Top model's 2022 MLB playoff odds and Wild Card Series picks for Saturday, Oct. 8: This four-way parlay is worth 15-1.
SportsLine's algorithm has released its top MLB choices, projections, parlays, and best bets. Saturday's MLB postseason activity in 2022
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Following an entertaining quadruple-header of MLB Wild Card Series action on Friday, the same teams will hit the field on Saturday as the 2022 MLB playoffs continue. The Toronto Blue Jays were defeated 4-0 by the Seattle Mariners in Game 1 after failing to solve Luis Castillo. Toronto looks to rebound in a win-or-go-home game at home on Saturday behind Kevin Gausman's arm. Seattle responds with Robbie Ray, and the Mariners can win the series. In the latest MLB odds from Caesars Sportsbook, Toronto is a -160 favorite (risk $160 to win $100).Seattle is a -135 underdog. The run total over/under is 7.5. The first pitch is scheduled at 4:07 p.m. ET in Toronto.
Elsewhere On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays (-115) meet the Cleveland Guardians, the New York Mets (-190) host the San Diego Padres, and the Philadelphia Phillies (-125) face the St. Louis Cardinals. Each series consists of three games, with the victors progressing to the divisional round. Before making any MLB selections or parlays, check out SportsLine's proven computer model's forecasts and betting tips.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and finished the regular season on an 18-8 run on top-rated money-line MLB choices, delivering over $700 for $100 players. This is the same algorithm that predicted the 2021 Atlanta Braves as one of three best favorites to win the World Series last season. Anyone who has followed it has received enormous rewards.
The algorithm has now identified four solid MLB best bets on Saturday. If you correctly parlay the picks, the payoff would be roughly 15-1. The model's MLB picks are exclusively available at SportsLine.
Saturday's top MLB playoff choices
The program, which conducted 10,000 simulations on each of Saturday's Wild Card Series games, believes the Blue Jays (-160) have a good chance of beating the Mariners. The balanced and prolific offense of Toronto contributes to some of the optimism. This season, the Blue Jays led the American League in a number of offensive statistics, including OPS, total bases, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, hits, and batting average. Toronto was also at the top of the league in home runs, runs scored, and doubles, while maintaining outstanding plate discipline by walking more and striking out less batters than the typical AL club.
Gausman, who led the American League in FIP and strikeout-to-walk ratio in 2022, is also being used by the Blue Jays. He has a 3.07 ERA over the previous two seasons, and Gausman has a significant projected advantage against Ray. Check out who else is backing right here.
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