MLB Playoffs Weekly Betting Preview & Picks: Oct. 6
The 2015 MLB regular season is officially in the books and to get you ready for the start of the playoffs TopBET has you covered with MLB betting odds for the upcoming Wildcard Round as well as a full set of futures to win both the American and National League Pennant as well as this year’s World Series.
Starting with Tuesday’s wildcard matchup in the AL between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, 5Dimes has listed New York as a +100 even money home underdog while the Astros come in as slight -110 road favorites. The total line for the game has been set at 7 with a -115 money line on the OVER and a -105 money line the game stays UNDER.
Houston will send Dallas Keuchel to mound as its starter while the Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka.
The wildcard matchup in the NL sends the Chicago Cubs on the road to face the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. The Cubs have been opened as -132 road favorites with the home-town Pirates listed as +122 underdogs. The total has been set at 5.5 for this contest with a -120 money line on the OVER and a +100 betting line for the UNDER.
Jake Arrieta will get the start for Chicago and Pittsburgh will turn to Gerrit Cole as its starter for this one-game showdown.
The two best-of-five division series that have been set are Texas against Toronto in the AL and the New York Mets facing the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL. The Blue Jays start their quest for a MLB title as heavy -230 favorites to first advance to the ALCS. The betting odds that the Rangers pull-off the upset in this series have been set at +190. The Dodgers have the edge in that series as -185 favorites with the betting odds on New York set at +160.
Looking at 5Dimes futures to win the AL Pennant, Toronto opens the playoffs as a +158 favorite followed by Kansas City at +215 betting odds. Texas would be next at +610 with Houston (+770) and New York (+925) rounding out the MLB betting list.
The Dodgers are +210 favorites to win the NL Pennant with St. Louis a close second-favorite at +265. The Mets are next on the list at +460 followed by Pittsburgh (+565) and Chicago (+925).
The Blue Jays are also favored to win this year’s World Series with betting odds of +295 with Kansas City listed as a +485 second favorite. The Dodgers are next at +510 with St. Louis (+655) and the New York Mets (+975) rounding-out the top five teams on the list.