MLB Live Stream, Odds and Predictions 2022
Another MLB season is finally here. The schedule is jam-packed with sensational season-opening matchups over the first two days. Brewers and Cubs went at it on The Opening Day on Thursday afternoon. It featured ruling NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes playing for Milwaukee. Kansas City Royals brought its phenom Bobby Whitt Jr. to make his MLB debut for the match against newly minted Guardians. Defending World Series title-holder Atlanta Braves play against Cincinnati Reds while Los Angeles Angels play against Houston Astros. Sensational Shohei Ohtani will play for the Astros.
After the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) between the league and MLBPA (Major League Baseball Players Association) expired, the start of the season was affected by a lockout of players. This year on March 10, MLB and MLBPA agreed on a 5-year CBA with a complete 162-game schedule. The Opening Day was re-scheduled to April 7. The new CBA implemented universal designated hitter and the expansion of playoffs to 12 teams.
Another eight season-opening matchups will have to wait for Friday when Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees kick things off after their Thursday postponement. In other news, Max Scherzer’s debut in New York Mets pits him against his former team, Washington Nationals. The other matchup in this doubleheader is Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros from Anaheim. Last November, Cleveland Indians announced they were changing their team name to Cleveland Guardians. Get ready for a two days baseball fest with 15 season-opener matchups on Thursday and Friday. MLB.TV provides live streaming of the games based on a subscription.
MLB 2022 Schedule:
The 2022 season schedule of Major League Baseball got released on August 4, 2021. Nothing has changed much since 2013; all teams will play 19 times with four division opponents for an accumulation of 76 games. They will also play 6-7 games against the other ten same-league opponents for an accumulated 66 and 20 interleague games. AL East vs. NL Central, Al Central vs. NL West, and AL West vs. NL East will participate in Interleague play.
MLB 2022 Playoff Format and Team Seeding:
The team pool and Wild Card rounds received the expansion with the new playoff format for the 2022 MLB season. Team seeding in each league is as follows.
Seed 1 picks the one with the best league record.
Seed 2 picks the second-best division winner.
Seed 3 picks the third-best division winner.
Seed 4 picks the best record among Wild Card teams.
Seed 5 picks the second-best record among Wild Card teams.
Seed 6 picks the third-best record among Wild Card teams.
- The 1st and 2nd seeds get first-round byes and move straight to the Division Series.
- 3rd seed will face the 6th seed, and the 4th seed will face the 5th for the Wild Card Series.
- The postseason involves 12 teams, an increase from 10 in the preceding format, including 3 division winners in each league and 3 Wild Card teams per league.
- Best-of-three Wild Card series has now replaced the Single-elimination Wild Card game. It was in use from 2012 to 2019 and in 2021.
- Teams with higher seeds will host each Wild Card Series in their home park. Wild Card Series winners will move up to the Division Series, and the losing teams get elimination from the postseason.
MLB 2022 Change of Rules:
Major League Baseball has announced some permanent rules for the 2022 season.
- For the 2020 and 2021 seasons, a temporary rule was made for doubleheaders to play seven-inning games. It is now non-existent.
- DH (designated hitter) is adopted permanently in the National League after temporarily making the rule for the 2020 season.
- Tie-breaker gets a replacement with statistical tie-breakers.
MLB Outright Odds
As per bet365, the betting odds for the team of Major League Baseball to win the tournament are listed below.
MLB Weekly Odds
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs
The Pittsburgh Pirates lock horns with Chicago Cubs for the MLB showdown on Friday. Chicago Cubs won yesterday’s contest between these two teams by a score of 2-3. The Cubs are 32-32 this season versus teams with a winning percentage below.500, and they are 6-4 in their past ten games. In order to defeat the Pirates squad on Friday night, Chicago will rely on Javier Assad. With an ERA of 4.66, Assad has a 1-2 record in his previous five outings. In the 19.1 innings that he has pitched, since he has given up 18 hits. The Chicago Cubs are expected to win this game since they have a recent history of overwhelming their opponents. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, has only managed four victories in their last ten games. In their previous ten games, the Pirates have hit just.207 as a team, placing them 28th in runs scored per game. Young right-hander Bryse Wilson will take the mound on Friday night for Pittsburgh Pirates. In his most recent five games, Wilson has a dismal 7.29 ERA and a 1-2 record. He has a 5.65 ERA and a 0-1 record in two outings versus the Cubs.
Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers
MLB clash between the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers will take place at the Great American Ballpark on Friday. The Milwaukee Brewers hilariously prevailed in the previous encounter between these two savages scoring 1-5 against the Reds. The Brewers have an overall record of 80-70 going into this game and they have won two straight games. The Brewers are 10th in the league in terms of runs scored per game, averaging 4.54. The Reds, who are on the other side of this battle, have dropped two out of their past three games and currently hold a 59-51 overall record. Eric Lauer, a left-handed pitcher, will make Friday’s opening pitch for Milwaukee Brewers. This season, he has a record of 10-7, a 3.91 ERA, and 138 strikeouts. Mike Minor will start for Cincinnati on Friday. He has made seven starts in his previous eight, allowing seven hits or more in four of those outings while only going six innings or more in one. In 10 starts at home this year, he is 0-8 with a 6.22 ERA. At the conclusion of the game, Milwaukee Brewers have a greater likelihood of winning the game on Friday.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves
At Citizens Bank Park, an MLB matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves will take place on Friday. The Phillies prevailed 0-1 in the previous meeting between these two teams. The Phillies enter this game with an overall record of 82-67 and a two-game winning streak. The Phillies’ offense ranks eighth in the league with a 4.66-run average per game. Aaron Nola, a right-hander, will get the nod for Philadelphia on Friday. In three of his last six starts, Nola has given up four runs or more; however, in his other three starts, he has only given up one run. This season, he has a 3.38 ERA and 0.98 WHIP overall. Jake Odorizzi, on the other hand, will start for Atlanta on Friday night. Odorizzi enters this game with a 4.04 ERA after failing to finish six innings in six of his seven outings since joining the team. In the league, the Braves offence ranks third with 4.87 runs scored per game. A victory on Friday would be greatly appreciated by the Braves, who are 15-3 in their previous 18 games against other division opponents.
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
On Thursday, the MLB Showdown pits the New York Yankees against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees defeated Boston Red Sox 5-4 in their most recent meeting. The Yankees now own a 91-58 overall record and have a four-game winning streak. The second-best offense in the league is averaging 5.07 runs per game. The Yankees will use Gerrit Cole as their pitcher on Friday night. With an ERA of 3.38, Cole is 3-1 in his previous five outings. Cole has made five starts against Boston this year. On the other hand, the Boston Red Sox, their rivals, have a record of 72-77 overall. The Red Sox are 25th in the league in run defense with 4.79 runs allowed per game. Rich Hill, who is currently pitching for the Red Sox, has a 7-7 record and a 4.70 ERA. He lasted 4.2 innings when pitching, in his most recent start against the Kansas City Royals, allowing eight hits and four runs. When compared to the Reds, the Yankees appear to be in a better situation, and they have won seven of their previous nine games. Thus, it is anticipated that New York Yankees will win the game on Friday.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
In an MLB game on Friday, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants square off at Chase Field. The San Francisco Giants enter this game having defeated the Colorado Rockies 0-3 earlier. The San Francisco Giants have scored four or more runs in six of their last 12 games, totaling 15 runs over their previous three contests. Their recent performances appear to be more successful, and they play skillfully. Carlos Rodon will take the mound for the Giants to start the game. This season, Rodon has struggled against the Diamondbacks, giving up ten runs and posting a 0-2 record in 17 innings. Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks enter this game after a 3-2 loss with the Dodgers. They are trying to overcome their previous failure in this fixture. The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored four or more runs in five of their previous ten games, totaling 13 runs over their last three games. In the previous battle between Arizona and Giants, the Arizona Diamondbacks lead the game by 0-5. Hence fingers crossed for the Friday match.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays
The Tampa Bay Rays lock horns with Toronto Blue Jays in the MLB showdown on Friday. The previous meet between these two clubs ended in a 10-5 win for Tampa Bay Rays. The Toronto Blue Jays have an overall record of 84-66 and have dropped three of their last four games. This season, the pitching staff of the Toronto Blue Jays had a 3.97 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and a.249 opponents’ batting average. The Blue Jays offense has a.262 batting average and a.327 on-base percentage, scoring 712 runs overall. Mitch White, who has tossed 13 innings and given up 14 runs, will start for Toronto. Meantime, Jeffrey Springs, who has thrown 20.1 innings and surrendered two runs, will start for Tampa Bay. With an opponent batting average of.231 and a 3.37 ERA, Tampa Bay’s pitching staff is performing admirably. The Rays’ offense has produced 631 runs this season while batting.242 with a.311 on-base percentage. As they compete for a place in the congested wild card field, this series will be crucial for both clubs.
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