MLB Playoffs Odds: To Make Postseason Futures

MLB Playoffs odds
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The 2024 MLB season is underway. MLB Playoffs odds in the form of odds to make the postseason for every team are now available. Once October arrives, this page will also serve as TheLines’ hub for MLB playoff game lines.

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MLB Playoffs odds

Check out MLB Playoffs odds below. Baseball To Make The Playoffs odds are available to bet on now.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks (+140): After advancing all the way to the World Series, the Diamondbacks added starter Jordan Montgomery to their rotation. Making the playoffs again will most likely require clinching a Wild Card spot.
  • Atlanta Braves (-2500): Yes, even with Spencer Strider and Ronald Acuna Jr. out for the season due to injuries, the Braves still have among the shortest odds to make the MLB Playoffs.
  • Baltimore Orioles (-1200): The defending AL East champs have much shorter odds to make the playoffs than the two teams that played in the World Series last season.
  • Boston Red Sox (+380): The AL East is stacked again, and with the rival Yankees off to such a strong start, the Sox will need to remain Wild Card contenders if they have any hopes of making the playoffs.
  • Chicago Cubs (+100): The Cubs are at even money to make the playoffs for the first time since 2020, and are expected to contend for the NL Central crown.
  • Chicago White Sox (+4000): The White Sox, coming off a 101-loss season, are so bad this year that several sportsbooks are no longer offering make the playoff odds for Chicago.
  • Cincinnati Reds (+290): The Reds have a young, talented team, and time will tell if this is the year the franchise finally ends its postseason drought – one that includes making the cut just once since 2013.
  • Cleveland Guardians (-475): The Guardians are showing they are the AL Central team to beat this season, as the team has 40 wins in early June. Sportsbooks had Cleveland listed with a +175 make the playoffs price around opening day.
  • Colorado Rockies (+2500): The Rockies playoff odds are looking slim once again following last season’s 59-103 performance.
  • Detroit Tigers (+330): The Tigers, coming off a 78-84 season, will need to stay in the AL Central race if they have any hopes of being a playoff team.
  • Houston Astros (+180 ): The Houston Astros are enjoying a great seven-year run that includes four World Series appearances, two championships, and seven trips to the ALCS. Despite a slow start, the results leave little doubt that Houston has what it takes to be a playoff team once again. 
  • Kansas City Royals (-145): Unlike the football team, Kansas City’s baseball team hasn’t enjoyed a winning season since 2015 – the last time the franchise won the World Series. However, following a strong start, the Royals make the playoff odds have moved from +460 to -145.
  • Los Angeles Angels (+2500): The Angels, who have not made the MLB playoffs since 2014, are without Mike Trout due to injury and Shohei Ohtani (see Dodgers), and the impact is showing in the AL West standings.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (-20000): Signing Shohei Ohtani to a massive contract comes with high expectations, including having between +260 and +350 odds to win the World Series at most sportsbooks.
  • Miami Marlins (+2500): Despite making the 2023 playoffs as a Wild Card team, Miami has longer odds than several others, including every other NL East club outside of the Nationals.
  • Milwaukee Brewers (-310): The Brewers always seem to be in the AL Central race, making the playoffs five out of the last six seasons.
  • Minnesota Twins (-130): Opening the season as the favorites to win the AL Central (-125 at BetMGM), the Twins currently have short odds to make the MLB playoffs.
  • New York Mets (+550): The Mets have hit the restart button after their previous spending spree resulted in a 75-87 record, and their make the playoffs price is a sign the current rebuild will take several seasons.
  • New York Yankees (-20000): After missing the postseason for the first time since 2016, the Yankees have one of the best records in baseball so far, making them among the heavy make the playoff favorites.
  • Oakland A’s (+2500): Expect the A’s closing chapter in Oakland to end the same as recent seasons – no postseason.
  • Philadelphia Phillies (-20000): The Phillies have advanced to at least the NLCS in back-to-back seasons and are off to the strongest 50-game start in franchise history.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (+475): It’s looking like this could be another year in which the Pirates are chasing the Brewers, Cardinals, Cubs, and Reds in the NL Central standings.
  • St. Louis Cardinals (+210): It seems sportsbooks are viewing the 2023 season as a rare off-year for the Cardinals franchise as St. Louis is slight above even money to secure one of the six NL playoff spots.
  • San Diego Padres (+160): Juan Soto, Blake Snell, and Josh Hader are all playing for new teams this season, making the road to the playoffs challenging, especially since the Padres play in the same division as the Dodgers, Giants and Diamondbacks.
  • San Francisco Giants (+210): The Giants are an NL team to watch after adding several big names to the roster, including the late addition of reigning NL Cy Young winner Blake Snell.
  • Seattle Mariners (-330): Like last year, expect the Mariners to remain in the playoff picture all season long.
  • Tampa Bay Rays (+330 -105): Despite being a small market team, the streak of five straight postseason appearances proves that this franchise knows what it takes to compete with teams like the Yankees and Red Sox.
  • Texas Rangers (+205): Even with the defending champs unsure if Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer will return, the Rangers know they have the talent needed to contend for the AL West and a playoff spot. 
  • Toronto Blue Jays (+350): The Blue Jays are yet another AL East club with the talent to be in at least the Wild Card conversation.
  • Washington Nationals (+2500): The current odds suggest the Nationals’ postseason drought will extend to five straight seasons. 

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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 can be placed during the preseason, regular season, or postseason.

There are also futures in the pre-season and during the season regarding which teams will and won’t make the postseason cut.

Baseball playoffs odds

Here is where the odds to make the baseball playoffs stand during spring training. We will monitor and update changes throughout the course of the MLB season.

TeamMLB Odds to Make the Playoffs March 8MLB Odds to Make the Playoffs March 28 (opening day)
Arizona Diamondbacks Yes +106, No -136Yes -105, No -115
Atlanta BravesYes -3500, No + 1060Yes -2400, No + 1100
Baltimore OriolesYes -186, No +144Yes -240, No +195
Boston Red Sox Yes +340, No -500Yes +340, No -450
Chicago Cubs Yes -104, No -122Yes -115, No +105
Chicago White Sox Yes +2200, No -20000Yes +2200, No -15000
Cincinnati Reds Yes +168, No -220Yes +152, No -180
Cleveland Guardians Yes +180, No -235Yes +185, No -230
Colorado Rockies Yes +6500, No -100000Yes +1400, No -3500
Detroit Tigers Yes +215, No -290Yes +155, No -190
Houston Astros Yes -400, No +285Yes -475, No +360
Kansas City Royals Yes +460, No -770Yes +340, No -440
LA Angels Yes +800, No -1800Yes +650, No -1000
LA Dodgers Yes -7000, No +1500Yes -2500, No +1300
Miami Marlins Yes +330, No -480Yes +250, No -320
Milwaukee Brewers Yes +285, No -400Yes +320, No -420
Minnesota Twins Yes -184, No +142Yes -170, No +140
NY Mets Yes +200, No -265Yes +178, No -215
NY Yankees Yes -460, No +320Yes -240, No +195
Oakland A’sYes +8000, No -100000Yes +2500, No -250000
Philadelphia Phillies Yes -235, No +180Yes -235, No +192
Pittsburgh PiratesYes +400, No -620Yes +400, No -550
San Diego Padres Yes +196, No -260Yes +130, No -155
San Francisco Giants Yes +150, No -196Yes +126, No -150
Seattle Mariners Yes -164, No +126Yes -160, No +135
St. Louis Cardinals Yes -122, No -104Yes -105, No -115
Tampa Bay Rays Yes +108, No -138Yes +100, No -120
Texas Rangers Yes -184, No +142Yes -160, No +135
Toronto Blue Jays Yes -154, No +120Yes -140, No +120
Washington Nationals Yes +1500, N0 -7000Yes +1300, N0 -3300

How the MLB playoffs work

Major League Baseball tweaked its postseason starting in 2022 as 12 total teams now qualify for the October tournament. The top two seeds in each league receive byes into the Division Series. The remaining eight teams compete in Wild Card games.

In the first year of this format, the 6-seeded Phillies took advantage as they beat the Cardinals in a best-of-3 set, the Braves in a best-of-5 series, and the Padres in the NLCS to make it all the way to the World Series. Things were much less chaotic in the AL as 1-seed Houston went to the World Series and eventually won it all.