There is nothing like the stretch run in September to keep baseball fans on the edge of their seats. And because of that, The Rx has all the adjusted MLB World Series odds as the Boys of Summer prepare for the Autumn Classic.
TheRx Betting Edge
• Since the All-Star break, the Yankees are playing at a stunningly poor .394 winning percentage.
• In the meantime, fans can watch Aaron Judge, currently the MLB king of swat with 51 dingers, smash his way into baseball history as he takes aim at Roger Maris’ AL home run record of 61 set in 1961.
• Those who have been watching the MLB World Series odds board have witnessed the Astros’ odds plunge as they continue to mow down their opponents.
• The Cardinals have been unconscious since after the break, winning at a nearly .700 clip as summer turns to fall.
• They (Dodgers) are a star-studded collection of killers, ranked tops in batting average, runs scored, and team ERA.
|Favorites||Playoff Periphery||Wait Til Next Year|
|Dodgers +300||Rays +4000||Angels +500,000|
|Astros +380||Indians +5000||Royals +500,000|
|Yankees +480||Brewers +5500||Tigers +500,000|
|Mets +480||Twins +8000||Marlins +500,000|
|Braves +1200||Orioles +12,000||Rockies +500,000|
|Blue Jays +1600||White Sox +20,000||Athletics +500,000|
|Cardinals +2200||Red Sox +200,000||Nationals +500,000|
|Padres +2500||Giants +200,000||Cubs +500,000|
|Mariners +3200||Diamondbacks +300,000||Pirates +500,000|
|Phillies +3500||Rangers +500,000||Reds +500,000|
How do the 2022 MLB Playoffs Work?
This season there will be a dozen teams in the playoff mix, six from each league, giving a few more fanbases a reason to hang in there and root for their teams down the home stretch of the season.
In each league, there will be three division winners seeded 1-3 based on their records. And then will come the three wild card teams which will be seeded 4-6, also based on record.
In the wild-card round, the top two seeded division winners in each league will get a bye while the No. 3 seed will host the No. 6 seed, and the No. 4 seed will host the No. 5 seed in a three-game series.
Once the divisional round commences, the No. 1 seed will play the winner of the 4-5 series while the No. 2 seed will host the winner of the 3-6 series. There is no reseeding in this round so if the No. 6 seed upsets the No. 3 seed, then the No. 2 seed, and not the No. 1 seed, will play the No. 6 seed.
The remaining two teams in each league will play in the ALCS and NLCS, respectively, to determine the World Series entrants.
Who Will Win the American League Divisions?
The Yankees will win the East but they aren’t the runaway freight train they appeared to be in the first half of the season. As a matter of fact, since the All-Star break, the Yankees are playing at a stunningly poor .394 winning percentage.
To put that into perspective, they are playing at a Detroit Tigers level of baseball. For those that don’t know, the Tigers are mired in the muck of the AL Central and have a winning percentage of .388 entering September.
The Bombers are too good not to figure it all out and get back on track. In the meantime, fans can watch Aaron Judge – currently the MLB king of swat with 51 dingers – smash his way into baseball history as he takes aim at Roger Maris’ AL home run record of 61 set in 1961.
This had been a three-horse race throughout much of the season, but the White Sox have tailed off and it has now become a dogfight between the Guardians and the Twins.
The Guardians are playing better in the second half while the Twins are playing a pedestrian brand of .500 baseball entering the final month of the regular season.
Although this division is still anyone’s for the taking, the Guardians have the edge, but there are still eight games left between the two with three in Minnesota and five in Cleveland. That could have a substantial impact on who takes home the AL Central crown.
You can put a fork in this divisional race as the Houston Astros are steadily increasing their lead over their nearest divisional with a dozen games between them and the Mariners. Those who have been watching the MLB World Series odds board have witnessed the Astros’ odds plunge as they continue to mow down their opponents.
Houston matched its best record in franchise history entering September at 84-47 and they are showing no signs of slowing down as they charge into the playoffs with a thunderous head of steam.
Yordan Álvarez leads the team in batting average and home runs while their devastating one-two punch at the top of the rotation, Justin Verlander and Framber Valdez, baffle opposing lineups every time they take the bump.
AL Wild Cards
• Seattle Mariners
• Tampa Bay Rays
• Toronto Blue Jays
Who Will Win the National League Divisions?
The Mets enter September with a .648 winning percentage in the second half of the season but the Braves and Phillies are also winning north of 60% of their games which makes this division a juggernaut in its own right.
Well, that’s not entirely true as the lowly Marlins and Nationals kill that narrative.
The Mets look too tough to be threatened, which means the defending World Series champions from Atlanta may enter the postseason as a wild card entry.
New York’s sparkling season, though, is particularly impressive considering they failed to make the playoffs last season with a 77-85 record in 2021.
The Cardinals have been unconscious since after the break, winning at a nearly .700 clip as summer turns to fall.
The Brewers are trying to keep pace but are 5 ½ games back and can only hope that the Redbirds’ white-hot streak will cool along with the weather. The Cubs, Reds, and Pirates will all wait until next year.
Perhaps one of the most inspiring performances on the roster is courtesy of the living legend himself, 42-year-old Albert Pujols, who is retiring at the end of the season but has cranked 15 home runs this season as a part-time player.
Regardless of hometown allegiances, everyone is rooting for Pujols to go yard six more times, which will ensconce him in baseball’s 700 club before the curtain closes on the season and his Hall-of-Fame career
The Dodgers are baseball’s version of the Golden State Warriors. They are a star-studded collection of killers, ranked tops in batting average, runs scored, and team ERA.
Big Blue has left its divisional rivals in a cloud of dust, currently up on its closest rival, San Diego, by a whopping 19 games with over a month left in the season.
The only saving grace for San Diego is that they are playing well enough to vie for one of the three wild card berths.
However, the Padres will have the unenviable task of meeting the Dodgers nine times in September which doesn’t bode well for San Diego as they have won only two of 10 games against Los Angeles this year.
NL Wild Cards
- • Atlanta Braves
- • Milwaukee Brewers
- • Philadelphia Phillies