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MLB playoffs betting odds: If you’re looking for the best advice for MLB wagering, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Here at Bookmaker sportsbook we’re previewing the Major League Baseball playoffs, which begins with the American League Wild Card on Tuesday, October 6th and the National League Wild Card on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, at the home field of the team with the better record.
The Major League Baseball playoffs are just around the corner, with the two wild card games set for October 6th and 7th, 2015, at the home field of the teams with the better record. The American League game will be first up on ESPN, while the National League is the next day on TBS. The team that secures the first wild card could be favored because of the home field advantage, but the pitching matchups will also play a big role in the odds in MLB wagering.
The New York Yankees currently sit in the top wild card spot with a record of 82-67. They are three games ahead of the Houston Astros, who are sitting in the No. 2 wild card spot. If the season ended today those would be the teams who faced off. They seem the most likely teams to qualify, as the next closest team is the Minnesota Twins, who are three games behind Houston. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a half-game worse than the Twins and could be the biggest contender but are still substantial underdogs with only a couple weeks left of the season.
Even though the Astros would be on the road, they could use ace Dallas Keuchel in the game, which could give them decent odds. The Yankees would likely use Masahiro Tanaka, who is also a solid starter. If this is the matchup, New York could be the slight favorite. The current division leaders in the American League are the Toronto Blue Jays in the East, the Kansas City Royals in the Central and the Texas Rangers in the West, and they will likely advance to the postseason provided they finish the season strong.
The National League wild cards seem likely to both come from the N.L. Central. The Pirates are 90-60 and the Cubs are 88-62, which is among the best records in baseball. The problem for them is that the Cardinals lead the division with a 94-56 record and also have the best record in the majors by a wide margin. The Cubs have come on strong and would love to grab home field advantage by overtaking the Pirates. They are expected to send Jake Arrieta to the mound if they play in the wild card game, while Pittsburgh may counter with Gerrit Cole. The two teams got a tough deal being in the same division with the Cardinals, and it seems very likely they are the wild card participants. Whichever team advances could be a real player in the postseason.
The National League division leaders currently are the New York Mets in the East and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the West in addition to the Cardinals. Both teams are near shoo-ins to win their divisions and should be around for the divisional series. The playoffs will be heating up soon, and the postseason participants are nearly set. The new two-team wild card format in each division makes for a one-game playoff which adds a high level of excitement. The Yankees and Pirates could be slight favorites if they hold on to the home field advantage for the wild card matchups in MLB wagering.
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