162 games over six months have separated Major League Baseball’s best from the rest. It’s time for the Postseason. Two wild card teams play a winner take all game in both the American and National Leagues for the right to join the division winners in the Divisional Series. The stakes are raised once again as the two remaining teams from the AL and NL due battle in the League Championship Series for the right to got to the World Series. The MLB Postseason is baseball at its best.
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With one game playoffs, best-of-five and best-of seven series the Postseason offers the biggest baseball games in a short amount of time. We help you keep track of the wagering action by providing all the top Postseason betting lines daily with the top recommended bookmakers below.
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How To Bet On MLB Postseason
Major League Baseball has expanded the Postseason over the years adding more drama, excitement and tension to one of the best events of the sporting year. While teams like the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals have made repeated trips to the Postseason under these new rules, the expanded formats have allowed for teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals and to qualify and reinvigorate those traditional markets and fan bases.
While the temperature is dropping in most Major League cities come Postseason time, the intensity is only rising. Each pitch, each swing, each manager’s decision is heightened. The rosters have been analyzed keeping only the best options in the dugout for the different scenarios come game time. Pitching staffs are reduced meaning less rest in between starts and short rest is in order if there’s a must-win game for the ace.
Momentum can play a big factor in postseason success. The Royals followed up a late inning comeback in the AL Wild Card Game to back-to-back sweeps over the favoured Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Baltimore Orioles to reach the World Series in 2014. A championship looked a distinct possibility for KC, but Madison Bumgarner came out of the bullpen on two days rest to nail down the save in a shining example of an ace taking the mound in a must-win game. 2004 saw the greatest reversal in postseason history as the Boston Red Sox came all the way back from 3-0 down to win the best-of-seven American League Championship Series over the New York Yankees before going on to win it all.
A look at the pitching staffs, a look at who’s either hitting well, or more importantly, who’s hitting well at key moments of the game are the key factors to consider if you want the action you play to match the action on the field.