MLB Playoffs Weekly Baseball Betting Picks: Oct. 21
MLB Playoffs Weekly Baseball Betting Picks: Oct. 21, The Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets each moved one step closer to a showdown in this year’s MLB World Series with a crucial win on Tuesday. The Royals took a commanding 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays with a 14-2 romp as +141 road underdogs in Game 4, while the Mets went up 3-0 on the Chicago Cubs with a 5-2 victory in Game 3 as slight -105 road favorites in the NLCS.
Both series continue on Wednesday starting with Game 5 of the ALCS at the Rogers Centre in Toronto with a scheduled 4:07 p.m. (ET) start. BetOnline USA Bitcoin and live betting credit card Sportsbooks has opened the Royals as +133 road underdogs with the home-town Blue Jays listed as -143 favorites. The MLB betting odds for the total have been set at 9.
Kansas City will go with right-hander Edinson Volquez as their starter and the Blue Jays will send right-hander Marco Estrada to the mound to try and extend this series another game. Both pitchers have 1-1 records in the postseason with Volquez boasting a 2.31 ERA and Estrada coming in with an ERA of 3.09.
Game 4 of the NLCS is scheduled to get underway at 8:05 p.m. at Wrigley Field. 5Dimes has yet to set the betting moneyline and total line for this game, but look for Chicago to open as a slight favorite to keep this series alive with a win.
New York will be going for the series sweep with Steven Matz as its starter. The left-hander will be making his second start of the postseason after getting tagged for three runs in five innings in Game 4 of the NLDC against Los Angeles. The Cubs will counter with right-hander Jason Hammel. In his only postseason start in Game 4 of the NLDS against St. Louis, he allowed four runs over just three innings.
Should Toronto pull-out a win on Tuesday to stay alive, Game 6 would shift back to Kansas City for scheduled 8 p.m. start on Friday night. The Blue Jays would likely go with David Price as their starter, while the Royals have yet to name a starter for this game.
The Cubs would have one more game at home on Thursday night should they avoid the sweep. Look for New York to send Matt Harvey to the mound as its starter for Game 5 of the NLCS with Chicago countering with Jon Lester. Be sure to check BetOnline USA online Sportsbooks for all the MLB betting odds for the games.