Saturday starts the second round of the MLB playoffs schedule, and here at Cappers Info, we’re going to try our best to reverse our horrible trends in the first round of the postseason to pick some winners in the ALCS and NLCS.
ALCS MLB Playoffs Picks: Texas Rangers (-140 at Wager Web Sportsbook) vs. Detroit Tigers: We’ve just got such a hard time making a call in this series. The Rangers and Tigers really have relatively similar teams on paper, but when push comes to shove, the Rangers are just better at most of it. Texas definitely has the deeper bullpen, but when push comes to shove, we’d rather have Jose Valverde than Neftali Feliz at the end of a game. Texas definitely has the better starting pitching staff, but it’s clear that there’s no starter in the game like Justin Verlander. Texas definitely has the better batting order, but the one bat that we would want to have up there in a crucial spot is Miguel Cabrera. It’s not to say that the Tigers are just a one man act. They’re solid in all of those other spots as well, and they’re definitely good enough to get the job done. However, between home field advantage and the fact that we don’t think that Justin Verlander is going to end up playing in three games in this series (since he was held out in Game 5 of the ALDS), we just don’t know if the Tigers can really get the job done. Go with the Rangers in what should be a gritty series. ALCS Predictions: Texas Rangers in 6
NLCS MLB Playoffs Picks: Milwaukee Brewers (OTB, Check Back For Price at Wager Web Sportsbook) vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Who would’ve thought that the NL Central would be the only division left standing in the National League? The Brewers are certainly a deserving team that no one would have been surprised by. They have a fantastic pitching staff that will get a chance to start off at home again in Games 1 and 2, meaning that Zack Greinke is going to be on the bump for Games 1 and likely 5. Yovani Gallardo and Chris Carpenter will likely end up facing off in Games 3 and 7 if necessary, but the fact of the matter is that the Redbirds are going to have to figure out how to get back to their ace for a second start in this series, something that they were fortunate to do against the Philadelphia Phillies in the last round. The bats for the Brew Crew are humming right now, and we tend to think that the Cardinals have run out of luck. NLCS Predictions: Milwaukee Brewers in 5