Major League Baseball 2017 Week 25 Betting Preview

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Updated Monday 4th December 2017, 02:41 PM

The Cleveland Indians have suffered just one defeat in their last twenty-five games, an incredible run that has seen them maintain their lead at the top of MLB’s American League and guarantee a place in the Play Offs. They will be joined by the Houston Astros, who have won their last four games to qualify too. Elsewhere, the Boston Red Sox stay in the final Play Off space, just ahead of the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins.  

In the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers had suffered a disastrous run of form, but managed to win four in a row to ensure they have qualified for the Play Offs. The Washington Nationals will also be there after a consistent season, which is likely to see them finish in second place. Six wins on the bounce has put the Chicago Cubs in pole-position to grab the last Play Off place, with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies hanging on to a Wild Card spot.    

The Games

Although the Cleveland Indians have already qualified for the Play Offs, they can still have a big say on who joins them. They make the midweek trip to the Los Angeles Angels, who currently sit one place outside the Wild Card spots, before facing the Seattle Mariners at the weekend, with the Mariners just one place behind the Angels.  

The Houston Astros, who have also qualified for the Play Offs, host bottom side Chicago White Sox ahead of weekend games against the Los Angeles Angels. Elsewhere, The Boston Red Sox can take a step closer to securing a Play Off place if they can win games at the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds.    

Type Odds Provider Bet Now
Houston Astros v Los Angeles Angels
Houston Astros
20/33
Los Angeles Angels
29/20
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In what are sure to be pivotal games, the New York Yankees welcome the Minnesota Twins, with both teams occupying the American League’s Wild Card places. The Yankees then face a trip to the Toronto Blue Jays, whilst the Twins go to the Detroit Tigers.       

Type Odds Provider Bet Now
New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays
New York Yankees
4/7
Toronto Blue Jays
6/4
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have qualified for the Play Offs and face the bottom sides in the National League as they travel to the Philadelphia Phillies before hosting the San Francisco Giants. The Washington Nationals are also qualified as they face games with the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets this week.   

The Chicago Cubs are favourites to join the Dodgers and Nationals after five straight wins, and they will look to continue that form when they travel to the Tampa Bay Rays ahead of a visit to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers sit just a place outside the Wild Card spots.

Type Odds Provider Bet Now
Chicago Cubs v Milwaukee Brewers
Chicago Cubs
4/5
Milwaukee Brewers
21/20
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Elsewhere, the Arizona Diamondbacks can still make the Play Offs, but realistically need wins when they meet the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins this week. The Colorado Rockies can also still make the Play Offs, but again must collect wins when they travel to bottom side San Francisco Giants, before visiting the San Diego Padres.      

The Bets

The Chicago Cubs are in great form, just at the right time of the season. They are a great shout to pick up wins at the Tampa Bay Rays, with the home side in inconsistent form.

Type Odds Provider Bet Now
Cubs at Rays
Rays
17/20
Cubs
Evens
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are on a decent run, and could yet snatch a Play Off place. Facing two mid-table sides is just what the Diamondbacks will want and they are worth looking at to claim some important wins over the Padres and Marlins.

Type Odds Provider Bet Now
Diamondbacks at Padres
Diamondbacks
10/19
Padres
33/20
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Odds correct when published and may vary before the event.


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Last Updated: Monday, 4 December 2017 02:41:02+00:00
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