Fall has arrived, and in the world of Major League Baseball that can only mean one thing, which is that the playoffs are upon us. There are just 3 days left in the regular season, after which the playoffs will begin this coming Friday. As it stands now, all but one of the playoff spots are filled, but that final spot looks very close to being decided, with the Phillies looking likely to beat out the Brewers for the final Wild Card spot in the NL. There is also one division race that needs to be attended to, but that too looks to be about as close to done as it gets. Let’s take a look at the series that still matter in the final 3 days of the regular season so you don’t miss your chance to bet against their MLB Odds.
Betting Rundown of the Last Games of the 2022 MLB Regular Season
Braves at Marlins
It was a huge weekend for the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves, as they swept the Mets to take a 2-game lead at the top of the NL East. One more win will lock things up for the Braves, who will close things out on the road against the Miami Marlins. Atlanta is 12-4 versus the Marlins this season and have beaten them in 8 straight meetings, so expect the Braves to clinch sooner rather than later.
Nationals at Mets
The New York Mets are still going to be in the playoffs, but after being swept by the Braves this past weekend, they are now probably going to have a tougher run to the World Series. The Mets will close out the season at home to the Nationals, knowing that they need a sweep and for the Braves to lose all 3 to the Marlins, none of which seems particularly likely. Still a very good season for the Mets, but that loss to the Braves is going to need to be put behind them rather quickly.
Phillies at Astros
Right now, the Philadelphia Phillies look like a lock to be the final Wild Card team in the NL, as they have a 2-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers. They will be taking nothing for granted, though, as their final series is against the Astros, who are entering the playoffs as one of the favorites to win it all. A single win for the Phillies should be enough for them to clinch that final spot, but this is definitely not an easy series.
Diamondbacks at Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers need to win out in their final series versus the Diamondbacks, while also hoping that the Phillies go in the tank versus the Astros. Arizona has won 3 of the 4 previous meetings against the Brewers this season, so this is another one that looks to be a longshot in terms of the Brewers getting the job done and moving into the playoffs. I think we can all agree that it will indeed be the Phillies that get in.
Yankees at Rangers
The AL East has been clinched and the Yankees are heading to the postseason, but you can bet that all eyes will be on this series. Aaron Judge has 61 home runs on the season and will be looking for that record-setting dinger in the final series of the season versus the Rangers. Will history be made this week?