And yes, the best four teams are matched up for those that bet on baseball playoffs. The Yankees and Angels had the best records in the American League while the Phillies and Dodgers led the National League.
Baseball playoffs betting has the Yankees as a -175 favorite over the Los Angeles Angels in the ALCS at the online sportsbook while the Dodgers are -125 favorites against the Phillies in the NLCS. Keep in mind that in these two baseball playoffs betting series that the format is 2-3-2.
Game 1 of baseball playoffs betting in the NLCS begins on Thursday in Los Angeles with the Dodgers a -111 favorite against the Phillies with a total of 7.5 at the sportsbook. The Phillies will be sending Cole Hamels to the mound while the Dodgers counter with Randy Wolf. The ALCS in baseball playoffs betting begins with Game 1 in New York on Friday with the Yankees a -168 bet on baseball playoffs favorite and a total of 8.5 at the online sportsbook. The Yankees will send CC Sabathia to the mound while the Angels go with John Lackey.
The NLCS will be a baseball playoffs betting rematch from last year when the Phillies defeated the Dodgers. Philadelphia went on to win the World Series last year for those that bet on baseball playoffs. The NLCS will actually play their Game 2 on Friday which is the day the ALCS begins in baseball playoffs betting.
History is really not on the side of the Phillies in their baseball playoffs betting series against the Dodgers. Since 1999-2000 only the New York Yankees have defended their title. Two teams made it back to the World Series and lost in bet on baseball playoffs, (the 2001 Yankees and 1996 Braves), last year’s Red Sox lost in the ALCS while three more lost in the Division Series (2005 Boston Red Sox, 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks, 1997 New York Yankees). Five more teams missed the playoffs altogether during that time. The last National League team to repeat was the 1975-76 Cincinnati Reds.
Baseball playoffs betting history will be made if the Angels defeat the Yankees since never before has a team knocked out both the Red Sox and the Yankees in a single baseball playoffs betting postseason.
History could also be made if the Angels and Dodgers win in baseball playoffs betting since there has never been a Freeway World Series.