Final MLB Betting Predictions to Close the 2017 Regular Season
Chad Bettis will lead us into the final series of the regular season with as the Magic Number.Let’s goooo: https://t.co/lcB8b7sQRu pic.twitter.com/Kkbispwgje — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) 29 de septiembre de 2017
MLB Betting Prediction on NL Wild CardThe NL Wild Card is still up for grabs between the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers. Colorado (86-73) is two games up on Milwaukee (84-75) with the Rockies hosting a Los Angeles Dodgers team that has already assured of home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs while Milwaukee is on the road against a St. Louis Cardinals team that was recently eliminated from Wild Card contention.
Los Angeles Dodgers (102-57) at Colorado Rockies (86-73)
- When: Friday, September 29, 8:10 PM ET
- Where: Coors Field
- MLB Betting Odds: Colorado -103
- Total: 11.5
Probable PitchersDodgers – Hyun-Jin Ryu – R – (5-8, 3.47 ERA, 115 K) Hyun-Jin Ryu is looking to put on a good performance as he seeks a spot in the Dodgers’ NLDS starting rotation, with teammate Alex Wood being the other candidate. Ryu took a line drive off his left forearm in his last start against San Francisco and was limited to just 2.1 innings after giving up one run on three hits. Prior to that, the right-hander allowed just one earned run over his previous two starts spanning a combined 10.2 innings. Rockies – Chad Bettis – R – (1-4, 5.72 ERA, 26 K) Chad Bettis limited San Diego to one run in 4.2 innings of a 5-0 loss in his last start but gave up at least three earned runs in six straight starts prior to that while allowing an identical five earned runs on three of those starts.
AnalysisThe Colorado Rockies might be desperate, but with Chad Bettis going just 1-2 with a 7.04 ERA in September, the Dodgers are the easy pick in this contest. The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last four games against their NL West division rivals while Colorado has gone 2-5 in Chad Bettis’ last five starts. Pick: Dodgers 5 – Rockies 3
Milwaukee Brewers (84-75) at St. Louis Cardinals (82-77)
- When: Friday, September 29, 8:15 PM ET
- Where: Busch Stadium
- MLB Betting Odds: St. Louis +115
- Total: 8.5
Probable PitchersMilwaukee – Chase Anderson – R – (11-4, 2.81 ERA, 128 K) Right-hander Chase Anderson gave up three runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings of a 5-0 loss against Chicago in his last start, but prior to that, he allowed just one earned runs over his previous three starts spanning 16.1 innings while getting wins in each outing. Anderson has a 2.95 ERA in eight career starts vs. St. Louis. St. Louis – John Grant – R – (0-0, 3.65 ERA, 8 K) Grant made his first MLB start of the season last week and limited Pittsburgh to one earned run on three hits in 3.0 innings of a 4-1 loss to the Pirates. Grant had to leave his start because of tightness due to a lack of stretching.
AnalysisThe Brewers have the better starter in this contest plus a whole lot more to play for which is why they’re the easy pick to win and cash in. Milwaukee is 5-0 in their last five road games against a team with a winning record while St. Louis has faded at the worst time possible by dropping five of their last six. Pick: Milwaukee 4 – St. Louis 1
MLB Betting Odds on World Series home-field advantageI’m predicting the Los Angeles Dodgers will hold off the Cleveland Indian for home-field advantage should they meet in the World Series. By now, you probably know that the team with the best record gets home-field advantage in the World Series. The Dodgers are two games up on the Tribe and will nail it down by taking two of their final three games. Here is a look at the 2017 regular season win leaders.
- Dodgers: 102
- Indians: 100
- Astros: 99
- Nationals: 96
- Red Sox: 92
- Diamondbacks: 92
- Cubs: 90
- Yankees: 89