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MLB Playoffs Picks, Predictions, Odds

 
Nov. 1, 2021
by VI News
VegasInsider.com

The 2021 World Series is set as the Atlanta Braves are battling the Houston Astros in the "Fall Classic."

Oddsmakers at BetMGM made the Astros short favorites (-145) over the Braves (+120) going into the best-of-seven series.

After Atlanta's Game 1 rout of Houston, the Braves flipped to a -155 favorite, while the Astros sat at +135.

Houston rebounded with a Game 2 victory to even the series at 1-1 as the Astros went back as the series favorite at -140.

Atlanta returned home and blanked Houston, 2-0 to move back into the series favorite at -165.

Following Atlanta's comeback win in Game 4, the Braves sat at -500 to capture their first World Series title since 1995.

Houston rallied past Atlanta in Game 5 to bring the series back home as the Astros moved to a +180 underdog heading into Game 6, compared to the Braves at -225.

Atlanta finished off its first title since 1995 by shutting out Houston, 7-0 in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park to win the series, 4-2.

2022 World Series Odds

Odds To Win 2022 MLB World Series
Team Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers +500
Houston Astros +800
Atlanta Braves +1000
New York Yankees +1000
Chicago White Sox +1200
Tampa Bay Rays +1200
San Diego Padres +1600
Milwaukee Brewers +1600
San Francisco Giants +1600
Toronto Blue Jays +1600
Boston Red Sox +1800
New York Mets +2000
St. Louis Cardinals +3000
Philadelphia Phillies +3500
Cincinnati Reds +4000
Oakland Athletics +4000
Seattle Mariners +4000
Cleveland Guardians +5000
Los Angeles Angels +5000
Detroit Tigers +5000
Kansas City Royals +6600
Washington Nationals +6600
Colorado Rockies +8000
Miami Marlins +8000
Minnesota Twins +8000
Chicago Cubs +10000
Arizona Diamondbacks +15000
Baltimore Orioles +15000
Pittsburgh Pirates +15000
Texas Rangers +15000

Updated Wed., Nov. 3 - 6:45 AM ET - Odds Provided by BetMGM - Subject to Change

MLB 2021 World Series MVP (After Game 5)

  • Jorge Soler +500
  • Adam Duvall +650
  • Freddie Freeman +700
  • Jose Altuve +900
  • Michael Brantley +900
  • Austin Riley +900
  • Travis d'Arnaud +1000
  • Eddie Rosario +1900
  • Ian Anderson +2000
  • Kyle Tucker +2000
  • Carlos Correa +2000
  • Yuli Gurriel +4000
  • Will Smith +5000
  • Ozzie Albies +5000
  • Jose Urquidy +5000
  • Max Fried +5500
  • Martin Maldonado +6500
  • Tyler Matzek +7000
  • Dansby Swanson +7000
  • Luis Garcia +7500
  • Alex Bregman +7500
  • Yordan Alvarez +10000
  • A.J. Minter +10000
  • Zack Greinke +20000
  • Jake Odorizzi +20000
  • Joc Pederson +25000
  • Ryan Pressly +35000
  • Chas McCormick +35000
  • Framber Valdez +35000
  • Jose Siri +35000

MLB 2021 World Series MVP (After Game 4)

  • Freddie Freeman +750
  • Eddie Rosario +750
  • Jorge Soler +800
  • Austin Riley +800
  • Adam Duvall +900
  • Travis d'Arnaud +1100
  • Ozzie Albies +1100
  • Michael Brantley +1800
  • Ian Anderson +2000
  • Dansby Swanson +2000
  • Jose Altuve +2100
  • Kyle Tucker +2900
  • A.J. Minter +3200
  • Max Fried +3700
  • Tyler Matzek +3700
  • Yordan Alvarez +3900
  • Yuli Gurriel +4300
  • Will Smith +4600
  • Jose Urquidy +6500
  • Carlos Correa +7000
  • Joc Pederson +8500
  • Luis Garcia +9000
  • Alex Bregman +11000
  • Jake Odorizzi +20000
  • Martin Maldonado +29000
  • Ryan Pressly +29000
  • Zack Greinke +37000
  • Chas McCormick +37000
  • Framber Valdez +37000
  • Jose Siri +37000

MLB 2021 World Series MVP (After Game 3)

  • Freddie Freeman +800
  • Michael Brantley +900
  • Adam Duvall +1000
  • Jose Altuve +1100
  • Austin Riley +1100
  • Eddie Rosario +1100
  • Travis d'Arnaud +1300
  • Ozzie Albies +1300
  • Jorge Soler +1400
  • Kyle Tucker +1500
  • Ian Anderson +2100
  • Yordan Alvarez +2100
  • Yuli Gurriel +2400
  • Jose Urquidy +3600
  • Max Fried +4000
  • Carlos Correa +4000
  • Dansby Swanson +4000
  • A.J. Minter +4000
  • Luis Garcia +4900
  • Tyler Matzek +5500
  • Alex Bregman +6000
  • Will Smith +11000
  • Joc Pederson +11000
  • Jake Odorizzi +12000
  • Martin Maldonado +16000
  • Ryan Pressly +16000
  • Zack Greinke +20000
  • Chas McCormick +20000
  • Framber Valdez +20000
  • Jose Siri +20000

MLB 2021 World Series MVP (After Game 2)

  • Michael Brantley +550
  • Jose Altuve +650
  • Kyle Tucker +1100
  • Jorge Soler +1200
  • Freddie Freeman +1200
  • Yuli Gurriel +1300
  • Adam Duvall +1300
  • Ozzie Albies +1500
  • Eddie Rosario +1500
  • Austin Riley +1600
  • Yordan Alvarez +1800
  • Carlos Correa +2400
  • Jose Urquidy +2800
  • Travis d'Arnaud +3400
  • Dansby Swanson +4200
  • Alex Bregman +4500
  • A.J. Minter +5000
  • Luis Garcia +6500
  • Max Fried +8000
  • Tyler Matzek +8000
  • Joc Pederson +8000
  • Martin Maldonado +12000
  • Ryan Pressly +12000
  • Zack Greinke +12000
  • Chas McCormick +12000
  • Framber Valdez +12000
  • Jake Odorizzi +12000
  • Jose Siri +12000
  • Will Smith +13000
  • Ian Anderson +13000

MLB 2021 World Series MVP (After Game 1)

  • Adam Duvall +750
  • Michael Brantley +750
  • Eddie Rosario +850
  • Jorge Soler +950
  • Kyle Tucker +950
  • Freddie Freeman +1100
  • Austin Riley +1300
  • Jose Altuve +1500
  • Max Fried +1500
  • Ozzie Albies +1500
  • Yordan Alvarez +1500
  • Carlos Correa +1700
  • Alex Bregman +2300
  • Yuli Gurriel +3100
  • Luis Garcia +3500
  • A.J. Minter +5000
  • Tyler Matzek +6000
  • Joc Pederson +6000
  • Dansby Swanson +6000
  • Will Smith +12000
  • Ian Anderson +12000
  • Travis d'Arnaud +12000
  • Martin Maldonado +14000
  • Ryan Pressly +14000
  • Chas McCormick +14000
  • Zack Greinke +26000

MLB 2021 World Series MVP (Before Series)

  • Jose Altuve +1000
  • Michael Brantley +1000
  • Alex Bregman +1000
  • Yordan Alvarez +1000
  • Freddie Freeman +1100
  • Carlos Correa +1200
  • Max Fried +1400
  • Kyle Tucker +1400
  • Austin Riley +1600
  • Eddie Rosario +1700
  • Framber Valdez +1900
  • Charlie Morton +2000
  • Ozzie Albies +2500
  • Yuli Gurriel +2700
  • Luis Garcia +2700
  • Adam Duvall +2900
  • Joc Pederson +2900
  • Tyler Matzek +3000
  • Jorge Soler +3300
  • Dansby Swanson +4100
  • Travis d'Arnaud +5000
  • Lance McCullers +5500
  • Martin Maldonado +6000
  • Jake Meyers +6000
  • Ian Anderson +7500
  • Ryan Pressly +11000
  • Will Smith +12000
  • Zack Greinke +19000
  • Chas McCormick +19000

Updated Wed., Nov. 3 - 6:45 AM ET - Odds Provided by FanDuel Sportsbook - Subject to Change

MLB 2021 Playoff Results

World Series

Houston vs. Atlanta (Braves win series 4-2)

  • Game 1 - Braves 6, Astros 2 (Atlanta +112, Under 8.5)
  • Game 2 - Astros 7, Braves 2 (Houston -120, Push 9)
  • Game 3 - Braves 2, Astros 0 (Atlanta -120, Under 8.5)
  • Game 4 - Braves 3, Astros 2 (Atlanta -105, Under 8.5)
  • Game 5 - Astros 9, Braves 5 (Houston -125, Over 8.5)
  • Game 6 - Braves 7, Astros 0 (Atlanta +110, Under 8.5)

Championship Round

Boston vs. Houston (Astros win series 4-2)

  • Game 1 - Astros 5, Red Sox 4 (Houston -140, Over 8.5)
  • Game 2 - Red Sox 9, Astros 5 (Boston +105, Over 8.5)
  • Game 3 - Red Sox 12, Astros 3 (Boston -125, Over 9.5)
  • Game 4 - Astros 9, Red Sox 2 (Houston +110, Over 10)
  • Game 5 - Astros 9, Red Sox 1 (Houston +110, Over 9.5)
  • Game 6 - Astros 5, Red Sox 0 (Houston -110, Under 9)

Los Angeles vs. Atlanta (Braves win series 4-2)

  • Game 1 - Braves 3, Dodgers 2 (Atlanta -110, Under 8)
  • Game 2 - Braves 5, Dodgers 4 (Atlanta +155, Over 7.5)
  • Game 3 - Dodgers 6, Braves 5 (Los Angeles -180, Over 7.5)
  • Game 4 - Braves 9, Dodgers 2 (Atlanta +200, Over 8.5)
  • Game 5 - Dodgers 11, Braves 2 (Los Angeles -135, Over 7.5)
  • Game 6 - Braves 4, Dodgers 2 (Atlanta +135, Under 8)

Divisional Round

Houston vs. Chicago (Astros win series 3-1)

  • Game 1 - Astros 6, White Sox 1 (Houston -135, Under 7.5)
  • Game 2 - Astros 9, White Sox 4 (Houston -110, Over 8)
  • Game 3 - White Sox 12, Astros 6 (Chicago -125, Over 8.5)
  • Game 4 - Astros 10, White Sox 1 (Houston -110, Over 8.5)

Tampa Bay vs. Boston (Red Sox win series 3-1)

  • Game 1 - Rays 5, Red Sox 0 (Tampa Bay -155, Under 8)
  • Game 2 - Red Sox 14, Rays 6 (Boston +125, Over 7.5)
  • Game 3 - Red Sox 6, Rays 4 - 13 innings (Boston -120, Over 8.5)
  • Game 4 - Red Sox 6, Rays 5 (Boston -105, Over 9.5)

San Francisco vs. Los Angeles (Dodgers win series 3-2)

  • Game 1 - Giants 4, Dodgers 0 (San Francisco +100, Under 7)
  • Game 2 - Dodgers 9, Giants 2 (Los Angeles -130, Over 7.5)
  • Game 3 - Giants 1, Dodgers 0 (San Francisco +180, Under 7.5)
  • Game 4 - Dodgers 7, Giants 2 (Los Angeles -190, Over 8)
  • Game 5 - Dodgers 2, Giants 1 (Los Angeles -105, Under 7)

Milwaukee vs. Atlanta (Braves win series 3-1)

  • Game 1 - Brewers 2, Braves 1 (Milwaukee -160, Under 7)
  • Game 2 - Braves 3, Brewers 0 (Atlanta +110, Under 7)
  • Game 3 - Braves 3, Brewers 0 (Atlanta -115, Under 8)
  • Game 4 - Braves 5, Brewers 4 (Atlanta -155, Over 8)

Wild Card Round

  • Red Sox 6, Yankees 2 (Boston +115, Push 8)
  • Dodgers 3, Cardinals 1 (Los Angeles -230, Under 7.5)

*If Necessary


The Braves finished off the Astros in six games to win the franchise's first title since 1995. (AP)

MLB Schedule & Resources

The 2021 MLB Playoffs will revert back to the pre-COVID format, which is 10 teams total (five from each league) with a single-elimination Wild Card game in both leagues. VegasInsider.com will be your one-stop resource for all of your betting odds, picks and predictions for the playoffs.

The playoffs will be divided into four rounds:

  • Wild Card (4 teams)
  • League Divisional Series (8 teams)
  • League Championship Series (4 teams)
  • MLB World Series (2 teams)

Listed below are the latest futures numbers per BetMGM, which are subject to change.

MLB Postseason History

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astross in six games of the 2021 World Series.

History Archive

MLB Postseason Scoreboard

The MLB Scoreboard not only provides the scores for the MLB Postseason, but so much more.

MLB Postseason Betting Types

  • Money-line: The money line is the price offered on which team ultimately wins the game. It really is as simple as that, and in a money line sport like baseball, it's predominantly the way to bet outcomes on the side. Prices are always relevant to the implied probability a certain team has in a particular matchup, and it's up to the bettor to decide whether or not they agree with that offering with their MLB bets.
  • Run-line: This bet really is just a point spread of 1.5 for the game. The baseball team that's listed as the money line favorite is always going to have the -1.5 attached to their side and usually with a plus-money price tag attached, although it's all relative to the money line price that's set. Underdogs at +1.5 will be the “favorite” in terms of price on the run-line as that bet cashes if said team wins the game outright, or loses by just a single run.
  • Run Totals: Total bets (or Over-Under bets) are the same in baseball as they are in any other sport. They are put up as a number of what oddsmakers believe is a fair combined score for a particular game and bettors decide whether to go above (over) or below (under) that posted number. A total of 9.5 for a baseball game would need to see 10 combined runs scored for an 'over' bet to hit, while 9 or fewer total runs would connect on the 'under'.
  • Props: MLB Prop bets in wagering are vast and extensive, as there are many prop wagers offered for a particular game. Baseball bettors that have more of a fantasy baseball background where things like hits, steals, strikeouts etc matter, will find themselves liking baseball prop bets as those are known as player props and can be bet on as well. For example, for every L.A. Angels game there will be odds on how many hits outfielder Mike Trout will get in an over/under fashion, how many bases he'll get with his hits (over/under), as well as how many strikeouts the respective starting pitchers might accumulate during their time on the mound. The amount of MLB prop bets are endless.
  • Live Betting: This is a discipline that does take some getting used to, but with the nature of baseball in general being that bettors can visually see how an inning or a game is shaping up – say runners on 1st and 2nd with nobody out – wagering on what happens next can be quite exciting and profitable all at the same time. For example, say the Pittsburgh Pirates hold a two-run lead as the visitors after the Top of the 7th inning. They were underdogs in the pre-game market and come into the game with the league's worst bullpen. This scenario presents a great situational spot to bet on their opponent on the money line because that team was favored to begin with, and now they get to have three innings of at-bats against a very bad bullpen. Live odds fluctuate constantly and as a number's game, if you know your MLB stats, you have a huge advantage betting live odds.
  • Futures: Future wagers are exactly as they sound, in that they are wagers that aren't going to be paid off until sometime down the road. In MLB betting, that could mean taking a team to win the World Series months before the playoffs even start, backing a squad to win their respective division or their respective pennant. Future wagers even exist for the individual with things like Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards among others.
  • Parlays: Going the parlay route in baseball betting is basically the same as any other sport, as bettors have to combine at least two betting selections and go from there. Most sportsbooks will allow bettors to parlay multiple money lines or totals together, or any combination of those two options. Parlays offer a bigger payday for bettors that feel confident in multiple selections, but again, all selections must win for a parlay to pay out. Should only one game lose on the parlay, the entire ticket gets ripped up.

Betting on World Series Odds

Where can I bet on the World Series?

There are several legal sportsbook options in the United States. Visit our sportsbook directory to find online sportsbooks where you can bet on the MLB season.

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