We are down to the last few days of the MLB season and if you are still doing baseball betting, you have options from teams still playing meaningful games as we head down the stretch.
As of today, September 28, this is what the AL Wild Card picture still looks like.
At this moment, Kansas City still has a mathematical chance to return to playoffs, but for all realistic principles, the Royals will not defend their World Series crown.
Went over to A+ rated 5Dimes to look at baseball futures for the American League and review the MLB odds and tried to determine what could happen the next several days.
According to ESPN’s odds, Toronto has a 96.6 percent chance to reach the postseason. The Blue Jays no doubt want to make sure they also host the Wild Card game and by beating Baltimore on Sept. 28 and 29, they can all but assure that happens, especially if Detroit were to lose once or twice.
If not, Toronto (+650 odds to win AL) is still in pretty good shape, but what those making MLB picks do not know is what Boston will be thinking, with this being the Jays next destination. The Red Sox are battling division winners Cleveland and Texas for home field in the AL and there have been little indication any of the teams are going all out to win.
Other than sweeping Arizona, Baltimore (+1350 odds) has been bumbling down the stretch and is closing the season at Toronto and at New York. They currently have a 61.3 percent chance of joining the playoff picture, but need to find offense quick, since they have only scored more than three runs once since Sept.17th.
Detroit (+2000 odds) might be a game behind the Orioles, but have a real chance to possibly catch both the O’s and the Blue Jays. The Tigers should be favored in all their remaining games, though they have really struggled with Cleveland (3-14). If they manage to win last two contests with the Indians, they travel to Atlanta, with the Braves 27-49 at home.
These divisions rivals have one game remaining against each other on the 28th and if Seattle takes that one, the Astros limited chances at 2.3 percent go almost to zero, even if they were to sweep the Angels over the weekend.
A defeat at Houston takes Seattle (+3300 odds) below slim chances of 8.5 percent, but a win and a four-game home sweep of Oakland might force a sudden death encounter against someone ahead of them.
Doug Upstone wrote this for www.sportsbookreview.com