Baseball betting fans have every reason to be intrigued by this year’s postseason, and the impact of the diverse array of teams left in contention is shifting the MLB betting landscape. The American League, in particular, features as novel a matchup as one could hope for.
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The San Francisco Giants facing off with the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS isn’t particularly interesting. The two teams are perennial juggernauts and mainstays atop the World Series futures. Both are 13/5 to win this season’s World Series title.However, ALCS fans will be treated to a surprise showdown between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals. The Royals haven’t competed in the World Series since they won it all in 1985.
The Orioles are 11/5 to win the World Series. They’re the top choice in the sportsbook, and Kansas City trails behind San Francisco and St. Louis with 13/4 odds.
The difference between the culture surrounding the four squads sets this year’s October apart from previous playoffs. Whether the final victory will go to an established franchise from the National League or an emergent one from the American League is something worth betting on.
The series start on Friday, October 10.
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