MLB Baseball Betting Weekly Roundup – Oct. 1
The quest for this season’s MLB World Series title is officially underway with Kansas City’s thrilling 9-8 walk-off victory over Oakland on Tuesday night in the AL Wild Card game. The Royals closed as slight +104 home underdogs on BetOnline’s closing MLB betting odds. The total went well OVER the 6.5 closing line. Kansas City will now face the Los Angeles Angels in the ALDS with Game 1 set for Thursday night.
Wednesday’s NL Wild Card game pits San Francisco on the road against Pittsburgh with the Giants listed as -110 favorites. The baseball betting moneyline on the Pirates is an even money 100 and the total for this game is set at 6.5. The winner of this one-game showdown will then face Washington in the NLDS. That series is slated to get underway on Friday afternoon.
Action continues on Thursday with Game 1 of the ALDS best-of-five series between Detroit and Baltimore. The Tigers head into the series opener as -121 road favorites with Max Scherzer on the mound. The Orioles will counter with Chris Tillman as their starter and BetOnline has set their MLB betting odds at +111. The total line for this contest has been set at 7.
Game 1 of the other NLDS series between St. Louis and the Los Angeles Dodgers tips-off on Friday. BetOnline MLB Sportsbook has listed the Cardinals as +184 road underdogs for the opener with Adam Wainwright getting the start. The betting odds on the Dodgers have been set at -195 for this game behind the left arm of Clayton Kershaw, who is basically a lock to win this year’s NL Cy Young Award. The total for this game has been set at 5.5.
BetOnline has also released a full set of futures odds for both pennant races and the World Series. The current odds have Detroit listed as a +175 favorite to win the American League and the Tigers’ odds to win it all are set at +500. The Angels’ current odds to win the AL are +250 and they are also listed at +500 to win it all. The third-favorite to win the AL is Baltimore at +425.
The Nationals and the Dodgers are each listed as +200 co-favorites to win the NL and they each have +450 odds to win this year’s World Series. The Cardinals’ odds to win the NL Pennant are set at +400 and their odds to go on and win a world title are +900. Top