MLB Wild Card Race Decided This Week – September 26


The MLB wild card races in both the American and National Leagues will be decided by the time this week is over. It’s the final week of the 2023 MLB season and there are still 5 teams in the American League and 7 in the National League alive in the MLB wild card race. It makes for an exciting final week. As usual, Sports Hub is right here by your side guiding you with the best MLB picks through the end of the regular season and the playoffs.

Our expert handicappers continue to deliver the best baseball picks. As we will see a little later, Sports Hub experts like Ryan Davis are absolutely crushing the books with their MLB picks. Moneyline, run line, totals, player props bets…you name it. Our guys repeatedly deliver victories and you can see that on a daily basis right here. Sports Hub is all about transparency. It’s one of the things that our members love and one of the reasons why Sports Hub continues to grow at a record pace.

2023 MLB Wild Card – Who’s In and Who’s Out

In the American League, Baltimore, Tampa Bay, and Minnesota are the only teams to clinch a playoff spot. The O’s have a 2.5-game lead on the Rays for the AL East title and the Twins have clinched the AL Central. Texas currently leads the AL West where the MLB wild race is hot. Seattle and Houston are each within four games of the Rangers.

In the National League, the Braves and Dodgers have clinched their divisions, while the Brewers have clinched a playoff spot. Milwaukee will likely win the NL Central as the Brewers have a six-game lead over the Cubs. The Phillies, Cubs, Reds, Diamondbacks, Giants, and Padres are all still alive for a MLB wild card berth.

In the AL, if Baltimore wins the East, Tampa Bay (95-62) will own the top MLB wild card spot. Right now, Toronto (87-69) holds the No. 2 spot. That leaves Seattle and Houston, who are currently playing one another, to battle for the third spot. The Mariners finish the season with a four-game series with Texas. That’s why our Sports Hub experts like the Astros to grab that final MLB wild card spot.

MLB Wild Card Race Decided This Week
Current AL Playoff Standings

In the NL, the Phillies own the No. 1 MLB wild card. The Cubs and Arizona, both 82-74, are currently tied for the other two spots. Miami (81-75), San Francisco (78-79), and San Diego (77-80) are still in the mix too. The Marlins finish the season with the Mets and Pirates. The Cubs get the Braves and Brewers while Arizona faces the White Sox and Astros. Our Sports Hub MLB experts like the Marlins – 15-8 in their last 23 games – to overtake the Cubs and join the D-Backs and Phillies as the NL wild cards.

Ryan Davis Tops Yesterday’s Leaderboard

Our Sports Hub experts continue to shine whether they are betting on an MLB wild card or an NFL underdog on Monday night. Yesterday, it was Ryan Davis taking a turn at the top of the board. Evan Lewis was also part of yesterday’s top-3. 

MLB Wild Card Race Decided This Week
Ryan Davis Won Big Yesterday

Here’s a rundown of how our guys did yesterday.

  • The leader: As mentioned, Ryan Davis topped the leaderboard yesterday. He nailed the Eagles-Bucs game total (Under) and his two MLB picks to win $300. Over the last three days, Ryan is now 7-3 and has winnings of $485. He has hit his last nine straight MLB picks. Keep an eye on Ryan for the upcoming MLB playoffs.
  • New entry: Hollywood Sports is a newcomer to the top of the leaderboard. Part of the Hollywood Sports Group, this capper also hit the Eagles-Bucs total and the underdog Astros, who are trying to earn an MLB wild card, last night. A 2-0 record earned Hollywood Sports $212.
  • Evan Lewis: Evan also went 2-0 and also hit an NFL total. His was on the Bengals-Rams game (Under 44). He also hit his MLB pick and pocketed winnings of $200. Evan is now 5-3 in his last 8 MLB picks. Bettors looking for some help through these MLB wild card races can follow Evan in the Sports Hub members’ area.

MLB Wild Card Race and Football Among Trending News

The MLB wild card race will sort itself out by the end of the week. It is on the minds of sports fans and bettors alike. An NBA superstar who requested a trade could be on the move. NBA teams will start their training camps next week. These are among the trending sports news right now 

Remember, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on what’s going on in the sports world. Following trends can help you as a bettor. With knowledge of trending sports news, bettors are likely to win some bets that they otherwise would have not. That’s why you should be paying attention to the MLB wild card race.

Now, let’s take a look at what is trending right now.

  • Fly Eagles Fly: It was another day at the office for the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles put on a completely dominant performance racking up 472 yards of total offense while holding Tampa Bay to just 172 yards in a 25-11 win over the Bucs. Philly controlled the ball for nearly 39 minutes to move to 3-0 on the season.
  • Lillard to Raptors?: Portland star Damian Lillard requested a trade on July 1 with Miami being his preferred destination. With no trade conversations between the two teams over the last few months, Toronto has stepped in and is now the front-runner. It is believed Lillard will be traded by Oct. 2 as most teams begin practices for the 2023-24 season the next day.
  • Yankees and Red Sox: Neither team will participate in the 2023 MLB playoffs marking the first time since 2014. Before that, it was 1993. Boston is currently 76-80 and in last place in the AL East. The Yankees are one spot ahead with a 79-77 record.
  • Redskins: Something called the Native American Guardians Association is suing the Washington Commanders. They want the franchise to change the nickname back to the Redskins.
  • Haley Van Voorhis: Who? Well, Haley just became the first female to play in a college football game and not as a kicker. Haley, a junior safety at Division III Shenandoah University, played against Juniata College over the weekend. It happened with little fanfare, but Sports Hub sees everything!
  • Philly: So the Eagles get a dominating win over Tampa Bay to move to 3-0. The Phillies also won, beating the Mets 5-2. It was the Phillies fifth straight win and eight in their last ten games. The Phillies currently own the No. 3 seed in the NL playoffs and would host their MLB wild card series.

Here’s What’s on Tuesday’s Sports Schedule

It’s a Tuesday after another long football weekend. With the MLB wild card races heating up, there is enough baseball excitement to keep fans and bettors busy. The WNBA playoffs are back and there’s always international soccer to bet on. 

Let’s take a look at today’s sports schedule.

  1. MLB: The MLB wild card race continues today. The game with the biggest playoff implications is in Seattle where Houston faces the Mariners. Texas, winners of six straight, continue to maintain a 2.5-game lead in the AL West. Houston (86-71) holds a 1.5-game lead over Seattle (84-72). Houston won the first game of the series last night.
  2. WNBA playoffs: Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals is tonight. No. 2 seed New York hosts Connecticut after the Sun pulled a huge upset in Game 1 to take the series lead. Top-seeded Las Vegas had an easy time with Dallas in the other semifinal, winning 97-83 in Game 1. Game 2 is tonight at Michelob Ultra Arena.
  3. Soccer: Another day, more international soccer. There are several NCAA men’s soccer matches in the U.S., but the majority of today’s soccer will be played around the world. There are two matches in Spain’s La Liga and the rest of the schedule features many of the lesser known leagues. The English National League, for example, French Ligue 2, and the Italian Serie B are all in action today. Check SportsHub’s members’ area for soccer picks.
  4. Tennis: Alexander Zverev, the top seed, is facing Roman Safiullin right now in the final of the Chengdu Open. The final of the women’s 2023 Huafa Properties Zhuhai Championships is also taking place currently. No. 1 Karen Khachanov is battling No. 8 Yoshihito Nishioka. Men and women are currently playing the China Open. Women are still playing in the Ningbo Open and the Toray Pan Pacific Open. The Astana Open (men) begins today in Kazakhstan.
  5. Preseason hockey: Preparations for the 2023-24 NHL season continue with a number of NHL preseason games tonight. Don’t forget, our very own Sal Lombardi is Sports Hub’s No. 1 NHL handicapper. Sal tore it up over the last half of last season. Over the last six months, Sal went 48-35 on his MLB bets with winnings of $1388. He’s one of several elite hockey handicappers here at Sports Hub.

With another long football weekend completed, we head into the lull of the week. There’s enough action with the MLB wild card races to keep us occupied for the next two days before we get right back into football mode on Thursday. Keep it tuned to Sports Hub for all the best betting content and picks in the industry. Don’t forget to visit our Week 4 NFL picks page to get ready for this week’s pro football action. College football bettors can do the same by going HERE

Come back tomorrow for a complete rundown of how our handicappers did today. I will also fill you with knowledge of trending sports and the day’s sports schedule. Until then, stay on the right side of the action!