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The MLB Playoffs being Tuesday with the first of two Wild Card play-in games. Erich Schulte has done your odds shopping homework for you.

Brewers vs Nationals NL Betting Preview

Tuesday, 8 PM

When we think of The Brewers, certainly we all remember how I had them at 20-1 to win the NL last year, even though I still reflexively think of them as an AL team. Then they came up just short in game 7 against LA and I hid in a pillow fort for 36 hours. 

For much of this year, it looked like Milwaukee might finally break through. Especially because I didn’t bet on them. Travis Shaw faltered, as did Jesus Aguilar. But Keston Hiura emerged as a star and Milwaukee worked another round of miracles with seemingly marginal starting pitchers. 

Christian Yelich had another MVP worthy season, but he is done due to injury. The Brewers probably are too. Still, perhaps there will be some overreaction to the loss of one player, even if it is Yelich.

You can get a good price on the Nationals to winning money line at PointsBet. PB currently lists the Nats as a $100 to win $155 (+155) home underdog.

That is if you aren’t too afraid of Max Scherzer.

The Nationals always look like a team that could win it all. 

This year they lost their most iconic player to free agency, Bryce Harper went to Philadelphia. The Nats were like, big whoop. More room for Juan Soto and Victor Robles.

Rendon and Strasberg had peak performances. Turner is back. Scherzer is back. Maybe this is the year to cash in.

Maybe we all have Nats fatigue and are dismissing this loaded roster.

Several books, like Sugarhouse, have the Nats at $100 to win $1800 (+1800) if they become champs. If you can find a better number, it’s probably worth a stab. 18-1 is a decent play and value.

Rays vs A’s AL Betting Preview

Wednesday, 8 PM

Caesar’s has a somewhat outlying number on The Non-Devil Rays to win it all. At $100 to win $2800 Tampa is Caesar’s longest shot, while other books say it’s The Brewers.

That’s probably not enough to give you an advantage in a vacuum, but if you like Tampa it could be worth it to register at Caesars and take them to win it all this year.

To paraphrase Kevin from The Office. “If you can get 28-1 on ANYTHING you should take it. If John Cougar Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I’m going to be a very wealthy man.” 

Really though, the Rays are in the tournament. And baseball is a sport in which anyone can beat anyone.  

After all, this is the team that turned Travis d’Arnaud (someone was asleep at the job on Ellis Island) into a star.

The’ll face fellow innovative cheapskates, the Oakland A’s.

Remember that movie? Where that guy in a financial bind tries a novel new approach to his sport on the advice of an unheralded conciliare and becomes famous and successful? What was that called? Oh, yeah, Happy Gilmore.

Anyway, the A’s are a wild card. I mean, obviously. But did you know that Marcus Semien is 4th in WAR? Ahead of Yelich, Verlander and all but three other players. They also have two elite pitching prospects who were injured all year but just joined the team, along with a red hot Sean Manaea. 

The best value number I’ve seen anywhere on the A’s to be champs this year, is +2500 ($100 to win $2500) at Unibet.

As I’m writing this you can get -129 For the A’s to win this Wild Card game at Sugar House. This is currently the best number amongst our top books.

The highest payout I’ve see for Rays to win is +130 ($100 to win $130) at Pointsbet.

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