MLB Futures Predictions
Key Stat: Tampa Bay Rays are currently sharing the fourth position with the Blue Jays in the AL
- The Rays were in a bad form recently but they are back after sweeping the Pirates in their most recent games
- The Rays are 40-32 at the moment
- The Rays lost the 2020 World Series
Tampa Bay Rays are one of the most consistent teams in the league in the last few season. Having been in the playoffs in 3 consecutive seasons, they are after their 4th post season spot in their last 4 seasons. The Rays also lost the 2020 World Series and fell short in the attempt to beat the Dodgers who took the Rays dream about becoming world champions.
Since the Rays franchise exists back from 2008 the team qualified for the post season in 7 out of 14 attempts. This is their 15th season as Rays and we believe the team got what it takes to reach the post season again.
In their most recent battles with the main candidate for winning the World Series, New York Yankees, the Rays struggled. The Yankees proved to be too good for the Rays at the moment but we can easily say that the Rays are not much far from the Yankees. Since the Yankees are the team to beat this season, the Rays gave them a decent resists but despite that they have lost most of the games.
At the end of the day, it is still early for the playoffs, but the way the Rays act until now, they will really be present there. At least this is what we think. The odds show that it wouldn’t take much for them to reach the post season but we feel that odds around -170 are a solid bet that will cash in in September.
Key Stat: The Cardinals are at the 6th position in the NL at the moment
- The Cardinals are 41-34 at the moment
- The Cardinals are chasing the Brewers for the first position in the NL Central Division since they are 1.5 games away of the first position
- The Cardinals are 4-6 in their last 10 games
The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the most consistent teams in the league in the last 20 years. Since 1996 the team reach the post season 16 times while also winning the World Series in two occasions back in 2006 and 2011 most recently.
The Cardinals are a really good team and they battle in a strong rivalry in the NL. The 6th position of the table says that they are really close to the Dodgers, who are one of the main favorites for winning the championship this season. The Mets, the defending champions Braves, the Padres and the divisional rivals Brewers are ahead of the Cardinals in the NL. However the Cardinals are having great team and they are doing incredibly well in the offence. With all the All-star players and candidates they have in their roster, it will be shocking for us if they don’t reach the post stage in the majors.
The odds for the Cardinals to proceed to the post season are tasty and we are after it.