Friday, October 15, 2021

ALCS & NLCS Predictions


Division Series Record (1-3)

ALCS & NLCS Predictions


Boston Red Sox Vs Houston Astros

Well, what do we have here? Two teams who were reprimanded for cheating have made it all the way to the Championship series?! Hmmm…that’s kind of odd! I guess we will find out who the best cheater is in this matchup! Just kidding, unlike most fans I don’t hang onto stupid shit like that. It’s over and done with and now it’s time to discuss the present! I am pretty surprised that the Red Sox have made it this far because they have been an inconsistent team this season, but they are here and they absolutely dominated the Rays in the ALDS. I expect to see a lot of offense in this matchup because both of these lineups can break open an inning at any given moment. The Astros have been a really strong team, even though they have had plenty of injuries to overcome throughout, but they do look healthy at this point in time and they look like they will be really difficult to stop. The Red Sox have been too streaky this season to trust against a team like the Astros who have been the exact opposite. The Astros pitching is slightly better because they have a deep bullpen who will be able to get them out of a jam and they have an offense that just won’t let up. Even if they have a lead, they usually don’t take the foot off the accelerator and this will be too much for the Red Sox to handle in a seven game series.

Astros over Red Sox in 5 games



Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Atlanta Braves

The Dodgers have been on fire this season and are coming into the NLCS off of a huge series win against the Giants. The Dodgers are by far the most talented team in the league with an all-star at pretty much every position on the field. The Braves also have a very talented roster, I just don’t know if they are ready to compete against a team like the Dodgers in a seven game series. The Dodgers starting pitching is really deep and can go well into the 8th or 9th inning and if they start to stumble at any point in the game, they have a solid group of pitchers in the bullpen who can come out and get them out of a jam. The batting lineup can score at any time, as can the Braves, but if things get out of hand I’m not sure the Braves will be able to keep up on offense or defense. I think this will be a good series, but the Dodgers have a lot of postseason experience which I think will help put them over the edge in this matchup.

Dodgers over Braves in 6 games

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