With two-thirds of the 2018 MLB regular season now in the books and just two months remaining in the regular season, now is a perfect time to spit out some insightful MLB betting predictions that could help you cash in consistently up until the start of the postseason playoff period.
MLB Predictions for Last Two Months of the 2018 Regular Season
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The Boston Red Sox have just been bonkers this season behind sure-fire AL Cy Young winner Chris Sale (11-4, 2.04 ERA). Boston has won nine of their last 10 games and a blistering 23 of their last 30 games overall. The BoSox have opened up a 9-game lead on the New York Yankees and I just don’t see them relinquishing it at all. The prediction here is that the Red Sox are the pick to win the AL East. I’m also going to predict that Boston reaches the ALCS opposite Houston where….
There’s not much of a prediction to make as far as the AL Central is concerned, The Cleveland Indians are just 62-50 this year, so they’re not playing outstanding baseball or anything, but they’re the easy pick to win the pitiful AL Central, seeing as how Minnesota is just 53-59 and Detroit is a awful 47-67. My prediction for the Tribe however, is that they will be a one-and-done playoff participant.
The AL West is a tight race, but I’m expecting the division champs and reigning World series champion Houston Astros to win the division for the second straight season. I’m also going to predict that the Oakland A’s beat out the Seattle Mariners for second place in the division and a berth in the playoffs where they will dispatch the Indians!
The Philadelphia Phillies (64-49) and Atlanta Braves (61-49) have been in a back-and-forth battle for first place all season long, but I’m going with Philly to get it done. The Phils are 20 games up in the win column at home (38-18) and just look like a completely different team when they’re playing in the City of Brotherly Love. Yes, Atlanta has a winning home and road record while the Phils are five games below .500 on the road, but I like Philadelphia’s home cooking to lead them to the division win this year!
The Chicago Cubs (66-47) are just 2.5 games up on the Milwaukee Brewers (65-51) at the time of this writing, but I’m thinking the lovable Cubbies are going to stretch that lead a bit more before the end of the regular season to claim a division title that really shouldn’t be as difficult to win as it has been this season. I’m also going to predict that the Brewers get one of the two wild card berths in the NL and that anything could happen once they get in.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have rebounded from a horrific start this season and now sit in first place in the NL West just a half-game ahead of Arizona. Still, I’m going with Clayton Kershaw and company to get the division win again this season. While the Dodgers could very well go on to challenge for overall supremacy in the mediocre National League, my prediction is that whoever represents the American League in this year’s World series, will go on to win it all, whether it’s Houston, Boston or New York.