As the end of the regular season draws closer, the postseason will offer many opportunities to bet on baseball. Let's look at some wagers to think about with less than a week until the playoffs start.
I found an interesting wager on BetMGM involving the winner of the American League. Here are the odds for the winner by division:
AL East -110
AL Central +210
AL West +300
Eight teams will come out of the three divisions, and the AL Central has three teams that have clinched — White Sox, Twins and Indians. For the wild card series, every team plays and it's only a three-game series. So even though the Yankees and Rays have some of the best odds to win, anything can happen in a short series. I like the AL Central the best considering the teams, and that there's three teams for sure.
Odds for the National League by division are:
NL East +270
NL Central +290
NL West -125
Normally, I'd rather take the plus-odds, but I think there's still value in taking the NL West. Both the Dodgers and Padres have clinched spots and won't play each other in the first round. They would likely face each other in the second round, but odds are at least one would make it there. That puts one likely in the league championship series where either would be a favorite much higher than -125.
Wagers For This Weekend
Looking at Friday night's slate, Chris Mazza and the