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Odds on MLB Teams to Make and Miss the Playoffs

Gavin Lux #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a throw over Jake Lamb #22 of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

We were just in the early stages of spring training when the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation and left the 2020 MLB season in flux.

Now, after a three-month pause, we are only days away from the “play ball” call we’ve so desperately been waiting for. MLB and the MLBPA have come to an agreement for a shortened 60-game season that will begin in late July, but how does this impact the odds for your favorite team to make it to the postseason?

That’s where Bovada comes in. The online sportsbook has released odds on every club to either make or miss the postseason this year, with plenty of value across the oddsboard.

While the Los Angeles Dodgers (-450) and New York Yankees (-290) are near locks to play in the postseason, some teams find themselves right on the cusp of EVEN money.

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Here’s a look at the odds for each team to make or miss the playoffs:

Arizona Diamondbacks
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+175
To miss the playoffs-240

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Atlanta Braves
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs-145
To miss the playoffs+110

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Baltimore Orioles
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+1800
To miss the playoffs-10000

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Boston Red Sox
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+180
To miss the playoffs-245

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Chicago Cubs
OptionOdds
To make the playoffsEVEN
To miss the playoffs-130

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Chicago White Sox
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+105
To miss the playoffs-135

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Cincinnati Reds
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs-105
To miss the playoffs-125

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Cleveland Indians
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs-115
To miss the playoffs-115

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Colorado Rockies
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+475
To miss the playoffs-850

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Detroit Tigers
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+850
To miss the playoffs-2500

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Houston Astros
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs-190
To miss the playoffs+145

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Kansas City Royals
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+425
To miss the playoffs-700

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Los Angeles Angels
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+165
To miss the playoffs-220

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Los Angeles Dodgers
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs-450
To miss the playoffs+300

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Miami Marlins
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+800
To miss the playoffs-2000

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Milwaukee Brewers
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+135
To miss the playoffs-180

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Minnesota Twins
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs-185
To miss the playoffs+140

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

New York Mets
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+175
To miss the playoffs-240

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

New York Yankees
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs-290
To miss the playoffs+210

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Oakland Athletics
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs-125
To miss the playoffs-105

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Philadelphia Phillies
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+190
To miss the playoffs-260

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Pittsburgh Pirates
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+450
To miss the playoffs-775

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

San Diego Padres
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+105
To miss the playoffs-135

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

San Francisco Giants
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+650
To miss the playoffs-1400

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Seattle Mariners
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+850
To miss the playoffs-2500

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

St. Louis Cardinals
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+160
To miss the playoffs-170

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Tampa Bay Rays
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs-150
To miss the playoffs+115

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Texas Rangers
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+310
To miss the playoffs-460

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Toronto Blue Jays
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs+350
To miss the playoffs-550

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Washington Nationals
OptionOdds
To make the playoffs-110
To miss the playoffs-120

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

Atlanta Braves: -145 to Make Playoffs

With Atlanta fresh off a 97-win season, oddsmakers are expecting a regression in Georgia. The Braves’ OVER/UNDER projected season win total was sitting at 90.5 as of March 2 and is now set at 34 in the shortened campaign. After a disastrous loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the 2019 NLDS, general manager Alex Anthopoulos bolstered the bullpen by signing reliever Will Smith and re-signing Chris Martin and Darren O’Day.

As a result, the Braves’ payroll has swelled to an all-time high. Josh Donaldson and his 37 home runs are with the Minnesota Twins now, but I like the Braves’ odds to get back to the playoffs for the third year in a row at -145 behind a solid young core headlined by Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies and the newly signed Marcell Ozuna.

Tampa Bay Rays: -150 to Make Playoffs

The Rays got back to the postseason for the first time since 2013 a year ago and topped the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game before falling in five games to the Houston Astros in the ALDS. With David Price and Mookie Betts gone from the Boston Red Sox, the door is wide open for the Rays to be the main competition to the Yankees in the AL East.

The Rays have proven they can consistently win with their current core, and having one of the best farm systems in baseball certainly doesn’t hurt. The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays are projected to be afterthoughts in the division, so I really like Tampa Bay to qualify for the playoffs as a wild-card team at the least.

St. Louis Cardinals: +130 to Make Playoffs

The NL Central is as wide open as it’s been in quite some time, and that means there’s plenty of value if you’re backing either the Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds or Milwaukee Brewers to win the division in 2020. That’s translated to this prop as well, as the Cardinals are available at +160 to qualify for the playoffs.

The Reds (-125), Cubs (-130) and Brewers (-180) are all minus-money favorites to miss the postseason, while the Pirates are -775 miss the playoffs. Take the Cards at +130 here.