CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08:  Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros celebrates with teammates in the dugout after scoring a run in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Progressive Field on October 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

3 Bold Predictions for the ALCS and NLCS

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With the National League Championship Series already underway, and the American League Championship Series set to kick off this evening, there are a million different scenarios that could come to fruition over the next couple weeks.


While all of these are long shots, let's see if we can be predict the future. Here are three bold predictions for the ALCS and NLCS.

1. Milwaukee Brewers Will Sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers

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The Brewers came into the NLCS with the National League's best record and they validated that notion with a win in Game 1 of this series. With both teams being so equal talent-wise on the offensive side of the ball, it's Milwaukee's bullpen that really gives them a huge advantage here. If the Dodgers can't figure out these potent bullpen arms, it could be a quicker series than most were anticipating. If the Brewers earn a series sweep, it could pay out big for bettors as the line was +2200 coming into the NLCS.

2. Alex Bregman or George Springer Will Set LCS Record for Homers

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Both of these guys have been an absolute terror on opposing pitchers in their respective postseason careers. The defending champs are on a roll, and it's no surprise that they're being led by the same two guys that carried the team in the last go around. Nelson Cruz, who was on the Texas Rangers at the time, set a League Championship Series record by hitting six homers  in 2011.

3. Either Mookie Betts or J.D. Martinez Won't Homer in the ALCS

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Admittedly, this is certainly an off-the-wall idea, but you have to remember that Houston has an artillery of arms that would make Fort Knox look like a Fisher Price ensemble. The two only combined for one homer in the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees.

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