There are two MLB playoff matchups tonight that will conclude one series and begin a new one.
First up is Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series at Yankee Stadium at 4:07 p.m. where the Cleveland Guardians are hoping to steal one on the road and break into the NLDS to take on the Houston Astros.
ALDS Betting: Cleveland Guardians @ New York Yankees
- Guardians Starting Pitcher: Aaron Civale (R)
- Warden Spread: +1.5
- Warden Moneyline: +143
- Yankees starting pitcher: Nestor Cortes (L)
- Yankees Run Spread: -1.5
- Yankee’s money line: -174
- Over/Under: 7.0
MLB playoff bracket odds have called for a scenario in which the Yankees and Astros go head-to-head in the ALCS for a chance to make the 2022 World Series, but Cleveland is poised to back New York’s plans this afternoon to thwart.
The Yankees are favored in the spread by 1.5 runs, and their -174 moneyline is roughly a 64 percent change in game and series winnings.
The Guardians’ Aaron Civale will climb the mound for the first time this postseason after struggling with injuries since late summer.
If you buy into Civale to save ALDS, bets placed on the Guardians moneyline odds will be paid out at $1.43 for every dollar wagered if they win.
Wrapping up today’s postseason action includes two MLB franchises that weren’t expected to escape the second round, according to MLB playoff betting sites. The odds predicted the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers would go head-to-head in the NLCS, but the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres had other plans.
NLCS Betting: Philadelphia Phillies @ San Diego Padres
- Phillies starting pitcher: Zack Wheeler (R)
- Phillies Run Spread: +1.5
- Phillies Moneyline: EVEN
- Padres starting pitcher: Yu Darvish (R)
- Padre’s Run Spread: -1.5
- Parents Moneyline: -120
- Over/Under: 6.5
The opening seat for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series is scheduled at 8:03 p.m. tonight, where the winner will earn a trip to the 2022 World Series.
The Padres are favored by 1.5 runs and are expected to take Game 1 and the early series lead. San Diego knocked out the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS round of the MLB playoffs.
The Dodgers were the front runner in World Series betting odds. Now that LA is out of the PSOT season, the Padres now have the advantage of reaching the World Series, but the Astros are now favored to win it all.
Odds of winning the 2022 World Series
- Houston Astros +150
- San Diego Padres +300
- Philadelphia Phillies +375
- New York Yankees +525
- Cleveland Guardian +1200
The Guardians are ranked as the team with the lowest probability of winning the World Series in 2022, also reflecting their MLB playoff betting line above.
If you wish to bet on any of today’s playoff matchups or the MLB championship futures, the above odds are published at Bovada Sportsbook and are effective now.
If for some reason you cannot rely on the results of either game, live betting allows you to place bets between the first and ninth innings. Online sportsbooks have made it easier than ever to stay in the game with their in-play odds, which allow their punters to bet on MLB baseball at the time of their choosing.
ALDS and NLCS Betting Odds: Bovada Sportsbook
Source – MLB.com