2020 MLB Playoff Odds: Betting Picks, News & More

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MLB Playoffs have begun, with eight teams competing in four best-of-five Division series at neutral sites. The ALDS (American League Division Series) is held in California (San Diego and Los Angeles) through Oct. 5-9, while the NLDS (National League Division Series) is taking place in Texas (Arlington and Houston) through Oct. 6-10. These series will determine which teams make it to the American League Championship and National League Championship, followed by the World Series after that.

Read on to discover when the next ALDS & NLDS games will be played, American League Championship & National League Championship odds & our betting picks, World Series odds and when to watch the next game.

MLB Playoff Schedule & Score Recap: How do the scores stack up so far?

Monday, October 5

  • Houston Astros (10) vs. Oakland Athletics (5): HOU 1-0
  • New York Yankees (9) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (3): NYY 1-0

Tuesday, October 6

  • Atlanta Braves (9) vs. Miami Marlins (5): ATL 1-0
  • Houston Astros (5) vs. Oakland Athletics (2): HOU 2-0
  • Tampa Bay Rays (7) vs. New York Yankees (5): TIED 1-1
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (5) vs. San Diego Padres (1): LA 1-0

Game 3: NLDS Odds

Team Runline Win Total
Miami Marlins +1.5 (-120) +180 O8.5 (+105)
Atlanta Braves -1.5 (Even) -210 U8.5(-125)

*Best of 5—Atlanta leads series 1-0.

Game 3: ALDS Odds

Team Runline Win Total
Oakland Athletics +1.5 (-200) +108 O9.0 (-120)
Houston Astros -1.5 (+170) -112 U9.0 (Even)

*Best of 5—Houston leads series 2-0.

Team Runline Win Total
Tampa Bay Rays +1.5(-165) +113 O9.0 (Even)
New York Yankees -1.5 (+145) -133 U9.0 (-120)

*Best of 5—Series tied 1-1.

Wednesday, October 7

  • Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves
  • Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros
  • Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees
  • San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Thursday, October 8

  • Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins
  • Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros
  • Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees
  • Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres

Friday, October 9

  • Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins
  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics
  • New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
  • Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres

Saturday, October 10

  • Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves
  • San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
postseason houston astros vs oakland athletics mlb playoff cardboard cutout audience

Fans are a little more quiet than usual—Cardboard cutouts fill the postseason stands during a Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics game at Dodgers Stadium.

2020 MLB Playoff Odds: ALDS Odds

All 2020 Playoff odds via Bovada.

New York Yankees +160
Tampa Bay Rays +175
Houston Astros +240
Oakland Athletics +1600

Betting Pick: Our pick is the Houston Astros (+240). If we’re going off the track record so far, the Astros have already beat the Oakland Athletics twice, and will face off on October 7 for the third time—Don’t let a cheating scandal stop you. On the bright side, a $100 wager will earn you a $240 profit if the Astros take the ALDS Championship. However, the Yankees are heading into playoffs with a .550 winning percentage and 33 wins, the highest of all teams in the ALDS.

2020 MLB Playoff Odds: NLDS Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers -270
Atlanta Braves +245
San Diego Padres +700
Miami Marlins +1500

Betting Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers are the clear favorite here and even though playoffs are just kicking off, have already gone 1-0. They’re in the series with a .717 winning percentage, 43 wins & 17 losses under their belts.

But don’t count out the Braves here either, as they’ve also gone 3-0 and head into the Playoffs with 35 wins and 25 losses.

Looking to watch an upcoming playoff game? MLB games are broadcast on ESPN, Fox, FS1, TBS and the MLB Network.

2020 116th World Series Champion Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers +190
New York Yankees +400
Tampa Bay Rays +450
Atlanta Braves +500
Houston Astros +550
San Diego Padres +1400
Miami Marlins +2800
Oakland Athletics +3500

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