It makes for a great narrative - this team lost Game 1 as the favorite so you can be sure they will come back hungry in Game 2. Sportscasters and other media are always trying to sell us on a revenge story. When they are predicting a series outcome, they almost always anticipate 6 or 7 hard-fought games. I hate to break it to you, but not all series are close. Sweeps and … [Read more...] about Using Revenge in the MLB Playoffs
After making quick work of the Colorado Rockies, the Milwaukee Brewers now face the reigning NL champion Dodgers for a spot in the 2018 World Series. There are plenty of reasons to like Milwaukee’s chances to win it all this fall. They are red hot and the postseason is all about who is playing their best baseball in October. Their bullpen has been absolutely shut-down and … [Read more...] about Can the Brewers Win it All?
Oh boy! The MLB playoffs are here! If you thought the regular season was unpredictable - just wait. Things are about to get crazy. The American League is loaded with contenders. The junior circuit boasts the 4 winningest teams in the Majors this year and a case could be made for each to win a ring. Team Record Win % Red … [Read more...] about Betting American League Futures
As we enter the final weekend of the MLB regular season there are still some scores to settle in a couple of divisions, but the American League is mostly set. One October matchup will be the Houston Astros taking home-field advantage in an ALDS series with the Cleveland Indians. These teams have never met in the postseason so we are entering uncharted waters by trying to … [Read more...] about Betting Strategy for Astros-Indians Series
It is now about 90% certain that the Yankees will face the A’s in the AL Wild Card play-in game. That means we need to start breaking these two squads down and pick an intelligent bet for Wednesday night (October 3). One-game playoffs are like Game 7s - you hold nothing back. Managers will attempt to get the most out of every star player on their roster, even if it means … [Read more...] about A’s – Yankees Playoff Preview