Chicago Cubs: Vegas releases 2019 over/under win totals

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This season’s projected win totals for Major League Baseball hit the Web today. How do the Chicago Cubs stack up in the National League? Pretty well actually.

Fresh off a 95-win season, the Chicago Cubs are looking toward 2019 in a positive light. This week’s win projections, courtesy of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, certainly won’t hurt matters either.

The team dealt with much adversity last year, following the season-ending injury to prized offseason free-agent acquisition Yu Darvish, as well as an injury-filled year for All-Star and former NL Most Valuable Player Kris Bryant.

Last offseason, the club faced a projected 94.5 win total. They ultimately clawed their way to a successful season by most measures, and look to build on their 2018 campaign. The hopeful returns of a healthy Darvish and Bryant could be a key difference in whether this team can reach the triple-digit win total.

Interestingly, however, the Cubs have failed to make a prominent addition during this offseason. The rest of the division, meanwhile, has upped their arsenal of weapons as they look to continue to drive competition moving forward.