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Power Rankings, Projections and Odds for the Astros and Other Top Teams

As Opening Day is about to commence here are a few of the rankings, projections, odds and over/unders for the Astros and the leading competitors.

In no particular order here are what some of the projection services and sports publications have said.

Fangraphs/Depth Charts projected records

Yankees 97-65

Astros 96-66

Red Sox 94-68

Dodgers 93-69

Indians 92-70

Nationals 90-72

Five Thirty Eight Projected records and Playoff Odds

Astros Record: 98-64, Playoff Odds: 86%, WS Odds: 16%

Yankees Record: 97-65, Playoff Odds: 82%, WS Odds: 13%

Dodgers Record: 95-67, Playoff Odds: 79%, WS Odds: 13%

Red Sox Record: 96-67, Playoff Odds: 76% WS Odds: 13%

Sportsline Projections (from CBS.com)

Yankees Record: 103 wins, 5-1 odds to win World Series

Astros Record: 101 wins, 6-1 odds to win World Series

Red Sox Record 100 wins, 7-1 odds to win World Series

Dodgers Record 100 wins, 7-1 odds to win World Series

Indians Record 92 wins, 10-1 odds to win World Series

ESPN MLB Opening Day Power Rankings

Red Sox: 98-64

Astros: 94-68

Yankees: 94-68

Dodgers: 93-69

Indians: 92-70

Sports Illustrated MLB Preview

These are the picks of their nine writers.

AL Champion: Astros (5), Yankees (2), Red Sox (1), Indians (1)

NL Champion: Nationals (4), Dodgers (2), Brewers, Phillies Cubs, 1 each

World Series Champion: Astros (4)

ESPN Over/Under

Yankees: Odds to win AL Pennant: + 225, Division: -125, over/under: 97, Odds to make playoffs: yes -700, No +500

Astros: Odds to win AL pennant: +275, Division: -800, over/under: 96.5, Odds to make playoffs: yes – 1400, No + 800

Red Sox: Odds to win AL Pennant: + 350, Division +125, over/under: 93.5, Odds to make playoffs: yes -600, No + 425

Dodgers: Odds to win NL Pennant: -450, Division -400, over/under: 92.5, Odds to make playoffs: yes -1000, No +650

Indians: Odds to win AL Pennant: 5-1, Division -800, over/under: 96.5, Odds to make Playoffs: yes – 1400 no + 800

MLB.com Predictions

AL East-Red Sox, AL Central-Indians, AL West-Astros, AL Wild Card- Yankees, Rays, AL Champ-Astros

NL East- Nationals, AL Central-Cardinals, NL West-Dodgers, NL Wild Card- Cubs, Braves, NL Champ- Dodgers

World Series Champion-Astros