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MLB Postseason 2016: bracket, betting lines, tv schedule, scores

MLB Postseason 2016: bracket, betting lines, tv schedule, scores
The MLB postseason has arrived and ten teams put their seasons and hearts on the line as they battle to crown themselves the best in baseball beginning with the winner-take-all Wild Card games, which promise plenty of classic moments.

Get ya’ popcorn ready it’s finally playoff baseball time! The MLB season wrapped up in thrilling fashion as the Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants and Baltimore Orioles joined the New York Mets to clinch all the Wild Card spots that begin today. The Blue Jays host their division rival after exchanging wins and losses with them in the regular season while the 2014 World Series Champions Giants travel to New York to play the Mets who made the NLCS last season.

2016 MLB Playoffs Bracket

2016 MLB Playoffs Bracket

Interesting Scenarios: if the Blue Jays win their Wild Card game, this will set them up with a rematch to last year’s unbelievable series against the Texas Rangers. The Jays came back from a 2-0 series deficit to win and advance to ALCS. The Indians already get a tough test in the Red Sox who are one of the favourites to win the World Series. The Cubs who have the best odds according to books could end up rematching the Mets who swept them in the NLCS last time around. The Mets’ opponent, the Giants are playoff monsters but face a steep climb to their fourth championship in seven seasons. It’s a pick’em between the Nationals and Dodgers, arguably the bracket’s closest match-up on paper.

2016 MLB Postseason Full Schedule


Wild Card Games

Tuesday, Oct.4: American League Wild Card Game

My Team's Next MatchToronto Blue Jays

Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays, Sportsnet. The Blue Jays opened as -150 favourites despite the Orioles edging them out in their regular season series, 6-5. The Orioles are the playoffs’ biggest underdogs being as high as +2500 to win it all while the Blue Jays are the most favoured among the Wild Card teams at +850. This game could be a high-scoring game with both the Orioles and Jays boasting heavy bats and prolific hitters and both starting pitchers, Tillman for the Orioles, and Stroman for the Blue Jays have been lit up a few times by the opposing team. It will boil down to whichever team gets hot first and which team’s bullpen can outlast the other. 

Wednesday, Oct.5: National League Wild Card Game

My Team's Next MatchNew York Mets

San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets, Sportsnet. Despite having home field advantage and winning the season series 4-3 against the Giants, the Mets find themselves +190 underdogs. The experience edge goes to the Giants who find ways to win on the strength of timely hitting, solid defense, and their aces delivering. Madison Bumgarner has shown vulnerability to Mets’ big hitter Yoenis Cespedes and Justin Ruggiano has lit him up for a few homers as well. On the Mets end, Noeh Syndergaard will have to live up to his godly moniker and overcome the pressure to deliver a solid game. Expect some fireworks and playoff drama in this one.

Division Series

AL Wild Card @ Texas Rangers

My Team's Next MatchTexas Rangers

  • Thursday, Oct.6: Game 1, TBS/Sportsnet
  • Friday, Oct.7: Game 2, TBS/Sportsnet 
  • Sunday, Oct.9: Game 3, TBS/Sportsnet
  • Monday, Oct.10: Game 4, TBS/Sportsnet
  • Wednesday, Oct 12: Game 5, TBS/Sportsnet

Boston Red Sox @ Cleveland Indians

My Team's Next MatchBoston Red Sox

  • Thursday, Oct.6: Game 1, TBS
  • Friday, Oct.7: Game 2, TBS
  • Sunday, Oct.9: Game 3, TBS
  • Monday, Oct.10: Game 4, TBS
  • Wednesday, Oct 12: Game 5, TBS

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Washington Nationals

My Team's Next Match

  • Friday, Oct.7: Game 1, FS1
  • Saturday, Oct.8: Game 2, FS1
  • Monday, Oct.10: Game 3, FS1/MLBN
  • Tuesday, Oct.11: Game 4, FS1
  • Thursday, Oct 13: Game 5FS1

NL Wild Card @ Chicago Cubs

My Team's Next MatchChicago Cubs

  • Friday, Oct.7: Game 1FS1
  • Saturday, Oct.8: Game 2MLBN
  • Monday, Oct.10: Game 3FS1/MLBN
  • Tuesday, Oct.11: Game 4, FS1
  • Thursday, Oct.13: Game 5FS1

Conference Series

AL Lower Seed @ AL Higher Seed

  • Friday, Oct.14: Game 1, TBS
  • Saturday, Oct.15: Game 2, TBS
  • Monday, Oct.17: Game 3, TBS
  • Tuesday, Oct.18: Game 4, TBS
  • Friday, Oct.21: Game 5, TBS
  • Saturday, Oct.22: Game 6, TBS

NL Lower Seed @ NL Higher Seed

  • Saturday, Oct.15: Game 1, FOX/FS1
  • Sunday, Oct.16: Game 2, FOX/FS1
  • Tuesday, Oct.18: Game 3, FOX/FS1
  • Wednesday, Oct.19: Game 4, FOX/FS1
  • Saturday, Oct.22: Game 5, FOX/FS1
  • Sunday, Oct.23: Game 6, FOX/FS1

World Series

NL Champions @ AL Champion

  • Tuesday, Oct.25: Game 1, FOX
  • Wednesday, Oct.26: Game 2, FOX
  • Friday, Oct.28: Game 3, FOX
  • Saturday, Oct.29: Game 4, FOX
  • Sunday, Oct.30: Game 5, FOX
  • Tuesday, Nov.1: Game 6, FOX
  • Wednesday, Nov.2: Game 7, FOX

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