The Houston Astros have their eyes set on remaining atop the American League after five straight postseason appearances, all ending in the ALCS or World Series. Things will look a bit different in 2022 considering the departure of shortstop Carlos Correa in free agency, but Houston is primed to continue this impressive streak.
FanDuel Sportsbook released projected win totals for all 30 MLB franchises, and Astros fans are going to love their spot on the list.
Houston Astros Win Total Projection
According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Astros' over/under projected win total for the upcoming season is set at 92.5 games, which is tied for the second highest in the Majors. The Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays also hold projected win totals of 92.5 games, while only the Los Angeles Dodgers top this trio at 98.5.
Houston could easily run away with the AL West, an important first step in getting back into the playoffs and back to the World Series. The Astros' 92.5 over/under marks is almost 10 wins higher than the next divisional foe: the Los Angeles Angels at 83.5 wins.
Justin Verlander's return from Tommy John surgery is the best early season storyline that Astros fans can look forward. Although he won't start on Opening Day, his two-time Cy Young award winning presence will be felt.
And although Correa's departure stings, the young core of Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker will keep the wins coming down in Texas.
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