Of the eight teams from both leagues featured in the MLB playoffs betting there are several teams that have a good shot at winning the ultimate prize but the truth is, with some luck any team in this year’s post season field could come out on top of MLB playoffs betting.
All things being equal, experience, defense, start pitching, and hitting with men in scoring positions are the most important elements for success in MLB playoffs odds and the Boston Red Sox are the best in these categories.
MLB playoffs odds makers have liked the Red Sox, at least on paper, since spring training. What’s not to like about a two-time world champ when it comes to MLB playoffs odds? There are some very fine teams in MLB playoffs betting this season like the LA Angels, the Tampa Bay Rays and perhaps the LA Dodgers. None seems as likely to win the World Series as the Sox.
When it comes to MLB playoff betting it’s important to pick teams that are strong in those areas and no team can match the Red Sox in these areas. In the starting pitching department the Sox may have the best group of starters in this year’s MLB playoffs odds. Beckett, Lester and Dice-K are very formidable line up who could inflict a lot of damage by themselves. When you put a stellar bull pen into the mix with tough Jon Papelbon, this team is almost unbeatable in the MLB playoffs odds.
At the plate the team is nearly as dangerous with Big Papi hitting clean up and the rest of team doing some exceptional batting in their previous MLB playoffs betting appearances. The top of their batting lineup is terrific at getting on base and Ortiz is one of the best in the MLB playoffs odds at driving in base runners.
The weakness for the Red Sox and their potential downfall in the MLB playoffs odds could be their health. Beckett is penciled in to pitch in the opening MLB playoffs odds series but who knows if he’ll be ready. Mike Lowell and JD Drew also have some question marks and as two of the team’s better defensemen, their absence would be a huge blow for their MLB playoffs odds hopes.
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