NL Playoff Picture Wide Open as Giants Host Brewers

The San Francisco Giants are wrapped up in a four-horse race for the final two wild card spots in the National League playoff picture. This weekend they’ll play host to a worthy opponent, the Milwaukee Brewers. Nothing beats betting on Major League Baseball in the playoff stretch. While the Giants are caught up in establishing their superiority over the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates (all separated by just two wins as of press), the Milwaukee Brewers will set out to do the same. Unlike San Francisco, which will have to rely on a wild card berth, the Brewers are in a good position in the NL Central. The Brewers are 14/1 to win the World Series and are 65-68 against the spread. The Giants sit at 66-66 ATS. By almost all measures the two teams are equally paired, as is often the case heading into the Major League Baseball postseason. The Giants have won the World Series twice in the past five seasons, and the Brewers in contrast are coming off of a two-year drought. The upcoming set between two potential postseason contenders could shed light on how it might unfold.