The MLB postseason is down to three final teams, all battling to raise the Commissioner’s Trophy this fall. Houston toppled the Red Sox in six games in the ALCS and have advanced to the World Series. The Braves are one win away from advancing to the Fall Classic as Atlanta is up 3-2 over the Dodgers in the NLCS. Game 6 of that series is Saturday in Atlanta. MLB Playoffs odds for each game will be posted below as we will look at the best run line, moneyline and over under prices from the top sportsbooks.
MLB Playoffs odds
Here are game-by-game MLB Playoffs odds for the ALCS and NLCS.
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Saturday, Oct. 23
LA Dodgers () at Atlanta Braves – 8:08 p.m. ET
The Dodgers managed to stave off elimination in convincing fashion against the Braves on Thursday night in front of the home crowd, potentially beginning a second consecutive trek back from a 3-1 NLCS series deficit versus Atlanta. Prior to the Game 6 win, manager Dave Roberts spoke about the team’s belief it had a realistic shot at pulling off the comeback if it could get the series back down south, considering Walker Buehler and Max Scherzer would be on tap to pitch the final two games. That possibility has now come to fruition, and Roberts has opted to switch up his original order and will have Buehler take the hill in Game 6 on just three day’s rest due to arm fatigue concerns on the part of Scherzer. The right-hander has been solid this postseason overall, but Atlanta did get to him for four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks over 3.2 innings in Game 3.
The Braves will look to overcome what might be some gnawing in the back of their collective minds that may be starting to manifest after blowing their opportunity to close out the series in Los Angeles on Thursday. Atlanta’s offense, prolific a day prior with a nine-run haul in Game 4, could only muster five hits against an assortment of very effective Dodgers bullpen arms while watching Chris Taylor blast three homers for the defending champions. Brian Snitker will now turn to a young right-hander that’s been a bit of a mixed bag in his two postseason starts thus far in Ian Anderson. While Anderson fired five scoreless innings against the Brewers in the NLDS, he was a bit more hittable against L.A. back in Game 2 on Sunday, allowing two earned runs on three hits and three walks over three innings. Anderson will be pitching on five days’ rest and is facing a Dodgers lineup that’s still down two key pieces in Justin Turner (hamstring) and Max Muncy (elbow), however, upping his chances of a better effort.
TheLines’ Eli Hershkovich will regularly update the section below with injury news, betting angles and picks.
More MLB Playoffs odds
Below are MLB Playoffs odds to win each series.
Bettors have the option of wagering on the overall result of a series, or the entire postseason by backing a World Series champion. These are called futures bets and they can be placed during the preseason, regular season, or during the postseason. Here is a look at the current World Series odds.
- Houston Astros -150
- Atlanta Braves +225
- LA Dodgers +425
How the MLB playoffs work
Major League Baseball returns to the format it used in the 2019 postseason after one year of a 16-team format. Ten teams make it total, five in each league.
- Each division winner gains a “bye” to the LDS and they are seeded 1-3 based on record.
- There are two wild card games between the 4 seeds and 5 seeds in each league (teams that don’t win the division title). The winner of those games advances to the LDS to face the top seed in each league.
- The other games in the LDS feature the 2 seed and 3 seed.
- Winners of the best-of-five LDS series’ advance to the two LCS series’, which are best-of-seven affairs.
- The winner of the ALCS and NLCS then advances to the World Series.