MLB Playoffs - American League Division Series Odds
American League Division Series Predictions - MLB Series Odds
Ever since the Boston Red Sox ended their misery of generations without a championship, the Cleveland Indians took over the title as the American League team with the longest drought without a World Series. Hopes have been high in Cleveland all season long, and especially after the city broke its long hex without a title in any of the major sports when the Cavaliers brought the Larry O'Brien Trophy back to "The Land," that belief in the Indians has been cultivated. The Red Sox though, aren't going to go quietly in the opening round of the playoffs, and that should make this series can't miss viewing for MLB betting fans.
Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers are playing the waiting game for the winners of the AL Wild Card Game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Series Schedule and Results
Game 1 – Red Sox ( Porcello ) at Indians ( Bauer ), Thursday, October 6, 8 p.m. ET ( TBS )
Game 2 – Red Sox ( Price ) at Indians ( Kluber ), Friday, October 7, 4:30 p.m. ET ( TBS )
Game 3 – Indians ( Tomlin ) at Red Sox ( TBD ), Sunday, October 9, 4 p.m. ET ( TBS )
*Game 4 – Indians ( TBD ) at Red Sox ( TBD ), Monday, October 10, Time TBD ( TBS )
*Game 5 – Red Sox ( TBD ) at Indians ( TBD ), Wednesday, October 12, Time TBD ( TBS )
The Red Sox and Indians haven't seen each other in a full blown series since the middle of May, though they did play a makeup game for a rainout in the first week of the season on August 15. Boston won the regular season series 4-2.
These two teams have a lot of ties to each other, namely right at the top with former Boston manager, Terry Francona now on the opposite side of this battle managing the Tribe.
Boston is led into battle by an offense that has been lights out this year, ranking No. 1 in the game in runs per game ( 5.42 ), team batting average ( .282 ) and OPS ( .810 ). This is the final time David Ortiz will be on the field in a big league game, and he wrapped up his final regular season with a 1.021 OPS, 38 homers and 127 RBIs.
Cleveland isn't nearly as flashy as the Sox, but there are some real potential heroes waiting in the wings. Former Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli isn't a great hitter, but he did knock 34 homers this year, a number matches by Carlos Santana.
American League Division Series Game 1 – Red Sox at Indians, Thursday, October 6
Game Time: 8 p.m. ET ( TBS )
Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Trevor Bauer
ALDS Game 1 Betting Odds: Boston -132
Current Odds To Win Series: Boston -150
What a reclamation story Rick Porcello has been this year! A season after being booed time and time again on the Fenway Park mound, the former Tigers star had the year of his career, going 22-4 with a 3.15 ERA. In the playoffs though, he's 0-2 for his career with a 4.41 ERA in eight appearances ( two starts ).
Trevor Bauer probably isn't the ace of this Cleveland staff, and this seems like an awkward choice for a starter for Game 1 of a playoff series for Terry Francona. Not only is Bauer only 12-8, but he's never started in a playoff game and has allowed at least three runs in six straight starts. In the postseason, allowing three runs is usually too many to overcome with regularity, so Bauer will have to be at his best to win this game.
AL Wild Card vs. Texas Rangers Series Schedule and Results
Game 1 – Blue Jays ( Estrada ) at Rangers ( Hamels ), Thursday, October 6, 4:30 p.m. ET ( TBS )
Game 2 – Blue Jays ( Happ ) at Rangers ( Darvish ), Friday, October 7, 1 p.m. ET ( TBS )
Game 3 – Rangers ( TBD ) at AL Wild Card ( TBD ), Sunday, October 9, 7:30 p.m. ET ( TBS )
*Game 4 – Rangers ( TBD ) at AL Wild Card ( TBD ), Monday, October 10, Time TBD ( TBS )
*Game 5 – AL Wild Card ( TBD ) at Rangers ( TBD ), Wednesday, October 12, Time TBD ( TBS )
Let's all be honest. Unless you're a Baltimore fan or were holding onto an Orioles futures ticket in some way, shape or form, this is the series we all really wanted to see. The Rangers and the Blue Jays don't like each other at all, and this is going to be one heck of a clash between two big time teams with World Series aspirations.
Last year in the playoffs, Toronto got the best of the Rangers, winning that postseason series in five games after falling behind 2-0. Game 5 was the big one, as Jose Bautista blasted a 3-run shot in the seventh inning of the decisive game that ultimately finished off the series.
Now, the two meet again at the same juncture of the playoffs, and fireworks are sure to be flying over the course of the next week.
ALDS Game 1 – Blue Jays at Rangers, Thursday, October 6
Game Time: 4:30 p.m. ET ( TBS )
Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Cole Hamels
ALDS Game 1 Betting Odds: Rangers -145
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