and click on the MLB tab. Following Opt-In, you’ll be issued one single-use Odds Boost for ‘Any 2019 All-Star to hit a Homerun on MLB Opening Days.’ The original price was -10000. The boosted price is +100. Be sure to select the boost in your bet slip before placing the bet. There’s a limit of one qualifying bet per user. The Maximum bet is $25 and the boost expires at 7 PM ET on July 23rd. The promo excludes live bets, parlays, free bets, cash out bets, voided bets, and odds boosts. You must be in CO, PA, IN, IA, NJ, or WV to qualify.

DraftKings 2020 PA Bonus

Eligible players for the DraftKings PA Online Day roster:

Gary Sánchez, Carlos Santana, DJ LeMahieu, Alex Bregman, Jorge Polanco, Mike Trout, George Springer, Michael Brantley, Hunter Pence, James McCann, José Abreu, Daniel Vogelbach, Tommy La Stella, Brandon Lowe, Gleyber Torres, Matt Chapman, Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor, Mookie Betts, Joey Gallo, Austin Meadows, Whit Merrifield, J.D. Martinez, Willson Contreras, Freddie Freeman, Ketel Marte, Nolan Arenado, Javier Báez, Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger, Ronald Acuña Jr., Yasmani Grandal, J.T. Realmuto, Pete Alonso, Josh Bell, Max Muncy, Mike Moustakas, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rendon, Paul DeJong, Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, Jeff McNeil.

DraftKings also has odds for the World Series, Pennant, Division, as well as Playoff odds, regular-season win totals, AL/NL MVP, HR Leader, Hits leader, and AL/NL CY Young. Let’s take a look at the odds of the by division:

MLB Divisional Odds From DraftKings

NL West:

 

Dodgers -715

Padres +750

Diamondbacks +900

Rockies +3000

Giants +8000

 

NL Central:

Cubs +225

Reds +230

Cardinals +240

Brewers +325

Pirates +7000

 

NL East:

Braves +215

Nationals +250

Mets +275

Phillies +325

Marlins +10000

 

AL West:

Astros -155

Athletics +230

Angels +550

Rangers +1600

Mariners +8000

 

AL Central:

Twins -130

Indians +265

White Sox +285

Tigers +8000

Royals +8000

 

AL East:

Yankees -305

Rays +350

Red Sox +800

Blue Jays +2700

Orioles +25000

AL Central Divisional Pick

The AL Central should be one of the most competitive divisions in baseball for the 2020 season. The Twins are the current favorites to win the division, but the Indians and White Sox are a close second and third on paper. For many baseball bettors, we consider roster strength more than anything when choosing a good futures pick. For the 2020 season, we must also consider the shortened season (60 games) and how a hot start can be insurmountable and a slow start can be damning. For this reason, I like the White Sox at +285. I think the White Sox will benefit from having such a young team with little MLB time. Opposing pitchers haven’t seen much of some of their promising, up and coming batters and opposing batters haven’t seen a lot from their young and talented pitchers.

Listed below are more odds for the White Sox in 2020:

DraftKings PA Chicago White Sox Betting Odds
World Series +2500
League Winner (AL)+1500
Division Winner (AL Central)+285
Regular Season Win TotalOver 31.5 (-112)Under 31.5 (-112)
To Make the PlayoffsYes +180No -225
AL MVPEloy Jiminez +5000
Yasmani Grandal +5000
HR LeaderEloy Jiminez +3000
Edwin Encarnacion +5000
Hits LeaderTim Anderson +2200
Jose Abreu +4000
AL Cy Young
Lucas Giolito +1800
Dallas Keuchel +10000