MLB Weekly Baseball Betting Matchups & Picks: Sept. 30
MLB Weekly Baseball Betting Matchups & Picks: Sept. 30, The playoff picture in the National League is just about set with all six postseason spots claimed. The only race left on the board is the continuing battle for the NL Central title between St. Louis and Pittsburgh. Through Tuesday night’s games, the Cardinals still had a four-game lead with just five games left to play.
Filling in the rest of the picture are the New York Mets winning the NL East, the Los Angeles Dodgers locking-up first place in the NL West and the Chicago Cubs laying claim to one of two wildcard spots.
The American League is a bit more complicated heading into the final few games of the regular season. Toronto is in solid position to win the AL East with the New York Yankees a probable wildcard team. Kansas City has clinched the AL Central and the battle for the AL West is still up in the air. The Texas Rangers have a two-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels and Houston remains in the mix at 2.5 games off the pace. In all likelihood, two of these teams will make the playoffs with the third team being the odd man out.
As far as betting on the games with the help of TopBET Sportsbooks MLB betting odds, the Angels are the hottest team down the stretch. They extended their current winning streak to seven games with Tuesday’s 8-1 victory against Oakland as -156 home favorites. Over the course of an 8-2 record in their last 10 games, the return on a moneyline bet would have been +$817. Los Angeles’ total moneyline return for the year now stands at -$105.
The Blue Jays continues to be one of the top MLB moneymakers with a five-game winning streak and a 7-3 record over the course of their last 10 games. They are 91-65 overall with six games left to play and their return on the year is now +$630.
The top MLB betting moneyline return in the Majors by far still belongs to the Rangers at +$2745. While they are up a solid +$466 at home, they have been a money machine on the road all season long with a +$2279 return behind an AL-best record of 45-36.
One playoff team that has been hard on bettors this season has been the Dodgers. While they have clinched the NL West at 88-69 with five games left to play, their overall moneyline return is well in the red at -$1178. They have been a nightmare to bet on the road with a costly -$1626 return behind a record of 36-43.