Baseball odds makers had a good feeling about the Milwaukee Brewers before the season begin.
They also liked the Chicago Cubs chances in the baseball odds. And so far they’ve been spot on in their preseason baseball odds predictions as both teams looked poise to be the betting odds favorites to win the NL Central and inflict some serious damage in the NL playoffs.
Baseball odds for the Brewers greatly increased after they pulled the trigger on a mid-season trade that brought the reigning AL Cy Young award winner over from Cleveland. CC Sabathia has proved to be every bit worth the high price the Brew Crew paid in young baseball talent. The team’s brass was obviously sending a message that it desperately wants to win the pennant this year by arranging the deal and it would be the first time in two decades that the team has come out on top in the baseball odds.
Since arriving, Sabathia has been outstanding and is a major reason why the Brewers are within one game of the baseball odds division lead. The massive hurler has been one of the best pitchers in the NL baseball odds since coming over in early July allowing just five runs in four games and earning the baseball betting odds win in all four games. He’s gotten plenty of help as well from his teammates at the plate with sluggers like Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder greatly helping out the Brewers chances in the baseball odds. But the story in Milwaukee this year has been the pitching staff with Ben Sheets and Sabathia forming perhaps the best one-two punch in the baseball odds. This will be a lethal combination for opponents in the playoff baseball odds.
But the Brewers still have to get past the Chicago Cubs which still hold a one game lead in the baseball betting odds standings. And the Cubs are no slouch to be certain. The team has done extraordinary well this season and it’s eight all stars is a fine indicator of how well this team has been performing against the baseball odds competition. This team has the second best record in the game and it has without a doubt the best bull pen of any team in the baseball odds. If this team can get even four innings from its starters, and two or more runs from its bats, it’s all but guaranteed a win.