Cubs’ Playoff Odds Remain at 99.9 Percent, Brewers Right on Their Heels

If we were investing in NL Central teams, the Cubs would be the blue-chip stock that just keeps chugging along while the Brewers would be that IPO that fluctuated for a while but is now paying huge dividends. Milwaukee had 82.9 percent playoff odds just a little over a week ago, holding a mere 15.6 percent edge on the Cardinals as of September 5, but they’ve been a rocket ship since.

As you can see from the chart below, things have swung decidedly in the Brewers’ favor. They’re now up to 97.9 percent, where they trail the Cubs by only two points, and the Cards have plummeted to 54.2 percent. That’s a drop of almost 21 points since Tuesday, as the Cards now have just a one-game lead over the Dodgers for the second wild card spot.

The Dodgers beat the Cards Thursday night in St. Louis and the next three games between those two over the course of the weekend could determine who makes the postseason. Regardless of who gets that second spot, what really matters …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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