MLB Playoffs Odds & Predictions - MLB American League, National League and World Series Picks

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Andrew Wilsher

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Editor of Pickswise. Born and raised in jolly old London, England, with an undying love for the NFL, NBA, soccer, and horse racing. A big-time sports bettor who loves futures markets and backing underdogs. Long-suffering New York Jets fan.

After what has been the most unusual, quickfire regular season in MLB history, it is now time to gear up and get ready for the equally fast-paced 2020 MLB Playoffs.

As 16 teams prepare to enter the postseason, we give you all the Wild Card Series’ to look forward to and the odds for the American League and National League. We’ve also got all the odds for the big one– the 2020 MLB World Series.

Also, don’t forget to check out our free MLB picks, where we give previews and predictions for EVERY game in the 2020 MLB Playoffs. You can also see our best bets and parlays to give yourself a chance of winning big.

MLB Playoffs Odds – MLB American League Wild Card Series Odds

The American League Wild Card Series gets underway on Tuesday, September 29th and this year will see teams compete in a best-of-three series, shifting from its usual single-game eliminator format.

Home-field advantage for the Wild Card Series is awarded to the higher-seeded teams, and was decided by the three division winners and the second-placed team with the best record.

Below are the four American League Wild Card Series’ with the teams’ odds of winning that series in brackets.

#8 Toronto Blue Jays (+170) at #1 Tampa Bay Rays (-210)
#7 Chicago White Sox (+110) at #2 Oakland Athletics (-135)
#6 Houston Astros (+100) at #3 Minnesota Twins (-120)
#5 New York Yankees (-135) at #4 Cleveland Indians (+110)

MLB American League Playoffs – MLB American League Winner Odds

Here are the betting odds for the 2020 MLB Playoffs to win the American League:

Tampa Bay Rays +300
New York Yankees +350
Oakland Athletics +550
Minnesota Twins +550
Chicago White Sox +700
Cleveland Indians +700
Houston Astros +1300
Toronto Blue Jays +1400

MLB Playoffs Odds – MLB National League Wild Card Series Odds

The National League Wild Card Series begins on Wednesday, September 30th, and like the American League will be contested via a best-of-three series.

Below are the four National League Wild Card Series’ with the teams’ odds of winning that series in brackets.

#8 Milwaukee Brewers (+240) at #1 Los Angeles Dodgers (-300)
#7 Cincinnati Reds (+105) at #2 Atlanta Braves (-125)
#6 Miami Marlins (+160) at #3 Chicago Cubs (-190)
#5 St. Louis Cardinals (+145) at #4 San Diego Padres (-175)

MLB National League Playoffs – MLB National League Winner Odds

Here are the betting odds for the 2020 MLB Playoffs to win the National League:

Los Angeles Dodgers +120
San Diego Padres +500
Atlanta Braves +500
Chicago Cubs +700
Miami Marlins 1300
Cincinnati Reds +1400
St. Louis Cardinals +1600
Milwaukee Brewers +1700

2020 MLB Playoffs – World Series Odds

The MLB World Series is the pinnacle of baseball, and will see the top teams of the American League and National League face off in a best-of-seven series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas–home of the Texas Rangers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorites at +300 after posting a 43-17 record, and will be looking for their first World Series win since 1988 when they defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-1. The A’s are the #2 seed in the American League and are available at +1000.

Second favorites are American League winners Tampa Bay Rays, and are +550 to win their first ever World Series.

Here are the betting odds for the 2020 MLB World Series:

Los Angeles Dodgers +300
Tampa Bay Rays +550
New York Yankees +650
San Diego Padres +1000
Atlanta Braves +1000
Oakland Athletics +1000
Minnesota Twins +1000
Chicago White Sox +1300
Chicago Cubs +1300
Cleveland Indians +1300
Houston Astros +2200
Toronto Blue Jays +2500
Miami Marlins +2500
Cincinnati Reds +2800
St. Louis Cardinals +3300
Milwaukee Brewers +3500

MLB Playoffs Predictions – Best MLB Postseason Picks

The Los Angeles Dodgers have looked excellent this season and are the rightful favorites to win the National League and their first World Series for 32 years.

However, the San Diego Padres are the most exciting team in baseball right now and at +500 I like their chances of winning that League Championship. Infielder Fernando Tatis Jr. has been incredible all season and if he can continue to that form into the playoffs then this Padres team can hang with the Dodgers.

Over in the American League things look more competitive, but the Tampa Bay Rays are the team to beat and I think they’re just too good. No team really came close to challenging them for the #1 seed and as long as they avoid a shock slip-up against Toronto, it’s hard to see how any team beats them in a series.

Similarly this Rays team looks more than capable of winning its first ever World Series and odds at +550 are just about right. However, given the quality of teams in the National League, you might be better off sticking to the League Championship markets.

Pickswise is the home of free MLB picks. Check out the latest previews and parlays to give yourself the best chance of winning big on the MLB action.

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