2016 MLB Playoff Predictions

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MLB has wrapped up the regular season and 10 teams now have a chance at winning the World Series.  Will the Cubs finally win the World Series?  Can the Giants win a fourth straight even year World Series?  Who will win the very competitive American League?

We break down each series throughout the MLB Playoffs and predict who will be the 2016 World Series Champion.

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National League Playoff Predictions

The Cubs are the top seed in the NL followed by the Nationals, Dodgers, Mets and Giants.  The Cubs ran away from everyone else with the best record in baseball at 103-58-1 (yes they tied the Pirates last week).

NL Wild Card Game

In the National League, the MLB Postseason will start with a Wild Card game as the Mets host the Giants.

The Mets won 4 of 7 against the Giants this season.  The Mets come off a World Series appearance last season while the Giants have won three straight even year World Series.

Prediction:  Mets

National League Divisional Series

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Cubs vs. Mets

The pressure is on the Cubs.  We all know how long it’s been since the Cubs won a World Series and they have huge expectations as a 103 win team.

These two collided in the NLCS last year with the Mets just shutting the Cubs down in 4 games.  Can the Cubs get revenge?  The lineup this season is better but they still lost 5 of 7 to the Mets in 2016.

The Mets won’t be intimidated.  They were in the World Series last year so big situations won’t shake them.  Look for the Mets to take this 5 but the Cubs advance.

Prediction:  Cubs in 5

Nationals vs. Dodgers

Can Kershaw come up big for the Dodgers in the playoffs?  He has a lot of playoff ghosts haunting him.

The Dodgers won 5 of 6 against the Nationals this season.  With no Strasburg, the Dodgers should advance.

Prediction:  Dodgers in 4

National League Championship Series

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Cubs vs. Dodgers

The Cubs took 4 of 7 against the Dodgers this year.  The Cubs will need their starter to keep performing like they have during the regular season which was a problem last year.  The Dodgers only hope to make the World Series is if Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill are lights out in the playoffs.

2016 National League Champion:  Cubs in 7



American League Playoff Predictions

The Rangers got homefield advantage throughout the AL and World Series (thanks to the AL winning the All-Star game) by edging the Indians by a game.  The Indians will host the Red Sox in the Divisional Series after finishing a game better.

AL Wild Card Game

The American League Wild Card game will take place in Toronto as the Blue Jays host the Orioles.

The Blue Jays and Orioles played 19 times as AL East rivals in 2016 with Toronto winning 10 of the match-ups.

Prediction:  Blue Jays

American League Divisional Series

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Rangers vs. Blue Jays

This is a rematch of last year’s ALDS.  The Blue Jays came from behind and clinched the series in the dramatic blat flip game.  The Rangers will want revenge and have homefield.

Toronto is playing well and has a pitching advantage.  Look for the Blue Jays to make a return trip to the ALCS.

Prediction:  Blue Jays in 5

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Indians vs. Red Sox

Can Terry Francona get revenge against his former club?  His Indians are the underdog after injuries have stripped the pitching staff of valuable arms from a potential playoff run.

The Red Sox took 4 of 6 against the Indians this season and would love to send David Ortiz out with a World Series ring.

Prediction:  Red Sox in 4 games

American League Championship Series

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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

Two AL East team vie for a spot in the 2016 World Series as Boston faces Toronto.  The Blue Jays won 10 of 19 against the Sox in 2016.  This series should be tight and go 7.  Look for the Red Sox to pull out game 7 at home and advance to the World Series.

2016 American League Champion:  Red Sox

2016 World Series Prediction

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We will crown a new World Series Champion in 2016.  It’ll be the Theo Series.  Theo Epstein created a World Series winner in Boston and now has the Cubs on the verge.

Is this Cubs team ready to end the curse?  No.  The Red Sox are the better team and will bring Boston another championship.

Prediction: Red Sox in 6

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MLB Predictions – October 2, 2016

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MLB Predictions for October 2, 2016:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE RUN TOTAL
Mets 49% 4
Phillies 51% 5
Marlins 46% 3
Nationals 54% 5
Dodgers 51% 5
Giants 49% 4
Padres 49% 4 +130 10.5
Diamondbacks 51% 5 -140
Brewers 47% 4
Rockies 53% 5
Cubs 58% 5 -205 8.5
Reds 42% 3 +190
Pirates 48% 4
Cardinals 52% 5
Orioles 51% 5
Yankees 49% 4
A’s 47% 4
Mariners 53% 5
Blue Jays 49% 4
Red Sox 51% 5
Rays 48% 4 +147 10
Rangers 52% 5 -157
Astros 51% 5
Angels 49% 4
Twins 41% 4 +194 8
White Sox 59% 6 -210
Indians 50% 4
Royals 50% 5
Tigers 51% 4
Braves 49% 3

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MLB Predictions – October 1, 2016

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MLB Predictions for October 1, 2016:

 

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE RUN TOTAL
Marlins 44% 3
Nationals 56% 5
Dodgers 53% 4
Giants 47% 3
Cubs 54% 5 -190 8.5
Reds 46% 4 +170
Pirates 49% 4
Cardinals 51% 5
Mets 54% 5
Phillies 46% 4
Brewers 45% 4 +157 12
Rockies 55% 5 -180
Padres 52% 5 +108 9.5
Diamondbacks 48% 4 -118
Blue Jays 50% 4
Red Sox 50% 5
Orioles 51% 6
Yankees 49% 5
Indians 53% 5 -112 9
Royals 47% 4 +102
Twins 52% 6 +105 9
White Sox 48% 5 -115
Rays 48% 4
Rangers 52% 5
Astros 50% 5
Angels 50% 4
A’s 47% 4
Mariners 53% 5
Tigers 55% 6 -148 9
Braves 45% 4 +138

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MLB Predictions – September 30, 2016

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MLB Predictions for September 30, 2016:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE RUN TOTAL
Marlins 48% 4 +127 8.5
Nationals 52% 5 -137
Mets 56% 5 -146 8.5
Phillies 44% 3 +136
Cubs 45% 3
Reds 55% 4
Brewers 48% 4 +154 12
Rockies 52% 5 -164
Pirates 47% 4 +172 8
Cardinals 53% 5 -182
Padres 48% 4 +131 10.5
Diamondbacks 52% 5 -141
Dodgers 51% 4 +114 6
Giants 49% 3 -124
Orioles 49% 4 +115 9
Yankees 51% 5 -125
Blue Jays 47% 4 +131 9.5
Red Sox 53% 5 -141
Rays 47% 4 +188 9
Rangers 53% 5 -203
Twins 46% 4 +156 9
White Sox 54% 5 -166
Indians 51% 5 +113 8.5
Royals 49% 4 -123
Astros 54% 5
Angels 46% 4
A’s 48% 4 +183 8.5
Mariners 52% 5 -193
Tigers 51% 5 -141 8.5
Braves 49% 4 +131

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MLB Predictions – September 29, 2016

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MLB Predictions for September 29, 2016:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE RUN TOTAL
Diamondbacks 46% 4 +135 8.5
Nationals 54% 5 -145
Cubs 49% 4 -105 8.5
Pirates 51% 5 -105
Phillies 48% 3 +115 8.5
Braves 52% 4 -125
Reds 49% 4 +170 8
Cardinals 51% 5 -190
Dodgers 52% 5 -170 8
Padres 48% 4 +155
Rockies 48% 4 +165 7
Giants 52% 5 -180
Indians 49% 4 +130 9
Tigers 51% 5 -140
Red Sox 50% 6
Yankees 50% 5
Orioles 47% 4 +155 9
Blue Jays 53% 5 -170
Twins 47% 4 +155 8
Royals 53% 5 -170
Rays 48% 4 +109 7.5
White Sox 52% 5 -119
A’s 49% 4 +140 8
Mariners 51% 5 -150

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MLB Predictions – September 28, 2016

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TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE RUN TOTAL
Cubs 52% 5 -164 7
Pirates 48% 4 +154
Diamondbacks 45% 4 +161 8.5
Nationals 55% 6 -171
Phillies 47% 4 +121 9
Braves 53% 5 -131
Mets 53% 4 -120 8.5
Marlins 47% 3 +110
Reds 50% 4 +147 8.5
Cardinals 50% 5 -157
Dodgers 52% 5 -150 8
Padres 48% 4 +140
Rockies 50% 5 +180 7.5
Giants 50% 4 -190
Mariners 51% 5 -114 8.5
Astros 49% 4 +104
Red Sox 52% 6
Yankees 48% 5
Orioles 48% 4 +119 9
Blue Jays 52% 5 -129
Indians 48% 4 +130 9
Tigers 52% 5 -140
Twins 51% 4 +116 8.5
Royals 49% 3 -126
Rays 50% 3 +104 8.5
White Sox 50% 4 -114
A’s 49% 4 -101 8.5
Angels 51% 5 -109
Brewers 46% 4 +185 9
Rangers 54% 5 -200

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MLB Predictions – September 27, 2016

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TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE RUN TOTAL
Cubs 53% 5 -164 8
Pirates 47% 4 +154
Diamondbacks 42% 4
Nationals 58% 6
Mets 51% 4 -156 7.5
Marlins 49% 3 +146
Phillies 48% 3 +139 8
Braves 52% 4 -149
Reds 46% 4 +199 8.5
Cardinals 54% 5 -215
Dodgers 50% 5 -157 8
Padres 50% 4 +147
Rockies 51% 5 +173 8
Giants 49% 4 -183
Red Sox 53% 5 -186 8.5
Yankees 47% 4 +176
Orioles 48% 3 +127 8.5
Blue Jays 52% 4 -137
Indians 48% 4
Tigers 52% 5
Twins 41% 4 +158 8.5
Royals 59% 6 -168
Mariners 51% 5 -102 8
Astros 49% 4 -108
Rays 49% 3 +151 8
White Sox 51% 4 -161
A’s 47% 4 +130 8.5
Angels 53% 5 -140
Brewers 49% 4 +168 10
Rangers 51% 5 -178

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MLB Predictions – September 26, 2016

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TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE RUN TOTAL
Diamondbacks 45% 4 +177 8.5
Nationals 55% 5 -187
Cubs 53% 5 -154 7.5
Pirates 47% 4 +144
Mets 50% 4 -115 8.5
Marlins 50% 3 +105
Reds 49% 4 +177 9
Cardinals 51% 5 -187
Yankees 44% 4 +175 8.5
Blue Jays 56% 5 -185
Indians 56% 5
Tigers 44% 4
Rays 55% 5 -115 9
White Sox 45% 4 +105
Mariners 50% 5 +115 8.5
Astros 50% 4 -125
A’s 49% 4 -115 8
Angels 51% 5 +105
Brewers 47% 4 +157 10
Rangers 53% 5 -167

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MLB Predictions – September 25, 2016

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TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE RUN TOTAL
Phillies 44% 3 +165 8.5
Mets 56% 5 -180
Braves 48% 3 +107 8
Marlins 52% 4 -115
Nationals 50% 4
Pirates 50% 5
Reds 51% 5 +115 8.5
Brewers 49% 4 -125
Cardinals 47% 3 +155 8
Cubs 53% 4 -165
Rockies 50% 5
Dodgers 50% 4
Giants 46% 4
Padres 54% 5
Yankees 46% 4 +145 9
Blue Jays 54% 5 -160
Red Sox 50% 5 -135 8
Rays 50% 4 +125
Royals 47% 4 +135 9.5
Tigers 53% 5 -150
White Sox 48% 4
Indians 52% 5
Angels 44% 4 +165 9
Astros 56% 6 -180
Mariners 51% 5 -135 9
Twins 49% 4 +125
Rangers 52% 5 -104 8
A’s 48% 4 -106
Diamondbacks 46% 4 +190 9.5
Orioles 54% 5 -220

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MLB Predictions – September 24, 2016

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MLB Predictions for September 24, 2016:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE RUN TOTAL
Cardinals 47% 4 +132
Cubs 53% 5 -142
Nationals 49% 4 +130
Pirates 51% 5 -140
Braves 44% 4 +131 8.5
Marlins 56% 6 -141
Phillies 42% 3 +216 7
Mets 58% 5 -235
Reds 56% 6 -105 9
Brewers 44% 4 -105
Giants 55% 5 -210 7
Padres 45% 4 +194
Rockies 46% 4 +256 6
Dodgers 54% 5 -286
Yankees 48% 4 +178 9
Blue Jays 52% 5 -188
Rangers 52% 5
A’s 48% 4
Red Sox 54% 5 -153 8
Rays 46% 4 +143
Angels 47% 4 +140 9
Astros 53% 5 -150
White Sox 52% 5 -103 8.5
Indians 48% 4 -107
Royals 47% 4 +120 9
Tigers 53% 5 -130
Mariners 54% 5 -120 9.5
Twins 46% 4 +110
Diamondbacks 50% 6 +123 9.5
Orioles 50% 5 -133

 

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