Wild Cards Set for Tuesday and Wednesday!

Baseball Odds Today: Wild Cards Set for Tuesday and Wednesday!

October 2, 2018 MLB Baseball, Sports Betting

Above all, history has already been made before the Major League Baseball playoffs have even started.  Indeed, not one but two division races ended tied after the 162-game season.  As a result, the National League Central and West Divisions needed an extra game to settle their respective titles.  The two losers of those National League 163rd games will meet Tuesday in the NL Wild Card game.  Colorado plays at Chicago.  The AL Wild Card matchup with baseball odds today is set for Wednesday with Oakland at New York.  The winners move on and losers go home!

Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8 p.m. ET

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Rockies vs. Cubs Betting Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Rockies+1½ (-175)7 (-115)
Cubs-1½ (+155)7 (-105)
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Rockies vs. Cubs 2018 MLB TV Coverage:  ESPN and ESPN2

The Pitcher’s Mound

The probable starters for the NL wild card game are set for baseball odds today.   Left hander Kyle Freeland will start for the Colorado Rockies.  Counter to Freeland will be left hander Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs.  Freeland was 17-7 with a 2.85 ERA.  In the same way Lester was 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA.

Numbers to Consider

Consequently, Chicago was a solid home team with a mark of 51-31.  And just 34 of their home games went over the total.  Balanced against that is Colorado’s road record of 44-38.  Just 35 of the Rockies road games went over the total.  Colorado ranked seventh in MLB for run production.  Meanwhile the Cubs ranked 11th for runs scored.  On the whole the bullpens may prove to be the difference.  Concurrently the Rockies finished 26th in MLB while the Cubs ranked second.

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 8 p.m. ET

Location: Yankee Stadium, New York, New York

Athletics vs. Yankees Betting Odds at SBG: Click Here!

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Athletics vs. Yankees TV Coverage:  TBS

The Pitcher’s Mound

Right hander Liam Hendriks is the probable starter for Oakland.  Consider Hendriks pitched only 24 innings this year with a 4.13 earned run average. Right hander Luis Severino is the probable starter for the Yankees.   Namely Severino had a sports betting record if 19-8 with a 3.39 earned run average.  Additionally, both teams have strong bullpens.  For example, the A’s ranked third with the Yankees at fourth in MLB bullpen ERA.

Numbers to Consider

New York had a home record of 53-28.  Further, just 35 of their home games went under the total.  Following that the Yankees ranked second in MLB for run production.  Above all the Bronx Bombers set the MLB record for team home runs in a season.  Oakland had a road record of 47-34.  Just 32 of their away games went under the total.  On the whole the A’s raked fourth in MLB for run production and third for home runs.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation the two road teams will bring value with baseball odds today. Upstart Oakland was never supposed to make the post season.  In the same way, Colorado played in Los Angeles Monday and had to fly to Chicago to play the very next day.  For this purpose, the public will be pounding the home teams.

MLB Betting Odds Picks

In sum wild card games are Russian Roulette.  Oakland and Colorado will bring superior value.  More emphatically its an opportune time to fade the public.

MLB Betting Online Wild Card Picks: Colorado and Oakland

MLB Betting Online Wild Card Score Predictions: Rockies 3, Cubs 2 and Athletics 5, Yankees 4

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