MLB Postseason Betting Preview: League Division Series
It was an entertaining 2018 MLB season, but it was not at all without surprises. Max Muncy came out of nowhere to bash 34 home runs this season. And Javier Baez, who had always flashed potential, finally put it all together with a 34-homer, 21-steal campaign.
We had our fair share of super-teams, as three ball clubs reached triple-digits in the win column. Conversely, there were disappointments, as Chris Davis finished with the lowest batting average for a qualified batter in MLB history, while the Baltimore Orioles went on to lose a grand total of 115 games.
That doesn't mean everything was unexpected. While all this was happening, familiar names like Mike Trout and Mookie Betts continued to do their thing (their thing is being better than everyone else in baseball).
But after 162 games, none of that matters anymore. With the quarterfinals of the MLB postseason upon us, all that matters is the eighth teams that remain, and they come in with a clean slate as they pursue the ultimate prize in the sport: a World Series victory.
The League Division Series always brings some exciting matchups and heart-stopping moments, and this year should be no different. What can we expect from the division series, and how can we take advantage while betting the odds?
Using FanDuel Sportsbook's league pennant odds alongside our numbers and various other advanced stats, let's take a look.