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2020 MLB Playoff Prop Odds


The 2020 MLB regular season was scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 26, 2020 but the COVID-19 global pandemic has put sports on hold in the United States and other countries.

Prior to the pause, oddsmakers at legal US Sportsbooks opened one popular betting market.

Who Will Clinch the MLB Playoffs?

It's a basic "Yes" or "No" wager and bettors can forecast if any of the 30 MLB teams will earn a playoff berth and play in the 2020 postseason. Normally, this wager has 10 teams that will cash "Yes" tickets while the remaining 20 teams will have "No" outcomes on thier MLB Playoff Prop odds.

If the 2020 MLB regular season does begin, a reduced season is expected but talks of a larger playoff pool have been reported. Instead of five teams from both the American and National League, the postseason fields would be expanded to 14 overall and 7 in each the AL and NL.

MLB Playoff Prop Odds

2020 MLB Playoff Prop Odds
Team Yes No
Arizona Diamondbacks +160 -190
Atlanta Braves +105 -125
Baltimore Orioles +4000 -20000
Boston Red Sox +200 -250
Chicago Cubs +150 -180
Chicago White Sox +170 -200
Cincinnati Reds +150 -180
Cleveland Indians +170 -200
Colorado Rockies +1000 -2000
Detroit Tigers +4000 -20000
Houston Astros - 300 +240
Kansas City Royals +2000 -10000
Los Angeles Angels +210 -260
Los Angeles Dodgers - 1400 +800
Miami Marlins +4000 -20000
Milwaukee Brewers +190 -240
Minnesota Twins - 220 +180
New York Mets +150 -180
New York Yankees - 1200 +750
Oakland Athletics +130 -150
Philadelphia Phillies +170 -200
Pittsburgh Pirates +800 -1400
San Diego Padres +190 -240
San Francisco Giants +4000 -20000
Seattle Mariners +2000 -10000
St. Louis Cardinals +120 -140
Tampa Bay Rays +105 -125
Texas Rangers +600 -900
Toronto Blue Jays +800 -1400
Washington Nationals +105 -125

How to Read the Odds

The MLB Playoff Prop betting market has one of two outcomes and each team has odds associated with their future forecasts. The MLB teams with listed as favorites (-) in the "Yes" column with large money values are the clubs expected to make the postseason while the long shots or underdogs (+) have the higher returns.

New York Yankees: Yes (-1200)
Miami Marlins: Yes (+4000)

In the above example, a $100 wager on the New York Yankees to make the MLB Playoffs would only return $8.33. In more simpler terms, a bettor would have to stake $1,200 to win $100 on the Yankees to earn one of the American League playoff spots. While the Yankees are the heaviest favorites, the Miami Marlins are considered a long shot at +4000. Bettors placing a $100 ticket on Miami would generate a 40/1 return and win $4,000 if the club earned a spot in the National League playoffs.

Favorites to Make the MLB Playoffs

(Based on 'Yes' Odds)

American League Playoff Projections

  1. New York Yankees (-1200)
  2. Houston Astros (-300)
  3. Minnesota Twins (-220)
  4. Tampa Bay Rays (+105)
  5. Oakland Athletics (+130)

National League Playoff Projections

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers (-1400)
  2. Atlanta Braves (+105)
  3. Washington Nationals (+105)
  4. St. Louis Cardinals (+120)
  5. New York Mets (+150)

Odds Subject to Change

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