What are the expectations of Las Vegas oddsmakers regarding the performance of the Miami Marlins in 2024?

To ascertain the opinions of Las Vegas oddsmakers regarding the Miami Marlins’ prospects this season, we consulted the FanDuel Sportsbook to assess their chances across various categories.

NL East Championship:
At the beginning of the season, the Marlins are positioned with the fourth-best odds to clinch the NL East, currently standing at +2700. The Atlanta Braves are the clear favorites, while the Marlins rank above only the rebuilding Washington Nationals. Despite numerous playoff appearances via the wild card round, the Marlins have never secured the NL East title.

National League Championship:
Reflecting their divisional odds, Las Vegas doesn’t express significant confidence in the Marlins for a strong season. They hold the twelfth-best odds to win the National League, marked at +4500. A notable gap separates them from the thirteenth-ranked team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, who stand at +4500. The top contenders for the NL crown are the lavish spenders of the offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers, currently at a tempting +165.

World Series Victory:
The Marlins, who haven’t claimed a championship since 2003, face long odds at +9000 to end their drought. Only seven MLB teams have longer odds of clinching the trophy. The favored teams are the same as those for the NL, namely the Dodgers and the Braves.

Individual Accolades:
Luis Arráez emerges as the top contender for individual awards within the Marlins this season. He currently holds the second-best odds to lead the Regular Season Hits category for 2024, standing at +800, trailing only Ronald Acuña Jr. Arráez also possesses the 17th-best odds to secure the NL MVP at +7000.

In the Cy Young race, Jesús Luzardo and Eury Pérez hold the 13th and 14th positions, with odds of +3000 and +3500 respectively.

Max Meyer stands out as the rookie to monitor for the Rookie of the Year award with the Marlins, although the odds are distant at +4000.

Finally, Skip Schumaker, in his second season as Marlins manager, holds +1800 odds to defend his Manager of the Year title, ranking 13th in the NL.

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