MLB Playoffs Predictions: The National League East winners Philadelphia Phillies and Wild Card winners Milwaukee Brewers will get Major League Baseball’s playoffs started Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET when they begin a best of five-game NLDS at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Oddsmakers at online sportsbook Bodog (Bodoglife.com) have installed the Phillies as the series favorite with a money line price of -175. Brewers backers are getting +155 money line odds for the series.
For game-1, oddsmakers list the Phillies as -220 money line favorites with an 8 ½ total. The Brewers are getting +190 money line odds.
It came down to the final days of the regular season before this matchup was set. Philadelphia, Milwaukee and New York were battling for the Wild Card while Philadelphia was also in a heated race with the Mets for the NL Eastern Division. The Mets came out on the losing end in the division race and wild card race on the final day of the regular season.
Starting today’s game on the mound for the Phillies will be ace lefthander Cole Hamels. Hamels finished the regular season at 13-10 with a 3.09 ERA. Righthander Yovani Gallardo will get the start for the Brewers. Gallardo is 0-0 this season with a 1.88 ERA.
Philadelphia has dominated its series with the Brewers of late going 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee and is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee.
The Phillies also finished the season well going 13-3 SU in its last 16 games and 8-2
SU in its last 10 games at home.
MLB Playoffs Prediction: We don't expect anything other than a win for the Phillies today; especially with Hamels on the mound. The Phillies are the best play at -220 ml odds.
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