Baseball playoff odds and picks: NLDS, ALDS betting

Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Mike Leake will dispatch the Giants and Chris Carpenter will spin some more October magic for St. Louis - if the prediction maestros at OddsShark.com are correct.

The Bay area could lose both of its baseball teams tonight, as four MLB playoff games highlight the baseball wagering lineup.

The Giants fended off Cincinnati with an extra-innings victory in Game 3, while Oakland did the same against Detroit. Both are underdogs in Game 4 tonight.

In the other matchups, the Yankees opened as -162 home chalk against Baltimore and Washington was -110 against St. Louis. Both of those series are deadlocked 1-1.

Our top pick of the night is St. Louis, a team that always seems to get the job done and a team sending a pitcher who personifies that trait. Chris Carpenter, who was 4-0 last year as the Cards pulled a World Series upset that saw bettors turn a monster profit, goes for the Cards.

He faces erratic Edwin Jackson. The Nats have won eight of nine home meetings with the Cards, but not tonight.

Our other top pick is Cincinnati and Mat Latos, who has dominated the Giants this season. San Francisco was lucky last night and won't live to see Game 5.

*Editor Note: Latos is being replaced by Mike Leake as the Reds starter for Game 3 - watch for line changes.

Check out the opening MLB playoff lines and totals - line updates at SBNation:

St. Louis +105 at Washington -110, Total 7.5 - Chris Carpenter (0-2) | Edwin Jackson (10-11) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis

San Francisco +131 at Cincinnati -141 - Barry Zito (15-8) | Mat Latos (14-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: San Francisco is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 12 games at home

Baltimore +157 at NY Yankees -162, Total 8.5 - Miguel Gonzalez (9-4) | Hiroki Kuroda (16-11) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home

Detroit -105 at Oakland -105, Total 7 - Max Scherzer (16-7) | AJ Griffin (7-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

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