With one game to go in the Division Series round, Adam Burke hit the airwaves for his latest edition of The Bettor’s Box. This is the premier MLB betting podcast in the industry, as nobody digs deeper than Adam does on this show. There was a ton to cover on the Thursday recording, with a look at what happened in the American League Division Series, a recap of the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals NLDS round, and a preview of Game 5 between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers. A look at the AL West for 2016 wrapped up the show.
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals are moving on as the teams with the best records in the regular season move on for a chance at the World Series. The Blue Jays won their Game 5 in thrilling fashion, while the Royals methodically took care of business against the Astros. What were some things to take away from their respective ALDS matchups?
Adam had some very strong opinions on the ALCS. He has a side he very clearly likes and went through and explained why he’s on that side. There are a lot of similarities between this round and last round for the Royals, who needed a dramatic comeback in Game 4 to advance. Is that part of the discussion? You bet it is.
In the NLDS, the Chicago Cubs won their first ever playoff series at home when they bested the St. Louis Cardinals. What were the keys to this series? Why were the Cubs able to have so much success? What happened to the Cardinals? In the other NLDS matchup, Game 5 between the Mets and Dodgers is sure to be exciting. Adam had a pick for listeners on the Thursday night matchup and then looked ahead to potential matchups.
Who would win in a series between the Cubs and the Dodgers? How about the Cubs and Mets? What keys to the series is Adam focused on for each of these potential matchups? There are some edges in this series and some key points that you’ll want to pay close attention to.
Finally, what’s the landscape look like for the AL West in 2016? The situations for all five teams were analyzed to wrap up this week’s MLB betting coverage. Who will be the favorite? Tune in to find out!
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