MLB playoff odds: Best Game 2 bets for division round

By Edward Egros
FOX Sports MLB Betting Analyst

The MLB division collection round is right here, as we are right down to the general 8 groups. From a having a bet point of view, I’ve you lined.

I will be able to information you thru those playoffs by means of supplying you with day-to-day find out about fabrics. That homework is composed of previewing every recreation with some bets I love for the day-to-day slate. 

That is the varsity bell, which is able to best imply something: 

Class is again in consultation!

Here are my favourite bets for Wednesday’s Game 2s, with odds by the use of (*2*)FOX Bet (all instances ET). 

Philadelphia Phillies (Zack Wheeler) vs. Atlanta Braves (Kyle Wright), 4:35 p.m. (FOX)

Maybe one of the simplest ways for the Braves to position a tricky Game 1 at the back of them is to stand a right-handed pitcher in Zack Wheeler. Granted, Wheeler isn’t generally a sight for sore eyes, restricting hard-hit balls and the usage of his 6’4″ body to throw as a long way clear of the mound as imaginable to provide hitters as little time as imaginable to learn the pitch. But, when having a look at remoted energy, or the batting moderate best on extra-base hits, no person has beaten right-handed deliveries higher than Atlanta. Credit sluggers like Matt Olson and Marcell Ozuna for that luck

Atlanta’s Kyle Wright has had hassle restricting hard-hit balls. While it will look like Kyle Schwarber and Bryce Harper can have a hit days on the plate, one wager I love is Ronald Acuña Jr. anytime house run (+420 at FOX Bet). As we’ve discussed, if an expected statistic is much higher than an actual statistic, it could be a sign for positive regression. Acuña ranks 11th lowest in MLB in this metric at -4.0. If the Phillies go to the bullpen early, there may be too many exhausted arms, giving Acuña opportunities to bounce back.   

Another prop I like is Kyle Wright under 4.5 strikeouts (-134). Wright’s whiff rate only ranks in the 57th percentile among all MLB pitchers. Especially if Atlanta has a quick hook to avoid losing another home game in this best-of-five series, Wright may not have the opportunities necessary to get to 5 K’s.   

PICK: Ronald Acuña Jr. (+420 at FOX Bet) Anytime Home Run 
PICK: Kyle Wright (-134) Under 4.5 strikeouts

MLB Playoffs: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres NLDS Game 1 Recap | Flippin’ Bats

MLB Playoffs: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres NLDS Game 1 Recap | Flippin' Bats

Ben Verlander and Alex Curry react to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Game one win within the NLDS towards the San Diego Padres.

San Diego Padres (Yu Darvish) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw), 8:37 p.m. (FS1)

Yes, there are memorable examples of Clayton Kershaw suffering within the postseason. Perhaps probably the most notable is Game 5 of the 2017 World Series when the Dodgers’ veteran allowed six earned runs with best two strikeouts in 4.2 innings. However, for those who cross by means of win likelihood added, there are extra examples of Kershaw serving to the Dodgers within the postseason than hurting them. I’m projecting him to have a type of “helping” days. Kershaw’s two primary pitches, the slider and four-seam fastball, aren’t pitches Padres hitters have treated neatly those ultimate two months. San Diego ranks sixteenth in anticipated weighted on-base moderate (.305) on this context. Kershaw over 4.5 strikeouts (-148) is of venture I truly like. 

Yu Darvish is a professional at realizing precisely which pitch to throw in any state of affairs. However, arguably the only supply that Dodger hitters don’t deal with neatly isn’t one thing Darvish ceaselessly throws: the curveball. Darvish should additionally face Justin Turner, who has an anticipated batting moderate towards the Padres hurler of .363. Justin Turner to document successful (-175) is every other wager I love. As for the sport, Los Angeles has performed neatly towards San Diego for a very long time, and this pitching matchup does no longer appear adore it would spoil the craze. My lean is Dodgers -1 (-138 on FOX Bet).   

PICK: Clayton Kershaw (-148) Over 4.5 strikeouts
PICK: Justin Turner (-175) to document successful
PICK: Dodgers (-1 run line at FOX Bet) to win by means of greater than 1 run 

Remember to tempo your self all over your research this postseason, it’s best Wednesday. 

Class pushed aside!   

Edward Egros is a sports activities analytics broadcaster/creator, a sports activities having a bet analyst, an information scientist and an accessory professor of statistics at Pepperdine University. These passions have led him to turn into a chilly brew aficionado. Edward up to now labored in native tv, significantly on the Fox associate in Dallas protecting the Rangers, Cowboys and highschool soccer.  Follow him on Twitter @EdWithSports. 

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