MLB Live Stream, Odds and Predictions 2021
Major League Baseball 2021 is all set to return to excite baseball fans around the world. The 91st All- Star Game comes to Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The season is planned to start on April 1st and lasts till October 3rd.
However, the spring training starts on February 28th. The MLB features 30 teams to battle on the ball field, each eyeing for the trophy. The Cleveland will feature for the very last time with its name as Indians.
A total of 162 games have announced as of now. The defending champions, Los Angeles Dodgers seek their 8th win, while every other team’s battle for supremacy. New York Yankees holds the most wins in MLB (27) with a winning percentage of 0.675. The MLB 2020 season was an extremely successful season despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
There was an expansion of the postseason in 2020 MLB. Whilst there are no official announcements for the same this season, speculations are high about the latest agreement between the fans. A huge controversy for the American DH (Designated Hitter) in place of pitch hitter raised among fans. Although the new DH rules released in the 2020 season, there is no official announcement to be the same for 2021. The doubleheaders will feature a seven-inning game once again after last year. As told by the associations to follow the Covid-19 norms, the safety precautions in the form of a Taxi squad, where up to five players are allowed on the road trip.
How many rounds will be played?
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the MLB 2020 game was reduced to 60 game regular season. But with things coming back to normal, the plan is to return to its previous format 162 regular game season. Instead of a round featuring a sudden-death Wild Card Game with the division winners resting, the format will be as follows:
Wild Card Series: No. 1 seed vs. No. 8; No. 2 vs. No. 7; No. 3 vs. No. 6; No. 4 vs. No. 5.
Division Series: Winner of 1-8 vs. Winner of 4-5; Winner of 2-7 vs. Winner of 3-6. Home-field advantage goes to the higher seed.
League Championship Series: Winner of 1-4-5-8 vs. Winner of 2-3-6-7.
Home-field advantage goes to the higher seed.
World Series: AL champion vs. NL champion.
How will the teams be seeded?
The top three seeds in each league will go to the three division winners (East, Central, West) in order of record.
The next three seeds will go to the three teams that finish in second place in their division, in order of record.
The final two seeds will go to the two teams with the next best records, regardless of division and division standing. Because the first and second place teams in each division automatically advance to postseasons, the 7 and 8 seeds are the actual “Wild Card teams.”
MLB Outright Odds
According to bet365, the betting odds for the Major League Baseball teams to win the tournament are listed below:
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The predictions for the Spring training are
Houston Astros vs Miami Marlins
After a long wait for almost a year, the spring training returns at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches to have a match between Houston Astros and Miami Marlins. The two-time champions Miami Marlins eyes to take trophy home for the third time. With only two appearances, and both the appearances in a success side, the Marlins are a tough nut to crack. The 2 nd base opening day starter could be between Isan Diaz and Jazz Chisholm Jr. With the opportunity to become one time champion, Astros are all set to repeat their 2017 journey. The Astros have a powerful squad with Martin Maldonado, Jason Castro and Yuli Gurriel. Considering their last matches, the Marlins are probably winning this fixture.
Detroit Tigers vs Philadelphia Phillies
Furious Tigers battles with high topped Philadelphia Phillies at Publix Field this Saturday. The Tigers are four-time champions while the Phillies are two times. However, Phillies are always stronger against the Tigers. They have dominated in their five encounters with the Tigers. The Phillies are however unable to reach the postseason since 2012, and look forward to end its postseason drought this season. Bryce Harper has already made a controversial remark about the NL East division for the Phillies, stating the division as the juggernaut. However, their arch rivals Tigers have already been facing a big blow, thanks to their no. 1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson out of the season. With the recent records in favour of Phillis, they are most probably standing tall.
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