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Two of the most bitter rivals in baseball betting action meet for (what should be) the final time of the season this week. Monday’s clash between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants might be the deciding game for both teams and their playoff hopes this year.
Oh sure, the G-Men already know that they are going to be in the postseason this year, but they know that they have to sweep to avoid having to start the playoffs at home (remember when that was a good thing to do?).
The last series of the year for MLB betting fans kicks off in the Bronx on Monday night, where the Boston Red Sox will hope to make the playoffs a living hell for the New York Yankees.
The Red Sox have long since been out of the discussion for the second season, and this might be the last time that we have to see Manager Bobby Valentine ruining the Nation. Boston is seemingly just trying to avoid finishing with the worst record in the American League or in the AL East.
The Tampa Bay Rays will make one last push at a spot in the playoffs in the AL East starting on Tuesday night in MLB betting action when they send their ace to the hill against the Boston Red Sox.
Tampa Bay has won five in a row, but it pretty much might have to win out to get into the playoffs. The Baltimore Orioles are four games in front of it, while the Oakland Athletics, though slumping, are still three up.
The Oakland Athletics hope to take one more step towards clinching a spot in the playoffs this year in MLB betting action when they duke it out with the Texas Rangers on Monday night.
The A’s just had a bad weekend in the Big Apple, as they lost two out of three and lost a couple games in the Wild Card standings to both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels. They still hold a comfortable three-game edge in the loss column against the Halos and four on the Rays, but this is the first of seven games against the Rangers left to play this year.
Two teams that could very well turn out to be playoff foes in the National League meet on Thursday night for MLB betting action, as the Washington Nationals hope to take out the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Dodgers really haven’t been all that great since the mega deals a month ago that brought so many new faces to their team. They’re out of the NL West race at this point, but they still have a decent chance of getting in as a Wild Card.
Arch rivals from the AL West meet on Wednesday night for MLB betting action when the Los Angeles Angels play host to the Texas Rangers.
Texas once looked like a lock for the playoffs, but at least right now, it is somewhat up in the air. Sure, the Rangers still hold the best record in the American League, and time is running out for other teams to catch up, but there are just three games worth of safety between them and the Oakland Athletics for first place in the AL West, and just 3.5 more games back to the Halos, who are just on the outside of the postseason.
The AL playoff chase will take another turn on Tuesday night for MLB betting action in Motown, where the Detroit Tigers will host the Oakland Athletics in the first game of a crucial three-game set.
Not only is Oakland really starting to look the part of a playoff team, but it is closing in quickly on the Texas Rangers for the AL West lead as well. The A’s have the second best record in the National League, and they have 4.5-games of safety over the Los Angeles Angels, who are the first team on the outside of the playoffs looking in at the moment.
The surging Philadelphia Phillies look to keep their name in the hat for the NL Wild Card with a series in Flushing starting on Monday, as they take on the New York Mets in a battle for MLB betting fans to enjoy.
It is amazing to think that even after trading Shane Victorino, even after trading Joe Blanton, and even after trading Hunter Pence, that even at one-game under .500, the Phillies are still in the thick of the fight for the last Wild Card slot in the National League.
With all of the talk going on right now in the AL East, we tend to forget that there is a crucial series going on right now in the AL Central for MLB betting fans as well, and that series continues on Thursday night between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox.
Very quietly, Detroit has taken the first two games of this series, and now it has a chance to get back in a first place tie in the AL Central if it can win this game. To make matters even better, the squad’s best pitcher, Justin Verlander is going to be on the bump.
MLB Picks Preview New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Starting Pitchers: Phelps (Yankees) vs. Cook (Red Sox) Date/Time: September 12th, 7:05 P.M. EST Television: ESPN MLB Odds from VietBet Moneyline: Yankees -140 Red Sox +130 Total: 10 (Over -105) …