Twins Win! Clinch AL Central – World Series Matchups And Odds
When the baseball season and playoffs finished last season, the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas posted 2019 World Series odds. The Minnesota Twins were 60-1 to win this year’s World Series. On Wednesday night in Detroit, the Twins clinched the AL Central division and head to the playoffs as the only team at odds of greater than 40-1 to make the MLB playoffs.
YOUR 2019 A.L. CENTRAL CHAMPS! #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/uoQmMPMWI9
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 26, 2019
The rest of the teams were all in the top half of the league with odds to win the World Series. The A’s and Rays were the next longest shots, and also the two lowest payrolls in baseball to make the playoffs should they hold off the Indians for the two American League wild card spots.
The Twins season win total was also 84, and with their 98th win Wednesday, Minnesota has also exceeded their season win total by more games than any other team in baseball. The Twins are also the most profitable road team in baseball this season, rewarding their betting backers with more than 26 units of profit away from Target Field.
The A’s (95-63) and Rays (95-64) won Wednesday while the Indians (93-65) lost at Chicago as a -360 road favorite to fall 1.5 games back of the final AL wild card with four games remaining. The Athletics win was a dramatic one, as Matt Chapman hit a 2-run home run in the 9th off a (dumb)founded Angels pitcher to give Oakland a 3-2 lead and victory.
O CHAPTAIN MY CHAPTAIN!#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/UjUbVdlZ5Y
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) September 26, 2019
My recent article at Forbes provided the MLB playoff picture and World Series match-up odds and scenarios offered this week at FanDuel Sportsbook.
|World Series Match-up||Odds|
|Astros vs Dodgers||+250|
|Yankees vs Dodgers||+450|
|Astros vs Braves||+750|
|Yankees vs Braves||+1300|
|Twins vs Dodgers||+1300|
|Astros vs Nationals||+1600|
|Astros vs Cardinals||+1800|
|Yankees vs Cardinals||+2000|
|A’s vs Dodgers||+2600|
|Yankees vs Nationals||+2600|
|Rays vs Dodgers||+2800|
|Astros vs Brewers||+2800|
|Yankees vs Brewers||+3400|
|Twins vs Braves||+3600|
|Twins vs Brewers||+4100|
|Indians vs Dodgers||+4200|
|A’s vs Bravers||+4400|
|Twins vs Cardinals||+4400|
|Twins vs Nationals||+5000|
The Dodgers are currently a -115 favorite to win the National League pennant at FanDuel Sportsbook, followed by the Bravers (+300), Cardinals (+750), Nationals (+900) and Brewers (+1100).
The Astros (-120) are the favorite to win the American League pennant, followed by the Yankees (+200), Twins (+700), A’s (+1000), Rays (+1400) and Indians (+1400).
Read the rest of the article at Forbes.