MLB Playoff Odds For 2024

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MLB playoff odds continue to shift as the season heads into the summer months. Online sportsbooks offer multiple different bets around the Major League Baseball postseason, from division winners to pennant odds and more.

Below, we’ll take a look at how to bet on MLB playoff odds. You can also check out World Series futures odds for the 2024 baseball season, as well as MLB odds for every game.

2024 MLB playoff odds

You can compare odds for every MLB team at multiple legal sportsbooks via the table below. If you see a bet that you’re interested in, just click on the odds to be directed to the sportsbook where you can place that wager. 

Betting on MLB playoff teams explained

Twelve teams qualify for the MLB playoffs, six each from both the AL and NL. The six division winners — three from each league — earn berths, as do the three non-division winners with the best records from both leagues. The top two seeds in each league get a bye through the wild card round. 

Winners of that round advance to face the top seeds in the divisional series. The victors then go on to meet in the league championship series, the winners of which will square off at the World Series

In advance of the season and as it plays out, bettors can place wagers on teams to make or miss the playoffs

It’s a season-long wager that won’t be settled until the outcome is official. In addition to the potential profit if you do end up winning, it’s a bet that can provide you with additional rooting interest all season long. 

Which MLB teams have the most playoff appearances? 

On an all-time basis, a few MLB teams stand out when it comes to making it to the postseason. 

TeamPlayoff appearancesMost recent
New York Yankees582022, lost ALCS
Los Angeles Dodgers372023, lost NLDS
St. Louis Cardinals 322022, lost NLWC
Oakland Athletics292020, lost ALDS
Atlanta Braves292023, lost NLDS
San Francisco Giants272021, lost NLDS
Boston Red Sox252021, lost ALCS
Chicago Cubs212020, lost NLWC
Minnesota Twins182023, lost ALDS
Houston Astros172023, lost ALCS
Pittsburgh Pirates172015, lost NLWC
Cincinnati Reds162020, lost NLWC
Cleveland Guardians162022, lost ALDS
Detroit Tigers162014, lost ALDS
Philadelphia Phillies162023, lost NLCS
Baltimore Orioles152016, lost ALDS
Chicago White Sox112021, lost ALDS
Los Angeles Angels102014, lost ALDS
New York Mets102022, lost NLWC
Texas Rangers92023, won World Series
Kansas City Royals92015, won World Series
Toronto Blue Jays92022, lost ALWC
Texas Rangers92023, won World Series
Milwaukee Brewers82021, lost NLDS
Tampa Bay Rays82022, lost ALWC
San Diego Padres72022, lost NLCS
Arizona Diamondbacks72023, lost World Series
Washington Nationals62019, won World Series
Colorado Rockies52018, lost NLDS
Seattle Mariners 52022, lost ALDS
Miami Marlins32020, lost NLDS

When do the MLB playoffs begin in 2024?

This year’s MLB season began with a two-game series on March 20-21 and opening day on March 28. It will conclude on Sept. 29. The playoffs will then start at the beginning of October, with the World Series wrapping up no later than early November.