2022 MLB Playoffs – Betting Tips for the NLCS & ALCS

2022 MLB Playoffs - Betting Tips for the NLCS & ALCS

The 2022 MLB postseason continues Tuesday, with the beginning of the National League Championship Series. Philadelphia Phillies San Diego PadresThis best-of-seven promises to be full of drama and intensity. For the American League, rain has again disrupted the timeline for the event. New York Yankees Cleveland GuardiansThey will try to settle their ALDS Best-of-Five and determine who gets to face the Final. Houston Astros.

Our experts have addressed some of the most pressing questions regarding how bettors should approach the LCS games this week. Here are their thoughts.

Eric Karabell I will take the Phillies, and not because I have been rooting for them since before my ability to properly boo players. It will be Zack Wheeler Aaron Nola The bullpen is thriving after being used to start four of the six opening games. You can also count on a wide range of lineup depth. It's time to Bryce Harper To reach his first World Series.

Todd Zola I'm going to support the Padres, but I'll be on the side. Since it affects how pitching will work, I like that there is only one day. If the teams are tied at 2-2 with their top two starters, I expect the Padres will win two of the three remaining games. This is not an easy task. Ranger Suarez Noah Syndergaard Are capable starters. I enjoy Blake Snell Mike Clevinger You can do a little more. I will also take the Padres bullpen over the Phillies', even though they have been more successful in the playoffs.

Derek Carty: THE BAT X thinks that the Phillies have a better team so I'll happily take them at plus. They have been underrated (and underperformed) throughout the year, but they have the talent and the math to back them as the play.

Tristan H. Cockcroft: I pick the Phillies because they are a strong team with an offense, two aces, and a solid starter. It finally seems like it is reaching its full potential. This is a good time to do it! Because they are at plus money, I consider them a stronger choice for betting than either team.


While not all offense from the remaining NL clubs comes from the long ball in the postseason, there have been plenty of home runs from both teams. But, it is difficult to say which team has the most homers in NLCS. Kyle Schwarber (-155) Manny Machado (+115)? Do you have any other sources of power??

Karabell: Schwarber seems lost at the plate so let's take Machado instead. Keep your cool and accept the odds. Juan Soto (+900 to be the highest HR in the NLCS). He's had great success against Wheeler and Nola, especially Zach Eflin. Although they may only be single shots, Soto is likely to launch more.

Zola: Harper has three homers and three runs in the postseason. However, I am more impressed by the 11 batted balls above 95 mph. Eight of these exceeded the century mark. Five reached 105 mph. Harper is tattooing these extra-base hits. I'll take him at 600 to lead all NLCS bats with round-trippers.

Cockcroft: Eric is right. Schwarber seems to have fallen into a funk. While he is the kind of hitter that could quickly catch fire, I need to see it before I call him the favorite, with him facing some the most talented pitching in the game. If I had to pick between them, Machado is my choice. I like the odds of Soto. Trent Grisham (+2200), whose powerful stroke has returned in both series before, is a good long shot.


The Astros have made it to the sixth consecutive ALCS, but they still need to find their next opponent. Are they the favorite no matter who they face?

Karabell: Absolutely. They are ace. Justin Verlander Who is thriving. It's all their pitchers really. Dusty Baker makes great use of this tremendous depth. The Astros have a history of long playoff runs. They are the best bet, despite their rather poor odds.

Zola: Agreed. Houston's ability reset its pitching is crucial, especially considering the ALDS playing all five games and taxing both pitchers. We've seen that the best team can lose in a short series. However, it is possible to win a seven-game series and be a surprise.

Cockcroft: Without question. Yes, without question. The Astros were my first choice to represent the American League. But now they seem like the clear class of all the remaining teams. (The Yankees' Game 5 result will have a). Weak Bearing, of course. Todd also mentioned that the Astros have a huge scheduling advantage because of their pitching. They might even be able win an ALCS victory early and then roll over that advantage. Please try again The World Series.

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