Betting MLB Postseason Futures

This year’s MLB playoffs are underway with eight opening-round series. This quick best-of-three tilts will determine the matchups in this year’s best-of-five league division series. Online sportsbooks such as BetOnline have released their updated MLB futures to win the AL and NL Pennant.

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Futures odds are also posted for winning this season’s best-of-seven World Series. Because of COVID-19 concerns, the entire opening round of the playoffs will take place at the home site of the higher seed. The divisional and championship series will be played at MLB bubble sites. The World Series will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Anything can happen in a quick best-of-three series. However, the oddsmakers expect the cream to continue to rise to the top as the postseason wears on.

Top 5 teams to Win The American League Pennant:

  1. New York Yankees +310
  2. Tampa Bay Rays +350
  3. Minnesota Twins +550
  4. Chicago White Sox +650
  5. Cleveland Indians +650

The betting public has the Yankees favored over the Rays. The betting value lies with Tampa Bay after winning the AL East by seven games. It had the best record in the AL at 40-20.

The Oakland Athletics won the AL West at 36-24. They are further down the list to win the AL at +800. Everything would have to fall Oakland’s way but there is some solid betting value in those odds.

Top 5 Teams to Win The National League Pennant:

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers +140
  2. San Diego Padres +500
  3. Atlanta Braves +600
  4. Chicago Cubs +750
  5. Cincinnati Reds +750

It would be tough to go against the Dodgers after posting the best record in the Majors (43-17). If the opening round goes chalk, No. 1 LA would face No. 4 San Diego in one of two NLDS matchups.

The Padres went 4-6 in 10 regular season games against the Dodgers. They actually had the second-best record in the NL at 37-23. If you are looking to take a flyer on another NL team, San Diego would top the list.
Betting MLB Postseason Futures

Top 5 Teams to Win The World Series

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers +325
  2. San Diego Padres +800
  3. New York Yankees +800
  4. Tampa Bay Rays +1000
  5. Atlanta Braves +1000

Once again, it would be tough to go against the Dodgers. Their recent postseason letdowns remain a concern. However, this is the best all-around team in baseball. The motivation to take that final step forward is extremely high. LA’s current form is also a betting plus with eight wins over its final 10 games.

My value pick in this bet would be Tampa Bay. The Rays pan out to be a legitimate World Series contender. They have the best value in their odds with the heavy public lean towards the Yankees.

If you do decide to go chalk on the Dodgers, make that bet now. Once the postseason moves to the MLB bubble sites, their odds to win are going to keep going down in value.

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