Zerillo’s MLB Daily Betting Model, Sept. 19: Can Lucchesi, Padres Spoil Brewers Playoff Hopes?
Jake Roth, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Joey Lucchesi
- Sean Zerillo's MLB model helps you find edges when betting moneylines and over/unders for the full game and first five (F5) innings.
- He analyzes Thursday's slate of games, including how to bet the San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers (4:10 p.m. ET).
- Plug in your odds to the spreadsheet at the bottom of this article to see where you might have an edge.
With 10 regular-season games remaining for the majority of MLB clubs, every game is a playoff game for the teams still in contention.
In the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers find themselves tied with the Chicago Cubs – both for second place in the Wild Card, where they are each three games ahead of the Mets and Phillies, and second place in the NL Central; three games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.
If the season were to end today, the Brewers and Cubs would compete in a one-game playoff to see which team would face the Washington Nationals in the one-game Wild Card.
But the Brewers have a distinct advantage over the Cubs in the final ten games:
The Cardinals and Cubs will play seven times in that span – and the Brewers essentially control their own destiny if and when those clubs beat up on one another, beginning tonight.
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