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MLB Playoff Predictions
Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins
Our first playoff series for this interesting year features America's most hated team, the Houston Astros as they are thrust back into the spotlight. They are taking on the Minnesota Twins who have never been accused let alone caught cheating, so you can say the public will firmly be behind the Twins in this matchup.
The Astros limp into the playoffs with a 29-31 record and an absolutely terrible record on the road at 9-23. They are also down their Cy Young starter in Justin Verlander and will need to rely on a mixed bag of starters and relivers to get them through this series. The Astros offense looks much different from last year now that they don't know which pitch is coming in every single at bat.
The Twins may not be the most flashy team in the majors, but they are putting together a real solid year. They have been impacted by the short season and the injuries have started to pile up more recently for the Twins as they haven't been able to field their full starting nine since late July. This Twins team relies heavily on the long ball and looking at the Astros rotation they may get a few chances to take them deep. The Twins may not have a ton of household names in their starters / bullpen but they have been getting the job done. The Twins may not be a world series favorite but they should be able to easily get past the Astros
Odds to Advance:
Houston Astros (+150)
Minnesota Twins (-178)
BetQL Expert Pick: Minnesota Twins (-178)
Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics
Two under the radar championship contenders with young cores will face off against one another when the White Sox take on the Oakland A's. This will be the second playoff series that kicks off a bit of a weird year for baseball.
The White Sox enter this playoff series absolutely crushing the ball and leading the AL in home runs with 96 long balls. The long ball is a bit of a double edged sword for the White Sox because it can be a bit live or die for this Chicago team. Nearly 50% of their runs this year have come from homeruns and once you start playing baseball in October it gets a bit harder to rely on the deep ball to be your savoir. The White Sox pitching has been looking pretty solid this year and they will throw their young stud Lucas Giolito to open the series. The front half of their rotation is tough which actually plays a bit in their favor for this Wild Card Series.
The A's are back into the playoffs which isn't much of a surprise but this team has flown under the radar for a majority of the season and could be a legit World Series contender. Unfortunately the A's will be without their best player in Matt Chapman which will hurt them a ton, but next man up we will see if Oakland can get the job done. The A's will start this series with a young stud of their own in Jesus Luzardo so we may have a pitchers duel on our hands early in the series. The A's pitching staff has only given up 69 home runs on the year which is the third fewest in the AL, so the A's may actually be the perfect foil to a heavy swinging White Sox lineup.
Odds to Advance:
Chicago White Sox (-108)
Oakland Athletics (-108)
BetQL Expert Pick: Oakland A's (-108)
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Two AL East foes will go head to head in the #1 vs #8 seed in the expanded wild card playoffs. Although their records aren't very comparable the season series ended with the Rays up 6-4, but overall the Blue Jays won the run differential. It is always great when two teams that really know each other get to play against each other in the playoffs. We could be in store for a great series although the data may say otherwise.
The Rays may not have a ton of household names on their roster but they do have consistent MLB level players. Tampa Bay has put together a surprising season in this shortened year and they may be one of the best teams in baseball. The Ray's pitching has been unreal this season and if they play nearly to the level they played throughout this year teams will be lucky to get a few runs across the plate. The Rays are a veteran team that is looking to quickly put the Blue Jays young guns out of commission for the rest of this year.
The Blue Jays somewhat limp into this playoff series as they needed to win their final six games to secure their spot. Before their six game winning streak the Blue Jays dropped six games in a row, so we have one of the more streaky teams facing off against the most consistent team in baseball this series. The Blue Jays young hitters have overachieved and that is why we will see them playing the Rays in this Wild Card series but going up against veteran pitchers may be tough for them here. Saving grace in this series may be Hyun-jin Ryu for the Blue Jays, if Toronto is able to steal a game during Ryu's start this series may get a lot more interesting.
Odds to Advance:
Toronto Blue Jays (+186)
Tampa Bay Rays (-225)
BetQL Expert Pick: Tampa Bay Rays (-225)
New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians
One of the most highly anticipated playoff matchups will finally kickoff in the late slate of playoffs kickoff. The Cleveland Indians will take on the New York Yankees in what may be the most evenly matched playoff series in the wild card round.
The Yankees started this season on fire not only swinging the bat well but their pitching staff was also on fire. Then the injury bug caught up with the Yankees and they started to see them selves drop in the standings. Now in October they have much of their lineup back in order and are ready to take on a terrifying Indians pitching staff. The Yankees have gotten great run support when they face right handed pitching and will look to continue that against some of the best pitchers in the AL. Luke Voit led the AL in homeruns this year and if he is able to get a well timed long ball he could send his team into the next round of the playoffs. The Yankees may be facing tough pitching but they have some of their own as well. We will get to see if Gerrit Cole can live up to his gigantic contract and send the Yankees to the World Series
The Indians will be looking to replicate their 2016 post season run which got them to the World Series, but they lost a tough game to the Cubs that year. Although the team is much different than it was four years ago the Indians do have a very legitimate shot to make it back to the World Series. The Indians have a terrifying pitching staff just like they did in 2016, led by sure fire Cy Young award winner Shane Bieber who the Yankees will need some luck to beat. We expect all of Cleveland's games to be low scoring, small ball affairs, and a lot of that is because they have struggled to score runs this year. Although the Indians don't have much offensive threat, October is when small ball is king, so we wouldn't be surprised to see the Indians shocking Yankees fans in the opening round.
Odds to Advance:
Cleveland Indians (+100)
New York Yankees (-116)