How to Bet on the 2017 MLB Playoffs.

How to Bet on the 2017 MLB Playoffs

Written by on October 3, 2017

If you’re fired up about the start of the 2017 MLB Playoffs and you’re looking to cash in early and often, then you need a primer on just how to do that!First, you have the World Series Futures Odds for each team. While the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers are favored to represent their respective leagues in the 2017 Fall Classic, both title hopefuls will undoubtedly have their hands full winning their respective pennants.Now, let’s take a look at just how you can cash in on this year’s MLB postseason.

How to Bet on the 2017 MLB Playoffs

World Series Best Futures Odds

  • Cleveland Indians: +330
  • Los Angeles Dodgers:  +380
  • Houston Astros: +455
  • Chicago Cubs:  +775
As you can see, the Cleveland Indians (102-60) are not only favored to win the AL Pennant, but they’re favored to win it all after winning representing the American League in last season’s Fall Classic. The Los Angeles Dodgers won a MLB-best 104 games during the regular season and are favored to beat out the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs (92-70) this time around. However, Chicago, at +775 could beat anyone with their prolific batting order if they can get some improved pitching and many baseball observers believe the Houston Astros (101-61) and not the Cleveland Indians are, not only the best team in the American League but the best team in all baseball after winning an impressive 101 games this year.The Cleveland Indians are the 2017 MLB Playoffs favorites.In addition to the MLB futures odds, there are of course, individual game odds that feature the traditional Moneyline, Over/Under and Run Line wagers.In order to cash in on any individual game, you need to know who the starting pitcher is for each team and how they’ve been throwing the ball in recent outings. Not only that, but you also need to know the depth and quality of each team’s respective bullpens in addition to how each team’s hitters have betting batting and how well each team has been scoring runs.If you didn’t know, a dozen wild card teams have reached the World Series since 1995 with six of those teams ending up as World Series champs.

MLB Postseason Series Lineups

AL Wild Card: Twins at Yankees, Oct. 3, 8 PM ET, ESPN

Latest MLB Playoffs Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 games
  • Minnesota is 7-3 SU in the last 10 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games
  • NY Yankees are 16-6 SU in the last 22 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games
  • NY Yankees are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 games at home
NL Wild Card: Rockies at Diamondbacks, Oct. 4, 8 PM ET

Latest MLB Playoffs Betting Trends

  • Colorado is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Colorado’s last 7 games on the road
  • Arizona is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Colorado
  • Arizona is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Colorado
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games when playing Colorado
American League Divisional Series
  • Thursday, OCT. 5: Red Sox at Astros, Game 1, 4 p.m. ET, FS1 or MLBN
  • Thursday, OCT. 5: WC winner at Indians, Game 1, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1 or MLBN
  • Friday, OCT. 6: Red Sox at Astros, Game 2, 2 p.m. ET, FS1 or MLBN
  • Friday, OCT. 6: WC winner at Indians, Game 2, 5 p.m. ET, FS1 or MLBN
  • Sunday, OCT. 8: Astros at Red Sox, Game 3, FS1 or MLBN
  • Sunday, OCT. 8: Indians at WC winner, Game 3, FS1 or MLBN
  • Monday, OCT. 9: Astros at Red Sox, Game 4*, FS1
  • Monday, OCT. 9: Indians at WC winner, Game 4*, FS1
  • Wednesday, OCT. 11: Red Sox at Astros, Game 5*, FS1
  • Wednesday, OCT. 11: WC winner at Indians, Game 5*, FS1
National League Divisional Series
  • Friday, OCT. 6: Cubs at Nationals, Game 1, 7:30 p.m. ET, TBS
  • Friday, OCT. 6: WC winner at Dodgers, Game 1, 10:31 p.m. ET, TBS
  • Saturday, OCT. 7: Cubs at Nationals, Game 2, 5:30 p.m. ET, TBS
  • Saturday, OCT. 7: WC winner at Dodgers, Game 2, 9 p.m. ET, TBS
  • Monday, OCT. 9: Nationals at Cubs, Game 3, TBS
  • Monday, OCT. 9: Dodgers at WC winner, Game 3, TBS
  • Tuesday, OCT. 10: Nationals at Cubs, Game 4*, TBS
  • Tuesday, OCT. 10: Dodgers at WC winner, Game 4*, TBS
  • Thursday, OCT. 12: Cubs at Nationals, Game 5*, TBS
  • Thursday, OCT. 12: WC winner at Dodgers, Game 5*, TBS

More Odds to Win the 2017 World Series

  • Washington Nationals: +825
  • Boston Red Sox: +850
  • New York Yankees: +1350
  • Arizona Diamondbacks: +1850
  • Colorado Rockies: +3300
  • Minnesota Twins: +3300
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