Both the American League Division Series and the National League Division Series begin today, setting off the second round of the 2022 Major League Baseball Playoffs with four games at 1:07 PM.
First up are the Philadelphia Phillies, who will try and best the 2nd-seeded Atlanta Braves in this best-of-5 NLDS.
Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves
- Phillies Starting Pitcher: Ranger Suarez (L)
- Phillies Runline: +1.5
- Phillies Moneyline: +165
- Braves Starting Pitcher: Max Fried (L)
- Braves Runline: -1.5
- Braves Moneyline: -200
- Over/Under: 7.5
Braves vs. Phillies Series Prices
- Atlanta Braves -200
- Philadelphia Phillies +150
The Braves were poised to secure a wild card spot for most of the 2022 season. But, over the past few weeks, Atlanta closed on and then surpassed the New York Mets, securing the NL East Division crown and a bye week during the first round of the 2022 MLB Playoffs.
Now, MLB Playoff betting sites are projecting that the Braves will win this NLDS series against the Phillies and then move on to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.
At 3:37 PM, the Seattle Mariners travel south to try and steal Game 1 from the Houston Astros, the number 1 seed in the American League.
Seattle Mariners @ Houston Astros
- Mariners Starting Pitcher: Logan Gilbert (R)
- Mariners Runline: +1.5
- Mariners Moneyline: +180
- Astros Starting Pitcher: Justin Verlander (R)
- Astros Runline: -1.5
- Astros Moneyline: -220
- Over/Under: 6.5
The Astros have been leading the odds for betting on the World Series for most of the 2022 season, and now Houston is two series victories away from winning the AL.
The Mariners are nearly 2-to-1 underdogs in this Game 1 runline, and the below series prices do not bode well for Seattle’s playoff hopes.
Astros vs. Mariners Series Prices
- Houston Astros -245
- Seattle Mariners +180
Tonight at 7:37 PM, the 2-seeded New York Yankees will host the Cleveland Guardians, who just ousted the Tampa Bay Rays from the MLB Playoffs.
Cleveland Guardians @ New York Yankees
- Guardians Starting Pitcher: Cal Quantrill (R)
- Guardians Runline: +1.5
- Guardians MOneyline: +170
- Yankees Starting Pitcher: Gerrit Cole (R)
- Yankees Runline: -1.5
- Yankees Moneyline: -210
- Over/Under: 7.0
Once again, the home team is favored by 1.5 runs in Game 1 and holds the edge in the overall series prices.
Yankees vs. Guardians Series Prices
- New York Yankees -200
- Cleveland Guardians +150
The latest MLB Playoff bracket odds suggest that the Yankees will win this series and move on to eventually lose to the Astros in the ALCS.
Closing out the evening with a 9:37 PM opening pitch, the top-seeded LA Dodgers host their neighbors to the south, the San Diego Padres.
San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers
- Padres Starting Pitcher: Mike Clevinger (R)
- Padres Runline: +1.5
- Padres Moneyline: +180
- Dodgers Starting Pitcher: Julio Urias (L)
- Dodgers Runline: -1.5
- Dodgers Moneyline: -220
- Over/Under: 7.0
Although San Diego has been in and out of the playoff picture over the past couple of months, they secured the AL’s final playoff seed and ousted the favored Mets.
Dodgers vs. Padres Series Prices
- LA Dodgers -245
- San Diego Padres +180
The above series prices do not grant the Padres much of a chance against their NoCal brethren. However, San Diego’s odds will provide hefty payouts if they can win as underdogs for the second series in a row.
These MLB playoff runlines and series prices can be found at Bovada Sportsbook.
Source Yahoo! Sports