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The Dog Days Of October
The 4 teams in the League Championship Series were all underdogs in the last round.
When you also factor the Wild Card Games were both won by the Giants and Royals, (both not being the favorite), it marks the 1st 6 rounds of this postseason go to the “Dogs”.
Baltimore defeating the Tigers was probably the least surprising as the other clubs winning against their opponents. Again via a sweep of the 3 straight Cy Young Winners is impressive though.
The Nationals and Cards losing to the Giants and Cardinals had a lot to do with playoff pedigree with the teams moving on, as they handled the pressure better than the two upstart clubs.
The Royals came back from a 7 – 3 deficit in the bottom of the 8th versus Jon Lester and the A’s first, before winning 2 more extra inning games.
KC’s 4 game winning streak to start this year’s playoffs has to the biggest story of all.
The Higher seed Baltimore Orioles are favored over the Kansas City Royals by a -140, to +120 margin respectively.
I like the AL East winner to win this ALCS matchup, and they pay 71.42 cents for every $1 wagered.
In the National League, the Cards are a slight favorite at -130, to the Giants +110. With the 2 teams being equal in just about everything, my head says to go with the better odd.
If you are wishing to bet the St. Louis squad, I would wait for a series deficit 1st before throwing money down on them.
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Odds are courtesy of www.bet365.com
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