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  • This page tracked the odds to make the 2021 MLB playoffs in both the American League and National League
  • The Astros, White Sox, Rays, Red Sox, and Yankees made it in the AL; the Giants, Brewers, Braves, Dodgers, and Cardinals qualified in the NL
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The 2021 MLB playoffs reverted back to the ten-team format in 2021 after a 16-team experiment in 2020’s COVID-shortened year.

The charts and tables below tracked the odds for all 30 teams to qualify for the 2021 MLB postseason bracket.

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2021 National League Playoff Odds

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss
Arizona Diamondbacks OFF OFF
Atlanta Braves -270 +215
Chicago Cubs OFF OFF
Cincinnati Reds +400 -550
Colorado Rockies OFF OFF
Los Angeles Dodgers OFF OFF
Miami Marlins OFF OFF
Milwaukee Brewers OFF OFF
New York Mets +5000 -20000
Philadelphia Phillies +175 -215
Pittsburgh Pirates OFF OFF
San Diego Padres +900 -1600
San Francisco Giants OFF OFF
St. Louis Cardinals -270 +215
Washington Nationals OFF OFF

Odds as of Sep. 20, 2021.

  • Sep. 20: The Cardinals have improved from +900 at the start of September to -290, on average, today.
  • Sep. 13: The Braves shortened to -650, while the Phillies (+450) and Mets (+550) cling to slim hopes in the NL East.
  • Aug. 31: The Giants and Brewers have been taken off the board with their playoff berths all but certain. The Mets faded to a devastating +900 as the second-half collapse rolls on.
  • Aug. 22: Atlanta (-425) has built a five-game stranglehold in the NL East. The Phillies (+425) and Mets (+700) have become big longshots, also sitting five games out of a Wild Card spot.
  • Aug. 16: The Padres faded from -400 to -215. Their lead in the race for the NL’s second Wild Card is down to 2.5 games over the Reds (+225) and 4.5 over the Cardinals (+1000). They are 10 back of the Giants in the NL West, so the division is out of reach.
  • Aug. 12: The Braves have improved from +310 to +165 over the past eight days and they are now tied for the NL East lead with the Phillies (+160). The Mets (+165) are one game back.
  • Aug. 10: The Mets’ make/miss odds are now at +180/-220, almost the inverse of where they were a week ago. They’ve lost four straight and eight of ten.
  • Aug. 8: The race in the NL East is scalding hot. The Phillies (+135) have a 1.5-game lead on the Mets (+135) and two games on the Braves (+225).
  • May 25: The Giants were -2000 to miss at the start of the season but are now just -230 thanks to a 28-19 start.
  • Feb. 22: No huge surprises in the opening odds. LAD is a -1400 favorite, followed by division-rival SD (-595) and three-time defending NL East champion ATL (-268).

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2021 American League Playoff Odds

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss
Baltimore Orioles OFF OFF
Boston Red Sox -550 +400
Chicago White Sox OFF OFF
Cleveland OFF OFF
Detroit Tigers OFF OFF
Houston Astros -20000 +5000
Kansas City Royals OFF OFF
Los Angeles Angels OFF OFF
Minnesota Twins OFF OFF
New York Yankees +165 -200
Oakland A’s +475 -650
Seattle Mariners +2500 -10000
Tampa Bay Rays OFF OFF
Texas Rangers OFF OFF
Toronto Blue Jays -225 +185

Odds as of Sep. 13, 2021.

  • Sep. 20: The Yankees continue to fade, going from -145 odds-on favorites to a +165 longshot with just 14 games remaining. They are 1.5 games out of the second Wild Card.
  • Sep. 13: As short as -1600 about ten days ago, the Yankees have faded to -145 thanks to a miserable 2-8 run that included a four-game sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays, who moved from the +500 range to -215.
  • Aug. 31: The A’s have faded to +390 on average, now sitting two games out of the final Wild-Card berth.
  • Aug. 22: New York has won nine straight and sits in the first Wild Card. Their odds improved from -140 to -700 in the process. Toronto was the biggest casualty of the Yankees’ run, fading from +190 to +400.
  • Aug. 16: The Yankees are still 2.5 games behind both Boston and Oakland in the Wild Card race, but remain -140 favorites to make the postseason.
  • Aug. 12: The Jays (+100) are pushing hard and that’s making the Yankees (-115) fade along with the Red Sox (-220).
  • Aug. 10: The Red Sox’ odds to make the postseason faded from -285 to -225 as the Yankees (-145), A’s (-105), and Blue Jays (+115) creep closer.
  • Aug. 8: The Yankees are still -170 favorites to get in despite trailing Oakland by 1.5 games for the second AL Wild Card and sitting 5.5 back of Tampa in the AL East.
  • May 25: The Twins’ odds to make the postseason have faded from -157 to +980 due to a horrid 18-29 record at roughly the quarter-mark of the season.
  • Feb. 22: NYY (-950) is the runaway favorite in the opening AL playoff odds. CHW is a distant second at -288.

Archived MLB playoff odds: 2020