Smart MLB Bets On Division Races

    By Jonathan K.
    MLB Bets

    Normally tight races provide a tough spot for bettors, however, this coming month in baseball should see plenty of MLB bets to make in tight races.

    In the National League no team leads their division by more than four games. In the American League, it is the West where the action is where Houston and Oakland are at odds. This is creating a lot of hot teams for bettors to consistently bet on.

    In the NL Central, the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers are all in the running for the top spot. The Cubs currently lead the division and are entering a series against the New York Mets, a series that should keep them hot and give them some win. The Cardinals will also have a series they can win in the Pirates. Both the Cubs are Cards are on a 7-3 straight up run.

    In the West, Arizona and Colorado are on a 7-3 straight up run. Both teams are also first and second in the division. The Dodgers only trail Arizona by 2.5 games.

    You can see all the division odds below, pulled from Bovada.

    ODDS TO WIN 2018 AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST (9/30/18)
    TeamOdds
    Boston Red Sox1/20
    New York Yankees10/1
    ODDS TO WIN 2018 AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST (9/30/18)
    TeamOdds
    Houston Astros4/13
    Oakland Athletics9/4
    Seattle Mariners28/1
    ODDS TO WIN 2018 NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST (9/30/18)
    TeamOdds
    Atlanta Braves4/9
    Philadelphia Phillies9/4
    Washington Nationals9/1
    ODDS TO WIN 2018 NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL (9/30/18)
    TeamOdds
    Chicago Cubs1/4
    Milwaukee Brewers11/2
    St. Louis Cardinals11/2
    ODDS TO WIN 2018 NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST (9/30/18)
    TeamOdds
    Arizona Diamondbacks6/5
    Los Angeles Dodgers9/5
    Colorado Rockies12/5