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MLB Baseball Betting – National League Standings Suggest Hot Wild Card Race

September is fast approaching, Major League Baseball playoff races have begun to heat up. As such, the National League is home to a series of tight divisions and what is shaping up to be an interesting wild card stretch.

In a perfect example of what fans of MLB Betting have to look forward to in the coming weeks, this Monday the Atlanta Braves will host the reigning champion San Francisco Giants in a four-game set.

Though they won it all just last season, the Giants will have their work cut out for them ensuring that they give themselves the opportunity to repeat last year’s feat. According to Bodog’s online sportsbook, they have 12/1 odds of winning the World Series.

Currently neck and neck with the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West, the Giants will have to either take the outright lead of their division or settle for the league wild card.

For the Braves, however, that is unacceptable. Despite an admirable record, the Braves – and everyone else in the NL for that matter – currently trail the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies, effectively putting the division out of reach.

With that in consideration, Atlanta’s sole hope for qualifying for the postseason in 2011 will be via the wild card spot – which they currently hold. You can imagine, then, that they will be particularly committed to shoring up their bid for the berth against one of their biggest threats.

According to bookmaker Bodog, the Braves have 15/1 betting odds of winning the World Series. Those may jump considerably as the National League fluctuates over the next two months.

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